Africa Tech

Angola Cables launches cloud service

07-15-2019 | 11:32:02
Angola Cables, an Angolan multinational telecommunications company has launched Angola Cables Cloud Service to the African market.

Tata Communications and Smart Africa Alliance launch project to bridge digital divide in Africa

07-15-2019 | 11:29:15
Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS) has announced the launch of its pioneering Skill Africa Program, in association with the Smart Africa Alliance.

[South Africa] Stangen contracts SilverBridge for cloud migration

07-15-2019 | 07:53:26
South African insurer, Stangen, has contracted SilverBridge to assist it in migrating the Exergy policy administration platform to the Microsoft Azure cloud environment following the recent arrival of the multinational data centres in the country.

Triciabiz launches online business school for entrepreneurs in Africa

07-15-2019 | 06:08:54
Business coach and trainer, TriciaBiz has launched an online business school, Business Lab Africa with the aim of helping entrepreneurs in Africa succeed in business.

Telecom Egypt and Etisalat Misr sign four agreements to provide virtual fixed voice and bitstream services

07-15-2019 | 06:03:26
Telecom Egypt and Etisalat Misr have signed four agreements to maximize their customers’ interest and provide them with the best services available in the Egyptian market.

African ICT Foundation seeks end to illegal online surveillance of citizens

07-12-2019 | 13:30:51
The African ICT Foundation has called on state and non-state actors to end the Illegal surveillance, control, and interception of online user communications.

Sparkle selects Djibouti Data Center as its IP Hub in Africa

07-12-2019 | 11:06:00
Sparkle has announced that it has moved its Djibouti Point of Presence (PoP) into the Djibouti Data Center (DDC) selecting it as Sparkle’s IP hub for its expansion to East and South Africa.

Subex and Rhino Niger Networks sign partnership to offer telecom analytics solutions in Africa

07-12-2019 | 11:02:00
Subex, a leading telecom analytics solution provider, announced a strategic partnership with Rhino Niger Networks to cater to the digital transformation demands within the African markets.

[South Africa] MTN Zakhele-Futhi Scheme inconsistent with B-BBEE Act objectives, Commission

07-12-2019 | 09:25:00
Investigations by the B-BBEE Commission initiated in 2017 against MTN Group Limited has found the MTN Zakhele-Futhi Scheme that was announced by MTN on 12 September 2016 to be contrary to the objectives of the B-BBEE Act.

[Nigeria] Inlaks to launch innovation lab targeting young tech entrepreneurs

07-12-2019 | 08:30:00
Inlaks is set to birth an innovation lab called thehatch. The launch of thehatch supports the vision of Inlaks to expand into a new phase termed “Inlaks 2.0”.

Cloud-based services keep global sourcing market on growth trajectory

07-12-2019 | 08:21:43
The global sourcing market maintained its growth trajectory in the second quarter, boosted by growing demand for cloud-based as-a-service solutions, according to a report by ISG.

[Kenya] MK-Africa, Safaricom, partners #MyLittleBigThing Innovation Challenge announces winners

07-12-2019 | 07:24:00
Three students from Kenyatta University (KU) and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) universities are the winners of this year’s #MyLittleBigThing SDG’s Innovation Challenge.

Revenue authorities in Uganda and DR Congo bet on digital infrastructure to enhance trade

07-12-2019 | 06:39:00
Uganda and DR Congo tax institutions have signed the Regional Electronic Cargo Tracking System (RECTS) standards operating procedures, marking the launch of the RECTs control centre extension to DRC cargo.

Schneider Electric releases white paper to solve edge computing challenges

07-12-2019 | 06:34:00
To support IT professionals in developing a strategy to deploy IT at the edge, Schneider Electric, has released a new white paper entitled 'Solving Edge Computing Infrastructure Challenges'.

NEC XON provides Africa’s first AI-driven wireless LAN

07-12-2019 | 06:27:16
Southern Africa IT company NEC XON has announced that it is providing the first AI-powered wireless LAN (WLAN) solution in Africa.
 
Features

[Column] Hillary Miller-Wise: How disruptive technology can bring about a Green Revolution in Africa

07-12-2019 | 08:35:00
Population growth may have slowed in many regions of the world, but in Africa it is exploding.

What makes a data privacy law smart? A look at Africa and beyond

07-11-2019 | 06:43:29
The mobile industry is forecast to contribute $150 billion to GDP in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2022, and through mobile, nearly 300 million more people are expected to access the internet by 2025.

[Column] Mark Bannerman: Passing the Torch to the Millennial Generation (tech perspective)

07-10-2019 | 06:02:28
There was a time during the tumultuous 60s and 70s that the younger generation was admonished to “never trust anyone over thirty.

[Startup Interview] Benjamin Manirafasha, CEO, Iris Hub, Rwanda

07-09-2019 | 16:51:47
Benjamin Manirafasha is the founder of Iris Hub, an incubation and innovation center that is using technology to address youth unemployment in Rwanda.

[Column] Dirk-Jan Koeman: Rural Internet needs a technology rethink, as fiber and 4G grapple with viable business models

07-09-2019 | 16:46:00
Kenya is one of the leading countries in Africa with regards to Internet penetration. The exact penetration may vary, based on your source.

[Column] Tomi Fajolu: The future of blockchain in African investments

07-09-2019 | 10:02:00
Emerging markets particularly in Africa are faced with the crisis of a population outburst and lack the necessary infrastructure to accommodate their citizens.

[Column] Hans van Linschoten: Data sovereignty in Africa, why you should care

07-08-2019 | 09:47:00
African businesses are currently making massive investments in things like machine learning and artificial intelligence tools and are using cloud and virtualized infrastructure to enhance service delivery

[Startup Interview] Elizabeth Eweka, CEO, IDHS, Nigeria

07-05-2019 | 13:12:00
Elizabeth Eweka-Adeshina is the founder and CEO of IDHS, a Nigeria health startup.

[Column] Jolawn Victor: How the cloud can help South Africa side businesses succeed

07-05-2019 | 13:05:05
More and more South African millennials are starting side businesses to supplement their income.

[Column] Mohamed Cassoojee: South Africa manufacturers need to look to the next generation of AI

07-05-2019 | 06:17:00
South Africa's manufacturing sector is under enormous pressure, contracting by 8.8% quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter of 2019, according to Stats SA.

[Startup Interview] Joe Maina, CEO, Matrixoft Data Solutions, Kenya

07-04-2019 | 14:47:10
For the last six years, Joe Maina has built Matrixoft Data Solutions to address clients’ pain points by leveraging on technology.

[Column] Gerhard Fourie: Streamlining data management in a multi-cloud environment

07-04-2019 | 06:33:00
Many organizations find themselves in a situation where they have multiple clouds to manage.

[Column] Kevin Halkerd: Digital Transformation’s growing attack surface

07-04-2019 | 06:11:29
Traditional business models need to be reimagined as digital transformation continues to enable businesses to innovate and find new ways to not only leverage data but keep abreast of customer’s evolving requirements.

[Column] Phathizwe Malinga: Embedding a culture of design thinking

07-03-2019 | 09:30:00
There is little doubt that technology has fundamentally shifted enterprise goalposts and redrawn the lines that once were the parameters of the business.

[Column] Karien Bornheim: Building the security baseline

07-03-2019 | 04:12:03
Cybersecurity is a legitimately pressing concern for any organisation looking to avoid becoming yet another statistic.