Increasing MES productivity: the need for agility

  As market demands and business drivers continue to evolve for customers in manufacturing and production industries, it is very clear that organisations are under significant pressure to increase the speed and agility of their business and manufacturing operations. Please download the following pdf

Is resistance to the public cloud softening?

  “It is in the cloud” is a term often bandied about, but the questions still remain: when to opt for a private cloud and when to take the bold step to move into the public cloud? A lack of understanding of the practical implications of moving into the cloud is keeping South African companies […]

Over-the-air platform security review

  The universal integrated circuit card (UICC) is the smart card used in mobile terminals. The card authenticates the subscriber to the network while ensuring the integrity and security of their personal data. In addition, it also stores applications for both operator and end-user use for the correct deployment of mobile services. The integration of […]

Is the virtual PBX the death of traditional premises-based PBXs?

  The question of virtual PBX replacing trditional premises-based PBXs has been around boardroom tables for some time. “Do we invest in a hosted solution or do we keep our communication in-house? Do we go the IP route or do we stay with a physical connection from Telkom?” The days of simply contacting a traditional […]

Is the commercial use of HPC lagging in SA?

  South Africa is not lagging behind when it comes to the world of high performance computing. The Cape Town-based Centre of High Performance Computing (CHPC) has an impressive track record, although mostly in the sphere of academia. When it comes to commercial applications there appears to be a lack of interest. Is that because […]

Lightning protection

  Lightning is a serious issue which is often under-estimated until faced with its disastrous consequences. Protection against this severe energy source requires professional equipment, professionally installed. Simply buying a few protector plugs or multi-plug extensions from the hardware store could well finish off whatever electrical and computer equipment is indoors, connected to the mains […]

Comparison of Class 1 surge protective devices

Lightning current arrestors for low-voltage power systems are usually designed and tested only for use in AC power systems. The performance and operational behaviour of a surge protective device, connected to an AC power system, can be completely different to the performance and operational behaviour of the same surge protective device connected to a DC […]

Video conferencing – bringing together business colleagues from across the world

  State-of-the art information and communication technology (ICT) makes it increasingly easy for people the world over to communicate in real-time.  Perhaps the pinnacle of communication technology is video conferencing (VC) which enables virtual interaction to take place between business colleagues from different sites or remote sites, as if they are situated right next to […]

Connect serial devices to Mac via USB

Moxa announces its UPort 2210/2410 USB-to-serial converters now offer driver support for Mac OS. This driver support completes Moxa’s solutions for Linux, Windows, and Mac operating systems. As your trusted serial partner, and pioneer in serial connectivity, Moxa provides continuous driver/OS support for system interoperability and flexibility. The UPort family of USB-to-serial products gives modern […]

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