[Column] IoT is as simple as ABC…D! Part 3 – Choosing Connectivity

There is no doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) can solve everyday challenges using technology, and with IDC predicting there being over 20 billion connected devices by 2020, we are seeing an emergence of more IoT technology, creating even more choice. However, when it comes to designing your own IoT solution, all this choice […]

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IT & Leadership: The opportunity of IoT

By: Sean Laval, Executive: Solutions and Innovations at SqwidNet The Internet of Things (IoT) is not the by-product of hype and the IT dreamer’s reality. It is an opportunity, especially for those who are prepared to take a chance and pay attention. The statistics and the facts garnered over years of analysis and case studies […]

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Has anyone thought about what happens after all the devices are connected to IoT?

By: Mandla Mbonambi, CEO of Africonology Is your business driving change or being driven by it? This is the question that should be powering your business mindset in a digital world that’s swallowed by innovation and exponential change. Anything that cannot be digitised or automated is about to become extremely valuable. Computers can simulate the […]

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The Big Six of Smart Cities

The term Smart City is not a new one and, while some examples already exist on the African continent, it is not as widespread as it should be. Urbanization, Economic, Social and Environmental Sustainability requirements are putting increasing pressure on cities’ infrastructure. This requires a paradigm shift to urban centres operational and management models by […]

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‘Step away from the fish tank!’ – how an IoT hack could be a line from a modern-day cartoon

For movie buffs and television fans, some lines are enduring classics. For example, how many times have you heard the phrase: “Step away from the vehicle?” in one form or another? From movies like The Saint (1997) and Herbie Fully Loaded (2005), to television classics like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, That 70s Show, Blue Bloods and JAG, this is a […]

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5 Major Ways Blockchain Can Help Telecom Providers

By Shelby Solomon Darnell- IBM Blockchain Affect and Vision Scientist Telecom providers are hearing the Siren’s call of blockchain.  Though the technology is new to this industry, many telecom leaders are seeing its potential for positive impact on their organizations. In a new IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) report, “Reimagining Telecommunications with Blockchains,” more […]

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Investment in tracking technologies should be a key focus for business

In today’s society, technology has been changing at an unprecedented pace. When you consider that tablets sales are now about to overtake the combined sales of desktops and laptops, it becomes apparent. The logistics and retail industry, which includes fleet management, vehicle and asset tracking and much more has not been left out either in […]

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#AfricaCom2017: New #IoT conference stream added to AfricaCom agenda

Recognising the role the Internet of Things (IoT) will play in redefining our world, especially across Africa, AfricaCom 2017 has added a specific conference track focusing on Africa’s IoT capacity and potential. According to Tom Cuthell, portfolio director at KNect365, organiser of AfricaCom  have created two days of thoroughly thought-provoking content led by world-class speakers, […]

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Nokia wants to ease mobile operators entry into IoT market

Nokia has announced that it’s expanding its Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) to make it easier for mobile operators to enter new IoT market segments. The Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) is a consultative offering that aims to help mobile operators to find the best vertical market opportunities in a region, while at the same […]

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Nokia enables companies in MENA to capatilise on the opportunities of IoT

Organizations across the world are investing in the digital transformation to remain relevant to their customers and survive disruption. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one element in this transformation journey and has the potential to transform every industry, even traditional ones. According to Dr Muneer Zuhdi, Director of Solution Line Management in the Global […]

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How is digital transformation changing the medical profession? 

By Kunle Awosika, Microsoft Kenya’s Country Manager The future of personal healthcare goes something like this. An asthma patient wakes up and looks at their smartphone. ‘Good morning,’ it says, ‘how is your breathing?’ The patient logs a few answers that are sent to their doctor and stored on a server, which then analyses trends and […]

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What impact has IoT made in Africa?

Getting connected via the web has long been an issue in Africa. This is especially true when it comes to the more remote, undeveloped areas; of which there is many. This issue can be largely solved by the implementation of IoT. Previously, in order to establish an internet connection, we would rely on copper or […]

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Secure Your Router from Internet of Things (IOT) Takedowns

The Communications Authority (CA) fourth quarter report for 2015-2016, notes Kenya has about 10.8 million broadband internet subscriptions. This means that slightly over a quarter of Kenyans now connect to the Internet on 3G connections or higher, mostly via affordable smartphones and broadband charges. On the other end of the spectrum Internet Service providers (ISP) […]

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The new facility in Norway is IBM's 48th global cloud data center and It is part of the company's growing global data center network.

IBM Opens Industry’s First Cloud Data Center in Norway

Customers throughout Fetsund, Norway will now have local access to a complete portfolio of IBM cloud services after IBM opened a new cloud data center in the region. The IBM Cloud data center according to IBM will support growing cloud adoption in the Nordics.         Other services consumers in the region will enjoy […]

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Guest Post: The security questions raised by IoT

In a world where devices are getting more powerful and smaller, IoT has become a common term even to the layman. Using sensors and genius level engineering, devices are getting smaller, more efficient and anything can be connected to anything. Today hotels are using RFID tags to remotely track their towel inventory, you can turn […]

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