The Pros and Cons Of PDF

Are you thinking about converting your word files into PDF files? If that’s the case, you have to read up on the pros and cons of PDF file. Basically, PDF stands for Portable Document Format. As the name indicates, it is a type of format. The majority of the books found on the internet are distributed […]

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IT & Leadership: Rewriting the African narrative

By Karien Bornheim, CEO, and founder of FABS Footprint Africa Business Solutions (FABS) is a company that was inspired by frogs, dumping grounds, and handouts. It’s the antidote to the patronising tone adopted by the rest of the world as it pats Africa on the back. It is the company that was started nearly 20 years […]

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Tech In Film: Why It Makes No Sense To Ban Films In 2018

Creativity and technology are an integral part of the film industry and hence help the industry grow beyond the regular threshold.  Social media, for example, is taking over the traditional ways we use to consume film. In this interview, Martin Munyua, the Director of Dreamcatcher Productions Kenya talks about these trends and how they’re supporting […]

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IFRS 9 – Why Credit Bureaus Are The Ideal Partner?

Financial institutions around the globe are feeling the heat from the introduction of IFRS 9 impairment reporting. Credit Bureaus offer the most effective solution for compliance and harnessing the benefits of Credit Risk Scoring and PD estimation. 2018 has seen the introduction of IFRS 9 in many countries around the world. The Credit Industry has broadly understood and accepted the reasons […]

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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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Fintech flourishes in Uganda as regulation remains hands-off for now

Financial technology is flourishing in Uganda, thanks partly to the enormous popularity of mobile money and payment systems and partly to the hands-off approach of the country’s regulators. Although regulation does exist, it applies only to certain areas of the fintech market and even in those areas, it tends to be loosely applied. For example, […]

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Explaining the High Cost of Remittance to African Countries

The World Bank recently released a study report with findings that the cost of remitting cash to African nations is higher compared to other continents all over the world. The report indicates that for every 200 dollars sent to Africa, a charge of 12% as remittance fee is imposed. Inward and Outward Remittances Since the […]

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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: IT security – oxygen or onion?

By: Mark Walker, associate vice president of Sub-Saharan Africa at International Data Corporation (IDC) Search for security on Google. The engine will autofill with – security is like oxygen and security is like an onion. Both are true. Security is the oxygen that keeps the business alive. Without it there is the risk of breach, […]

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Willing To Avoid Higher Interest Card Rates? Opt For Low Interest Rate Credit Cards Now

Lowest form of interest rate based credit cards are often the amazing tools for those who want to reduce the current interest they are working on some hefty balances, or just don’t require any form of added features, which might result in higher interest rates. Switching to low-interest credit cards can often be a proven […]

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Has anyone thought about what happens after all the devices are connected to IoT?

By: Mandla Mbonambi, CEO of Africonology Is your business driving change or being driven by it? This is the question that should be powering your business mindset in a digital world that’s swallowed by innovation and exponential change. Anything that cannot be digitised or automated is about to become extremely valuable. Computers can simulate the […]

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Africa Rising: How millennials and entrepreneurship are driving the African economy

By Clemens Weitz, CEO: ROAM (Ringier One Africa Media) In recent months, Africa has seen several big announcements of international multi-million-dollar awards to build more inclusive, sustainable economies in the region. Jack Ma’s Netpreneur Award, France’s $76m Africa Start-up Fund, MIT’s Inclusive Innovation Challenge, and many other similar initiatives are recent evidence of this mindset […]

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Six cool Google Maps tricks that will make your life easier

If you are a frequent Google Maps user, you’ve probably already figured out many of its features beyond the basic location services. For instance, you probably know that you can now check how heavy the traffic is on the route you are planning — the redder and darker the color, the heavier the traffic. You […]

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How Blogger Outreach Can Help Boost Your Start-Up Website

Having a start-up website can be quite the exciting and thrilling experience, as after all you have a lot of opportunities to start finding unique ways to appeal to your audience. If you’re looking for a sustainable method of attracting your audiences, however, perhaps blogger outreach can be the campaign strategy to use. Despite how […]

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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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The dream of connected homes could yet be closer for emerging markets

By Charles Kimari For the past several years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has remained the industry’s biggest buzzword for its promise of delivering seamless connectivity across the multiple devices and technologies that we interact with in our daily lives – from our smartphones to smart TVs to the Family Hub refrigerator to even our […]

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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 of Things: Pandora’s Box or enterprise enabler?

