Features

[Startup Interview] Ian Mutua, Managing Director, Vigil CyberSec Inc, Kenya

11-15-2018 | 10:05:00
Ian Wambua Mutua is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Vigil CyberSec Inc., a Kenyan based startup providing cybersecurity and consulting services across the region.

[Column] Phathizwe Malinga: IoT is as simple as ABC and D! Part 3 - Choosing Connectivity

11-14-2018 | 12:09:30
There is no doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) can solve everyday challenges using technology, and with IDC predicting there being over 20 billion connected devices by 2020.

[Column] Mukhisa Kituyi: Digital divide is impeding development

11-14-2018 | 08:45:10
By the end of the next decade, growth, productivity gains, and human development will be determined by levels of integration into the digital economy.

[Column] Rodney Taylor: Focus on the challenges, not the technology

11-14-2018 | 04:34:07
Digital transformation and the Internet of Things (IoT) are widely discussed topics in business today. That said, many organisations are still slow in getting their transformation initiatives underway and implementing tangible IoT solutions.

[Column] Prins Mhlanga: SA business leaders stand to gain more from a platform economy

11-12-2018 | 11:10:00
Having evolved over the years, a platform economy is a new breed of digitally-driven, disruptive business models.

[Africa Tech Week] African startups set to raise more funds in 2019

11-08-2018 | 14:08:35
The African startup ecosystem continues to thrive, the innovation revolution by these startups is on the rise. They not only bring massive impact to the local communities but also across other countries.

[Column] Deon Geyser, The 5G imperative

11-08-2018 | 12:04:00
It has been just a decade since the mobile phone spread rapidly across Africa, leapfrogging the landline and bringing literacy, education and connectivity to widely scattered populations. Mobile has played a significant role in building improved communities, healthcare and financial inclusion.

[Interview] Sam Chappatte, Managing Director, Jumia Kenya

11-08-2018 | 11:07:00
Sam Chappatte is the Managing Director, Jumia Kenya, an online shopping website operating in 14 African countries.

[Column] Adriaan Rossouw, Overcoming Digital Dread- Upgrading manufacturing operations

11-08-2018 | 06:14:25
African manufacturers begin to upgrade their operations, mapping out an incremental approach is essential. Smart factories, digitisation, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are all hot topics in the manufacturing sector, generating considerable buzz - and some consternation. These disruptive technologies are exciting, yet the complexity can also be overwhelming.

[Column] Sean Laval, The opportunity of IoT

11-07-2018 | 11:32:00
The Internet of Things (IoT) is not the by-product of hype and the IT dreamer’s reality. It is an opportunity, especially for those who are prepared to take a chance and pay attention.

[Column] Mandla Mbonambi, Staggering growth across industry and innovation is changing the face of performance testing

11-07-2018 | 05:45:00
As secrets go, the fact that technology has fundamentally changed the face of business has to be the worst kept. From leap to bound, tech innovation and invention have shifted foundations and redefined potential, putting the customer in the driving seat and the enterprise under pressure.

[Column] Jon Tullett, Harnessing the hybrid

11-07-2018 | 05:22:00
Cloud. At its most basic form, it drives innovation and harnesses intelligence for the organisation. It is the delivery of computing services, servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and so much more, all over the internet, all flexible and all offering economies of scale.

[Column] Cathy Smith: Africa's youth needs more than just technology

11-05-2018 | 05:02:00
We often read about the number of jobs that our youth are going to be doing in 10 or 15 years that don't even exist yet. The conventional wisdom is that we can prepare them for this "unknown future" by giving them access to technology, the Internet and the language they will need to talk to the machines.

[Africa Tech Week] Safaricom marks its 18th- anniversary, unveils new brand campaign

11-01-2018 | 14:27:00
Kenya’s leading telco Safaricom has been top on the news this week. The company marked its 18th year anniversary since the official launch on October 23rd, 2000. As part of 18th-anniversary celebrations that began this week, the mobile operator unveiled a new brand campaign targeted at reinforcing its commitment to customers.

[Interview] Jozette Chetwynd-Palmer, Founder, AirAdvance, South Africa

11-01-2018 | 06:13:00
Frustrated by certain difficulties that most Airbnb hosts are familiar with, Jozette Chetwynd-Palmer started her company AirAdvance, the only business creating financial products tailored to Airbnb hosts.