Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service now available for Global and African Businesses

Oracle has announced the that its Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service is now generally available for businesses around the world.  Arab Jordan Investment Bank, CargoSmart, Certified Origins, Indian Oil, Intelipost, MTO, Neurosoft, Nigeria Customs, Sofbang, Solar Site Design, and TradeFin are among the many global organizations that already have adopted this blockchain platform. The Oracle Blockchain […]

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Five essential steps to close the cloud skills gap in Kenya

By Corine Mbiaketcha Nana, Managing Director Kenya Hub covering East, Central and West Africa at Oracle The ability to find and retain cloud-savvy, IT staff continues to be considered as one of the key barriers to cloud adoption according to Oracle’s latest ‘You & IaaS’ survey. As Infrastructure-as-a-Service adoption grows and the technology matures, the […]

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Internet Solutions launches CloudWAN services in East Africa

Internet Solutions Kenya has announced the launch of CloudWAN, its first virtual software defined wide area network (SDWAN) solution for next-generation enterprise networking. The solution is now available in Kenya and East Africa and according to Internet Solutions, it will enable companies to reduce setup time and service costs of network solutions and applications, upgrade […]

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Liquid Telecom named Microsoft Gold Partner for cloud productivity

Liquid Telecom has been named a Gold Partner for Cloud Productivity in Microsoft’s Partner Network programme, a prestigious accreditation achieved only by the world’s top IT and telecoms companies. The Microsoft Partner Network programme allows partner companies to provide high-level solutions for businesses as well as enterprises. “Our Microsoft Gold Partner status confirms our position at […]

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Cloud computing can improve local realities in Kenya

Corine Mbiaketcha Nana, Managing Director Kenya Hub covering East, Central and West Africa at Oracle Kenya has distinguished itself as a hotbed of technological innovation and creativity. The challenge now is how to consolidate these gains and leap forward as a country– to enhance the quality of life for all.  Cloud computing in layman’s terms […]

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East Africa Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing Summit

When: May 2, 2018 @ 11:03 am – May 3, 2018 @ 12:03 pm
Where: Radisson Blu, Nairobi, Nairobi

East Africa Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing Summit was born out of a much-needed opportunity to unite the data and analytics players and potential ender users of their expertise. This was most importantly after[…]

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DDoS in the cloud: who’s watching your back?

Cloud computing is seeing a steady and undeniable  growth in adoption across all types of industries. Growing just as progressively, however, is the extent to which it puts many corporate networks directly in cyber attackers’ line of fire – most specifically when it comes to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The challenge with moving […]

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Nokia opens Cloud Collaboration Hubs to strengthen its cloud and data center services

Nokia has opened a Nokia Cloud Collaboration Hub in Singapore to strengthen its cloud and data center services. The company also plans to open another hub in Irving, Texas in February 2018, to be followed by a third one in Reading, UK. The hubs are execution centers where multivendor cloud services from strategy and design […]

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Opinion: Cloud computing evolves, becomes enterprise cloud-as-a-service

Over the past two decades or so, the concept of cloud computing has evolved dramatically, as new data centre and networking technologies came to the fore, and new types of ‘cloud’ emerged. While the cloud’s roots may be traced back to computing from decades past, the tipping point is often considered to be the introduction […]

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Business success and nimbleness accumulated in cloud gets serious

The outstanding business value delivered by cloud technology has seen numerous small businesses boom into global giants. “Cloud computing is the not-so-secret key to a business’ success,” says Anton Jacobsz, managing director of value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited. “For years, the mantra for good business has been to have a brilliant support system in place so […]

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Sophos expands its partner program to enables partners to secure Cloud platforms

Sophos is expanding its Partner Program for its channel partners to now training, certification and financial incentives that will help them support customers using or migrating to the public cloud. The company made this announcement becoming the first next-gen security vendor to introduce a program specifically designed to help partners address this revenue growth opportunity. Sophos also […]

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Youtap launches mobile money payment processing platform as a cloud-based service

Youtap has launched a new payment processing platform delivered as a cloud service for mobile money and payments providers in developing markets. Known as Youtap Cloud, the platform will enable real-time transaction processing for contactless mobile money and bank wallet payments. Youtap Cloud also supports QR code payments, as well as NFC technology, including low-cost […]

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Huawei and Microsoft sign an MOU on Cloud Service

