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Alternative Wireless Connections by Bradley Hemphill, (September 2017)
 
This white paper gives an overview of an alternative wireless connection system near the edge of the network. It explores what the Internet of Things is, as well as the different technologies for it such as eLTE-IoT and eLTE-U.
 
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Decreasing Fibre Network Installation Costs by Athi Ntisana, (April 2017)
 
Offering unsurpassed speeds in information transmission, fibre networks have become highly sought-after. However, for driving down costs, modularity and effective management are essential.
 
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Digital Transformation - Keeping Pace With Progress by Bradley Hemphill, (August 2016)
 
Digital transformation is taking place at breakneck speed and is radically changing the face of client interactions. Consumers are becoming ever more demanding, and suppliers and service providers need to confront tough new challenges to stay ahead of their game.
 
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Commercial Office Building Access Control by Ntokozo Nkabinde, (June 2016)
 
Verifying the identity of individuals in a commercial office building or corporate environment has become critically important.
 
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Customer Engagement - A question of balance by Ntosh Mnguni, (May 2016)
 
Involving customers in a company’s intended changes, goals and vision ensures that the customer becomes personally invested in its brand. Integral to this is maintaining a balance between technological advances and personalized service.
 
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Open Access Network by Muneer Adam, (March 2016)
 
The Open Access Network (OAN) model separates the roles of the service provider and the network owner to eradicate the monopoly of the telecommunication sector. It allows multiple service providers to compete over the same network.
 
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Project management of IT moves by Vicky Killian, (February 2016)
 
In the event of a company or business moving premises, it is vital to carefully project manage the relocation of ICT systems and telecommunication systems. In doing so it is essential to implement and follow a Project Management Plan (PMP).
 
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Solar Photovoltaic Energy for Corporate Buildings by Rupesh Vaga, (January 2016)
 
Alternative means of generating electricity are being researched and implemented in South Africa. There are two main synergies which can be incorporated into modern building design to reduce the dependency on the use of fossil fuels.
 
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Automated Number Plate Recognition – crucial to crime prevention in SA by Muneer Adam, (November 2015)
 
Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) is becoming increasingly important to enterprise security services in South Africa. ANPR is a sub-integral surveillance platform utilising optical character recognition. 
 
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Biodigesters offer South Africa significant advantages by Hilde Herman, (October 2015)
 
The current electricity situation in South Africa is forcing the country to investigate and implement alternative energy sources. Biogas generated from anaerobic digestion is one such alternative which has not nearly reached its full potential in South Africa. 
 
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Could the supercapacitor be the new, superior battery? by Matthew Coulson, (September 2015)
 
Developments in supercapacitor technology suggest that it could compete with battery technology. We take an in-depth look at the pros and cons of leading-edge supercapacitor technology. 
 
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Smart Buildings, Smart Move by Hilde Herman, (August 2015)
 
A building that is smart makes use of systems, such as a Building Management System (BMS), to optimise its functionality, reduce its energy requirements and carbon footprint, enhance security and maximise employee comfort.  
 
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The Case for CSP in Africa's Solar Energy Mix by Matthew Coulson, (July 2015)
 
In recent years, we have seen a global move towards the use of renewable energy, in particu- lar Photovoltaic (PV) energy. However, PV generation is not necessarily the obvious choice for Africa. Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) may be a better alternative, as it is particularly suited to sunbelt countries.  
 
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The Urban Environment and Security by Rob Anderson, (June 2015)
 
The successful integration of technology and manpower is crucial to strengthening the environmental components of a security solution. This has led to the concept of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED).  
 
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Time for a CHANGE by Vicky Killian, (May 2015)
 
The world of technology is changing tremendously fast and constantly evolving. Today’s organisational Leaders are faced with major concerns as to how to address a proper approach to change implementation, and change management is therefore essential.  
 
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Why consider Enterprise Wi-Fi by Kim Greyling, (April 2015)
 
Wi-Fi is the networking technology of choice in Enterprise environments, as it has enabled IT professionals to push for high availability techniques for the network edge, bringing them closer to users than ever before.  
 
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Data storage and the cloud by Jean-Luck Kasangana (March 2015)
 
As organisations become more dependent upon Information Technology (IT), they look to reduce both the capital and operational cost of IT. Cloud computing which facilitates centralised data storage makes it possible to reduce these costs. It also offers numerous other benefits.  
 
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Biomass grid connected plant technologies for power generation by Rodrigue Kamba (February 2015)
 
Biomass energy is renewable energy that comes from organic material. It includes energy from both plant and animal matter. Electricity from sugarcane is a type of biomass energy. Types of biomass fuel other than sugarcane bagasse include woodchips, seaweed, landfi ll (rubbish), animal waste and corn stalks.  
 
