By Ctrack Equipped with IoT-enabling technology, asset and vehicle tracking solutions company Ctrack, part of Inseego Corp., is ideally primed to help usher in the next revolution in 2017 and beyond. The world is currently undergoing a transformation towards an era described as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” – a revolution which combines the physical, digital and biological realms that will maximise business optimisation and enhance quality of life. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the Internet of Things (IoT), which involve connectivity, devices, and big data analytics, form a significant part of this next revolutionary phase. In the transport industry, the “things” mostly refer to vehicles and the people driving them, which can be controlled, monitored and managed via web software and applications. According to research and industry experts, both Africa as a continent and transportation as an industry are well-positioned to take full advantage of IoT in the upcoming years. In fact, we might even end up leading the Fourth Industrial Revolution globally. The latest World Economic Forum on Africa (Rwanda, May 2016), which was largely focused on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, suggested how IoT may become Africa’s next great “leapfrogging” success story.