Fetures

[Column] Phathizwe Malinga: Building the ecosystem to drive innovation through IoT

02-21-2019 | 10:03:58
The Internet of Things (IoT) is touted as a driver of digital transformation and innovative disruption, but few organisations have embraced the opportunity it presents.

[Column] Pete Frielinghaus: The need for disaster recovery in Kenya

02-21-2019 | 07:11:28
Businesses require continuous availability with the increasing dependency on online applications and Internet usage to support critical business operations and systems.

[Column] Ben Good: Digital technologies plugging the sub-Saharan Africa’s energy access gap

02-21-2019 | 07:05:00
In 2017, the Tanzania-based social enterprise Simusolar raised $50,000 to finance its work selling solar-powered systems to farmers and fishermen in rural areas traditionally excluded from mainstream energy provision.

[Column] Kieran Frost: Digital disruption defines change across industry, sector and organisation

02-20-2019 | 04:34:43
Digital disruption requires a foundational shift in an organisation’s very make up. This means that the business needs to find ways of overcoming the challenges and refreshing the status quo.

[Column] Nixon Thuo: Kenya’s ISP market ripe for usage-based bandwidth service

02-19-2019 | 09:42:54
It’s is difficult to imagine a world without internet connectivity, let alone a business that is not connected.

[Column] Michael Hailu: Drone technology holds great promise across Africa but right regulations are needed

02-19-2019 | 09:36:00
Like other novel and emerging technologies, appropriate regulation for drones has left governments worldwide on the back foot.

[Column] Mark Elliott: Driving mobile and card acceptance among informal retailers is key to scaling cashless payments in South Africa

02-19-2019 | 09:32:37
Despite the majority, about 77 percent, of adult South Africans owning bank accounts, more than half of the total value of all consumer transactions in the country are still conducted in cash.

[Interview] Basie Pharedi, Co-Founder, Nabutone Connect, South Africa

02-14-2019 | 08:03:00
Basie Pharedi is CTO and co-founder of South Africa based fintech company, Nabutone Connect, provider of modern payment solutions.

[Column] Akua Gyekye: Eight ways Facebook is preparing for elections across Africa

02-13-2019 | 09:28:09
With a number of upcoming elections across Africa, we want to share an update on our work to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election integrity and support civic engagement across the continent.

[Column] Andrew Sordam: Cloud computing unlocking rapid innovation in Africa

02-13-2019 | 05:15:00
Digitalisation is permeating every industry, with cloud computing rapidly becoming an essential component of business transformation.

Xalam Analytics: Fixing Rwanda’s Ailing 4G Wholesale Model

02-10-2019 | 11:53:00
Rwanda’s 4G wholesale model seemed like a good idea when it was first conceived. But it hasn’t been working, and should be scrapped

[Africa Tech Week] More collaborations needed to promote internet safety among children and young people in Africa

02-09-2019 | 05:50:00
This week, the world celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019, a day set aside to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology especially among children and young people.

[Startup Interview] Mbuyoti Chola, Managing Director, DigitalBlue Media, Zambia

02-06-2019 | 08:36:00
Mbuyoti Chola is the Managing Director of DigitalBlue Media Limited, a Zambian-based new media startup with a global outlook.

[Column] Raghav Sahgal: Defining the African digital reinvention

02-06-2019 | 07:55:40
Digital transformation is an often-misunderstood concept – meaning different things to different people -- as countries and companies redefine ‘digital’ for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

[Column] Adebayo Sanni: Cloud- the answer to improved security, efficiency and regulatory compliance

02-05-2019 | 08:55:00
New cloud services can ingest massive amounts of operational and security telemetry, analyse it in real time using purpose-built machine learning and react to findings using automation.