Features

[Column] Faizal Bhana: Shariah-compliant Structuring and its Relevance to Impact Investing

04-26-2021 | 07:54:00
Socially responsible investing (SRI) and the trend towards products offering environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards are among the drivers of increasing demand for Shariah-compliant wealth management solutions

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: More African countries are now rolling out 5G

04-22-2021 | 15:09:00
A number of African telcos already starting to roll out this fifth-generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks in the different countries they operate in.

[Column] Ian Lessem: Shaping tomorrow’s innovation - Collaborating with the right VC partner

04-22-2021 | 09:27:00
HAVAÍC says aligning to startup founders’ interests leveraging off smart capital and working together towards a mutually favourable exit is the foundation for successful collaboration between Venture Capital (VC) investors and startups.

[Column] Dejan Kastelic: How 5G technology could shape Africa's future

04-22-2021 | 08:21:49
Developing nations have arguably surpassed their developed counterparts in benefiting from the rapid deployment of mobile technology.

[Column] Joshua Ndemenge: University Students need continuous mentorship to become relevant in their chosen fields of study

04-22-2021 | 06:51:00
In March, Microsoft’s Africa Development Centre announced the kick-off of Season 2 of its Game of Learners (GOL) program, an initiative aimed at enhancing digital and coding skills amongst university students in Africa

[Column] Emmanuel Osanga: Data and data science strategies will unlock Africa’s future competitiveness

04-21-2021 | 16:31:27
How can we not pay attention to data, considering this value it provides? Ultimately, it will position organisations to either win or lose in their industries.

[Column] Shuman Ghosemajumder: When will we get rid of passwords?

04-20-2021 | 11:26:00
Passwords are inconvenient and create numerous security vulnerabilities, so why can’t we just replace them? The short answer is that there’s no better method, yet.

[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Cloud computing is the technological revolution of the twenty-first century

04-19-2021 | 15:36:22
For some African sub-regions, the cloud computing model has already come to represent a solution to IT under-equipment problems, and the trends indicate that this model is set for major development.

[Interview] Nick Treurnicht, Customer Engineer for Google Workspace, DigiCloud Africa, South Africa

04-17-2021 | 14:46:00
Nick Treurnicht is the Customer Engineer for Google Workspace at DigiCloud Africa, Africa's Google Cloud Brokerage, specialising in Google Cloud products - including Google Cloud Platform, G Suite, Google Maps and Chrome.

[Column] Richard Rattue: How technology has shaped financial services

04-16-2021 | 12:36:34
We can only expect technological capabilities to increase exponentially and for more competition to come onto the market via robo-advice offerings to more application-based options for younger investors.

Eastern and Southern Africa's vast renewables potential offers route to sustainable growth, IRENA

04-16-2021 | 11:04:00
Eastern and Southern Africa are vast, geographically diverse regions with rapidly growing populations and rising demands for energy. According to master plans for the two regional power pools, electricity demand is set to grow.

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Twitter Opens First African Office in Ghana to Tap Fast-Growing Market

04-15-2021 | 15:46:00
Twitter announced that it's finally coming to Africa. The microblogging site announced on Monday that it was opening a new office in Ghana, which it said was in line with its growth strategy.

[Column] Ryan Mer: Staying ahead of cybercrime is a business imperative

04-14-2021 | 11:46:29
Cyber security is almost always a people problem first. While the amount of business transactions taking place online is constantly growing and working from home is now commonplace, business controls have not kept pace with digital transformation.

[Column] Genevieve Koolen: How organizations can shape their culture for the new world of work

04-13-2021 | 08:26:32
Will people return to the office when it’s safe to do so? Since the start of the pandemic last year, organisations and employees across the world have embraced remote work like never before.

[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Africa is Undergoing a Revolution in New Cloud and Data Centre Capacity

04-12-2021 | 15:06:46
Africa is indeed moving forward with its instigation of cloud computing on a theatre-wide basis. Cloud services are transforming Africa's productive capacity and emerging as one of the most essential pillars of Africa's digital transformation.

[Column] Patrick Ndegwa : Why fibre is key to accelerating Kenyan entrepreneurship

04-12-2021 | 12:20:00
Today, any Kenyan entrepreneur with an Internet connection can promote their business, engage with customers, transact digitally, and leverage connected technologies to improve their operations.

Gender inequality is meeting Artificial Intelligence in today's tech-applications

04-12-2021 | 11:08:00
Technological innovations like artificial intelligence (AI) promise to identify and close these gaps through claims of a more data-driven, objective approach.

[Column] Anthony Njoroge: The importance of flash storage for the cloud

04-12-2021 | 09:08:21
As cynicism about the benefits of the cloud give way to rapidly embracing digital transformation, companies are finding themselves in a position where they must optimise their infrastructure.

[Interview] Stephan Eyeson, fondateur et PDG, Survey54

04-09-2021 | 11:57:00
L'entrepreneur Britanique-Ghanéen, Stephan Eyeson, est actuellement PDG et fondateur de la société panafricaine de collecte de renseignements sur les consommateurs, Survey54.

[Column] Andres Vega: Powerships: A solution for Africa’s energy short-term supply?

04-09-2021 | 08:43:55
Energy poverty represents one of the most critical challenges for development in Africa. According to the International Energy Agency, in 2019, the continent had more than 580 million people without electricity access.