Archive for 2018

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 […]

New dams in Africa could add risk to power supplies down the line

In the 1980s and 1990s parts of Africa saw a surge in dam building for energy production. After a brief hiatus there has been renewed interested. Many new construction projects are planned and underway across sub-Saharan Africa. Hydropower represents a significant and rapidly expanding proportion of electricity production in eastern and southern Africa. Around 90% […]

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 […]

Download: Understanding Natural Gas and LNG Options handbook

Please complete and submit the form below to receive the handbook (7,5 MB PDF) free-of-charge by return email. The US Department of Energy recently published a handbook authored by a number of African contributors amongst others, which focuses on the benefits African countries can derive from the development of liquid natural gas (LNG) resources on the continent. […]