Local solutions to traffic management of the future

We know that smart cities and the IoT will be an integral part of our effort to reconcile urban growth with quality of living. But we are right at the start of figuring out how these ideas will be effectively applied in a country like South Africa. One thing everyone involved in traffic management knows, […]

Accelerating South Africa’s digital agenda means thinking about policy

Tech needs traction. For South Africa to truly embrace digital technology, the country needs a set of clear and effective policy and legal guidelines governing data and the cloud. Consider the province of Gauteng in particular. Gauteng premier David Makhura’s development agenda sees the province developing into an integrated city-region and leading economy. The trajectory […]

Focusing on data compliance

Data compliance is an important facet of any business today. For companies relying on customer data for product distribution and development of better solutions, meeting the requirements of personal data protection regulation is critical. Technology makes it easy to access, collect, and process high volumes of personal and company data at high speeds. This information […]

Poll reveals facility and fleet management pain points

A recent poll has revealed that the South African facilities management, manufacturing and fleet management industries face four distinct pain points: work orders, asset registers, downtime and contractors. The challenges within these areas include value and visibility. Technology, used correctly, can offer reliable solutions and turn pain points into profit areas. The poll was conducted […]

Using granular data to tap into Africa’s fastest growing markets

Africa is a place of extreme contrasts, with a booming middle class and small, rapidly growing clusters of wealth existing alongside swathes of widespread poverty. For a business owner hoping to tap into these growing markets, the value of population and geospatial data at a granular level cannot be overstated. How, for example, is a […]

Supporting earth observation policy and coordination

The earth observations field is evolving, driven by the emergence of a more diverse and capable commercial sector, activities being pursued by emerging space nations, and the emergence of issues that cross communities within the space sector. Given this, it is imperative that new activities be coordinated to support space sustainability. The above trends are […]

Think multiplatform for app design

Near native performance will become a reality in 2018 thanks to ongoing improvement of development tools for multiplatform applications. The intent of multiplatform apps is to provide users with a similar experience irrespective of the device they use. There is still some work to be done in this respect, but we can expect the gap […]

Pressure mounts as data protection deadline looms

Once the Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (PoPI Act) is made effective, companies will have a year grace period to become compliant with the act. In the meantime, agreements between corporate clients and their suppliers are already being updated to require compliance with data processing provisions contained in the act. This year’s first quarter […]