Posts tagged as 2017

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 […]

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 […]

Addressing system wins innovation award

What3words recently collected two awards at the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017 in Cape Town, both the Best Enterprise Solution award and the Disruptive Innovation award. There were over 300 entries for the awards, which celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa, with the finalists judged by an independent panel of industry experts. […]

Construction cloud platform wins construction computing award

Asite’s cloud platform, Adoddle, has won an award at this year’s Construction Computing Awards for the Best Use of IT on an Infrastructure Project on Thames Tideway Tunnel and runner up for Best Collaboration Project. The awards showcase and reward the technology, tools, solutions and highlights the leaders of technology in the AEC industry. Now […]

Asset information implementation wins award

BP Oman has won the BIM Advancements in Asset Performance of Utilities and Industrial Facilities category in Bentley’s Be Inspired Awards programme. The Khazzan Project in Oman is one of BP’s seven major projects in 2017, and started its production in September 2017. The project was selected as a finalist from more than 400 nominations […]

Telematics can help South Africa navigate around congestion

With two cities in the top 100 most congested cities in the world, South African business is grinding to a halt on our congested roads. According to TomTom Telematics research, a congestion level of 27% means South Africans now spend 119 extra travel hours a year on the roads. In the most recent TomTom Traffic […]

Small satellite symposium a platform for ideas

South Africa’s first United Nations symposium on small satellite technology, attended by some 140 delegates from 33 countries, drew to a close this week on the campus of Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape, South Africa. The symposium provided a forum for exchanging ideas between the continent’s leading satellite manufacturers, and also engaged international industry leaders. […]

Finalists in architectural design awards showcased

In November 2017, the South African public was offered a glimpse into the country’s high standard of architectural design as the finalists of the 2017 Corobrik-SAIA (South African Institute of Architects) Awards of Merit were showcased at Menlyn Mall, Pretoria. The awards programme is structured over a period of two years, and conducted in three […]

Standards address mine safety

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has recently published two notable standards pertaining to mine safety: ISO 19434:2017 Mining – Classification of mine accidents; and ISO 17757:2017 Earth-moving machinery and mining – Autonomous and semi-autonomous machine system safety. Classification of mine accidents ISO 19434:2017, which is applicable to all surface and underground mines, establishes a […]

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