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E-commerce boom in Kenya offers new opportunities for entrepreneurs

June 29, 2016 • East Africa, Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya’s electronic commerce market is primed for major growth in the next five years as mobile internet performance continues to improve, a proposed national addressing system comes into existence, and people become more comfortable with digital transactions. That’s according to Dr. Rutendo Hwindingwi, divisional director for Sage East and West Africa,...

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Top 10 Strategic Technologies for Government in 2016

June 29, 2016 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

After nearly a decade of “doing more with less,” government CIOs remain under pressure to further optimise IT and business costs while leading digital innovation in the public sector, according to Gartner, Inc. Government CIOs face organisational...

African Startups

GrowthHub to help African entrepreneurs help themselves

June 28, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

GrowthHub, a new initiative to support entrepreneurs, is hosting its first event at the OneChadwick cowork space in Sandton, Johannesburg in July 2016 with Rich Mulholland serving up a talk on How to Pitch for Funding. “At GrowthHub, we are looking to...

HPE

Taking a closer look at the inner workings of FunDex

June 27, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

If you believe that the user experience is everything for mobile apps, HPE has a simple question for you: How are you measuring it? All too often, existing tools do not adequately measure the user experience. Some measure only a few variables or have...

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Developing African mobile games that pack a global punch

June 27, 2016 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

It’s a scenario many of us who live in or have visited Africa have experienced: being stopped by a traffic officer and asked for a bribe. Now, imagine playing a game on your mobile phone; instead of cruising through the streets of New York, you find...

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Vulnerability found in popular energy equipment

June 27, 2016 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Mining & Energy, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

While performing a security assessment for one of its clients in the critical infrastructure sector, the Kaspersky Lab Security Services team discovered an important vulnerability. The CVE-2016-4785 vulnerability could allow an attacker to remotely obtain a...

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Top predictions for DevOps in 2016

June 27, 2016 • East Africa, Enterprise, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

To say that we’re living in a digital revolution has become a cliché at this point. But with every day that passes, it becomes more true. We can order taxi service, deposit checks, and lock our front door via apps on our phones. When driving, we may have...

fintech africa

Top tips to keep your financial data safe on the internet

June 24, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

With the rise of e-commerce in Africa, it is almost unavoidable to buy products online or give your personal information to websites. While this development has made buying and selling so much easier, it has also increased the risk of identity theft and...

Mobile Data Usage

Kenya: Mobile Money transfer subscriptions on the rise

June 24, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Kenya’s mobile money transfer subscriptions reached 24.8 million as of 31 March 2016. During this time, the number of mobile money agents grew to 147,761 compared to 141,542 agents recorded the previous quarter. This is according to a report via...

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South Africa: Wits University launches free online courses

June 24, 2016 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Wits University has announced that it has developed a suite of online course offerings that will be made available over the next three years to enhance access to higher education. These include massive open online courses (MOOCs) on the edX platform, short...

Selling to the CIO

Top 8 tips for Selling to the CIO

June 23, 2016 • East Africa, Events, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Let’s face it, selling to the modern-day CIO is not an easy task. These industry executives essentially live busy lives. They are busy 24/7, and are bombarded with technical sales calls day in and day out; however, there are ways and means to...

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Top 5 factors that differentiate fintech in Africa

June 23, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Fintech in Africa, as elsewhere in the world, is big business. Investment is flooding into startups providing innovative ways of offering financial services. Startups in the fintech space took on almost 30 per cent of the total funding raised by African...

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Kenya: Telco Systems rolls out 10GE network for KENET

June 23, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telco Systems has revealed that it has deployed a new 10GE high capacity carrier Ethernet network for the Kenya Education Network (KENET) in Kenya. KENET is a not-for-profit telecommunications operator in Kenya that supports the communication needs of the...

Mobile Healthcare

Improved healthcare delivery models across Africa transform industry

June 22, 2016 • East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The pharmaceutical industry, followed closely by healthcare information technology (IT), in Africa is predicted to experience substantial growth in 2016. A host of factors are anticipated to have a positive effect on the African healthcare industry. Increased...

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Global WiFi Trends: It will always cost more to connect at the tip of Africa

June 22, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The benefits of having access to the Internet has long been documented, particularly for those living in the developing world or in emerging markets. This endless source of information has the power to improve virtually every aspect of a person’s life....

Ewaste

Kenya: Turning garbage into growth the future city way

June 21, 2016 • East Africa, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Waste is the eternal burden of civilisation. The earliest known urban garbage dumps are found in Crete, made over 5,000 years ago. Not long after that experiments with recycling began: Chinese societies reused bronze and the Aztecs routinely rescued usable...

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