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[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Kenya and Nigeria fastest growing data center markets in Africa

08-26-2021 | 16:17:03
Africa is poised for a data centre boom as internet penetration rates rise and the continent begins to play catch-up with other regions. Kenya and Nigeria have been described as some of the top markets to watch out for. 

[Column] Francis Wainaina: How cloud technology could transform manufacturing in Africa

08-26-2021 | 10:05:00
Cloud technologies offer manufacturers a solution to this, providing speed, agility, cost savings, and innovation advantages that could accelerate the recovery of the manufacturing sector.

[Column] Mandla Mbonambi: The importance of soft skills in a digital world

08-26-2021 | 08:42:35
In a recent report entitled ‘New Leaders Needed Now’, Accenture emphasised the importance of leaders who have soft skills in driving long-term success for two very demanding, digitally-driven industries – aerospace and defence.

[Interview] Karl Toriola, CEO, MTN Nigeria

08-25-2021 | 08:05:00
​​​​​​​MTN Nigeria CEO, Mr. Karl Toriola, speaks on the 20 years transformational journey of the telecoms revolution in Nigeria, its impact, and challenges.

[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Nguniri: Kenya's Data Center Market Size by investment is set to Reach $342 Million by 2026

08-23-2021 | 16:13:00
Kenya is witnessing the growing adoption of digital services such as cloud, big data, and IoT driving the demand for data centers in the region.

[Column] Phil Lewis: Is Multi-tenant Deployment the Only True Cloud?

08-23-2021 | 15:35:45
Enterprises that have decided to move to the cloud are being presented solutions built on two different deployment models: single tenant (ST), or multi-tenant (MT)

[Column] Warren Myers: Inclusive, accessible technology key to real empowerment and fighting GBV

08-23-2021 | 07:59:00
According to Warren Myers, Founder and CEO of AURA, South Africa’s leading security and medical response marketplace, inclusive, accessible technology is a key component in enabling empowerment.

[Column] Isme Oosthuizen: South Africa’s financial institutions need to pursue their own path to the cloud

08-19-2021 | 14:23:00
Instead of rushing to the cloud, banks, credit card and payment companies, and insurers are likely to move toward hybrid or multi-cloud models at a measured pace over several years or more

[Africa Tech Week] Duncan Mochama: Facebook has partnered with African telcos to extend subsea cable to four countries

08-19-2021 | 14:15:00
The 2Africa consortium, comprising China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone, and WIOCC, announced the addition of four new branches to the 2Africa cable.

[Column] Tonya Nyakeya: Artificial intelligence has transformed the world – there is no doubt about that

08-19-2021 | 11:36:00
As the adoption of AI driven by the continuing repercussions of the COVID-19 crisis, general business needs, and the technology being more accessible across the continent.

Five things the past 20 years can teach us about the future of work lives

08-19-2021 | 09:37:35
Many of the technologies we take for granted in our day-to-day work lives were developed over the past 10 to 20 years, including Skype in 2003, Gmail and Facebook in 2004, Twitter in 2006 and the iPhone, the world’s first true mainstream smartphone, in 2007.

[Column] Clayton Hayward: Entrepreneurs need to better understand risk and fail better by failing fast and forward

08-19-2021 | 09:37:09
According to serial entrepreneur and Ukheshe Technologies CEO, Clayton Hayward, many entrepreneurs don’t truly understand the nature of risk, which has a direct impact on the success of their business idea.

[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Moving to the cloud is the key to succeeding in the digital era

08-16-2021 | 13:39:00
Many business leaders in Africa are moving to the cloud to improve security, flexibility, and agility whilst others are doing it to keep relevant and productive, ultimately with the bottom line in mind.

[Column] Pieter Visagie: South African Patent Office’s Recent Grant of a Patent for an Invention Created by Artificial Intelligence

08-16-2021 | 09:05:00
In the past few weeks, there has been extensive reporting, globally, heralding the South African Patent Office for having been the first patent office in the world to have granted a patent for an invention that was created by artificial intelligence

[Africa Tech Week] Duncan Mochama: Financial malware attacks are on the rise in Africa

08-12-2021 | 16:25:31
Kaspersky’s recent research shows that the overall number of financial malware attacks in countries like Kenya decreased in the first half of 2021 when compared to the same period in 2020.