Kenya's mobile handset market recorded year-on-year volume growth of 21.5% in Q1 2014, according to preliminary figures announced today by International Data Corporation (IDC). While various economic and social factors continued to help push this growth, the positive quarterly performance was primarily driven by a vibrant gray market that...
Accenture, Microsoft and Avanade announced on Wednesday 27 September 2017 that the companies are extending their collaboration through a multi-year, multi-million-dollar agreement to develop, integrate and bring to market enhanced cyber defence solutions to help clients better detect, investigate and respond to cyber threats. The collaboration extends the companies’...
Safaricom has revamped it's My Safaricom App for Android, reports TechWeez. The update (version 1.5.0.7) - which was pushed on Thursday, 12 March 2020 - includes minor features like a new splash screen and refreshed MPESA Global User Interface. The newer splash screen simply includes Safaricom's tagline whereas the MPESA...
The South African High Commissioner to Kenya, Ms Koleka Mqulwana says South Africa and Kenya are working hard to level the balance of trade by enhancing bilateral and investment relations. Mqulwana was speaking during the Trade and Investment seminar i in Nairobi, Kenya. According to Mqulwana, in recent high level...
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 workforce environment and technology experience, drive operational efficiency in transport, Health, Education, and...
Investment into contact centre integration doesn’t have to be expensive or complex. Not anymore. For the business that wants to expand its footprint and engage its customers, investment into a contact centre can singlehandedly tick the box of strategic technology investment while expanding customer engagement and sales. Every organisation wants to...
New guidebooks are being released this year that profile some of Africa's most innovative and impactful startups. Covering start-ups in Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, South Africa, Egypt, and Kenya. These startup guide books shine a spotlight on companies tackling overarching socio-economic issues, the people behind them and the communities backing...
Gaming gadgets company, YesOJO Studio, has unveiled the world’s first portable micro-projector for the Nintendo Switch. The projector will be available on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform at $269. OJO will be available for shipping worldwide from December and will be in the hands of gamers by Christmas 2017. OJO projects a...
Students from Nigeria and Tanzania were the overall joint winners of this year’s Sub Saharan regional finals of Huawei's global ICT Competition. The winners were announced at the Huawei regional headquarter in Woodmead, Johannesburg. Together with second prize winners, Angola and Kenya, the four teams will travel to China for...
Check Point Software, a provider of cyber-security solutions globally, is bringing together top industry thought leaders at Check Point Experience (CPX) in Johannesburg today. As the African enterprises and governments are an increasing target for cybercriminals, Check Point continues to invest and grow its team throughout the continent. Even though...
With the fourth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) around the corner, I am eagerly waiting to meet the creators of the latest innovations that were shortlisted for the Award. I find myself preoccupied with a subject that both excites me and exasperates me in equal measures…...
Tech services provider, ITEC and Oasis Uganda, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), announced that they are planning on working together to build an IT container classroom at the Oasis Academy. The academy is located in the Musoto Village in Eastern Uganda. ITEC hopes to set up a fully furnished IT classroom...
TA Telecom has revealed that the beta trials for Nafsi, Africa’s most ambitious big data analysis project according to the company, is now underway in Egypt, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. The survey aims to use mobile technology to collect data from individual countries and map the personalities of...
With the Kenyan elections currently underway social sentiment expressed by Kenyan netizens has been analysed to determine the next president of the country. In the week leading up to the elections (1 – 6 August), 443 000 mentions from 173 000 Kenyans discussing the election were analysed. According to the...
As the world heads into the 4th industrial revolution it has become more important than ever that African countries focus on their ICT development in order to improve digitalisation across the continent. In Africa, although countries are faced with a plethora of issues and problems, ICT development is also high...
Today more and more people looking to buy a home are doing so through the internet. A recent report from the National Association of Realtors indicates that 42% of people looking for a home first go to the internet to do their search, while other statistics reveal that nine...
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