Congratulations to all the elected branch committee members following the AGMs in January!
Thank you for taking the time to commit in helping within the SAIMC in this way. Your work will ensure that our members get the opportunity to network and also learn about the relevant technology within our industry. Enjoy this year with your committee. Please bring your ideas to ensure that the SAIMC is continuously improving. We are excited to see what the teams will deliver.
Using data more proactively and consciously
Most companies are shifting their focus on data analytics. And one has to critically ask if the opportunities to use the data available are really being used and planned for in company strategies. Projections show that with the increase in data availability with the use of 5G technology, that less that 25% of the data available will be used within industry. IoT will truly change the landscape as we perceive it currently.
Using as an example the ‘Future X’ architecture example. Architects will build networks towards used case led deployment. Employing strategies that include:
• Business applications: Including workforce efficiency and asset optimisation.
• Digital value platform: Including digital operations and industrial automation.
• Multi cloud connectivity.
• High performance networking.
• Dynamic security: Ensuring your data is protected.
We are living in exciting times for automation. Companies have the opportunity to redefine and enhance themselves by using data. It is exciting to be part of this era of evolution.
SAIMC: From the President’s desk April 2019, SAIMC
In the pursuit of betterment, in an ideal world, we would like to think that every person, can, as a minimum, choose to leave this world in a better state than they found it. For each of us this might ...
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch April 2019, SAIMC
, SAIMC Is your data really yours?
This question was posed by Mark Dilchert of Integr8. With cloud-based storage and communication, a company’s data goes in one end, (usually) comes out the other, without ...
Read more...SAIMC: Tshwane branch April 2019, SAIMC
The branch technology evenings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at our new venue – the offices of IoT.nxt, with invites sent via e-mail. Unfortunately, at present only around 30% of subscribers ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch April 2019, SAIMC
Industrial process control is normally achieved by manipulating operating temperatures, pressures, levels and flow rates, with the aim being to produce an end product of proven quality while optimising ...
Read more...SAIMC: From the President’s desk March 2019, SAIMC
Sitting here writing another article on my cellphone, realising it’s 2019 and we have technology available to us that people could not even imagine when I was born, is quite a revelation. A sobering moment ...
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch March 2019, SAIMC
, SAIMC Technology evening: What is a cobot?
First of all, what is a robot? Dictionary definitions vary, but the gist is that it is a machine which takes the place of a human being (so those things at street ...
Read more...SAIMC: Tshwane branch March 2019, SAIMC
The highlight of 2018 was the end-of-year dinner enjoyed by members and the committee at Cheers in Irene. We were fortunate to have Ina and Johan Maartens join us as well. Another noteworthy item was ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch March 2019, SAIMC
The AGM was held at the Durban Country Club on 6 February. A respectable audience of 23 members, six Patrons and one student member, gathered to attend the proceedings which ran smoothly under John Owen-Ellis’ ...
Read more...SAIMC: Secunda branch March 2019, SAIMC
The branch AGM took place on 17 January. In order to keep the momentum of the last two years, the committee remained unchanged, with the exception of the loss of two reliable members, Xandri Cornelisen ...