20 April 2023
In the fast-paced world of IoT technology, staying ahead of the game is essential for businesses. Yet, with changing legislation, technical risks, and commercial pressures, the potential pitfalls are many.
Over the past two decades, I have seen countless attempts by individuals to connect their IoT devices using a multitude of wireless technologies. However, these efforts were often driven by the technology available rather than the business case. Yet, while it was undoubtedly exciting to see their devices successfully communicate, it was challenging for those businesses to extract the essential, business-enhancing data needed to improve company performance from their once expensive and high-end devices.Read the full article
13 April 2023
With over 200 days of load shedding in 2022, South African businesses had to put urgent contingency plans in place to protect themselves from the devastating effects of rolling power cuts. And, as this is likely to be the status quo for at least another two years, short-term solutions no longer suffice. As a result, cloud adoption has increased.
More and more businesses are opting to leave load shedding issues to the experts. For most businesses, facilities management and electrical security is not their day job and they’re realising that their time and resources would be better spent elsewhere. Data centre colocation providers are obliged to offer a guarantee of continuous power to their tenants and can address power cuts more efficiently than a smaller enterprise’s data centre or server room. Therefore, load shedding is a catalyst for businesses to move workloads into these larger data centres.Read the full article
06 April 2023
5G fixed wireless access (FWA) technology is revolutionising connectivity options for businesses and homes across the globe. But how best to monetize it? Ewa Jaskowiak, director of strategic business development, Enxoo, reports
The worldwide deployment of 5G in 2019 promised data speeds up to ten times faster than 4G, as well as providing lower latency. However, nearly three years later, 5G still isn’t fully supported by digital infrastructure that will enable mobile network operators (MNOs) to fully gain the benefits of its services. 5G is accelerating a revolution in enterprise IT with fixed wireless as a global market being expected to surpass US$90 billion by 2030 from US$0.5 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 75.4% according to Fatpos Global Pvt.Read the full article
05 April 2023
With an expected 5.2 billion connected devices by 2025, IoT is now a fundamental component of both government policy and corporate strategy. The ability to track, monitor, record and analyse through an extraordinary array of hugely innovative sensors has already transformed many businesses and industries. But, to date, the true power of IoT has been constrained by the limits of fixed and wireless connectivity: just 15% of the planet is currently covered by affordable, accessible IoT connection.
If organisations are to truly harness the power and sophistication of IoT, connectivity must extend around the globe. It needs to be both affordable and accessible – yet the only alternative to wireless networks has been satellite IoT at a price point that cannot be justified by most businesses or use cases. Until now.