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Siemens focusing on adapting to the ‘future of work’

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th April 2019 Changing the face of the workplace has become an ever-increasing requirement for companies aiming to fully leverage the productivity of its workforce; however, the biggest challenge hindering the transformation is the unprecedented pace of change. The world is evolving at an unprecedented rate,... 

Academy launched to align learners with Industry 4.0

By: Halima Frost     19th April 2019 Competency-based training institute Polytech Africa and industrial switchgear and automation management supplier ElectroMechanica (EM) launched the Mechatronics Academy, at the EM head office, in Johannesburg, last month. The venture is a collaborative benchmark for the South African education... 

Digital transformation pros and cons

19th April 2019 All businesses are having to transform digitally and embrace technology in order to survive in this smart digital world, says digital technology solutions provider Etion. “We’re living in a technology-driven environment that is defined by a succession of catchphrases such as digitalisation, the... 

New revolution prompts need for tight security

19th April 2019 With the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the rapid growth of the Internet and the speed at which the cyber environment is developing, State-owned aerospace and military technology conglomerate Denel says security spaces need to be tightly monitored.   The defence and national security environments... 

Brics offers ‘massive’ opportunities for intrabloc trade

By: Rebecca Campbell     19th April 2019 Gauteng Provincial Premier David Makhura has hailed the Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (Brics) alignment as a force that could promote global inclusive economic growth and help develop Africa. He was delivering the keynote address at the recent Brics Business Council mid-term meeting... 

Company urges smooth transition to Industry 4.0

By: Halima Frost     19th April 2019 Proper engagement and collective bargaining need to be addressed early, when an organisation starts to consider implementing technological advancements, such as Industry 4.0, as this might affect its workforce, says staffing and recruitment firm Workforce Staffing industrial relations director... 

Pieter Holl

19th April 2019 This week we profile Pieter Holl, CEO of The Innovation Hub, the innovation agency of the Gauteng provincial government 

Nokia secures thirtieth commercial 5G deal

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th April 2019 The March addition of a commercial contract with Austria's A1 has marked Nokia’s thirtieth fifth-generation (5G) deal spanning the full end-to-end spectrum of 5G technologies across major global regions. The 30 commercial deals – including 16 with publicly named service provider customers – offer... 

Technology disruption becoming the business of technology

By: Schalk Burger     19th April 2019 The continuing disruption of businesses caused by technological developments is evolving into the “business of technology”, or how business and technology leaders are harnessing the forces of change sweeping through industries and economies to improve their operations, says the tenth yearly... 

How can embedded generators help close SA’s power supply gap?

By: Tobias Bischof-Niemz     19th April 2019 There has been no increase in overall electricity demand since South Africans first began experiencing load-shedding back in 2008. Yet the threat of rotational cuts remains, because of the precipitous decline in the energy availability factor (EAF) of Eskom’s coal fleet and the underinvestment in... 

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