3 Ways You Can Use Personal Data to Improve your Life

The year was 2016, and I had just finished my last semester on Campus. Like most fourth years, I dreamed of graduating with a first-class degree, getting a job with a fat paycheck and traveling all over the world as soon as I stepped out of campus. I wanted to be RICH! However, if you had […]

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Strathmore’s Dr. George Njenga’s Take on Data Management at Africa Insurance Summit 2018

On the 25th of June 2018, IIB (Insurance Information Bureau) in conjunction with Strathmore business school hosted the Africa Insurance Summit at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies. Insurance leaders from Africa convened for a two-day conference to discuss how the African Insurance Market can leverage disruptive technologies to create growth opportunities and shape the […]

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Are You Selling Candles or Light? Insights from Social Media Week Nairobi

Once upon a time, there was a town with two candle makers. One of the candle makers was called John and the other Mark. If you asked John what his business was, he’d say he makes the best candles in town. If you asked Mark what his business was, he’d promptly reply, “my business is […]

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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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We Should Embrace Growth Driven Website Design To Deliver Projects on Time

Yesterday, I came across an article on one of my favorite newsletters (Tech Cabal) that stirred some emotions in me. The article titled 5 Ways Kenyan Developers and Tailors Behave the Same Way was published on Techweez by Saruni Maina. Granted, the article bore quite a lot of truth, but that’s no reason for Kenyan website developers […]

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The Differences and Similarities between Digital and Informational Technology

4800, the number of SMEs McKinsey surveyed across different industries to analyze the impact of web technologies on business. The results? A revelation that companies using web technologies like websites and social media marketing not only grow twice as fast as those with minimal online presence, but also bring in twice as much revenue and […]

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My Honest Predictions on the State of Website Development in 2027

Let’s imagine it’s 2027. Former president of Kenya, Daniel Arap Moi, has just celebrated his 102nd Birthday. What kind of websites do you predict we will be building? What kind of interfaces are our web visitors interacting with? Will Google require a website to be VR-enabled?  What about mobile? Is there still mobile web? Here […]

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The Case for Digitalization: 5 Signs You Are Lagging Behind

Dear business owner, Your customers have been spoiled. Thanks to companies like OLX and Uber, they now expect you to provide seamless user experience throughout the buyer journey. Of course they won’t tell it to your face, but if a competitor offers round-the-clock customer support, instant product delivery, and personalized treatment, you can bet they […]

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5 Traits That Make A Great Techpreneur

Who is a Techpreneur? A technopreneur or techpreneur is an entrepreneur who gets a technology idea and finds an opportunity to make it a commercial reality. Alternatively, a technopreneur can also be a techie idea-owner who ventures to make his idea a commercial reality. Yes, it may seem that a techpreneur and entrepreneur are indistinguishable since […]

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Karani Nyamu on tax deductions freelancers need to know about

Karani Nyamu talks about there being a few reasons to envy the self-employed lifestyle; the increased tax preparation burden isn’t one of them. Not only must some freelancers file quarterly tax payments or risk penalties and fees, but they are also required to pay the portion of Social Security typically covered by an employer. In […]

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#ElectionsKE: Five Online Strategies Politicians will use to target voters

One of the biggest changes in Kenya’s political environment since the last national election in 2013 has been the rise of internet penetration. Back then, only 32.1% of the population had access to the web. As you read this, over 64% (31M) of Kenyans use the internet. While I’m not a political expert, I am […]

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