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[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: African governments are accelerating 5G adoption

09-23-2021 | 11:58:23
This week, the Federal Government approved the deployment of the Fifth Generation Network, 5G, in Nigeria. In South Africa, MTN this week became the first mobile operator in Africa to provide access to 5G technology to customers from the Philippines

[Column] Patrick Ndegwa: Growing a successful tech startup in Kenya – 4 key elements

09-23-2021 | 05:00:13
The tech scene in Kenya is thriving. Even amid a global pandemic, economic uncertainty, and election fever, our dynamic African country has found a way to cut through the clutter and establish itself as the world’s ‘Silicon Savannah’

[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Africa is an emerging data center market

09-20-2021 | 14:38:56
The growth in the adoption of IoT and big data analytics services will result in the rapid growth of data center development in Africa. This is according to a new report by ReportLinker, a market research solution.

[Column] Brandon Rochat: The Fight Against Ransomware

09-20-2021 | 13:47:23
Ransomware kits are widely available on the dark web and have a lower bar of entry for use and deployment by malicious actors. Since 2016, at least 4,000 ransomware attacks have taken place, according to the FBI.

[Column] Mandy Duncan: How data at the Edge can reshape Hospitality

09-20-2021 | 11:18:00
Businesses in almost every sector have had to quickly adapt to a digital-first world and, as economies start to fully reopen, many are finding that the challenges faced so far were just the tip of the iceberg.

[Column] Richard Shaw: Cost of non-compliance is hefty

09-20-2021 | 08:21:00
One of the biggest challenges for businesses today is keeping up-to-date with constantly changing regulations. This is largely due to the dynamic nature of the compliance landscape.

[Column] Sébastien Fabre: How technology can help airlines today

09-17-2021 | 10:11:38
They have had to reprioritize technology spend to keep operations running through the pandemic, doing more with less to compensate for the financial losses of fewer passengers flying.

Business and industry increasingly adopt IoT to drive sustainability

09-17-2021 | 10:04:49
Beyond the immediate benefits like having data about business operations available in real time, businesses are increasingly exploring and adopting Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to drive their sustainability goals.

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Facebook launches a new campaign against fake news in Nigeria

09-16-2021 | 13:59:00
This week, Facebook announced a new partnership with Big Cabal Media and Comic Republic to launch a new campaign against fake news in Nigeria.

[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Moving to the cloud can cut your security risks

09-14-2021 | 04:44:10
Cloud security,  also known as cloud computing security, is the practice of protecting cloud-based data, applications and infrastructure from cyber attacks. 

[Column] Efayomi Carr: Africa's youth hold the key to the expansion of agritech across the continent

09-13-2021 | 12:52:00
While there are a wide range of agritech innovations that can propel African farmers to profitability, only 23 percent of youth engaged in agriculture are using any form of agricultural technology

[Column] Andrew Bourne: Hybrid working is the way forward, here's how to get it right for your business

09-13-2021 | 07:47:00
With both the COVID risk and changing employee preferences in mind, businesses should, if they have not already, consider implementing sustainable hybrid work approaches as a core part of their business continuity strategies. 

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: M-Pesa is now Africa’s largest fintech with 50 million active customers

09-09-2021 | 15:36:00
More than 14 years after launching its mobile money service M-Pesa, Safaricom this week announced that it reached 50 million monthly active customers strengthening its position as Africa’s largest fintech.

[Column] Marilyn Moodley: Meeting the challenges of disruption with strategic FinOps

09-09-2021 | 13:43:06
According to the State of FinOps 2021 report, cloud financial management, or FinOps, has become a mainstream practice in large organisations across all sizes of cloud spend

[Column] Todd Schoeman: Choosing cloud can cut your security risks

09-09-2021 | 11:09:00
It may seem counterintuitive, but organisations can better guard against today’s constant wave of security threats – or at least reduce some of their risk burden – by accelerating their move to the cloud.