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Engineering News iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th March 2017 Creamer Media’s readers continue to be part of the mobile revolution.  Over 20% of Creamer Media’s online readers view the websites on their mobile devices. To cater for this growing mobile readership Creamer Media offers an Engineering News Online app for iPhone and Android users.  These apps... 

Mining Weekly iPhone and Android Apps available for free download 

     24th March 2017 Creamer Media’s readers continue to be part of the mobile revolution.  Over 20% of Creamer Media’s online readers view the websites on their mobile devices. To cater for this growing mobile readership Creamer Media offers a MiningWeekly.com app for iPhone and Android users.  These apps offer... 

New Nordson EFD 781 Mini Spray Valve

     20th March 2017 Exceptionally Uniform Spray Control in 60% Smaller Form Factor Micro spray patterns ≥ 1 mm (0.04”) wide, innovative quick release (QR) technology, and modular design also set this spray valve apart. 

Inverter system uses automatic shutdown system

     17th March 2017 The new intelligent inverter system from photovoltaic (PV) company SolarEdge has an automatic safety control feature that allows the system to use a module-level voltage shutdown, where the PV array is reduced to a safe direct current (dc) voltage in the event of alternating current (ac) shut... 

Reimagine Work by Reimagining Business

     27th February 2017 When you want to know the future, acknowledge the past. As citizens of a rapidly accelerated world, we are seduced by the idea that our situation is unique. In many ways it is - not the least how the workplace is changing. But change in the workplace itself is not new, nor is the regression... 

Free Market Foundation calls into question department’s claims of support for ICT policy proposals

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th February 2017 The Free Market Foundation (FMF) on Monday said the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) was incorrect in asserting that the new National Integrated Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy White Paper had the support and backing of industry. The ICT White... 

RS Components unveils improved mobile-optimised website to support growing mobile user base

     22nd February 2017 Customers can more easily search, browse and buy anytime, anywhere RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has developed a new and improved website optimised for mobile devices to support its growing mobile user base. The company has seen a... 

RS Components unveils improved mobile-optimised website to support growing mobile user base

     22nd February 2017 RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has developed a new and improved website optimised for mobile devices to support its growing mobile user base. The company has seen a fourfold increase in mobile traffic to its website year on... 

S Africa to keep pace with automotive technology advances

By: Robyn Wilkinson     10th February 2017 With American analyst firm Gartner predicting that there will be a quarter of a billion connected vehicles on the road globally by 2020, equipped with new in-vehicle services and automated driving capabilities, asset and vehicle tracking solutions company Ctrack, part of Inseego Corp, says cars... 

Rio unit born in Death Valley is retooled for battery boom

By: Bloomberg     31st January 2017 During the financial crisis,  Rio Tinto Group needed cash and tried to unload its oldest mining business – one that began in 1872 hauling borates salts by mule from Death Valley to make US laundry soap. The company gave up on a sale because no one would pay the asking price. A decade later, the... 

Fortifying Wireless Security Key To A Robust Network

     30th January 2017 Multiple unidentifiable devices fuelled by Shadow IT create vulnerabilities in enterprise networks Most organizations think they have their security taken care of but ironically, CIOs today are not accounting for how their network is actually accessed. A single user may be logged on through... 

Inverter drives set for April launch

     27th January 2017 Manufacturing, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment provider Mitsubishi Electric is set to launch the latest addition to its FR-A800 inverter drives in Europe in April this year. It is based on its FR-A800 series variable speed drives (VSDs) with an integrated Web server and... 

Emirates introduces blankets made from recycled plastic on flights 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     19th January 2017 Dubai-based airline Emirates is introducing new sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles for use in economy class on all its long-haul flights. The blankets are made using ecoTHREAD patented technology, with each blanket made from 28 recycled plastic bottles. The bottles are... 

Power instability leads to security technology changes in South Africa 

By: Victor Moolman     9th December 2016 Owing to South Africa’s power instability, smart technology and solutions provider Jasco Group says it has designed solar-powered security systems. 

BitData: A peer-to-peer mobile data system 

     2nd December 2016 South African researcher and a senior electrical engineer Daneel Uys has produced a paper introducing a new proposed peer-to-peer (P2P) mobile data platform in response to high data rates and the #DataMustFall movement. In the attached White Paper, BitData: A Peer-to-Peer Mobile Data System, he... 

Cloud-based solution enables companies to manage staff in real time

By: Schalk Burger     2nd December 2016 Companies can manage the allocation, productivity and planning of human resources in real-time using a new cloud-based people resource management solution, says human resource management solutions company PRP Solutions CEO Kriya Govender. The solution can be used to integrate any existing... 

Financial institutions urged to prepare for rise in mobile device attacks

By: Schalk Burger     25th November 2016 Financial institutions can expect a rise in the number of cyberattacks on mobile devices next year, as well as attacks on employee machines and noncritical systems, says cybersecurity multinational Kaspersky Lab Russia Research and Analysis team head Yury Namestnikov. A Kaspersky Lab security... 

Fluid cleanliness monitor internationally well received

By: Robyn Wilkinson     25th November 2016 Industrial filtration solutions supplier Filtration Management Solutions (FMS) has had an overwhelmingly positive international response to the PCM500 fluid cleanliness monitor, which uses unique filter mesh technology, since its introduction last year. 

Way companies use IT resources changing, IBM asserts

By: Schalk Burger     25th November 2016 The short timeframes businesses have in which to compete successfully against one another in the increasingly connected and digital world of business is driving them to reengineer their operations to create agile business systems that can respond rapidly to transient opportunities, says... 