Huawei and Microsoft signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Cloud Service under which Microsoft applications will be released on HUAWEI CLOUD. The two companies will initiate in-depth cooperation on the public cloud to provide the optimal experience of cloud services for enterprises and help enterprises implement digital transformation. Huawei and Microsoft already enjoy […]

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Microsoft announces plans to deliver Microsoft Cloud from Data Centers in Africa

Microsoft has announced plans to deliver the complete, intelligent Microsoft Cloud for the first time from data centers located in Africa. This new investment, according to the company is a major milestone in its mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more The investment is also a recognition of […]

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Sage launches a cloud payroll solution targeted for start-ups and SMEs

Sage, the market, and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll & HR, and payment systems, has launched – Sage One – a cloud payroll solution targeted at start-ups and small businesses. Sage One Payroll is a smart online payroll solution that allows for businesses to file earnings (owed to employees) and deductions (what the employee […]

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Sage unveils next generation of cloud solutions for Africa and Middle East

Sage the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll & HR, and payment systems has today announced new products and features for Africa and the Middle East. Sage made the announcements at Sage Summit Tour in Johannesburg South Africa saying the products will take Africa and Middle East’s business builders and entrepreneurs closer to a world where admin […]

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Microsoft and Liquid Telecom partner to provide cloud services across Africa

Microsoft East Africa has joined hands with Liquid Telecom to improve and accelerate the use of cloud services across Africa. The joint project according to the two partners will help boost the continent’s access to world-class software. The two partners will focus on the delivery of cloud services, small-and-medium business development and the enablement of […]

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CIO East Africa to Host Premier Africa Cloud Summit in Nairobi

CIO East Africa is set to host the Africa Cloud Summit in Nairobi Kenya. The two-day event will run from 15th – 16th March 2016. The event is targeted at the C-suite and seeks to take them through the trends, create awareness on what is happening in the industry and also notify them of some […]

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Number of the Year 2016: One Billion Items of Malware Held in Kaspersky Lab’s Cloud Database

Kaspersky Lab’s cloud malware database now carries a billion malicious objects, including viruses, Trojans, backdoors, ransomware, and advertisement applications and their components. A fifth were discovered and identified as malicious by Astraea – a machine-learning based malware analysis system working inside Kaspersky Lab’s infrastructure. The number of cyberthreats appearing every day is now so big […]

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Nikki Summers, Director, Sage One in East and West Africa

Accounting meets Tech: The Benefits of Cloud Accounting Software for Small and Medium Businesses

Sound bookkeeping is essential for a business’s financial well-being, which is why cloud accounting solutions have an invaluable role to play in helping Nigerian entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. That’s the word from Nikki Summers, Director, Sage One in East and West Africa, which is sponsoring and presenting at the BusinessDay SME Market Access Forum […]

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Oracle and KCB to hold a developers forum to help drive Cloud Adoption in Africa

In an effort to grow the adoption of cloud services efficiently across Africa, Oracle , has partnered with Kenya Commercial Bank to together to hold a three-day developers day targeting the firm’s ecosystem of customers, partners, independent software vendors, user groups and innovation hubs. The four-day event will entail focused and in-depth sessions with experts […]

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BT Compute for Microsoft Azure will make it possible for BT customers to order Microsoft Azure alongside BT’s own cloud services

British Telecommunications (BT) Joins Forces with Microsoft to Simplify Hybrid Cloud

British Telecommunications (BT) has partnered with Microsoft to launch a new service that will allow BT customers to build hybrid cloud infrastructure with a single service wrap, contract and on a single bill. Known as BT Compute for Microsoft Azure, the new service will also make it possible for BT customers to order Microsoft Azure […]

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The new facility in Norway is IBM's 48th global cloud data center and It is part of the company's growing global data center network.

IBM Opens Industry’s First Cloud Data Center in Norway

Customers throughout Fetsund, Norway will now have local access to a complete portfolio of IBM cloud services after IBM opened a new cloud data center in the region. The IBM Cloud data center according to IBM will support growing cloud adoption in the Nordics.         Other services consumers in the region will enjoy […]

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Nikki Summers, Director, Sage One in East and West Africa

Opinion: How Cloud Software can help Kenya’s Accounting Practices

There is a growing market for accounting practices in Kenya. Economic growth has improved significantly  in the past decade, internet adoption is increasing (39%) and the country scored highly in innovation and financial services in the World Economic Forum’s 2015 Global Competitiveness Report. Because more businesses are starting up, there is an increased demand for […]

