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Westcon partners with vendors Ruckus, Avaya at upcoming IAUG showcase

Westcon partners with vendors Ruckus, Avaya at upcoming IAUG showcase

August 15, 2018 • Events, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Westcon Sub-Saharan Africa, the value-added distributor, is partnering with vendor’s Ruckus Networks an Arris company and Avaya, at the annual IAUG event to be held in August 2018. Here it will showcase to customers and reseller partners, the full length and breadth of how it is able to pool vendor technologies for an overall collaboration [&hellip...

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Twitter Lite now available in over 45 countries

Twitter Lite now available in over 45 countries

August 14, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Twitter announced on Monday, 13 August 2018 that it has expanded Twitter Lite to 21 more countries including five countries in Africa. The company also reveled that Lite now supports push notifications and threaded Tweets. Twitter Lite was launched in 2017 as...

Connecting Citizens: The building blocks required for a bright digital future

Connecting Citizens: The building blocks required for a bright digital future

August 14, 2018 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Connecting citizens enables the public sector to communicate effectively with the population, pre-empting certain events and making sure citizens are notified of critical information. But the opportunity goes further than just being able to send and receive...

Safaricom considering finger biometrics to curb SIM Card fraud

Safaricom to introduce finger biometrics to curb SIM card fraud

August 14, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya’s biggest teleco Safaricom, is in the process of developing a framework that will deal with the sim card swap fraud. This comes after ongoing sim card fraud that plagued users in the country in recent months. Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore said that such...

Microsoft Kaizala Pro now available in Nigeria

Microsoft Kaizala Pro now available in Nigeria

August 14, 2018 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Microsoft has announced that Microsoft Kaizala Pro is now available in Nigeria. Microsoft Kaizala is a mobile app that aims to improve the way businesses communicate and collaborate. The mobile app is designed for large group communication, workflow...

What does digital transformation mean for South African business?

What does digital transformation mean for South African business?

August 13, 2018 • General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The business landscape is changing, it’s no secret. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has already begun to shift the business landscape, and the challenges faced by businesses increase at the same pace as their competition. The barriers to entry for many...

Gilbert Saggia, Managing Director, East Africa, SAP

The digital transformation of Africa’s rail system

August 13, 2018 • East Africa, OpinionComments (0)

Few modes of transport evoke such a sense of history and romanticism as rail. The first recorded use of rail transport was around 500BC, when ancient Greeks used a rail-like system – most likely powered by humans or horses – to carry boats across...

Mines secures $13M Series A to expand credit platform for emerging markets

Fintech startup secures $13M Series A to expand credit platform for emerging markets

August 13, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Mines, a fintech startup re-inventing credit in emerging markets, has closed a Series A round of $13M led by The Rise Fund, a global fund managed by TPG Growth. Also participating are Velocity Capital, Western Technology Investments, First Ally Capital,...

Temenos and AUC Venture Lab team up to accelerate fintech innovation in Egypt. Picture: Innovation Labs

Temenos and AUC Venture Lab team up to accelerate fintech innovation in Egypt

August 13, 2018 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Venture lab at The American University in Cairo, university-based startup accelerator in Africa and the MENA region, and Temenos, the banking software company, have announced their intention to collaborate and strengthen the fintech ecosystem in Cairo....

African Banks are using Agent Networks to unlock the potential of Financial Inclusion

African Banks are using Agent Networks to unlock the potential of Financial Inclusion

August 13, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

Papersoft is now a technological partner of two of the biggest African banks: Equity Bank Group and Ecobank from Democratic Republic of Congo to help them delivering their financial inclusion services via hyperlocal agents. Banks alongside with technology...

SMEs most financially vulnerable to fraud attacks

SMEs are especially vulnerable to fraud according to certified fraud examiner

August 13, 2018 • Finance, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Fraud affects small businesses much more severely than large corporates, with global research revealing that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) generally lose twice as much money than their corporate counterparts in the event of employee fraud. Discussing...

Teams Of Girls From India And Nigeria Win International Mobile App Competition

Start-ups from India and Nigeria win International Mobile App Competition

August 11, 2018 • Startups, West AfricaComments (0)

Iridescent, a nonprofit empowering underrepresented young people globally to become innovators and leaders, announced that two teams of girls – one from India and Nigeria – won top honors at its 2018 Technovation World Pitch Summit, a tech...

Phillips Consulting collaborated with Intellect Design Arena Limited. Picture: MarcoPolis

Phillips Consulting transforms banking in Nigeria with introduction of Intellect Digital Solution

August 11, 2018 • Finance, West AfricaComments (0)

Phillips Consulting Limited (PCL), has transformed the financial technology sector by introducing cutting-edge technology, Intellect Digital Core Banking Solution, to Nigeria. Phillips Consulting collaborated with Intellect Design Arena Limited, a global...

Solar Mining Services announces new additions to their team

Solar Mining Services announces new additions to their team

August 11, 2018 • Company News, Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Solar Mining Services, a new dynamic entrant to the explosives and explosive related services for the Mining and Quarry Sectors, announced the appointment of two key positions. Donald Motloung has been appointed as the new Business Development Executive for...

Around 23,000 devices go missing every month, finds Kaspersky Lab

Around 23,000 devices go missing every month, finds Kaspersky Lab

August 10, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The holiday season is nearly upon us, and that means that millions of people are getting ready for a trip abroad. And while they are on holiday, many will be taking the opportunity to capture precious memories of their time away. In fact, according to...

The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina

New technologies will change African agriculture as we know it today

August 10, 2018 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, has made an urgent call to give farmers across the continent new technologies with the potential to transform agricultural production. Adesina said the technology transfer was needed...