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Skilled people needed for organisations to benefit fully from advanced technologies

22nd January 2021 The level of information technology (IT) skills in organisations and the IT ecosystem must catch up with the level of development to ensure that technologies are effective and help people to perform their functions, says IT multinational IBM Southern Africa COO Ziaad Suleman. Advanced... 

Deep grasp of data and where it’s stored key to ensuring protection of sensitive information

15th January 2021 Organisations must understand what data they have and where it is stored to ensure that sensitive customer information is protected correctly in compliance with data protection regulations and best practices, says data management solutions provider Gabsten Technologies MD Hemant Harie. “In... 

Open architectures IOM key to unlocking mining, minerals, metals value – Schneider Electric

11th December 2020 To seamlessly digitalise the mining, minerals and metals (MMM) industries, MMM organisations need to consider an integrated operations management (IOM) approach based on open architectures to gain holistic insight into their operations from design to maintenance, says Schneider Electric MMM... 

Materials recovery facility to capture up to 30% of Cape Town recyclable waste

11th December 2020 A specialised materials recovery facility to be built at the Coastal Park landfill site, in Muizenberg, will separate and prepare recyclable materials - 20% to 30% of waste by volume - as well as use electricity from landfill gases and use processed building rubble in bulk earthworks and as a... 

Digitalisation will boost efficiency in construction sector

4th December 2020 The construction industry – one of the least digitalised industries globally – can improve its efficiency and productivity, and regain its competitiveness, if it digitalises, says construction and engineering software solutions firm RIB CCS CEO Andrew Skudder. “The Covid-19 crisis is leading to a... 

Local company overcoming power challenges with flow battery system

27th November 2020 Local electronic printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer Bosco is using a flow battery energy storage system alongside a rooftop solar energy and a battery management system (BMS) to keep a crucial production line and its engineering and sales departments free of disruptions caused by power... 

Tetra Pak aiming to introduce packaging made of wholly renewable materials

27th November 2020 The Southern African subsidiary of global food packaging group Tetra Pak is changing its packaging to use materials that are wholly renewable and that meet local and international food safety standards, says Tetra Pak Southern Africa MD Stefan Fageräng. This programme is part of the group's... 

Company leaders need ICT acumen in new business milieu

27th November 2020 Business leaders need a broad knowledge of information and communication technology (ICT) to navigate their businesses through digital transformation and assess which tools, solutions and services best support their operations and strategic needs, says Internet service provider RocketNet CEO... 

Benefits of Redflow battery range from backup and storage to peak-demand shaving and consumption-profile management

27th November 2020 Accessing reliable power cost effectively in industrial environments is a challenge in South Africa and many other emerging markets. Energy storage systems allow industrial companies to reduce their energy costs by shifting their use times to low-tariff periods, ensure reliable power and prevent... 

Mining industry responds well to Covid-19, but legal risks remain

20th November 2020 The mining industry in South Africa responded well to the new directives to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and ensure employee health, a panel of lawyers from law firm Webber Wentzel said during the firm's annual Mining Roundup seminar on November 18. "The mining industry proved adaptable and... 

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