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Janusz Naklicki, Oracle Vice President of the Russia, Africa and Central Europe region, welcomed customers to the 2-day Oracle Africa Innovation Summit in Mauritius this week

Oracle Continues to Drive Cloud Adoption in Africa

Exchange of best practices and gaining expert insights from top cloud strategists was the key focus for Oracle  customers who took part in Oracle’s two day long ‘Africa Executive Summit’ that concluded today in Mauritius. Dozens of Oracle customers gathered to understand various aspects of the cloud adoption process including capacity building, innovation, security and […]

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Sophos email system now available on its Cloud-Based Management Platform

Security solutions provider Sophos has today announced that Sophos Email is now available on its cloud-based Sophos Central management platform. This means customers and partners can now manage their email protection solution alongside Sophos endpoint, mobile, the web and wireless security products from a unified, simple to use console. Sophos Email boosts security for cloud-based […]

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Hybrid Cloud: Cloud’s Take-off to Innovation

The debate between investing in public or private cloud systems may be coming to an end as businesses in East Africa realize there’s a much easier model to digital transformation In a rapidly changing market where one third of the top 20 companies face disruption from digital competitors, businesses must constantly speed up innovation, deliver […]

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How Moving to the cloud can help your business stay secure from cyber threats

A few weeks I got the chance to attend the East African Cloud Summit organized by the University of Nairobi’s C4DLab in collaboration with Microsoft. The summit was about Cloud Computing and how it can be used to improve societal growth and transformation. One of the panelists present during the summit was Dr.Bitange Ndemo, a […]

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IBM Unveils its New Cloud Data Center in South Africa

IBM is expanding its cloud data infrastructure in Africa. The company has announced that it is opening a new Cloud Data Centre in Johannesburg,  South Africa. This means from now on African companies that rely on IBM’s cloud platform will no longer have to keep their applications outside Africa. The company has partnered with Gijima, […]

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SoundCloud desktop App is now here, and it’s open source

SoundCloud has for a long time been my service of choice when  looking for new music online. Most of my artist friends also use the service when promoting their new music, but the fact remained it had to leave my browser after I am done listening to the new track I was looking for. This […]

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Microsoft Philanthropies to donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources to universities and nonprofits

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has today announced a new three-part initiative that will ensure Microsoft’s cloud computing resources including including Microsoft Azure, Power BI, CRM Online and the Enterprise Mobility Suite serve the public good. Under this initiative, recently formed Microsoft Philanthropies will donate $1 billion of Microsoft Cloud Services, measured at fair market value, […]

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Oracle Cloud Day: CEOs should help drive business transformation

Oracle Kenya last week held its annual Cloud Day event at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi. The event attracted customers; partners, stakeholders and government officials from various industries to discuss how Cloud is transforming business today. According to Oracle, the event sought to bring together private and public sector players, creating a platform for networking […]

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Uganda’s Infinity Computers Awards Services and Cloud Deal To IBM

Infinity Computers has chosen IBM to deliver cloud, analytics and IT services to support a wide range of new web and mobile offerings for its clients. Infinity Computers –or I3C –provides a range of services to clients in East Africa, South Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. The portfolio includes services for developers in the vibrant […]

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IBM has won deals worth $3.6bn over the past couple of weeks, with advertising giant WPP the latest to ink a billion-dollar deal.

Etihad Airways Signs Technology Services, Cloud Collaboration agreement With IBM

Etihad Airways has signed a ten-year technology services agreement with IBM worth US$ 700 million. This, according to the Airline will allow them to enhance guest experience, develop world-class infrastructure and security, and improve efficiency. The transformational agreement, which is one of the most important strategic collaborations by Etihad Airways, will provide access to the […]

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Over three billion Middle East and Africa contacts now on Gemalto’s Cloud-backup Solution

Over three billion mobile phonebook contacts across the Middle East and Africa region alone are now being saved through Gemalto’s LinqUs Cloud Backup solution, the company has announced. According the company, this market-leading solution is currently deployed by 22 different mobile network operators in the region, 90% of which have opted for Gemalto’s fully operated […]

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MainOne’s Tier III Data Center, MDX-i partners Microsoft on Cloud Computing

MainOne’s Data Center subsidiary, MDX-i, today announced the launch of its new cloud-based service offering with Microsoft. The solution which is built on Microsoft Azure’s enterprise grade infrastructure provides flexible, highly available and fully secure private computing environments to companies on a Pay-as-you-Go basis. By combining expertise in proven, yet familiar technologies and geographic specialization, […]

