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 […]

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 […]

How to prevent equipment failure and reduce unplanned downtime by at least 42%

Unplanned downtime is mostly caused by human error, poor maintenance, hardware or software issues whereas ‘perceived downtime’ includes poor performance or slow changeover. According to the Wall Street Journal, “Unplanned downtime costs industrial manufacturers an estimated $50 billion annually. Unplanned outages result in excessive maintenance, repair and equipment replacement.” Indeed, equipment failure is the cause […]

From fixing to predicting: An Introduction to Predictive Maintenance

Companies often maintain their assets reactively and repair or replace an asset only after it has already broken down. This is known as reactive maintenance. Reactive maintenance is problematic and is frequently associated with equipment breakdowns, which disrupts operations and leads to substantial losses. Reactive maintenance also leads to, amongst others, sub-optimal overall equipment efficiency. […]

5 Key factors to consider when developing a medical (IoMT) device

Despite economic uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the medical technology industry (MedTech), according to Reportlinker, is expected to reach an estimated $432.6 billion by 2025. In this regard, the focus is being placed on interconnected devices as the healthcare industry is increasingly adopting connected devices intending to improve future healthcare altogether. It is advisable, […]

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