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Software company to showcase farm management system

     6th May 2016 Specialised software developer DFM Software Solutions has developed a range of end-user applications (apps) for the agricultural market, and will be displaying these apps at Nampo 2016. DFM notes that with the burden of rising costs and the drop in market-related incomes, many farmers are seeking... 

Sphere lifts stake in BBD to 49.9%

By: Anine Kilian     2nd March 2016 Black-owned investment holding company Sphere has acquired an additional 14.2% interest in software developer BBD, taking its stake in the company to 49.9%. Together with the 1.1% held by education charity Student Sponsorship Programme, BBD was now 51% black-owned. 

What the Bank of Japan and Software have in Common

     24th February 2016 As our expectations of technology become more demanding, simplicity and flexibility continue to influence software conceptualization and development. The Bank of Japan’s recent decision to use negative interest rates to rouse a sluggish economy took the global marketplace by surprise. As the... 

South African infrastructure assets rank 33 in global 500 ranking

By: Samantha Herbst     27th November 2015 The South African government has been ranked thirty-third out of this year’s top 500 global infrastructure owners, up two places from last year with a 0.55% increase in its infrastructure assets to $81.03-billion, as measured by reported net tangible fixed assets. Three other local entities made... 

S African govt's ranking rises among global infrastructure owners 

By: Samantha Herbst     5th November 2015 The South African government has been ranked thirty-third out of this year’s top 500 global infrastructure owners, up two places from last year with a 0.55% increase in its infrastructure assets to $81.03-billion, as measured by reported net tangible fixed assets. Three other local entities made... 

IT company promotes next-generation firewall amid increasing cyberattacks

By: Nadine James     30th October 2015 Cyberattacks have become increasingly sophisticated, as current attackers are disciplined and use systematic techniques that leverage advanced malware, spam, phishing and other attacks with strategic intent and goals, says information technology (IT) supplier Cisco local consulting systems... 

South Africa 35th out of top 500 global infrastructure owners

By: Samantha Herbst     21st November 2014 The South African government has been ranked thirty-fifth out of this year’s top 500 global infrastructure owners, with its infrastructure valued at $80.584-billion, as measured by reported net tangible fixed assets. This is according to global software developer Bentley System’s Infrastructure... 

Company relaunches SRB campaign

By: David Oliveira     7th November 2014 Global technology provider SKF relaunched its spherical roller bearings (SRBs) campaign in September to gather new momentum in the South African market for improved product penetration in key applications. SKF asset management business development manager Giscard Lailvaux tells Engineering News... 

South Africa 35 out of top 500 global infrastructure owners  

By: Samantha Herbst     4th November 2014 The South African government has been ranked thirty-fifth out of this year’s top 500 global infrastructure owners, with its infrastructure valued at $80.58-million, as measured by reported net tangible fixed assets. This is according to global software developer Bentley’s Infrastructure 500 list,... 

Wireless control for boiler maintenance

By: Dylan Slater     6th June 2014 Maintenance and testing procedures on power plant boilers can be monitored with engineering consulting company Carab Tekniva’s U-Fi wireless communication solution that was released in South Africa last year. 

South African software solution monitors green status

By: Jonathan Rodin     11th April 2014 Software developer Live Monitoring launched its greenMON software –a world-first automated carbon emission footprint measurement and verification software solution – for the buildings of small, medium-sized and large enterprises in November. 

Software assists building in achieving six star rating

By: Jonathan Rodin     4th April 2014 The No. 1 Silo of the Victoria and Alfred Silo Precinct received a six star Green Star South Africa rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) last year, which is the first office building in Cape Town to do so, and the second in South Africa. 

Weighbridge solution assists in mitigating rising fleet costs

By: Ilan Solomons     14th March 2014 The economic downturn that impacted on South Africa over the last five years has forced many companies to reconsider how their fleets are managed, says software developer Dariel Solutions MD Malcolm Rabson. He notes that most companies use road transport, as it is the cost-effective way to... 

