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Are IoT Healthcare Solutions The Future Of The Healthcare Industry?
2 months ago

The Internet of Things is taking the world by storm as it is slowly woven into our everyday lives. With about 328 million devices being connected to the internet each month, Industry 4.0 is growing at an astronomical rate. IoT is quickly being implemented in global industries such as mining, manufacturing, agriculture, smart buildings, asset …

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IoT And SCADA: Is One Going To Replace The Other?
4 months ago

Industrial IoT and the connected factory concept are red-hot topics. Yet often, there is confusion among professionals in both on and offline discussions around the role of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications. Questions like, “Does IoT replace SCADA?”, “Can the two be integrated?” and “What is the difference between IoT, SCADA & PLC?” always …

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Bringing decisions to the factory floor
5 months ago

Isn’t it time decisions were made in real-time, rather than waiting for the weekly management meeting or for your superior to gather, analyse and disclose data findings? We think so.

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Automation isn’t the enemy: Job security in an age of digitisation
5 months ago

It’s a commonly concluded outcome in any industrial setting. Technology and automation will end up cutting out jobs. The robots will take over. The imminent change will destroy our livelihood. It’s not an altogether wrong sentiment. Automation certainly will remove the need for a few pairs of hands in the process, but does that mean …

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Smart farming and technology: Moving beyond marrying mobile with mud
5 months ago

Worrying about being able to embed delicate technology into a rugged environment, or whether a data network will be able to handle the load placed on it by an interconnected, industrial ecosystem are the least of your worries. Rest-assured, we’ve got these issues covered. It’s time for you to start focusing on how you’ll build …

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Rapid digitisation now a reality
8 months ago

26 March 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT A strategic partnership between South African innovator in Internet of Things (IoT) technology, IoT.nxt, and global technology and computing hardware giant Dell will allow companies to rapidly digitise their business operations and make IoT solutions a reality. “IoT.nxt’s intelligent edge IoT gateway, the Raptor™, has been combined with Dell Gateway …

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Companies need to understand megatrends to serve customers in the future
9 months ago

19 February 2018 Internet of Things technology will be one of the key catalysts to how we shape our future world, especially in the automotive industry. This is the view of Michael Frans, Head of Business Development and Strategy for Automotive and Manufacturing Industries at T-Systems, in conversation with IoT.nxt about what new technologies will …

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The sky’s the limit: How Enaleni solves customer problems with IoT.nxt
9 months ago

9  February 2018 The claim has been made time and again: Internet of Things (IoT) solutions will change the world. But for Enaleni Holdings, an engineering firm that specialises in project management and physical asset management, this is a truth they see in action every day. After making a strategic choice to incorporate and embrace …

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Yesterday’s solutions will not solve today’s problems
11 months ago

Daleen van Wyk, Corporate Communication, 8 December 2017 Businesses face rapidly increasing challenges as advances in technology demand changes to future strategies. Too many are looking at outdated solutions to face the challenges. This has to change. This was the key message by IoT.nxt CEO, Nico Steyn, at the company’s first ever executive event hosted …

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What is an effective digital twin?
1 year ago

Digital twins are not all created equal. What does trusty old Wikipedia say a digital twin is? “Digital twin refers to a digital replica of physical assets, processes and systems that can be used for various purposes. The digital representation provides both the elements and the dynamics of how an Internet of Things (IoT) device operates and lives throughout its …

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How tech and IoT will unlock human potential: the augmented employee
1 year ago

Thought Leadership by Eric Croeser The debate between which is more important, experience or qualifications, has been a debate for decades in the heavy asset-driven industries such as mining, oil and gas and manufacturing.  The addition of minimum qualification criteria imposed by regulatory bodies on certain positions, such as artisans, has led to a steady …

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Thought Leadership: weighing in on digital transformation in Africa
1 year ago

As South Africa approaches Heritage Day on Sunday, 24 September, it is perhaps fitting that IoT.nxt’s Director of Partnerships: Mining, Eric Croeser, speaks at the Hogan Lovells: Africa Forum on the topic of digital transformation in Africa. IoT.nxt, while rapidly expanding into other markets including Europe, the Far East and the US, was born in …

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IoT platform market set to soar to $1,6-billion by 2020
1 year ago

According to Verizon’s report, State of the Market: Internet of things 2017, the global internet of things (IoT) platform market is set to explode by 35% per year, reaching an impressive $1,6-billion by 2020. IoT.nxt has spoken of the exponential growth curve ahead for industrial applications of IoT, and has noted that enterprises the world …

