How software decisions can reduce business costs

The IDC forecasts that South Africa’s IT spend will be $12,78-billion (R197-billion) in 2021, an increase of 5,2% over the previous year. One of the biggest contributors to this figure is software and cloud spend, which has grown exponentially since the start of...

Weaving the X factor into the network fabric

Reassessing network design has become an imperative in ensuring the security and connectivity of the workforce, suggests Kyle Stanton, go-to-market executive: intelligent infrastructure at Dimension Data. The network fabric. This terminology is easily confused, and...

Driving growth for IoT in SA

The Internet of Things (IoT), is a promise of driving benefit through billions of connected devices receiving data for appropriate use. By Chetan Goshalia, IoT Industry Council of South Africa We are already seeing an increase in connected sensors, albeit delayed. IoT...

Digital transformation crucial to the future of the oil and gas sector

Over the past two years, the oil and gas sector has faced immense challenges. The collapse in demand and price thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic and the growing imperative for environmental and climate sustainability in particular have underlined how much the sector...

As energy challenges become more complex, SA must digitalise its power

The shifting demands of electricity consumption, driven by the need to balance growing consumption with long-term environmental sustainability necessitates a rethink of how and from where we consume electricity. The importance of this rethink was underlined by the...

Making the digital farm a working reality

Agriculture is a high-pressure industry. It has faced drought and floods, late rain, and early rain. Climate change is an ongoing threat – along with enormous economic and social upheaval. By Roger Hislop, board member at the IoT Industry Council (IoTIC) of...