Despite decades of progress towards achieving equality in the workplace, women remain significantly under-represented in emerging tech. The imbalance between men and women in the technology sector is unlikely to be remedied unless organisations, schools and universities work together to change entrenched perceptions about the tech industry, and educate young...
A study conducted by Avaya reveals that South African consumers prefer a digital-first approach to resolving their basic banking issues. The Customer Experience in Banking Survey, conducted with YouGov, queried more than 10,000 banking customers in two waves – the first covering the UK, UAE, India and Australia, and...
Apple's iPad raises an underlying problematic technology issue, specifically pertaining to Adobe Flash, competing with newer versions of HTML, JavaScript and CCS, and its inability to run on multiple devices that include touch functionality. Yet no-one adequately brought this hot topic out into the open, until Steve Jobs, CEO of...
According to the Word Bank, the mobile money market in Kenya is in dire need of further regulation in order to provide a level playing field for all the providers and to provide a platform for fair competition. A report published by the body questioned hesitation by mobile operators to integrate...
East African Securities Exchange Association (EASA) has agreed on a technology platform to integrate trade in the region. EASA Chairman Chris Mwebesa said the exchanges could start trading through Smart-Order-Routing System, expected to involve the agents and clients more by May next year. He said the request for proposals would...
Speed of reaction to market needs is becoming crucial to competitiveness, but gaining speed means managing the cost and the risk of change The basic rules of successful business engagement haven’t changed much since early man discovered the benefits of bartering goods in a rough form of trade. Modern business...
Datacentrix has been given the Competition Commission’s green light for its purchase of Infrasol, an infrastructure design and deployment business. The deal will see the company bolster its existing network and communications, datacentre and outsourcing businesses. Infrasol focuses on four key pillars that are underpinned by quality management systems, sound...
Africa is full of innovation. Whether it is a startup, or a multinational company, Africa is bursting with potential when it comes to innovation in the fields of technology, applications, education and the ICT sector. According to fastcompany.com, the latest list of the top 10 Most Innovative Companies in...
Mabopane - Learning and teaching at the Abel T Motshoane School in Mabopane, North of Pretoria has been transformed with the mobile e-learning infrastructure. The school is the first in the country to have this wireless network technology. Entering the school's Grade 8 classroom, learners are engrossed in their laptops, which...
Haruna Idrissu, Ghana’s Minister of Communications, has given directives to the National Communications Authority (NCA) to engage telecom companies before the termination of all unregistered SIM cards this week. Idrissu spoke at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, hoping the dialogue would enable them to address challenges regarding SIM cards...
According to a recent ESET report, incidents and risks are predicted to grow even further in 2018. The report titled “Cybersecurity Trends 2018: The Cost of our Connected World” compiled by ESET security experts, presents topics that will be of interest to everyone following an increase in, and sophistication...
Mobile price wars are a common feature in a highly competitive market. In such an environment, service innovation becomes the key enabler for differentiation and growth. Africa’s service providers are taking advantage of advanced technology, new infrastructure and increased bandwidth to develop and offer customers differentiated and profitable new...
Data released by the hospitality community, Airbnb, reveals that guests are travelling off the beaten track, to towns and cities others often overlook. According to the data, Bloemfontein, South Africa’s judicial capital, has tripled the number of guest arrivals in an Airbnb listed home compared to summer 2016/2017. As...
Orange Horizons, the business subsidiary of the French telecommunications Group, and South African mobile services provider Nashua Mobile have announced a partnership targeting consumers, particularly locals travelling abroad (specifically to France and Botswana) and visitors from abroad – with a special focus on French nationals. The partnership was announced at a media briefing in...
Pan African telecom company, Gateway Communications has announced a partnership with Qatar Telecom (Qtel) that will ensure highest quality roaming and international voice for Algerian fans travelling to South Africa for the 2010 World Cup. The Qtel Group has a presence in 17 countries and provides coverage to a population...
The Allianz Risk Barometer 2018 has revealed that cyber incidents are a top concern for the financial services industry with 51% of responses from risk experts within the sector. Changes in legislation and regulation with 28% of responses are second, up from third in 2017. Business interruption and new technologies...
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