Features

[Column] Adriaan Rossouw, Overcoming Digital Dread- Upgrading manufacturing operations

11-08-2018 | 06:14:25
African manufacturers begin to upgrade their operations, mapping out an incremental approach is essential. Smart factories, digitisation, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are all hot topics in the manufacturing sector, generating considerable buzz - and some consternation. These disruptive technologies are exciting, yet the complexity can also be overwhelming.

[Column] Sean Laval, The opportunity of IoT

11-07-2018 | 11:32:00
The Internet of Things (IoT) is not the by-product of hype and the IT dreamer’s reality. It is an opportunity, especially for those who are prepared to take a chance and pay attention.

[Column] Mukhisa Kituyi: Migration within Africa grows destination economies

11-07-2018 | 10:09:00
Few issues are as emotional as human migration. Images of desperate people on the move – whether trying to cross the US-Mexico border or packed onto rickety boats crossing the Mediterranean Sea have captured world attention.

[Column] Sachen Gudka: Why Kenya’s port effectiveness is crucial for growth of industries

11-07-2018 | 07:12:00
It is quite telling that presently, the port of Mombasa is losing a chunk of Rwanda’s business to Dar es Salaam Port.

[Column] Mandla Mbonambi, Staggering growth across industry and innovation is changing the face of performance testing

11-07-2018 | 05:45:00
As secrets go, the fact that technology has fundamentally changed the face of business has to be the worst kept. From leap to bound, tech innovation and invention have shifted foundations and redefined potential, putting the customer in the driving seat and the enterprise under pressure.

[Column] Jon Tullett, Harnessing the hybrid

11-07-2018 | 05:22:00
Cloud. At its most basic form, it drives innovation and harnesses intelligence for the organisation. It is the delivery of computing services, servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and so much more, all over the internet, all flexible and all offering economies of scale.

[Interview] Irfan Mirza, CEO, Trend Solar, Tanzania

11-06-2018 | 11:56:00
Irfan Mirza is an IT consultant, project manager and strategist who co-founded Trend Solar, a power solution for rural communities in Africa.

[Column] Cathy Smith: Africa's youth needs more than just technology

11-05-2018 | 05:02:00
We often read about the number of jobs that our youth are going to be doing in 10 or 15 years that don't even exist yet. The conventional wisdom is that we can prepare them for this "unknown future" by giving them access to technology, the Internet and the language they will need to talk to the machines.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why Kenya needs a sector-specific approach to boost manufacturing

11-02-2018 | 12:58:59
With Kenya’s ambitious target to grow the manufacturing sector by 36% every year until 2022, isn’t it time we focus on radical customized solutions for tangible results?

[SA Business Week] Naspers breathe new life into startups, filmmakers train eyes West

11-02-2018 | 11:24:00
The tech startup fever has been spreading across the globe like bush-fire and Africa has not been left out in this bandwagon. More and more people are entering into the tech space because technology never gets old and new inventions keep evolving.

[Africa Tech Week] Safaricom marks its 18th- anniversary, unveils new brand campaign

11-01-2018 | 14:27:00
Kenya’s leading telco Safaricom has been top on the news this week. The company marked its 18th year anniversary since the official launch on October 23rd, 2000. As part of 18th-anniversary celebrations that began this week, the mobile operator unveiled a new brand campaign targeted at reinforcing its commitment to customers.

[Interview] Jozette Chetwynd-Palmer, Founder, AirAdvance, South Africa

11-01-2018 | 06:13:00
Frustrated by certain difficulties that most Airbnb hosts are familiar with, Jozette Chetwynd-Palmer started her company AirAdvance, the only business creating financial products tailored to Airbnb hosts.

[Column] Bryan Hamman: DDoS attacks demand different defence strategies

10-31-2018 | 08:35:50
Despite the fact that firewalls, IPS and load balancers are some of the least effective mitigation measures against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, they remain at the top of the list of security measures that organisations have said they plan to employ against DDoS attacks.

The Africa 2018 Forum | 8-9 December 2018 | Sharm El Sheikh | Egypt

10-30-2018 | 12:17:00
Greater economic integration through increased investment flows into Africa

[Interview] Raza Hasnani, Head of Infrastructure Investments, Africa50 Fund

10-30-2018 | 11:57:00
The AfDB launched its Room2Run initiative last month which effectively freed up $700m off the bank’s balance sheet. We spoke to Raza Hasnani from Africa50 fund who helped structure the deal.

[Column] Patrick Foster: Why Africa is becoming an e-commerce powerhouse

10-30-2018 | 09:00:00
The 21st century has seen a digital revolution in Africa: more people are online than ever before. Better intenet access has led to an increase in online retail, which has in turn resulted in a notable boost for the ecommerce economy across the entire African continent.

[Column] Josephine Wawira: The potential of proper tourism infrastructure for destinations growth

10-29-2018 | 06:16:32
Kenya is set to become one of the top five fastest-growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a projected rebound in GDP growth to 6% in 2018 and 7% by 2019 according to a Jumia hospitality report.

[SA Business Week] Blockchain to curb Cape Town water issues, taxi operators get a boost

10-25-2018 | 15:26:00
Blockchain technology came into being in the early 2009. This invention was faced with a lot of backlash as most people lacked prior information about it and were therefore not ready to risk investing in it.

[Africa Tech Week] Cybersecurity still a major concern for African businesses, governments and organisations

10-25-2018 | 12:55:00
Cybersecurity is one of the biggest challenges African organisations, businesses and even governments have been grappling with. The threat continues to accelerate especially due to the power of digital technology and also cybercriminals becoming more sophisticated.

[Column] James Hickman: Phenomenal Growth for Cognitive Analytics

10-25-2018 | 06:47:00
The recently released EOH consolidated results for the previous financial year reveal key information about growth in the Information Technology (IT) industry. According to its reports, the technology service provider noted particular growth drivers within its industry. Not surprisingly, among these are Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Analytics.