New tool seeks to streamline base station site inspections

By: Sashnee Moodley     14th February 2014 The efficiency of inspections at base station sites, which monitor electromagnetic emissions, can now be materially improved, claims the developer of a tablet and Web interface software program that gathers data on site and sends the information to the operator’s office. Base stations are... 

EOH buys software developer Sybrin

By: Natasha Odendaal     14th October 2013 Technology services provider EOH has bought 100% of South Africa-headquartered specialised software developer Sybrin for an undisclosed sum. Sybrin, with 150 employees and regional offices in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda and Mozambique, delivers predominantly financial-sector-focused... 

Company Annoucements:ICTSI Manila pioneers staff deployment in its port network

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd October 2013 Manila International Container Terminal, the flagship operation of International Container Terminal Services, Inc., recently streamlined manpower deployment with a new workforce management system aimed at optimizing “employee rostering,” enhancing the workforce environment, and improving... 

South African-made automotive products take top awards at Automechanika Johannesburg

By: Ilan Solomons     21st June 2013 Five South African-manufactured products reached the final round of this year's Automechanika Johannesburg's 2013 Innovation Awards, highlighting the ingenuity of South African automotive manufacturers. These products reached the top ten out of 25 products and included Durban-based designer and... 

BIM technology uptake increasing in SA

By: Chantelle Kotze     14th June 2013 Gauteng-based Autodesk Gold Partner and software solutions company the CAD Corporation have noted a significant increase in the adoption of building information modelling (BIM) and the software that drives it, in the South African architecture, structural engineering and, more recently, building... 

Microsoft initiative reaches more than 500 000 African youth

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     15th February 2013 Since the launch of its YouthSpark initiative in December last year, global software developer Microsoft has reached over half a million youth and made $1.1-million worth of software donations to nongovernmental organisations in sub-Saharan Africa. The programme, which formed part of the... 

Microsoft launches initiative to improve Africa’s global competitiveness

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     6th February 2013 Global software developer Microsoft Corporation on Wednesday launched the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative to engage in Africa’s economic development and assist in improving the continent’s global competitiveness. The company indicated that it planned, through the initiative, to assist in handing... 

Company Announcement: Carab Tekniva launches wireless solution for industrial maintenance

     5th February 2013 Engineering consulting expert Carab Tekniva has introduced the innovative and technologically advanced U-Fi wireless communication solution that is specifically designed to track and record maintenance and testing undertaken on power plant boilers 

Integrating wireless technology and plant management systems can boost efficiencies

By: Schalk Burger     1st February 2013 Integrating wireless technology with industrial plant management systems that keep track of maintenance history and modifications, enables plants to be maintained more effectively and, hence, operate efficiently over an extended plant lifecycle, says industrial database software engineering... 

SA online minerals portal constricting already stressed mining sector

By: Natalie Greve     30th November 2012 Some 19 months after the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) launched its much-anticipated online mining cadastre portal to promote expediency and transparency throughout the mineral rights application process, the beleaguered system remains limited in its functionality. The South African... 

Positive spin-offs from use of IT systems to support logistical functions

By: Schalk Burger     28th September 2012 The development and deployment of information technology (IT) systems to support its logistical functions have been used to improve efficiency in its other logistics companies, says AltX-listed logistics specialist group OneLogix CEO Ian Lourens. 

Vehicle parts cataloguing software improves manufacturer efficiency 

By: Chantelle Kotze     27th July 2012 Centurion-based electronic parts catalogue (EPC) software developer Multicat, in April, completed vehicle manufacturer Toyota South Africa Motors’ (TSAM’s) migration from a desktop-based EPC to an online catalogue. 

Software to assist mining companies

By: Gia Costella     20th July 2012 New Zealand-based software developer Professional Software On Demand Anywhere (Psoda) is marketing its Psoda project-management software to mining companies worldwide.  

Software developer awarded innovation grant, seeks export opportunities

By: Sashnee Moodley     13th April 2012 Software developer Dariel Solutions has been awarded an innovation grant by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for its WBX weighbridge software for rail and road and is planning to export the system. 

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