Africa Tech

HP extends partner programme to global retailers

05-13-2021 | 11:52:43
The new partner programme, built on a single, integrated structure provides the insights, capabilities and collaboration tools needed to drive digital transformation and growth as consumer buying behaviors continue to evolve.

AWS Launches its re/Start cloud skills training program in Kenya and South Africa

05-13-2021 | 09:44:34
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is bringing its re/Start cloud skills training program to Kenya and South Africa this month as part of its rapid expansion plans this year.

[Kenya] Huawei launches its 2021 graduate recruitment program

05-13-2021 | 08:16:00
Huawei Kenya has launched a graduate recruitment program creating over 30 job and internship opportunities.

Telkom Kenya to form subsidiaries to house its Digital and Financial Services businesses

05-13-2021 | 08:03:00
Telkom Kenya has announced that it is creating two 100% wholly-owned subsidiaries to house its Digital and Financial Services businesses.

Africa data center market to reach $5 billion by 2026, report

05-13-2021 | 07:13:00
The Africa data center market size by investment was valued at $2 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $5 billion by 2026 according to a report by Research and Markets.

[Kenya] Safaricom Records KES 250.35 Billion Service Revenue In Tough Financial Year

05-13-2021 | 06:33:00
Safaricom has recorded a flat growth in the financial year ending March 2021 despite the tough economic conditions triggered by the covid19 pandemic.

Marilyn Moodley appointed to lead SoftwareONE South Africa

05-13-2021 | 06:05:00
Marilyn Moodley has been appointed as South African Country Leader for SoftwareONE, an end-to-end cloud technology and software solutions company operating in over 90 countries.

[South Africa] IFS and iOCO partner to springboard Africa into a new world of working

05-13-2021 | 05:42:00
IFS and iOCO, have partnered to help organisations in Africa re-evaluate, adapt and improve their businesses to deliver the best moments of service using trusted technology solutions, scale, and skills.

IMPACC to invest up to $150k in social businesses in Africa

05-13-2021 | 05:33:00
IMPACC has announced plans to provide smart equity investment of between $30,000 – $150,000 with a period of 6 to 12 months to social businesses in Africa.

Telecom Egypt selects Juniper Networks to upgrade national infrastructure

05-12-2021 | 06:38:00
The move is in line with the sustained exponential growth of bandwidth demand and service quality expectations faced by Telecom Egypt.

World investors gather in London to tap into Nigeria's ICT potentials

05-12-2021 | 06:37:01
The Nigerian Diaspora Direct Investment Summit (NDDIS) in London has announced its next ‘face to face’ summit with the theme: “Computer Village” & Information Communication Technology (ICT) Summit.

Mastercard collaborates with Billetera to introduce digital payment solutions in DR Congo

05-12-2021 | 06:35:45
The partnership aims to support the vision of the DRC Government, which under the leadership of President Felix Tshisekedi has an ambitious digitization programme.

[South Africa] Vodacom deploys new sites in 21 villages to deepen rural connectivity

05-12-2021 | 06:30:00
Deployed across 21 villages, these base stations will provide connectivity in some of the big local municipalities in Free State and Northern Cape provinces for the first time.

DP World launches e-commerce platform in Rwanda

05-11-2021 | 14:09:00
Trade enabler DP World has launched DUBUY.com, a global wholesale e-commerce platform. DUBUY.com is available first in Rwanda with plans to expand across Africa and around the world.

Digital customer platform myDHLi boosts online bookings by 56 per cent

05-11-2021 | 13:24:36
The expansion comes along with improvements to existing functionalities, for example, the integration of a “save and edit” option and new services such as myDHLi Reports.
 
Features

[Column] Achare Takor: Incentives for promoting innovative ICT start-ups in Cameroon

05-13-2021 | 11:17:00
With ICT set to become the engine of development in Cameroon in its role as a hub in the Central Africa sub-region, the 2021 tax scheme has been updated to promote innovative ICT start-ups.

[Column] Mohamed Mikou: Behind the buzzword - What innovation really means for modern businesses

05-13-2021 | 10:40:09
In a rapidly changing world, organisations need to be able to adapt and transform at speed: in fact, change management is the most important soft skill for businesses of today.

[Column] Ian Lessem: Why a wave of technology giants will come from Africa

05-13-2021 | 09:17:00
Ian Lessem, Managing Partner at HAVAÍC, investors in early-stage, high-growth technology businesses, notes a significant increase in investment demand for African technology startups.

[Column] Matthew Munyiri: Using Google Workspace will impact your business for the better

05-11-2021 | 13:00:00
Things have changed. There’s no more chit chat by the water cooler anymore, office banter has been replaced with emojis and meeting greetings have been replaced from “Hello” to “Hello, can you hear me?”

[Interview] Lino G. TOKPO, CEO, GENIEUP Group, Benin

05-10-2021 | 13:58:00
Lino G. Tokpo is the founder and CEO of GENIEUP Group, a young Beninese company which mainly intervenes in supporting local businesses through product distribution.

[Column] Jon Tullett: Speed to Value - Accelerating resilience and business continuity

05-10-2021 | 12:34:54
Cloud transformation that allows for robust disaster recovery and business continuity can be anything from evolving legacy infrastructure into the cloud, to going deeper into cloud practices.

[Column] Simon Ngunjiri: South Africa is one of the biggest cloud markets in Africa

05-10-2021 | 12:25:00
South Africa has been described as one of the biggest cloud markets in Africa. The country is also Africa’s largest data center market, accounting for ~60% of the continent’s available MTDC power supply.

[Column] Michelle Dickens: Are South African companies ready for Protection of Personal Information Act?

05-07-2021 | 06:32:52
The majority of organisations are not yet compliant with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) which becomes effective on 1 July this year.

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Consumer Appetite for Digital Payments Takes Off in Africa

05-06-2021 | 12:23:14
As the world went into pandemic lockdown in 2020, consumers in Africa shifted their spending habits to embrace contactless tap-and-go payments and online shopping.

[Column] Ryan Mer: South Africa can prevent payments fraud crippling businesses and local municipalities

05-06-2021 | 08:55:00
The technology required to protect organisations against fraud and error made through incorrect, fraudulently changed, or maliciously altered payee information is readily available.

[Interview] Marvin Akankwasa, CEO, Social Lend Africa, Uganda

05-05-2021 | 14:31:29
Social Lend Africa is a Uganda-based financial technology company that facilitates transactions between micro-lenders and small business owners on its web and mobile app

[Column] Angela Kyerematen Jimoh: Women playing a key role in driving impact through technology in Africa

05-04-2021 | 09:27:43
An IBM study shows that only 1 in 4 global organizations have made gender equity a business priority - and there are now fewer women in the pipeline to fill senior executive roles than there were in 2019.

[Column] Judith Obholzer: How mobile money can help shape resilient societies across Africa

05-04-2021 | 07:37:00
For millions of people who have limited access to banking services, rural communities, families living in pandemic-related isolation and vulnerable members of society in particular, digital financial services have been a critical lifeline.

[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Google is going big on cloud in Africa

05-03-2021 | 12:29:00
With 24 regions and 73 zones in 17 countries, Google Cloud delivers high-performance, low-latency cloud services to customers.

[Interview] Zahra Baitie-Boateng, Head of Partnership and Programs, Africa’s Business Heroes, Ghana

05-03-2021 | 05:13:00
Zahra Baitie-Boateng, is the Head of Partnership and Programs, Africa’s Business Heroes, Jack Ma Foundation’s flagship philanthropic program in Africa to support entrepreneurs.