Wearable tech starting to have a virtual and real impact on the workplace

By: Schalk Burger     18th November 2016 While access control and health and safety wearable devices are commonplace in many commercial companies and industries, the use of augmented reality and virtual reality systems is expected to increase significantly over the next three to five years. Augmented reality will enable employees to... 

Wearable tech starting to have a virtual and real impact on the workplace

By: Schalk Burger     18th November 2016 While access control and health and safety wearable devices are commonplace in many commercial companies and industries, the use of augmented reality and virtual reality systems is expected to increase significantly over the next three to five years. Augmented reality will enable employees to... 

Separate legislation may be needed for new electronic banking services

By: Schalk Burger     11th November 2016 New legislation, separate from local banking regulations, should be introduced to allow for the introduction of new, low-cost electronic banking and financial services while retaining the resilience of the banking sector, says digital systems firm Hello Group founder and chairperson Nadir... 

The future of integrated and connected road-based transport beyond 2030

     31st October 2016 Transportation remains one of the most important sectors for its potential influence on most other industries and growth in the economy. As much of South Africa’s transportation is still road-based, the country needs to ready itself to take advantage of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – doing... 

Digital transformation – keeping pace with progress

     27th October 2016 “A technological revolution of unsurpassed dimensions, digital transformation is taking place at breakneck speed and is radically changing the face of client interactions.  Client expectations are escalating rapidly and moving in new and different directions.” This is according to Bradley... 

Energy metal demand to outpace output in wake of $20bn battery build boom

By: Henry Lazenby     14th October 2016 “The megafactories are coming.” This is the mantra of market analyst, founder and MD of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Simon Moores, citing research showing more than $20-billion currently committed to creating new, or expanding existing lithium- (Li-) ion battery cell plants.  

BKT Launches New Website For Mobile Devices

     6th October 2016 Today, BKT’s new website m.bkt-tires.com for mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, goes officially online. It offers immediate access to the manifold and specially selected contents thanks to a tailored layout that makes mobile browsing easy. Breaking news about the BKT website.... 

Fortinet’s open Security Fabric gets adopted by the industry's leading technology partners

     3rd October 2016 Fortinet delivers on commitment to open ecosystem and expands actionable Threat Intelligence across multi-vendor solutions   “It’s clear that isolated security devices don’t solve today’s cybersecurity challenges, says John Maddison, senior vice president products and solutions, Fortinet,... 

Social media indispensable in 2017 – survey

By: Sane Dhlamini     23rd September 2016 Social media will become an indispensable tool for South African marketers,  politicians, artists, activists, reporters and media personalities next year.    This was according to the 2017 edition of the South African Social Media Landscape, released this week by technology market researchers... 

Mobile Safety Training On The Cards For Teachers

     20th September 2016 A group of South African teachers is to receive training to help them safely navigate the mobile world. South Africa's Wireless Application Service Providers' Association (WASPA) is sponsoring the training for the ten finalists of the Internet Service Providers' Association of SA ISPA... 

Ricoh’s giving people hassle-free document sharing for the digital age

     19th September 2016 Ricoh’s new A3 black and white multifunction printer range is ready for the digital age in which people expect hassle-free information sharing, easy interactive finger swipes and taps on responsive touch screens, with cloud-connected and mobile-ready functionality.   The new range of imaging... 

Apps Will Boost Maturing Mobile Market, Says WASPA

     16th September 2016 Greater local app development is the key to sustaining a South African cellular market with significantly more mobile devices than users. "South Africa is Africa's biggest economy and the most mature cellular market with an impressive 130% mobile penetration. When there are more cellphones than... 

Acumatica 6 launches in Africa

     14th September 2016 Local business solution provider One Channel has launched the highly-anticipated release of Acumatica 6 in Africa. The latest release of Acumatica's cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution features useful new product and technology enhancements. Acumatica is the leading global... 

Construction companies slow to embrace technology – KPMG

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th September 2016 Despite substantial investments, the local construction industry continues to struggle in gaining the full benefits of technologies, including advanced data and analytics, mobility, automation and robotics, KPMG’s ‘Building a Technology Advantage – Global Construction Survey 2016’ reveals. Of the... 

Avanti, Bentley Walker bring fast Internet to Tanzania

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     12th September 2016 Satellite data communications services provider Avanti Communications has signed a contract with very small aperture terminal, or VSAT, provider Bentley Walker to provide superfast satellite broadband in Tanzania. Through the agreement, the companies will provide Internet connectivity of up to 24... 

Human capital trends changing the business management landscape

By: Anine Kilian     8th September 2016 Amid the increasing use of technologies such as mobile devices, three-dimensional printing, sensors, cognitive computing, and the Internet of Things, which is changing the way companies design, manufacture and deliver almost every product and service, digital disruption and social networking... 

Acronis True Image 2017 Launches with Wireless Backup for Mobile Devices to Local Computers, Remote Backup Management, and Facebook Backup

     8th September 2016 Acronis®, a leading provider of hybrid cloud data protection, today announced Acronis True Image 2017, the latest release of the world’s fastest personal backup software. The 2017 release provides the most complete personal data protection available on the market. Acronis True Image 2017 combines... 

South Africa should use 2022 Commonwealth Games for 5G showcase, urges Nokia

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th September 2016 With fifth generation (5G) technology widely expected to deliver an “explosion of possibilities”, South Africa has an opportunity to kick off its own 5G journey in 2022 – when the Commonwealth Games descend on Durban, says multinational communication and information technology company Nokia.... 

Great people needed for great cybersecurity technologies

     2nd September 2016 As chief technology officer, my primary mandate is to develop technologies to help our enterprise customers improve their security postures. As we cross our 300-patent milestone after 16 years in the business, I am encouraged by the good progress we have made.   In recent times, however, it has... 

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