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Now Media acquires EngineerIT and Energize from EE Publishers

. Now Media (Pty) Ltd, a well-established print and electronic media-house based in Illovo, Johannesburg, has acquired two flagship publications, EngineerIT and Energize, from EE Publishers (Pty) Ltd. EngineerIT magazine covers measurement and instrumentation; electronics design, manufacture testing and components; telecommunications, networking and broadcasting; automation and control; and computer and software engineering. Energize magazine covers […]

End of an era

EE Publishers, the publishers of PositionIT and three other industry magazines, will be closing its doors at the end of November 2019, after having served the industry for 27 years – the last fourteen years of which PositionIT has been part of its stable. The directors of the company have not taken this decision lightly, […]

Geospatial information is crucial for Africa’s economic development

In a keynote address at an event marking Digital Earth Africa Day, the Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Oliver Chinganya said the ECA views geospatial technology as a significant component that will help push Africa’s transformative development agenda even further. The commission understands that it is imperative for every African country to deliver relevant information […]

Ensure your workforce can keep up with new ways of work

New technologies for today’s workforce provides ample opportunity for organisations and their employees to streamline operations and enhance productivity, enabling chief information officers to grow the bottom line. It is imperative that, in order to achieve this, employees are also invested in to maximise the potential – and minimise the risks – of these technologies. […]

Put data to work across your organisation

In most organisations, people are talking about digital transformation. A lot. They hire consultants. They sit through endless PowerPoint presentations. They talk some more. But at the end of the day, many companies still don’t really know how to go about it. That’s a pity. Actually, scratch that. It’s a potential catastrophe. We live in […]

Effective tech requires skills diversity

At a time when developing technology skills for a digital world have become a priority, companies will do well not to limit their focus on acquiring computer science and programming talent but also expand into other, more diverse fields. As technology evolves, it is increasingly important to maintain the human link to it. Conversations need […]

Information is nothing without ethical action

For as long as I’ve been reporting on the geospatial sector, the value of geospatial intelligence has essentially been described in terms of planning and monitoring efficiencies and cost savings. This has been the case whether you talked about real-time deformation monitoring, remote sensing, building information management or anything in between. More recently, there has […]