Is your data protected when the power fails?

Reliable power is in short supply in South Africa and outages are becoming increasingly common, leaving businesses unable to access their systems or data. Not all businesses have the financial and physical capacity to retain an alternative power source, such as a...

Digitalisation and the African energy sector

The upcoming Africa Energy Indaba will host various forums on digitalisation and its implication on the continent’s energy space. Industry leaders will impart their knowledge on developing opportunities and how to manage challenges while proactively exploring...

Making hospitals safe from lightning, surges

From the skills and training of medical staff members to the sensitive equipment and sterile measures that are used on patients, hospitals are synonymous with efforts to save lives and improve health and well-being. The greatest threats to sensitive life-saving...

Eskom BIC win fast-tracks small business growth

A 2016 win in the Eskom Business Investment Competition (BIC) has fast-tracked a solar company’s growth and created jobs for over 40 people in less than two years. Early stage investment and support is crucial for the success of new businesses; and a...

What electricity users and providers should know

Approximately 7-million prepaid electricity meters in South Africa need to be reset before November 2024 as the system that runs the credit tokens will run out of numbers at this time and all existing meters will stop accepting credit tokens. The South African...

Does your data centre need more cooling?

Data centres are out of date, writes Neil Cameron, Johnson Controls area GM: building efficiency – Africa. They are built to last but, let’s face it, technology changes fast. What’s under the hood in a data centre today often far outpaces the...