By: George Kalebaila, Research Director for telecommunications, media, and Internet of Things (IoT) at International Data Corporation (IDC).   The enterprise remains wary of investment into the Internet of Things (IoT). There are key inhibitors to adoption that affect its efficiency, impact, and availability. This doesn’t mean that IoT isn’t on the cusp of widespread adoption […]

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How ROAM is Revolutionising Africa’s Online Marketplace

By Clemens Weitz, CEO of ROAM To anyone who lives and works in today’s rapidly-digitizing world, it won’t come as much of a surprise that research has shown a strong link between a population’s increased access to internet connectivity and a boost in national economic development. According to estimates, a 10% increase in broadband penetration […]

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Leveraging Technology to eliminate Intermediaries in the supply chain, driving efficiencies and reducing costs

By Priscilla Muhiu, Head of Marketing, Sendy According to a survey by Brandshop in 2016, 90% of US consumers prefer to buy goods directly from the manufacturer if they could. Globally, the idea of selling directly to consumers is still nascent but it will soon become the new frontier in retail and manufacturing. We already see a […]

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Nokia in 2018: It’s Alive and It Means Business

Back in the golden age of mobile phones (not smartphones, mind you) Nokia was the best-selling phone brand in the world. As camera phones started to advance, Nokia lost a lot of market share to its competitors and didn’t survive the advent of the iPhone. Its phone division along with the Nokia brand was sold […]

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An effective blended learning strategy for Africa: how to get it right

An effective blended learning strategy for Africa: how to get it right More and more learners are turning to online courses that enable them to participate in primary, secondary and tertiary education over the web and at a distance from campus. Debates rage over how best to implement e-learning, particularly in regions such as Sub-Sahara […]

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The Benefits of online personality assessments

By Sarah Wells. An online assessment test double check if you have made the right choice in hiring the perfect candidate for your organization. These tests are important in today’s scenario mainly because of the statistical information they provide with the candidates’ ability to perform. An online personality test, on the other hand, is a growing […]

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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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What does playing in FIFA mean to players?

FIFA World Cup has always been one of the major sporting and cultural events at the international level, which doesn’t just allow the world to get together but also helps countries to promote tourism, just like Russia is doing this time around. And if you are a sports better, we are sure you would be […]

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The Big Six of Smart Cities

The term Smart City is not a new one and, while some examples already exist on the African continent, it is not as widespread as it should be. Urbanization, Economic, Social and Environmental Sustainability requirements are putting increasing pressure on cities’ infrastructure. This requires a paradigm shift to urban centres operational and management models by […]

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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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Nurturing Africa’s Growing Private Healthcare Market

Dustin Homer, Director: Client Solutions for Fraym The African socio-economic landscape – much like its geographical landscape – is characterized by extremes. Large, impoverished areas are peppered with pockets of considerable wealth. Informal and formal economies are deeply enmeshed, and equally essential to economic wellness on both macro and micro levels. It’s no wonder Africa […]

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What To Consider When Choosing An Internet Marketing Agency

By Matthew West If you want to make the most out of some marketing strategies in your company, outsourcing a marketing team can be worthy of time, money and effort. Most of the time, having an in-house team doesn’t work out well primarily when they don’t seem to have the appropriate knowledge and skills to perform […]

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Picking up the Pieces: What’s Next for Zimbabwe’s Economy?

