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IT News Africa: Top Stories of The Week

June 24, 2018 • General, Top Stories

IT News Africa: Top Stories of The Week

IT News Africa: Top Stories of The Week

We’re well into the second quarter of the year, and with that being said this week there has been much activity within the IT space. From new innovations and digital transformation, growing economies to emerging startups, here is a round up of some of the popular stories for the week.

The Top 10 iOS 12 features announced at WWDC 2018

Apple announced a range of new developments at their annual Worldwide Developers Conference last week, some of which included the new operating system for Mac, macOS Mojave, and a bunch of new fitness-related features on watchOS 5. Of all the announcements, that of iOS 12 was probably the most anticipated because it would affect anyone with an iPhone or iPad. With iOS 12 announced to drop in October of this year, here are the top ten new features to look forward to. Read more.

How digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across emerging economies

Innovation and entrepreneurship play an ever-increasing role in growing Africa’s emerging technology ecosystem. According to research by the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator, over the past two years alone, Africa has seen the number of innovation hubs double. Whilst the big 3 cities – Nairobi, Lagos, Cape Town – have been dominating the Sub-Saharan growth narrative, the next wave of incubators are arriving from new ecosystem cities in North Africa. Read more.

What investors are looking for in Africa’s fintech sector

Africa has long been considered a global leader in fintech innovation and adoption. The continent’s low penetration rates for traditional banking services coupled with high penetration of mobile phones makes it a rich breeding ground for fintech innovation, and in many respects the continent has been miles ahead of other developing – and most developed – markets. Read more.

IOT: Driving innovation in supply chain and logistics

It has become widely respected that when technology is used to aid innovation, it can deliver significant value to the business bottom line. Not only do the latest disruptive technologies often aid in reducing operational costs to businesses, but they can also provide for better monitoring and control of the state of the business strategy – and customer service. Read more.

Untapped opportunity in Africa’s emerging startup hubs

African startups are in a unique position to leverage innovation to answer some of the continent’s most pressing challenges. To achieve this, an enabling environment is mission critical, according to Abu Cassim, founder and director of Jozi Angels, an angel network that invests in early stage startups. Read more.

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