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May 30, 2018
What is Infrastructure Asset Management

BACK TO BASICS: WHAT IS INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT?

 We can all agree that working infrastructure is the backbone of human development and security, but is this infrastructure being managed properly? It is time to go back to basics and remind ourselves of what infrastructure asset management is all about.
May 6, 2018
Application Containerisation

THE 7 BENEFITS OF APPLICATION CONTAINERISATION

Current software platforms are constrained by having multiple infrastructure and technology stacks to maintain. This leads to fragile and complex deployment processes, which are hard to replicate, test and support. How does application containerisation solve these problems?
March 27, 2018

POWERING WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AT STELLENBOSCH MUNICIPALITY WITH GIS-BASED TELEMETRY

Stellenbosch Municipality implemented the IMQS telemetry solution as part of their drought monitoring programme in 2017/2018. What is telemetry and how is this set of smart technologies assisting municipal water resource management at Stellenbosch Municipality?
March 26, 2018

A NEW LOOK FOR YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

In 2018, IMQS users will not only be working with some of the best infrastructure asset management software around, but be greeted by a brand new look and feel in line with the IMQS corporate identity. Read further to see what IMQS has in store for you!
February 10, 2018
Infrastructure Asset Management Software Platform

IMQS: THE 2018 PLATFORM FOR INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

2018 is a year of progress and opportunity, and IMQS is ready for the challenge! Read further to find out about IMQS’s new innovative projects geared towards adding real value to the global infrastructure asset management domain.
January 30, 2018
Water resource management - every drop counts

WATER RESOURCE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT – WHY STELLENBOSCH WON’T RUN DRY

Stellenbosch, like other municipalities in the Western Cape, has been hard hit by a prolonged drought. Unlike many of its peers, however, Stellenbosch seems to be sitting on a greener wicket. How has Stellenbosch gone about managing risk, and what has been the main resource in this municipality’s water management […]
November 30, 2017
Smart Electricity for African Cities

SMART ELECTRICITY MANAGEMENT FOR AFRICAN CITIES

In 2017, the African continent still suffers from unreliable, insufficient and costly power generation and distribution. The smart management of electrical infrastructure is a prerequisite for sustainable socio-economic development. How do GLS Consulting and IMQS Software cooperate to offer African cities a comprehensive electricity infrastructure management solution?
November 20, 2017
CGFARO and IMESA Blog

IMQS REFLECTS ON IMESA AND CIGFARO

2017 once again saw IMQS showcasing its infrastructure asset management (IAM) software solutions at the annual Chartered Institute of Government Finance, Audit and Risk Officers (CIGFARO) and Institute for Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA) conferences. We spoke to IMQS Head of Marketing, Erick Underhill, to hear more about what […]
November 2, 2017
mSCOA Implementation

THREE CHALLENGES TO mSCOA IMPLEMENTATION – AN INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE

July 1, 2017 has come and gone, and with that, the deadline by which South African municipalities were to successfully implement the Municipal Standard Chart of Accounts (mSCOA) regulation. This retrospective article highlights three main challenges the IMQS Asset Management Team encountered in their efforts to help municipalities become mSCOA […]
September 29, 2017

TOWARDS AN INFRASTRUCTURE INTERNET OF THINGS (IIoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes an emerging interconnected world of “things” where new technologies and Big Data analytics are revolutionising our way of life. For Infrastructure Asset Management, in particular, IoT holds exciting possibilities. In this article we briefly define IoT, look at its origins and relate it to […]