What will operations, maintenance and the cloud look like by 2031?

Forbes recently posted an article, What Operations and Maintenance Could Look Like By 2025, which is very much consistent with what Polymorph has been doing over the past 15 years. The Covid-19 pandemic forced a big transition to mobile devices. This trend is continuing and even accelerating in 2021 as businesses are learning to appreciate […]

Does your business really need a mobile app? Start by asking yourself these 5 questions

Consumers are increasingly connecting with businesses on their smartphones and other smart devices. As a result, many businesses develop mobile apps to connect with these consumers.  While a mobile app can certainly be an invaluable tool to connect with consumers, it does not necessarily mean your business needs one. Below we elaborate on 5 questions […]

Mobile apps vs web apps: What’s the difference?

The terms web app and mobile app are often used interchangeably and thought of as the same concept. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There are differences for the user as well as how they are developed and deployed. In this article, we look at the definitions of mobile apps versus web apps and […]

5 IoT trends disrupting the tech world in 2021

Amid increasing demand for a more effective and interconnected global economy and the economic challenges of 2020 resulting from COVID-19, which included a dramatic shift to remote work, research suggests that Internet of Things (IoT) trends are going to be the accelerating factors of the global economy reopening in 2021. In this article, we look […]

Cape Town software development hub fast becoming South Africa’s own Silicon Valley

The Cape Town information and communications technology (ICT) sector has become a globalised and leading services sector within Africa. Many software development companies in this sector have international investors, clients, suppliers, and business partners. It serves as a localised hub of diverse development enterprises, skills, and infrastructure. It is also the fastest-growing section in the […]

Digital transformation use cases that changed the day-to-day operations for business

Businesses globally are transforming to digital and reaping the benefits such as optimised business practices, rapid problems solving, and more productive workers. It also facilitates improved compliance with legislation and company standard operating procedures. Moreover, both South African and international businesses are seeing significant ROI from their digital transformation investments.  We look at 4 such […]

Digitization vs Digitalization vs Digital transformation: Towards increased profitability

Although the terms digitization, digitalization and digital transformation sound very similar, each of them have a very distinct and different meaning. One key differentiator is that neither digitalization nor digital transformation can occur without digitization of certain processes. Below we discuss the difference between digitization, digitalization, and digital transformation in more detail and how, when […]

The 4th Industrial Revolution – past, present, and future

The four industrial revolutions captured the process of change from an agricultural and handicraft economy to one dominated by industry and machine manufacturing. This process began in the 18th century in Britain and from there spread to other parts of the world. People have always used the available technology to make their lives easier and […]

Real-life use cases of predictive maintenance on rotating machinery

Rotating machinery are crucial components of plant operations, and should therefore be reliable and perform efficiently at all times. However, given the harsh environments in which these machines and equipment often operate, failures and breakdowns are commonplace. Predictive maintenance offers an innovative way to pre-empt, implement and schedule maintenance for modern rotating machinery and equipment […]

South African business are benefiting from reduced equipment breakdowns and maintenance cost with end-to-end predictive maintenance

Predictive maintenance systems are designed to help anticipate equipment failures so that corrective maintenance can be scheduled in advance. This approach can prevent unexpected machinery and equipment downtime, reduce maintenance costs and improve service quality for customers. It can also reduce any additional costs caused by over-maintenance in preventative maintenance policies. In this article we […]