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The case for the construction of a data centre by Jaco Cronje (January 2015)
 
The world is becoming increasingly digital. Digitalisation involves aligning business objectives with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions. It is part of the Internet of Things (IoT), integral to which is the “Nexus of Forces”. This is the convergence of cloud, information, social collaboration and mobility. Businesses that implement digitalisation will achieve operational, cost and organisational benefits. The platform for creating this transformation is the Data Centre.  
 
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The Distribution Board Story by Alsuelo Hunter (November 2014)
 
Electrical distribution systems are used in every residential, commercial and industrial building to safely control the distribution of electricity throughout the facility. The role of the distribution board or switch board is to divide the main incoming current into subsidiary (smaller) currents for further distribution. It must provide switching, current protection and metering for the various electricity branches.  
 
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With The Evolution of Technology, A Comprehensive Mobility Strategy is Imperative by Kim Greyling (September 2014)
 
With the constant evolution of technology and ever increasing business demands, it is imperative to have the necessary mobility strategy in place to enable a company to perform at maximum capacity irrespective of device.  
 
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Sustainable Solar Power – The Solution to Providing Energy For Low Cost Housing? by Ghumaid Abdurahman (August 2014)
 
South Africa faces an immense challenge to address the backlog in the construction and delivery of quality, low cost housing. While there are a number of initiatives underway, there is said to be a backlog of some 2.3 million houses. Integral to the construction of these houses is the provision of energy for basic needs. Solar technology is a cost-effective solution for providing energy to low cost houses.  
 
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Africa’s Industrial Scenarios – Weighing up the Opportunities and Challenges by Jaco Cronje (July 2014)
 
Africa’s growth is projected to accelerate to 4.8% in 2014 and 5 to 6% in 2015, levels which have not been seen since the global economic crisis of 2009. Africa has weathered internal and external shocks and is poised to achieve healthy economic growth rates. Against this encouraging backdrop are however numerous challenges.  
 
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What are the technological barriers to implementing the smart grid in SA? by Jaco Cronje (June 2014)
 
A smart grid can be defined as an evolved grid system which has been expanded through the addition of intelligence that manages electricity demand in a sustainable, reliable and economic manner.  
 
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Biomass – a crucial renewable energy source if generated correctly by Rodrigue Kamba (May 2014)
 
The challenge ahead of us is to ensure that biomass energy is produced in ways that not only reduce global warming, but also protect the environment thus making it sustainable. It is also important to ensure costs are kept down during its production. Biomass energy should in fact do a better job than fossil fuels.  
 
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Give Your Company The Competitive Edge By Means of an IT Audit by Thembi Lebese (April 2014)
 
With increasing technological developments and competition, companies are looking at ways to enhance and optimise their information technology (IT) systems and technical infrastructure. An information technology audit, also referred to as a technical infrastructure audit, is an invaluable process to undertake to accomplish this.  
 
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An Integrated Security System (ISS) Optimises Global Port Security by Jaco Cronje (March 2014)
 
Due to global developments, it is becoming increasingly important to enhance and optimise the security of ships and port facilities worldwide. Ports are having to progressively improve safety and security strategies and systems to maintain global security compliance.  
 
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Proposed Increase in SA’s Solar Renewable Energy Will Lead to Positive Spin-Offs by James Ricketts (February 2014)
 
South Africa is a country fraught with ongoing challenges in the form of severe power shortages and an inconsistent, unreliable power supply. The increased solar energy allocation, if implemented, would of course help alleviate this situation by diversifying energy resources and boosting energy security. 
 
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Security in the Network Environment by Laura Niehaus (November 2013)
 
Threats to network security are escalating dramatically.  Technology advancements in social media, mobile devices, wifi and cloud services are increasing a company’s vulnerability to attacks.  Cyber risks and cyber threats are a major concern for large revenue generating organisations.
 
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Video Conferencing: Bringing Together Business Colleagues from Across the World by Ludwig Sabor (October 2013)
 
State-of-the art information and communication technology (ICT) makes it increasingly easy for people the world over to communicate in real-time.  Perhaps the pinnacle of communication technology is Video Conferencing (VC) which enables virtual interaction to take place between business colleagues from different sites or remote sites, as if they are situated right next to each other.
 
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The Challenges of a Smart Grid by Bradley Hemphill (September 2013)
 
The smart grid combines ICT and leading edge intelligence capabilities with existing electrical infrastructure to deliver real-time energy information and knowledge.  It empowers smarter energy choices, and has the potential to transform the energy business and use of electric power throughout the world.  It can without a doubt help support energy needs, significantly enhance electricity distribution, and generally create a more comfortable future.  
 
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