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IBM Opens First Cloud Data Center in Italy

In an effort to continue strengthening its global cloud presence in the European market, IBM has opened its first cloud data center in Italy. The new facility will provide the fast-growing Italian cloud market with a local IBM Cloud presence, allowing customers to deploy their workloads in the country and benefit from a low-latency connection into […]

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Orange and Gemalto Partner to provide customers with highly secure access to cloud-based applications

By Nixon Kanali, TechTrendsKE Gemalto, the world leader in digital security has unveiled a new partnership with Orange Business Services that will see the integration of Gemalto’s market-leading SafeNet Authentication Service with Business VPN Galerie, the Orange Business Services secured cloud hub. Under this partnership, Orange Business Services customers will benefit from Gemalto’s solution through […]

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Google launches cloud messaging service for iOS devices

Google has launched its cloud messaging service for iOS devices that will allow applications to communicate using push notifications. Earlier, the service was available for Android devices only but the new update will allow developers to expand the reach of their applications to iOS devices too. The feature allows users to decide the important ‘topics’ […]

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#OracleOpenWorld2014: Oracle unveils `Oracle Analytics Cloud’ for data analysis

Oracle today announced Oracle Analytics Cloud, a comprehensive portfolio of analytics offerings built for the cloud; deployed in the cloud; and enabling data analysis for cloud, on-premises, traditional, and big data sources. The Hindu Business Line has reported In its ongoing Oracle OpenWorld conference in SanFrancisco, the company has made this announcement in the backdrop […]

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VMware Vets Get $4.5M In Series A To Launch Private Cloud Management Platform

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Microsoft, SAP Strengthen Ties With Mobile, Data, Cloud Partnership

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HP to invest over $1Bn in Open-Source Cloud Computing

Hewlett-Packard plans to invest more than $1 billion over the next two years to develop and offer cloud-computing products and services. The company said it will make its OpenStack-based public cloud services available in 20 data centers over the next 18 months. OpenStack, a cloud computing project that HP co-founded, provides a free and open-source […]

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Internet Solutions introduces consumption-based bandwidth service

Internet Solutions has launched a consumption-based billing service that will now let enterprises pay for internet connectivity based on their monthly usage. Last month, the company announced that it was piloting the service to cater for the increased demand for bandwidth in the country.  Dubbed IS Open Network (ISON) by Internet Solutions, the service is […]

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List of Eight African startups selected for the 2018 VC4A Venture Showcase

VC4A has announced the eight Africa ventures that have been selected for the 2018 VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A. The 8 startups have been selected from over 1000 applicants by the investor committee representing continent’s leading VC funds such as Accion, Orange Digital Ventures, Knife Capital, Ventures Platform, Blue Haven, 4Di Capital, AngelHub Ventures, Silvertree […]

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Five steps to evaluating a DDoS managed service provider

The news that the Southern African Department of Labour was recently able to foil a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on one of its external facing servers in early September reminds us that businesses and governments must remain vigilant at all times. While this DDOS attack was unsuccessful, a 2016 attack in Liberia, West […]

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Oracle Appoints Andrew Sordam New Vice President for sub-Saharan Africa

Oracle today announced the appointment of Andrew Sordam as Vice President for sub-Saharan Africa with immediate effect. Andrew Sordam takes over from Cherian Varghese who has been named as the Regional Managing Director and Vice President for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and South Asian Growing Economies at Oracle, based out of Singapore. Sordam […]

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South Africa’s data management firm Redstor expands to Kenya

Redstor, a leading South Africa-based cloud data management SaaS business, is expanding its operations in Kenya. This expansion comes after the company’s market share grew by around 50% annually in the last four years. The company is not only looking to strengthen its presence in the Kenyan market but also its partnership with Internet Solutions. […]

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Mastercard unveils Mastercard Track, a global trade platform for businesses

Mastercard has partnered with Microsoft to introduce Mastercard Track, a  global trade platform that will simplify and enhance how companies around the world do business with each other. While parts of the B2B process have been digitized, large and costly gaps still remain – an estimated $500 billion in annual administrative costs and rising. These costs are added to the inefficiency […]

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IT Leadership: These five technologies are transforming the travel experience

