Research conducted by SWIFT indicates that intra-Africa payments clearing and trade is on the rise. SWIFT’s “Africa Payments: Insights into African Transaction Flows” further indicates that there has been a reduction in the number of foreign correspondent banking relationships in most African regions. The paper also identifies the forces...
Another week has gone by where technology news has been dominating the headlines both across Africa and around the world. This week Yoco and Mastercard announced that they will partner to expand the companies mPOS services in South Africa. Facebook announced that the company has launched the first ever SME council...
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 this in mind Sridhar Iyengar, Vice President at...
As Regional Manager of Southern and East Africa for TCL, Ernst Wittmann is leading the brand’s growth strategy for the Southern and East Africa region. Working closely with global network operators and distributors, he is helping to make TCL a formidable force in the fiercely competitive mobile market. From 2009, he...
With Apple launching their new range of devices earlier this week it has brought up the age old debate, iOS or Android? It is a decision that is often made out of preference and once the decision has been made there is seemingly little chance of that person moving over...
Consumers are evolving into marathon consumers of video content. Thanks to faster internet connectivity and more affordable bandwidth, digital users are likely to binge watch an average of five television episodes at a time. This is according to the 10th edition of the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global)...
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 immediately and that evidence from countries like Nigeria demonstrated that technology plus...
Canon announced on Friday, 12 July 2019, the release of two instant camera printers, the Canon Zoemini S and Canon Zoemini C, in the Middle East. The new product range of all-in-one instant camera printers are pocket-sized and aim to encourage creativity with easy to print, peel-and-stick photos on...
To help ease the high unemployment levels throughout the continent, organisations need to be innovative and create new commercially viable business opportunities. eWaste has captured the headlines in recent months and is no doubt an attractive proposition for companies to help stimulate economy growth. At the recent national consultative conference on...
Industry disruptors are forcing traditional organisations to move out of their comfort zones and unless they have a solid innovation strategy and roadmap in place to compete, they run the risk of becoming obsolete. This is the view of Vish Rajpal, group executive of Business Solutions at Business Connexion. “Gone...
Digitalisation is considered to be key an economic driver and one that will allow countries within Africa as well as around the world to grow GDP, create employment and reduce spending. This is according to South Africa CEO for Siemens, Sabine Dall’Omo, who spoke at the inaugural IoT Africa...
Morocco has passed an Internet milestone, exceeding the 10 million subscriber mark through the end of March, the country’s telecommunications regulator said. According to the National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency, the country saw a 61 percent increase from the previous year, with 9.29 million accessing Internet services via 3G mobile. ADSL customers...
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 is where the world's top CIOs and senior IT executives immerse themselves in the emerging trends shaping IT and business. Through an unparalleled confluence of Gartner analysts, industry experts, peers and solution providers, those in attendance will uncover new ways to approach critical challenges, make decisions...
Aastra, a leading company at the forefront of the enterprise communication market, organized together with its regional distributor Tawasol and Aastra's local representative and system integrator Dolphin Telecom a technology update conference for customers in Libya. This is Aastra's first event in Libya after its acquisition of Ericsson's enterprise business...
Youtap, a global provider of contactless mobile payments and financial services software, announced on Monday 25 September 2017 that the company has launched Youtap Cloud, a payment processing platform which is delivered as a cloud service for mobile money and payment providers in developing markets. Youtap Cloud enables real-time transaction...
You probably already have Wi-Fi at home, and lately you probably also have super-fast Internet. So why do downloads sometimes take ages or your movies stutter and ‘buffer’? For many home users the problem is actually not the Internet connection, it’s the Wi-Fi. Here at Dial a Nerd we...
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