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 […]
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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?
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?
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?
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.