Posts tagged as digitisation

Addressing the challenges of electricity supply in Africa

The energy sector is undergoing something of a metamorphosis. Digital technology and small scale embedded generation are becoming more common in electrical systems, leaving traditional power utilities with many unanswered questions. Perhaps the most important question is how this energy revolution can be used to address the severe energy poverty that exists in many parts […]

A focus on smart, connected, secure

Microchip South Africa recently held an event for its customers and distributors in Johannesburg, Gauteng, to discuss “Microchip 2.0” – the company’s new vision and direction going forward. Norbert Siedhoff, CEO of Microchip Germany, addressed attendees and answered the question “what changed, and why?” According to Siedhoff, the company is shifting its focus to address […]

Sector specific smart document capture

Lexmark, a global imaging solutions provider, launched its smart capture solutions designed specifically to address the needs of businesses and their customers in the banking, insurance and retail sectors. The new range of industry-dedicated solutions are accessed through the touch screen interface of a Lexmark smart multifunction printer (MFP) which acts as a gateway to […]

Changing dynamics: Using distributed energy resources to meet the trilemma challenge

The global energy sector is being transformed by three trends that are impacting demand and supply at an unprecedented pace: decarbonisation, digitisation and decentralisation. These trends are reinforcing each other and helping to facilitate a new trend of empowered consumers. This is happening at a time when we are seeing a shift in final energy […]

Implications of Industry 4.0 for geospatial professionals

  Technological disrupters are increasingly commonplace and geospatial professionals need to be alert to developments arising from the Internet of Things (IoT) and the arrival of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0). Growth has been identified by research company, Gartner, as the foremost strategic priority for many businesses over the next two years, and to […]