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FNB Connect earns more international recognition

FNB Connect earns more international recognition

December 14, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On 14 December 2017, South African bank, First National Bank (FNB) announced that its FNB Connect platform has been awarded for Innovation in Product Design at the 20th Financial Innovation Awards held in London. The Awards recognised FNB Connect for introducing the FNB ConeXis smartphones which have looked to enabled access to digital banking. FNB [&hellip...

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Top technology trends for 2018

Top technology trends that will dominate discussions in 2018

December 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, General, Lists, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

2017 has seen a number of disruptive technologies emerge and become the topics of discussion around boardroom tables all over the world. Technologies such as AI, cloud and the blockchain have become integral parts of companies plans to the future. With all...

Kenya: Nairobi County partners Cisco for deployment of Digital Business Roadmap

Kenya: Nairobi County partners Cisco for deployment of Digital Business Roadmap

December 13, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Nairobi City County has announced the launch of its Digital Business Roadmap in partnership with Cisco for digital transformation of service delivery. The initiative aims to drive better citizen experiences when engaging the county, better the County’s...

Gemalto's platform offers digital payment solutions

Gemalto’s platform offers digital payment solutions

December 13, 2017 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Gemalto has announced that its Trusted Service Hub (TSH) can now offer a single gateway enabling issuers to connect to the Mastercard and Visa tokenization services. According to the company, this will simplify the way financial institutions can launch mobile...

Huawei, Xpress Money partner to grow African mobile money footprint

Huawei, Xpress Money partner to grow African mobile money footprint

December 13, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On 13 December 2017, ICT solutions provider, Huawei, announced a partnership with Xpress Money, a money transfer brands, to drive mobile money services to more of the worlds unbanked, with a focus placed on the African market. The partnership will give the...

Microsoft launches Kaizala mobile app in Kenya

Microsoft launches Kaizala mobile app in Kenya

December 13, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Microsoft has launched Kaizala in Kenya, a mobile app designed for large group communication, work management, reporting and analytics integrated with Office 365. The app allows businesses to connect with large groups of people across their entire value...

7 business and tech trends to expect in 2018

7 business and tech trends to expect in 2018

December 13, 2017 • General, Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

On 13 December 2017, Accenture released its Fjord Trends 2018, an annual report analysing the pressing forces acting internally and externally on organisations and society. Its 11th annual report examines seven emergent trends expected to impact business,...

Safaricom expands 4G coverage across Kenya

Safaricom expands 4G coverage across Kenya

December 13, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya’s mobile network operator, Safaricom has announced that 4G network will now be available across all 47 counties. According to the company, there are now one million customers enjoying 4G in Kenya. Safaricom said the milestone was achieved on the...

Raja Moudgil named new Country Manager of Phillips Lighting

Raja Moudgil named new Country Manager of Philips Lighting

December 13, 2017 • Careers, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday 12 December 2017, Philips Lighting Southern Africa announced the appointment of Raja Moudgil as the new Country Manager Southern Africa. Raja Moudgil has been promoted to the position, after much success in his previous role as National Sales...

PayU launches new service to advance Nigeria's cashless economy

PayU launches new service to advance Nigeria’s cashless economy

December 13, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On 12 December 2017, online payment solution platform, PayU announced the launch of a new service called PayU Receive. The new product, according to the company, will allow businesses in Nigeria to securely request and receive payments directly from their...

South Africa: AWS Direct Connect no available through Teraco data centers

South Africa: AWS Direct Connect now available through Teraco data centers

December 13, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday 13 December 2017, Teraco, a vendor-neutral colocation data centre in South Africa, announced the availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect through Teraco’s Johannesburg JB1 and Cape Town CT1 data centres. This will enable...

AfricaCom 2017: Reshaad Sha discusses the growth of SqwidNet

SqwidNET returns as Diamond Sponsor of IoT Forum Africa

December 12, 2017 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

SqwidNET is returning to IoT Forum Africa 2018 as Diamond Sponsor. The long term partnership signifies SqwidNET’s dedication to facilitating the growth of IoT in Africa. The theme for next year’s conference and exhibition is powering a new era...

Retailers warned to keep e-commerce platforms up-to-date this festive season

Retailers warned to keep e-commerce platforms up-to-date this festive season

December 12, 2017 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

A study conducted by Kaspersky Lab has revealed that over 77 percent of companies globally have suffered from some kind of attack during the last 12 months. The Kaspersky Lab IT Security Economics Report shows that over the past year there has been an...

TransUnion introduces Mobile Score Card in Kenya

TransUnion introduces Mobile Score Card in Kenya

December 12, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

TransUnion has introduced the TransUnion Mobile Score Card in Kenya. The Mobile Score Card will provide lenders with a risk view of their mobile loans. With the Score Card, TransUnion Kenya aims to help more Kenyans to become active in the economy and its...

How to secure your cryptocurrency

How to secure your cryptocurrency

December 12, 2017 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

As Cryptocurrencies continue to gain popularity, recent breaches reinforce the need for vigilance and knowledge to protect online assets. In the case of cryptocurrencies, we are presented with a new set of challenges in how security, identity and access are...

Why you shouldn’t have to monitor your employees’ content consumption

Why you shouldn’t have to monitor your employees’ content consumption

December 12, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Talk of monitoring and blocking employee access to certain types of Internet content might sound like draconian management measures. After all, we’re all adults in the workplace and we shouldn’t need to be told what we can and can’t look at on the...