The whole notion of what today’s hyperconnected travellers want, and what they value, has changed. While cost, choice and convenience are still significant, booking decisions are now based on the experience. Right from the moment that a traveller thinks about a trip, to planning it, booking it and living it, we in the travel industry […]

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IT Leadership: Preventing your network from becoming a Botnet

By Harish Chib, vice president, Middle East & Africa, Sophos Botnets are large volumes of distributed networked computers and devices that have been taken over by a cybercriminal. Botnets, also referred to as bots, are usually taken over by malicious software to enable remote control by a threat actor. They are set up and developed by […]

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Kenyan solar startup Agsol among Microsoft Airband Grant Fund winners

Kenyan solar startup Agsol is among three startups that have been selected for Microsoft’s third annual Airband Grant Fund. The grant is part of the Microsoft Airband Initiative launched in 2017, whose goal is to expand the internet’s reach across the world. Agsol builds solar-powered processing machines for farming communities not yet connected to the […]

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Internet Solutions is pilots consumption-based bandwidth service in Kenya

Internet Solutions is in the process of piloting a consumption-based billing service for its connectivity business as the demand for bandwidth rises in the country. According to the company’s Managing Director Richard Hechle, increasing bandwidth demand in the enterprise space is being driven mostly by firm’s embracing cloud computing, cloud storage, and data centre virtualization. […]

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Oracle’s Impact Summit – Kenya

When: September 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Villa Rosa Kempinski,

We’re inviting you to join us for Oracle’s Impact Summit in Kenya in Tuesday, 11 September. Oracle Impact Kenya will explore the impact emerging technologies, including Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things and Blockchain have[…]

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List of 30 Startups finalists shortlisted for DEMO Africa 2018

Three Kenyan startups are among the thirty African startups finalists shortlisted for DEMO Africa 2018. The startups, CLoud9XP, Sote and Zipora will join the other startups across the continent in Casablanca in October to present their technologies to the world. The startups were selected following a few months of innovation roadshows, city tours and virtual adjudication across […]

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CAK Gives US Firm Clearance To Buy 723 Telkom Kenya Towers

American Tower Corporation (ATC) has been given a go-ahead by Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) to buy 723 Telkom Kenya towers. According to a report published by the Business Daily, the deal, the two firms expected to be completed in the first half of this year will give the American company a presence in the […]

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Sophos introduces Sophos Intercept X for Server To Protect Businesses Against Cyber Threats

Sophos has today announced Sophos Intercept X for Server, its next-generation server protection with predictive deep learning technology that provides constantly evolving security against cyber threats. Sophos says its deep learning neural networks are trained on hundreds of millions of samples to look for suspicious attributes of malicious code and prevent never-before-seen malware attacks. According […]

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LG ThinQ : Everything you need to know about LG’s AI platform

In a previous article we did on LG’s OLED TVs, we mentioned how the TVs boast of advanced AI capabilities thanks to the company’s ThinQ platform. ThinQ is LG’s own artificial intelligence technology to be employed in smart, connected home appliances. With the embedded AI, viewers or consumers can interact directly to the remote control by […]

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Wix Answers will help to solve all your customer service concerns

Excellent customer service is very important for running a successful business. Gone are the days when organizations relied on phone-only support. These days, customers expect support to be fast and convenient and that’s why most organisations are now investing in customer service software. If you are a business owner looking for ways to maximize efficiency, […]

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Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report: Organisations now investing in Machine Learning and AI to defend against threats

Security leaders are increasingly relying on tools that use AI and machine learning to defend against cybersecurity threats. This is according to the Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report (ACR) released last week. The report came a time when malware sophistication is increasing as adversaries begin to weaponize cloud services and evade detection through encryption, used […]

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Data Management Tips for Startup Businesses and the Tools You Need

DAM has been referred to as Data Asset Management, which is responsible for organizing creative as well as visual resources of a company. In this age of digitalized technology and communication, businesses can acquire a lot of audiovisual data. With the advent of time and as the business keeps expanding the size of data will […]

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Oracle hosting its Chatbot Week Africa In Kenya and Other African Countries to Showcase How the Tech can Transform African Business

Oracle has announced that it will be hosting its Chatbot Week Africa in Kenya, South Africa (Johannesburg and Cape Town), Mauritius, Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja), Senegal, Ivory Coast and Ghana this week. The Chatbot Week Africa roundtable discussions will be are set to start on July 2 and will run until 6 July 2018. The […]

