Africa Tech

Africa data center market to reach $3 billion by 2025, report

08-10-2020 | 08:40:00
The Africa data center market by revenue is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of over 12 per cent during the period 2019-2025.

South Africa in line for first digital census

08-10-2020 | 06:23:00
Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will conduct a trial to the first ever digital census to be conducted in the country.

Absa ARO moves to Fiserv for card management and processing across nine African nations

08-10-2020 | 06:12:00
Absa Regional Operations, ARO, has migrated to a platform offered by Fiserv Inc., to support credit card management and processing in nine African nations.

Global cloud ERP market to reach $101.1 billion in 2025, report

08-08-2020 | 09:35:00
The global cloud ERP market is expected to grow from $45.3 billion in 2020 to $101.1 billion by 2025, at an annual compounded growth rate of 17.4 per cent during the forecast period.

Rob Shuter appointed CEO of BT Group’s Enterprise unit

08-08-2020 | 09:30:00
BT Group has announced the appointment of Rob Shuter as CEO of its Enterprise unit and as a member of BT’s Executive Committee.

Ugandan e-commerce platforms power recovery from COVID-19 crisis

08-08-2020 | 08:02:00
David Akanshumbusha sells groceries at a stall in Nakawa market on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

ACI Worldwide drives payments transformation for South Africa’s Altech Card Solutions

08-07-2020 | 14:18:00
ACI Worldwide announced that Altech Card Solutions is utilizing ACI’s UP Retail Payments to better serve its large multi-national retail customers in South Africa and across the African continent.

[Nigeria] NCC revises determination on USSD pricing, initiates fresh engagement with stakeholders

08-07-2020 | 09:50:00
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in furtherance of its mandate to protect the interests of consumers and support a robust telecommunications sector, has revised its Determination on USSD pricing.

[Nigeria] NCC says banks owe telcos over N17bn for USSD transactions

08-07-2020 | 08:07:29
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said that commercial banks in the country are owing telecommunications companies over N17 billion following the regulator’s suspension of its Determination on USSD pricing last year.

[South Africa] Telkom launches life insurance business with Guardrisk

08-07-2020 | 06:59:00
Telkom South Africa recently launched Telkom Financial Services, which includes a life insurance business that will initially sell funeral insurance, written out of a Guardrisk Life cell captive.

[Ghana] Workonline selects PAIX data center to deploy first point of presence in West Africa

08-07-2020 | 06:44:00
Workonline Communications, a pan-African provider of IP transit, has selected PAIX’s carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre in Accra, Ghana to deploy its first point of presence (POP) in West Africa.

Liquid Telecom South Africa rebrands to Liquid Intelligent Technologies

08-07-2020 | 06:27:37
Liquid Telecom South Africa in 2018, had embarked on a journey to adapt its operating model as the company began the transition towards becoming Africa’s leading digital services provider.

Ecobank Group announces the 2020 Fintech challenge finalists

08-07-2020 | 06:19:00
Ecobank Group has announced the finalists from the 2020 Ecobank Fintech Challenge. The challenge, in its third edition, is designed to deepen collaboration between Ecobank and Fintechs with Africa focused products.

[Ethiopia] Bank of Abyssinia and visa launch e commerce acquiring business using cybersource payment technology

08-06-2020 | 15:13:00
Bank of Abyssinia, BoA, has become the First Bank in Ethiopia to implement Visa CyberSource payment gateway to drive e-commerce acquiring business.

First Distribution and Nology announce partnership with AudioCodes for Africa

08-06-2020 | 15:09:00
First Distribution and Nology, a specialist value-added distributor of converged IP product and solutions, have been announced as continent-wide AudioCodes distributors.
 
Features

[Column] Wandile Mcanyana: Are insurers staying ahead of their growing cybersecurity risks?

08-10-2020 | 11:05:00
Our latest findings on State of Cyber Resilience shows that cyberattacks on insurers have more than doubled.

[Column] James Ndegwa: The evolution of network infrastructure in a brave new world

08-08-2020 | 14:35:00
The ‘new normal’ has supplanted digital transformation as the phrase of choice in business today. Of course, this is not without its merits.

[Column] Eran Brown: Agile data infrastructures can save the retail sector

07-31-2020 | 13:40:00
Retailers have been hit hard by the current coronavirus crisis. IT teams supporting struggling businesses now need to switch to maintaining critical infrastructures that support home-workers.

Why media production teams are adopting cloud-based solutions for a post-Covid world

07-31-2020 | 06:45:54
How do traditional media organisations, or any business with a digital community, prepare for the new remote working reality in a way that is sustainable into the future?

[Column] Chris Ogden: Time to have a conversation around innovation in Africa

07-30-2020 | 06:30:33
There is one word that defines the times today - uncertainty. It hangs in the economies and markets. It is the essence of the complexity that the pandemic has wrought.

Perspectives on shared agent networks from emerging economies

07-29-2020 | 09:16:22
When you visit an agent outlet in Kenya, you often see a number of point-of-sales devices being used by the agent. When you enquire about it, she would mention that each of these devices belong to a different bank.

[Column] Vukani Mngxati: Responsible AI: A framework for building trust

07-29-2020 | 07:32:00
Artificial intelligence (AI) is maturing rapidly as an incredibly powerful technology with seemingly limitless application.

[Column] Soromfe Uzomah: How global disruption can have local implications

07-25-2020 | 14:32:36
The global impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had not only on public health, but on business, cannot be underestimated. It’s prudent to consider the impact such a global disruption of trade has on small and medium businesses.

[Column] James Bayhack: The value of mobile marketing cloud technology

07-23-2020 | 06:46:00
Marketing ultimately drives the sales of any business. Without it, many companies wouldn't sell their products or services and wouldn't survive in a highly competitive environment.

[Startup Interview] Vimbai Malandu, Co-Founder, YuPlan Limited, Zimbabwe

07-21-2020 | 16:23:00
YuPlan Limited is a Zimbabwe digital startup that allows customers to book a venue from anywhere in the world.

[Column] Tonny Tugee: Factors impacting development of infrastructure in Africa

07-15-2020 | 14:13:00
Without a doubt, Africa is one of the world’s fastest-growing economic hubs. Crucial to this rate of development is the ability to meet the demand for key infrastructure.

[Column] Akesh Lalla: Yes, there’s disruption but also, opportunity

07-07-2020 | 09:38:00
I hear this a lot, “We are in unprecedented times.” Actually, to borrow from author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek, we are not. We have been through tough business situations like this before.

[Column] Alain Tshal: Guarding against identity theft in times of increased online fraud

07-07-2020 | 07:07:00
Everyone is fair (and likely) game when it comes to identity theft. That is true at the best of times, but the COVID-19 pandemic has only intensified cyber fraudsters’ hunt for the susceptible and vulnerable.

[Column] Paulo de Matos: A four-step approach to building business continuity in uncertainty

07-03-2020 | 07:10:00
The role of procurement is about ensuring that business operations continue like clockwork no matter how disrupted the business environment is.

[Column] Sabelo Dlamini: Of Covid-19 and digital divide in Africa

07-01-2020 | 09:42:53
The IDC market outlook for Africa underscores the value of connectivity, the importance of ICT and the need to be more prepared when it comes to digital.