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Blockchain and the IIoT: Part I
1 year ago

The machine to machine economy is being, and will continue to be, enabled by the broad adoption of industrial internet of things (IIoT). This is already moving beyond the hype cycle into significant adoption. However, the interoperability and intelligence brought about by the IoT is only half a solution when considering the machine to machine economy. Crypo-currencies …

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We need to talk about safety
1 year ago

We sat down with Eric Croeser, our Director of Partnerships in Mining, to chat about how mines currently manage safety and incident control and how IoT can help ensure intervention before the Bird Triangle fills up because, as we all know, the Bird Triangle theory always rings true. Not sure what we’re talking about? Eric, …

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The Road to Barcelona
1 year ago

It was by chance that the founders of IoT.nxt fell into the industrial internet of things (IIoT) business.

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Big Data, and then what?
1 year ago

“We’re not looking ahead to, or preparing for, the 4th Industrial Revolution. It’s here and you’re either going to be a part of carving the path for businesses, or you’re going to spend the next century playing catch up.” Nico Steyn, CEO IoT.nxt. Automation, digitisation and integration – they all result in pools of data …

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Human relevance in an age of automation
1 year ago

Gareth Rees, Director of Global Partnerships, says, “Specialised resources and key managers are still relevant. In fact, they need to be allowed to be more relevant by driving innovation and improvement, rather than monitoring and managing a system that can self-organise.”

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What, exactly, is IoT?
1 year ago

A buzzword, part of a revolutionary chapter in history and, supposedly, a ‘must have’. But what does IoT really mean? Well, that depends on where you’re sitting.

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Mining: Breaking down the silos
1 year ago

Before you give yourself a pat on your back for digitising your mine, let’s look a little further down the road. The mining industry has, for the most part, embraced digitisation. Many of the processes are relatively automated, but operate in silos. Pit monitoring, ROM movement, drilling, blasting, loading, hauling, beneficiation and outbound logistics – …

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Reimagining healthcare
1 year ago

Rather than just reacting when thresholds are reached, digitalised equipment allows users to manage a combination of trends continuously to monitor vitals, providing digital audit trails and proactive treatment. – Nico Steyn, IoT.nxt

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Africa’s 4th Industrial Revolution: Answering the big questions
1 year ago

Why IIoT/Industrie 4.0? “There is massive scope for IoT in Africa. As a continent, we are in a race in terms of becoming more competitive and more relevant in the global space. IoT as a technology certainly has the capability of catapulting Africa into the 4th industrial revolution.” – Nico Steyn, CEO IoT.nxt First we …

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The big problem with data
1 year ago

Rapid digitisation brings with it masses of data and, as more and more businesses rush to roll out digitalisation roadmaps, some big problems start to become apparent. Network latency, differing data formats, legacy systems and data storage must all be addressed before the real benefits of digitalisation  can be realised.  “Central to digital transformation is …

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Up in the air: How mines are optimising stockpile surveying
1 year ago

“The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the mining industry has opened up countless possibilities.  From the massive reduction in time latency for survey information and aerial photos, to the ability to inspect high risk areas remotely, the UAV applications hold massive value.” – Eric Croese, Director of Partnerships – Mining Collecting more data, more …

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5 Tech Trends to Watch
2 years ago

3D printing in healthcare It’s been around since 1984, but only now are people starting to pay attention to 3D printing, particularly as it pertains to healthcare – and we’re not just talking dental. Although they’re still expensive, 3D, or Additive Manufacturing, solutions are slowly starting to being more reasonable, as they cement their place …

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Exploring New Frontiers
2 years ago

Not content to lead the charge locally when it comes to the development and implementation of IoT technology, the IoT.nxt team have embarked on a journey of discovery to explore new frontiers in the global market. This week, our team members are dispersed across the globe in an epic campaign to bring new ideas, products …

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The Digitisation of Mining
2 years ago

Fluctuating commodity prices place productivity at the core of growth strategies in the mining sector. As mines mature, it becomes more important than ever to have a clear, comprehensive view of extraction grades, machinery functionality and overall productivity. Knowing how the mine is performing at all times so as to make well-informed mining, financial, marketing …

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Collision Conference, New Orleans | We’re with the leading minds in tech
2 years ago

Collision, America’s fastest growing tech conference, is in full swing in the creative melting pot that is New Orleans. IOT.nxt CEO, Nico Steyn, was invited to join CEOs from a global line up of rapidly expanding startups and the world’s largest companies and media publications. Amongst the star-studded list of speakers which highlight thought-, and industry …

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