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LG is leading the way to a brighter future for renewable energy

As the world grapples with the effects of climate change, solar power remains the ultimate renewable energy source. Solar power has recently become a strongly emerging source of energy in an increasingly diversified energy mix. Solar power has been in a constant state of innovation for the last decade and has seen it become the […]

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Sophos adds AI to its advanced email security

Global leader in network and endpoint security Sophos has today announced Sophos Email Advanced, the first email protection solution to offer predictive security with active threat protection (ATP), anti-phishing email authentication, and outbound scanning and policy support. SophosLabs research discovered that 75 percent of malware in an organization is unique to that organization which indicates […]

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7 upcoming data analytics startups to watch out for in 2018.

Over the past few years, companies and organizations around the world have started to rely heavily on data to drive innovation and growth. Recognizing the potential of data to enhance business decisions, productivity, and overall efficiency, businesses are now leveraging data to accomplish goals that seemed impossible before. Smart appliances powered by IoT, intelligent personal […]

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Is your network ready for GDPR and PoPI?

Over recent years, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have become one of the biggest cyber-security headaches for CIOs and CSOs. Each year, these attacks grow in numbers, becoming bigger and more damaging. Previously, the primary DDoS fears were the business disruption and reputational damage that they caused. DDoS attackers harness the power of thousands […]

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The war on cybercrime – why all Kenyan organisations need to play their part

By Brian Pinnock, Mimecast Africa and the Middle East Cyberattacks in Kenya are on the rise. There’s barely a day that goes by where you don’t hear about a major data breach or an organisation that has unsuspectingly fallen victim to ransomware, spear-phishing or impersonation fraud. The government has seen the urgency and on 16 […]

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SMEs Should Partner with Cyber Security Specialists to Prevent Loss of Billions

Imagine waking up one beautiful Monday only to realize that your website has been hacked. Your online accounts, your most precious work and even your personal assets are gone. What do you do? According to the 2017 Cyber Security Report released by Serianu LTD, Kenyan businesses lost an astounding Ksh. 21B to cyberattacks in 2017 […]

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Warning signs that it is time to replace your SSD

While solid-state drives (SSD) are more stable than hard drives, age can eventually cause them to fail. It is therefore important to know what signs to keep an eye out for, which could signal an impending failure. According to Tony Yu, South African country manager at ADATA, while there are tools available to monitor your […]

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Global WAF report underscores F5 as key player in web application firewall security

F5’s position as a dominant player in the Web Application Firewall (WAF) market has been underscored by its participation in ‘Global Web Application Firewall Market Research Report 2017 to 2022’, which presents an in-depth assessment of the WAF market including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers and challenges. The study includes a number of WAF […]

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Orange Digital Ventures announces new $8.6 million investment in Kenya’s Africa’s Talking

Orange Digital Ventures Africa has announced its first investment in an African startup. The technological investment fund will help Nairobi based mobile technology company Africa’s Talking to raise $8.6 million alongside the IFC World Bank and Social Capital. The transaction is subject to the usual conditions precedent, including the approval of Kenya’s competent authorities. Upon completion, […]

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24Bit Episode 7: A discussion on taxi hailing Apps in Kenya

Taxi-hailing apps have been flooding the Kenyan market in recent days. Ever since the advent of Uber, major cities and towns in the country have witnessed increased activity and innovations in the taxi space. There has been the entry of global taxi hailing players like Dubai-based Mondo Ride, Taxi among many others. In this episode […]

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Op-Ed: Empowering Generation Z through technology

Ben Roberts, Liquid Telecom’s Group CTIO, explains how access to technology can inspire a new generation of African techies. The future of Africa belongs to Generation Z. As the world’s youngest region, approximately 20% of Africa’s population is currently aged between 15 and 24. But the hope and promise of this generation also presents potential disaster […]

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Significant smartphone penetration and supportive government regulations driving global consumer telematics market growth.

The significant penetration of smartphones, lowered connectivity costs, high-speed internet technologies and supportive government regulations is driving the growth of the global consumer telematics market. This is according to a new Consumer Telematics Market – Growth, Trends, Forecast, Demand, Outlook Up to 2024 report by Transparency market research. The reports, also notes that the growing demand of big data […]

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How to track your lost phone that is turned off

By Elizabeth Mason Smartphones have become an integral part of a person’s life. Whether it is a boon or a curse is another topic but surely it has made the life much easier. Day to day information of a person is stored in their phone; hence, one just cannot afford to lose their phone. However, […]

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24Bit Episode 6: Are online reviews relevant for businesses?

