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  • Economics of the fourth industrial revolution

    Economics of the fourth industrial revolution

    March 11, 2019 • FeaturesComments (0)

    The first industrial revolution spurred on by the textile industry in Britain, brought about new economic dynamics. New industries, new business models, new revenue streams, new labour patterns, and more. Three hundred years later, the fourth industrial...

  • Standard Chartered expands digital-only retail bank

    Standard Chartered expands digital-only retail bank

    February 1, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Standard Chartered expands digital-only retail bank

    Standard Chartered has announced the start of the second phase of its digital-only retail bank across Africa. In response to growing consumer demand for innovative banking services on the continent, the Bank will launch its digital solution in four key...

  • Vodacom empowers small business with a financial management app

    Vodacom empowers small business with a financial management app

    January 20, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom empowers small business with a financial management app

    Vodacom Business has partnered with financial and business management platform Fiskl to provide mobile and digital services to entrepreneurs and small businesses in Africa. Fiskl is a mobile-first financial and business management app that has re-designed the...

  • Time to act on digital transformation

    Time to act on digital transformation

    October 17, 2018 • Digital Transformation, GeneralComments Off on Time to act on digital transformation

    Digitisation has forever changed the consumer buying experience. The internet, once a simple tool to browse options and compare prices before consumers experienced and bought the product in a store, has now become the platform on which brands compete for...

  • Make your network ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Survey reveals that consumers have underwhelming digital experiences

    October 3, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Survey reveals that consumers have underwhelming digital experiences

    Across all industries, at least 84 per cent of consumers say their experiences with using digital tools and services fall short of expectations, according to the Gartner, Inc. Digital Consumer Experience Index. To gauge the current state of consumers’...

  • The rise of the digital era has become fundamental in the travel and tourism industry.

    Surge of the digital travel consumer

    September 15, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Surge of the digital travel consumer

    The rise of the digital era has become fundamental in the travel and tourism industry. Digitalization is increasingly seen to empower travel consumers especially those seeking diversification and personalization for a remarkable experience. From the very...

  • Orange reinforces connectivity on the West African Coast

    Orange reinforces connectivity on the West African Coast

    September 14, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Orange reinforces connectivity on the West African Coast

    Orange and MainOne Cable Company has announced a partnership that will allow for a major investment by Orange in the West Africa submarine cable system. Through this partnership Orange will acquire additional capacity, thereby reinforcing its position in the...

  • Nerd Academy offers tech nerds for hire at $10 per hour

    Nerd Academy offers tech nerds for hire at $10 per hour

    September 11, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Nerd Academy offers tech nerds for hire at $10 per hour

    Nerd Academy, a free digital skills training programme aimed at alleviating poverty by assisting with skills development and helping the unemployed find work, is offering nerds for hire at $10 per hour for any basic digital job. This includes admin tasks,...

  • Why settle for megabits per second when you can cruise along at gigabits per second?

    Why settle for megabits per second when you can cruise along at gigabits per second?

    July 25, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Why settle for megabits per second when you can cruise along at gigabits per second?

    Some of us still remember the early days of home internet access in the 90s when access was a blistering 9600 bps, yes – that’s bits per second. It would have taken years to download enough data to fill today’s standard hard drives with information....

  • Standard Chartered Bank launches digital bank in Côte d’Ivoire

    Standard Chartered Bank launches digital bank in Côte d’Ivoire

    March 16, 2018 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Standard Chartered Bank launches digital bank in Côte d’Ivoire

    Standard Chartered Bank has on Friday, 16 March 2018 announced the launch of its digital bank in Côte d’Ivoire. According to the company, this marks the Bank’s first digital bank in Africa and the first-of-its-kind to open in Côte d’Ivoire. The...

  • The rise of Fintech in South Africa

    The rise of Fintech in South Africa

    March 12, 2018 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on The rise of Fintech in South Africa

    Only the hunger to innovate will truly disrupt. In 2018, it’s an absolute necessity. It prevents industries from settling into a complacent status quo and keeps businesses alert and competitive. One sector that is currently undergoing transformative change...

  • The impact of digital disruption on ICT companies

    Creating lasting success for your technology initiatives

    March 5, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Creating lasting success for your technology initiatives

    A mere decade ago the world’s biggest companies were the likes of General Electric, Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil and CitiGroup. Today, that list is dominated by technology players such as Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and China Mobile....

  • 5G could ignite smart city development in South Africa

    5G could ignite smart city development in South Africa

    January 24, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 5G could ignite smart city development in South Africa

    Looking for real estate investment opportunities around the world? The secret is to think “smart”. The term “smart city” is coming up more and more frequently in real estate and investment circles. Cities either claim to be or are aspiring to be...

  • Fundamental fintech shift in 2018

    Fundamental fintech shift to take place in 2018

    January 8, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Fundamental fintech shift to take place in 2018

    Far-reaching changes that govern Europe’s retail banking system will be implemented early this year – and the effects will be felt in South Africa. Several local banks that have branches in Europe will have to comply with a new European Union (EU)...

  • Prioritise keeping your bitcoin safe, secure, and available

    Always-on a must for South African digital travellers

    December 22, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Always-on a must for South African digital travellers

    We are currently amid an industrial revolution which is transforming every sector of business. While the travel industry is arguably ahead of the curve right now, for how long will it remain in front? In South Africa, almost 3.5 million travellers passed...

  • Mastercard Payment Transaction Services launches tokenization on WAY4

    TransUnion launches mobile credit platform in Rwanda

    November 23, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on TransUnion launches mobile credit platform in Rwanda

    TransUnion Africa, a provider of global information solutions for assessing and managing risk, has launched Menyesha, a mobile credit reporting platform, to cater to the Rwandan market. Menyesha, literally “Inform Me” in Kinyarwanda, represents a leap...