Posts tagged as IDC

Future-ready companies perform better

  In the 2015 IDC Future-ready enterprise study sponsored by Dell four key levels of enterprise future readiness are identified. These are: future creators, future focussed, future aware and current focussed. The more future ready the organisations in the study were, the stronger their business outcomes across a wide range of key performance indicators, from […]

Smart cities: Building the connected future

  By 2050 80% of South Africans will be living in cities.  This shift from a rural to an urban population coupled to increased use and prevalence of information and communication technology by governments, commerce and consumers drives social and economic transformation that has profound implications on all aspects of life in South African cities. […]

Emergency power, lithium batteries and earthing conference

  Registrations are now open for the Emergency Power Supplies, Lithium Batteries and Earthing Conference to be held at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand on 27 and 28 July 2016.  The conference will deal with the adequacy of emergency power supplies; the quality of power supplied, and discuss how these problems can be addressed for plant, […]

Arc Flash Conference – call for papers

  Arc flash is arguably one of the most topical issues being discussed in the electrical engineering community in South Africa and worldwide (especially in the mining, utilities and manufacturing areas). Technology and safety procedures have significantly reduced most other forms of electrical injuries; however incidents related to arc flash have surfaced as one of […]

Largest CSP power plant in Africa goes online

Ebrahim Patel, the minister of economic development, inaugurated the 100 MW KaXu parabolic trough type concentrating solar power (CSP) power plant near the town of Pofadder in the Northern Cape on 2 March 2015. The plant, which occupies 300 hectares of land in the Khâi-ma municipal district, was built by Abengoa, and financed by the […]