Online reviews have been termed as key drivers in customer purchase decision. Traders across different spheres of the global economy confess to a love-hate relationship with online reviews, but according to Invesp, a marketing retail, and analytics firm, 90% of consumers read online reviews before placing an order or making a purchase In our latest episode, […]

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Top blockchain myths to be busted in the year 2018

Blockchain has shown a great potential to be the next disruptive technology, with some experts claiming it to be the ‘second coming of the internet’. Blockchain technology offers a way of recording transaction or any other form of digital interaction in a way that will make it secure, transparent, highly resistant to outages, auditable and efficient; as […]

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Digital credit scoring is paving the way to more affordable microloans in East Africa.

Fintech companies are using digital technology to score the creditworthiness of people in emerging markets, potentially enabling millions of people in East Africa to get access to affordable credit and financial services for the first time More than 2.5 billion people around the world – many of them in Africa – lack formal identification that […]

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Online vs Offline Software – Make the right choice!

Managing the stock and inventory of a pharmacy is a difficult task. The wide variety of medicines in varying strengths and dosages makes management software a requirement. To that end, plenty of shops use Pharmacy stock management software to handle their current and future inventory management. However, different shops have different needs. Depending on the […]

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72 network operators across the globe already testing 5G

As mobile operators race to deliver next-generation services for subscribers and IoT connectivity, the pace of 5G field trials and deployments has rapidly accelerated during the past six months. According to new new industry data on the State of 5G Trials around the globe released by VIAVI Solutions, a total of 72 network operators are […]

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5 Reasons why Falling in Love with Android is Inevitable

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and love is undoubtedly in the air. That could only mean one thing – Valentine’s Day! This got us thinking here at HMD Global, Home of Nokia phones, what do we love? Simple… Android! There hasn’t been a topic that separates a society as much as Android […]

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Liquid Telecom and other Industry leaders to gather in Kigali for the Africa Tech Summit.

Industry leaders will from 14th -15th February gather in Kigali Rwanda for the Africa Tech Summit. They will include international players and investors who want to drive growth in Africa. Liquid Telecom will join the  innovators and influencers from across the African ecosystem at the event that will provide unrivalled insight, networking and business opportunities – […]

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The State of eCommerce in Kenya – 24Bit, Episode 5

Watch and Listen to our latest podcast as we discuss the state of eCommerce in Kenya. You can also listen to it on SoundCloud here.

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Still waiting to catch the IoT bus? Here’s where it’s going in 2018

The breakthroughs that change our lives do not, usually, arrive in the world with a loud fanfare and an instant acceptance and understanding of the new arrival’s enormous significance. The Wright brothers, for example, were the first aviators to successfully pilot a power-driven, heavier-than-air flying machine on 17 December 1903. It was a ground-breaking (should […]

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Growing Africa’s digital ecosystem by bringing high touch to high tech

The international tech community is nurturing Africa’s digital ecosystem by supporting skills development, technology adoption and the growth of digital businesses across the continent. Giants like Google and Facebook are leading the effort through direct investment, partnerships and in-market teams in key African markets. Google and Facebook both opened offices in Nigeria in 2017. Lagos […]

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Investment in tracking technologies should be a key focus for business

In today’s society, technology has been changing at an unprecedented pace. When you consider that tablets sales are now about to overtake the combined sales of desktops and laptops, it becomes apparent. The logistics and retail industry, which includes fleet management, vehicle and asset tracking and much more has not been left out either in […]

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KRA says its new CRMS has enhanced service delivery

The Kenya Revenue Authority’s (KRA) says its new Customer Relationship Management Solution (CRMS) has enhanced taxpayer experience, improved service delivery and increased operational efficiency. The social media engagement rate has more than doubled, from 300 to over 700 engagements per day, with customer query response time improving to an average of 15 minutes across all platforms, […]

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ICT Authority Scoop’s Gold Mark Award at the CIO 100 Awards

Kenya’s ICT Authority earned the distinguished CIO 100 Gold Mark Award during the 7th East Africa CIO 100 Awards. The organization received the award  in recognition of excellence enterprise Information Technology adoption. According to iLab Africa, a research center at Strathmore University, which independently evaluated the survey, ICT Authority demonstrated its prowess following its significant […]

