Features

[Column] Carol Koech: Are data centers in East Africa ready for digital demand

07-23-2021 | 14:14:00
Last year was different for many obvious reasons. But one habit which hasn’t changed is our need and use of everything digital. The pandemic has accelerated our use of digital channels, both as individuals and as businesses.

[Column] Cathy Smith: Sustainability or extinction: what African enterprises need to know about the next ten years

07-22-2021 | 15:24:00
Businesses and countries across the continent are attempting to rebuild following the devastating economic impact of the pandemic.

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: African fintechs are diversifying to offer a wide range of complementary services

07-22-2021 | 14:29:56
Kenyan-based fintech startup Cellulant this week also received approval from Bank of Tanzania to Become a Payment Solution Service Provider.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why goodwill is essential for lucrative trade relations

07-22-2021 | 09:27:01
Whilst Kenya and Tanzania have for years shared strong trade relations, non-tariff barriers, high cost of production and cheap imports from outside the East Africa Community (EAC) region have impacted trade between the two countries.

[Column] Mthokozisi Maphumulo: Business insurance policies to rescue business amid the recent unrest and looting in South Africa

07-22-2021 | 09:05:00
The recent events of unrest and looting of shops in South Africa, particularly in KZN and Gauteng have certainly been worrying for business owners.

[Column] Tonny Tugee: Connectivity, collaboration, competition - The 3 essential Cs for Africa’s growth

07-22-2021 | 08:37:00
If we want to develop Africa’s digital stronghold and support the continent’s growing young population, every person needs access to high-quality, low-cost connectivity.

[Column] Garsen Naidu: Conducting business online continues to thrive and so do cyberattacks

07-20-2021 | 11:54:32
Virtually every week brings news of yet another high-profile cybersecurity attack on citizens, companies or governments. Over the last year, large parts of our world moved online.

[Column] John Mc Loughlin: Insider threat detection for security and compliance

07-19-2021 | 14:50:59
In today’s modern and distributed enterprise, it’s more difficult than ever to proactively combat internal and external threats due to a lack of server visibility in the context of user behaviour, application updates and system configuration changes.

[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Cloud is playing a big part in the growth of African enterprises

07-19-2021 | 13:47:00
Analysts predict more and more businesses will be moving to cloud as businesses and their employees worldwide continue to face tremendous challenges in maintaining business continuity.

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Broadband connectivity is fueling economic growth in Africa

07-15-2021 | 14:49:00
This week, Eocband has partnered with Workonline, one of the largest IP transit providers on the African continent to boost internet connectivity in Ghana.

[Column] Tonny Tugee: Why faster connectivity means faster economic growth for Kenya

07-15-2021 | 13:50:00
With a flourishing ICT sector that has grown by an average of 10.8% every year since 2016 and as a home to some of Africa’s most innovative start-ups, Kenya’s nickname of “Silicon Savanah” couldn’t be more fitting.

[Column] Mark Walker: IoT in South Africa - The real story

07-15-2021 | 07:20:08
From artificial intelligence (AI) to machine learning (ML) to robot process automation (RPA), deep learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT), emergent technologies are shaping the worlds of work, business, and public sector development.

[Column] Bobby Johnson: High cost of inputs hurting steel sector

07-14-2021 | 10:00:31
The demand for steel is increasing in the country, as government-driven infrastructural development, and commercial and residential buildings surge.

[Column] Claudia Johnston: Utilities companies to embrace service, remain relevant to customer needs

07-12-2021 | 15:33:41
Across the board, utilities are facing de-commoditisation and shifts in the way electricity is generated, supplied and consumed, which requires them to fight to remain relevant to their customers.

[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Africa needs more cloud skills

07-12-2021 | 13:07:00
IT professionals in the region need to gain skills in cloud and data architecture due to the rapidly increasing number of organizations subscribing to integrated cloud services in recent years.

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Sub-Saharan Africa to reach 70 million 5G subscriptions by 2026

07-08-2021 | 12:54:00
Data from the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, released this week now shows Sub-Saharan Africa to reach 70 million 5G subscriptions by 2026.

[Column] Francis Wainaina: The role of cloud in Kenya’s growing tech start-up scene

07-08-2021 | 07:52:00
Powered by improvements in digital infrastructure, Kenya’s growing start-up scene continues to fuel innovation, entrepreneurship, and investment

[Column] Titilayo Adewumi: Cybercrime is an existential threat to West Africa's economic growth

07-07-2021 | 10:31:20
While organisations across West Africa work to recover from the economic impact of the pandemic, the global cybercrime industry is going into overdrive.

[Free Webinar] The threat of Ransomware on the Cloud and how to prepare for the worst

07-06-2021 | 10:47:00
This webinar offers the opportunity for Incentro and HYCU to share insights of existing/past cases of ransomware attacks and how they were overcome. The Webinar will focus largely on Google Cloud (Incentro/Google) and Cloud security (HYCU).

[Incentro Case] How AI & web development skills helped Heroes4Change change the world

07-06-2021 | 08:57:00
How does one change the world? Simple. Vote, recycle and start your own social-impact driven organization with the latest in web and artificial intelligence technology behind it.