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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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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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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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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IDC, Oracle to Host Exclusive Roundtable for Banking Executives in Johannesburg

Oracle and International Data Corporation (IDC) are to jointly host a Banking Executive Roundtable later this month at the Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa in Johannesburg. Running under the theme ‘Enabling Digital Transformation in an Age of Disruption’, this pioneering half-day event will begin at 8.30am on September 21 with a dedicated breakfast and networking […]

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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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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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#MCW16: Oracle unveils its new Oracle Communications Network Service Orchestration Solution

Cloud applications and platform services provider company Oracle has unveiled its new version of Oracle Communications Network Service Orchestration Solution at the Mobile World Conference 2016 in Barcelona. According to Oracle, as communication service providers (CSPs) continue to evolve their networks to take advantage of new technologies to deploy innovative services such as voice over […]

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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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Thousands of schools in Africa to benefit from Oracle Academy and Raspberry Pi Foundation program

Oracle Academy and the Raspberry Pi Foundation  have today officially launched Oracle Raspberry Pi Weather Station for Schools. The program is an ambitious project to join thousands of schools in Africa and around the world in a global science experiment. Participating schools will receive a Raspberry Pi hardware kit for students to build and operate […]

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Oracle launches Capacity-Building Programme to close IT Skills Gap in Africa

The four-pronged program was devised as a response to the rapid adoption of new technologies by governments and businesses in Africa, exacerbating the shortage of suitably skilled practitioners to use the systems to best advantage

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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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Column: Automation vacation – technology driving change in the Kenyan travel industry

By Corine Mbiaketcha Nana, Managing Director Kenya Hub covering East, Central and West Africa at Oracle. It is often said we live for the holidays, and perhaps proof of that is the fact that today, the tourist industry is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world, with a business volume equal to […]

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Top firms to sponsor Young Entrepreneur Awards 2018

The inaugural Young Entrepreneur Awards 2018 has signed up three sponsorship deals for the awarding ceremony which will be held on November 28 this year. The awards will now be sponsored by the Youth Enterprise Development Fund (YEDF), WYLDE International Limited, Sage Events, and Oracle Consulting. Other sponsors include Jumia Kenya and the Valentine’s Cake […]

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Corine Mbiaketcha Nana: Three early industry adopters of autonomous technologies

Automation has already transformed industries in which complexity and performance demands must meet the challenges of fewer available resources, narrower profit margins and expanding product volumes. Examples include the car manufacturing industry, online reservation systems in the travel industry, the introduction of ATMs by the banking industry and more recently, automated mobile money kiosks. Now […]

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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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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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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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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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NTSA’s IT Lead crowned CIO of the year at the 2017 CIO100 Awards

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA’s) head of IT Fernando Wangila was been crowned the CIO of the Year at the recently concluded 2017 East Africa’s CIO100 Awards. NTSA scooped the top accolade following its successful implementation of the Transport Information Management System (TIMS). TIMS is a self-help portal where Kenyans can access NTSA […]

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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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Report, Changing markets driving gradual increase in EAS spend

Despite economic uncertainties and political instability, large and medium-sized organizations in South Africa continue to steadily increase their software investments to quickly respond to changing market conditions and enhance their core competitiveness. This has been revealed in the International Data Corporation’s recent South Africa Enterprise Application Software Market 2017–2021 Forecast and 2016 Vendor Shares report. […]

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Cybersecurity top agenda at the upcoming Connected Summit 2017

Cybersecurity will be the top agenda at the Connected Summit 2017 to be held in Diani, Mombasa from 9th to 13th April. This follows the rapid rise of cybercrime as hackers increasingly target the Kenyan digital economy amidst continued proliferation of financial technology and internet banking. Speaking when he received sponsorship cheques totaling to Ksh17 million […]

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E-Waste: Firms join hands in #CollectEwasteKE Campaign, here’s how to participate

E-Waste management continues to be a major problem facing most African countries including Kenya. In fact, the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) estimates that in the next five years, Kenya will be struggling with thousands of tonnes of e-waste, which could be in form of dead cell phones, broken computers and printers among other things. […]

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Global Tech Investor Techstars to mentor and invest in Kenya’s Bamba Group

Global Tech investor Techstars has selected Kenya’s Bamba Group as its first company from East Africa that they will invest in. The international investors that have boosted more than 650 technology startups will put Bamba through intensive training in Austin, Texas, as well as give them a cash investment to fast-track their growth. Founded 3 […]

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#connectedEA: EAC members seek to build a harmonised ICT framework to drive intergration

Dr.Fred Matiangi welcomes Uganda Minster for ICT to the East Africa Minsters Panel at Connected East Africa. The Connected East Africa Summit has today commenced deliberations on how to seal the gaps in ICT integration and shared infrastructure among East African Member states. Speaking during the inaugural East Africa Connected Summit; ICT Ministers from Uganda, […]

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Founders, Chief Executives of Technology Firms dominate Forbes list of the World’s Richest

The founders and chief executives of technology firms have once again dominated Forbe’s list of the World’s Richest accounting for six of the top 20 richest men in the world. Bill Gates has been declared the richest man in the world for the 16th time in a span of 21 years by Forbes magazine’s annual […]

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