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LG, HERE partner to implement Next-Generation Telematics Strategy in Self-Driving Era

LG Electronics (LG) is partnering with HERE Technologies (HERE), a global provider of digital mapping and location services, to offer a next-generation telematics solution for autonomous vehicles. The solution combines LG’s advanced telematics technology with high-precision map data and location services powered by the HERE Open Location Platform. Through their planned collaboration, the companies aim […]

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Being open about being open: priorities for IT in 2018

By Thomas Di Giacomo, CTO at SUSE There are some big things set to come in 2018. In fact, we are seeing numerous significant developments in the world of enterprise IT. These include the emergence of the container infrastructure ecosystem, a continued move to hybrid cloud and the growth in software-defined infrastructure and storage. So, […]

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Fintech firm AllenHark launches pre-ico sale targeting $250,000 to build its cryptocurrency trader platform

AllenHark Group has launched a presales initial coin offering (ICO) to build its AllenHark Terminal (HRK). AllenHark Terminal is a hardware and software subscription-based platform aimed at providing crypto-traders with real-time data, aggregated news and trading reports to help them track and double returns on their investments. The company which was Incorporated in Kenya and […]

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Nokia and Vodacom sign MoU to conduct 5G trials in South Africa

Nokia and Vodacom have signed an MoU to conduct Nokia 5G technology trials in South Africa. The trial is also part of the two companies plan to accelerate the launch of the new technology and enable Vodacom to drive digitalization for the benefit of businesses and individuals in the country. Nokia has a 5G portfolio that […]

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Kenya’s opposition party NASA asks its supporters to boycott Safaricom

Kenya’s opposition party NASA has called on its supporters to boycott Safaricom products and services. The move comes after Raila Odinga, the party leader threatened to call for a boycott of products from corporations the party claims were part of the country’s August 8 poll rigging scheme. According to Suna East Legislator, Junet Mohammed Safaricom […]

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Sophos XG Firewall Delivers a Breakthrough in Network Visibility with Synchronized App Control

Sophos today announced the latest version of its next-generation Sophos XG Firewall that delivers a breakthrough in network traffic visibility. Using Synchronized Security to obtain information from the endpoint, XG Firewall can identify, classify and allow the control of all previously unknown applications active on the network, such as those which don’t have signatures or […]

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10 Things You Did Not Know About Jumia House

Launched in 2013, Jumia House is a global property portal focusing exclusively on emerging markets. The fast-growing platform is currently in 21 countries in Africa. The leading real estate marketplace offers sellers, buyers, landlords, and renters a secure and easy-to-use platform to find or list properties online. It could be a commercial property for your […]

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Digital health among the top agenda at the AfricaCom 2017 conference

Mobile technology is, without doubt, the next great ‘enabler’ in healthcare in Africa. A mobile phone has become a biosensor, a laboratory, a scanner and a data processor and e-Health is rapidly proving its potential to improve workplace efficiencies, increase patient safety, better coordinate care, facilitate payments and engage patients. The continent’s single largest and […]

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Safaricom, CA dismiss NASA claims that the telecommunications operator helped rig August polls.

Telecommunications operator Safaricom has dismissed claims by Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga that it was complicit in manipulating the August 8 presidential elections. Through a statement sent to newsrooms yesterday, Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore termed the allegations made by Raila Odinga and the NASA coalition as factually incorrect and unsupported by any evidence whatsoever that […]

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24Bit Episode One – Lets Talk About Blogging.

TechTrendsKE has been in existence for a while now, let me just say it has been close to five years of developing tech and business content for our readers. The journey has had its ups and down, but as they say, every day is a learning process. One of the ideas I have always thought […]

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#AfricaCom2017: New #IoT conference stream added to AfricaCom agenda

Recognising the role the Internet of Things (IoT) will play in redefining our world, especially across Africa, AfricaCom 2017 has added a specific conference track focusing on Africa’s IoT capacity and potential. According to Tom Cuthell, portfolio director at KNect365, organiser of AfricaCom  have created two days of thoroughly thought-provoking content led by world-class speakers, […]

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Huawei partners with Redington and VST ECS to Expands Global Reach  

Huawei has signed Global Distributor Strategic Cooperation Agreements with Redington and VST ECS.  According to these agreements, the companies will expand and deepen their cooperation with Huawei in the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and other regions. These agreements were signed during HUAWEI Connect 2017 and signify that Huawei will increase its enterprise business’s presence […]

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