Articles: PositionIT

@Leisure: Exploring New Zealand

Two gals and a campervan After four years of studying and three years of articles, we were finally two newly qualified CA(SA)s and decided it was time for something a bit different. We were up for some exploring and set off on a 30-week adventure. We put aside learning from books, and decided instead to […]

Cyber risk insurance still less than tangible assets

The 2017 EMEA Cyber Risk Transfer Comparison Report, recently released by Aon in collaboration with the Ponemon Institute, found that organisations recognise the growing value of technology and data assets relative to historical tangible assets, though they are spending four times more on insurance for property, plant and equipment (PP&E) risks. The report is based […]

Blast design package improves controlled blasts

Tried and true to its purpose is what makes the Carlson Quarryman Pro laser scanner and its blast design package – which includes the rugged Quarryman, Boretrak, and blast design software – not only popular, but also highly efficient for use in quarries and mines around the world. First developed in the 1980s, the Quarryman […]

New cloud infrastructure offering for local data centres

Teraco, a vendor-neutral colocation data centre, has announced the availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect through its Johannesburg JB1 and Cape Town CT1 data centres. It will enable customers to directly access AWS services in AWS infrastructure Regions around the world, with the benefit of consistent network performance, and reduced bandwidth costs. AWS […]

Startup accelerator for tech-savvy companies

3W Infra, a global infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) hosting provider, has launched a startup accelerator programme for internet-savvy companies around the world with scalable IaaS hosting needs. With its global scope, the programme intendeds to help drive growth for startups by offering free and subsidised IaaS hosting infrastructure, engineering resources, and executive mentoring. Among others, it is […]

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 […]

Mobile system for a comprehensive asset analysis

Asco-Daito has taken delivery of the Pave-Scanner pavement mobile mapping system, a 360° infrastructure and pavement surface inspection and classifications system from Siteco. The system includes two Pavemetrics LCMS sensors, two 3D laser profiling sensors, a high-performance rackmount controller unit, a Ladybug 5 spherical camera, and a pair of high resolution frame grabber boards. The […]

Mining software solutions on show

Micromine will showcase its entire suite of software solutions at Mining Indaba 2018, including secure and flexible data-management solution Geobank, 3D modelling and mine design solution Micromine, and fleet management and mine-control system Pitram. Both Geobank 2018 and Micromine 2018 have been developed on the back of extensive client consultation. The latest iterations of both […]

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’s 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 […]

SA asserts its role in continent’s earth observation

The South African National Space Agency’s (SANSA) Dr Clement Adjorlolo and Nosiseko Mashiyi, led by Earth Observation managing director Andiswa Mlisa, attended the AfricaGIS 2017 Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 20 to 24 November 2017. The AfricaGIS conference and exhibition focuses on geo-information science and technologies in Africa, with the principal objective to provide […]

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