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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 30, 2017
Internet of Things

INFOGRAPHIC: THE 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, IoT holds exciting possibilities.
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 […]
September 28, 2017
IMQS Software Training

THE VALUE OF SOFTWARE TRAINING AND SUPPORT

Training is vital for the successful integration of new technologies into the public domain. Hence, it is a central component of IMQS’s people-centred approach and agile methodology. What is IMQS’s training approach and how does it add value to our customers?
August 28, 2017
Maintenance Management

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CORRECTIVE AND PREVENTATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE

Maintenance is the periodic implementation of normal, generally minor, actions that ensure longevity of infrastructure assets in line with their design and operational requirements. What is the difference between corrective and preventative maintenance?
August 24, 2017
Infrastructure Maintenance Management

HOW IMQS MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT HELPS MUNICIPAL ENGINEERS

The efficient management of maintenance is a crucial component of successful municipal infrastructure asset lifecycle management. Well-maintained infrastructure serves consumer needs and underpins economic production, employment, taxes and rates. How does IMQS help engineers maintain infrastructure assets?
August 4, 2017
Infrastructure Management Africa

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 STATS SHOWING WHY AFRICA NEEDS INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

Research released in 2016 by the non-partisan, pan-African research network, Afrobarometer, is telling of Africa’s need for greater investment in infrastructure. Find out more about it in this infographic.
July 2, 2017
Electricity Infrastructure

AFRICA’S ELECTRICITY – A BUSINESS CHALLENGE

A rising Africa is hungry for electricity. Unreliable supply negatively affects business and represents a major risk for international investors. The South African case of “load shedding” is a case in point. What are Africa’s electricity challenges and what solutions are found in the realms infrastructure asset management?