Dustin Homer, Director of Client Solutions, Fraym “Bob is gone.” At the end of November 2017, under intense pressure, Robert Mugabe stepped down as president of Zimbabwe – a position the controversial leader had held for 30 years. Global response to the news was cautiously optimistic. Even within the country, celebration was muted. With the […]

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Call Tracking and Start-Ups: How It Can Help Your Business

By John Taylor Setting up and establishing a small or start-up company can be expensive, and it usually demands a level of risk. You must be able to maximize your resource, gain profits quickly, and become consistent to survive in this industry. Thus, you need to guarantee that your marketing strategy is flawlessly working and generates […]

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‘Step away from the fish tank!’ – how an IoT hack could be a line from a modern-day cartoon

For movie buffs and television fans, some lines are enduring classics. For example, how many times have you heard the phrase: “Step away from the vehicle?” in one form or another? From movies like The Saint (1997) and Herbie Fully Loaded (2005), to television classics like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, That 70s Show, Blue Bloods and JAG, this is a […]

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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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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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Editorial: Introducing Generation Z

By Ben Roberts, CTO, Liquid Telecom, A new generation is emerging across Africa who have never known life without the internet or social media. How will their consumer behaviour and spending patterns shape businesses in the future? And as more Gen Zs enter the workforce, how will their new ideas and approaches alter the workplace? Most […]

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Ways in which east African Students can pay for Online Courses.

Described with examples of Udemy and Coursera With developing technology that has promoted reliable and stable internet connectivity among east African countries, students from the region can now take their courses at the comfort of their homes. Udemy and Coursera are examples of online courses platforms providing thousands of online courses from certificate programs to […]

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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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The 5 Golden Rules for Content Marketing in 2018

By Jessica Watson, Today everyone wants to build a brand with an enormous audience, Promoting and building your brand through social media and other ways is a wise idea, but you should take advantage of content marketing too. Content marketing is a process of creating useful, appropriate, and informative content to acquire a target audience. When […]

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Artificial Intelligence: Your Bot Will See You Now

Next time you contact your insurer there is a good chance that you will be dealing with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Insurers are starting to use intelligent computers to give advice and speed up the process of buying insurance and paying claims. Virtual underwriters and risk advisors are no longer confined to insurers’ research and development […]

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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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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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Opinion: The Overlooked Potential of Africa’s Rural Spaces and Consumers

Rural areas are arguably the most overlooked spaces in Africa. This is true both in terms of government services as well as corporate attention. Decision-makers have very little access to credible information about these remote rural spaces, and as a result, they can be tempted to act on misconceptions about an area’s economic activity, population, […]

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5 Simple Ways to Preserve Data on Your Smartphones

Internet Mobile Data had become too expensive all around the world because of our consuming data ability. Nowadays everyone uses smartphones and, without an internet connection Smartphones are like dummy phones. Hence we all need to save data so that in the minimum data we can have maximum net surfing. Google has provided some tips […]

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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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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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5 Ways to Secure Your Identity in the Data Breach Era

By Patrick Rono, Security Technical Professional- IBM East Africa With major cybersecurity incidents dominating headlines for the past several years, consumers are well aware of the threats they are facing and the basic tips to stay safe online. In Kenya, banks have become the leading target of cybercrime as people increasingly adopt the use of […]

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User lock-down or education? Just one of today’s cybersecurity issues in a rapidly evolving landscape

According to the recent PwC report, The Global State of Information Security Survey 2018, companies around the globe are becoming more reliant on cyber capabilities.  This means that, in turn, they must also recognise and manage the associated risks, or make themselves vulnerable to large-scale events with significant disruptive consequences. Anton Jacobsz, managing director at […]

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What To Consider In Finding A Property For Business Start-Up

By Helen Newman, If you’re planning for a business start-up, you must be excited for a lot of reasons. After all, you’re going to try to execute an idea you’ve had for a long time. You, your friends, and a couple of investors may already have big plans set for your intellectual property, and you […]

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Opinion: Taking enterprise security to the board

It’s that time of year, again, with many companies busying themselves in the art of budgeting and forecasting for 2018. In some companies, this means the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) having to communicate the importance of including enterprise security in this planning, using a language that the members of the board will understand. “For […]

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Tapping into Africa’s Fastest Growing Markets through the Power of Data

As competition for lucrative business opportunities becomes even fiercer in regions like Europe and North America, Africa is attracting more attention from the international business community than ever before. And this isn’t just in the powerhouses of South Africa and Nigeria – both of which have recently shown lacklustre economic growth of around 0.8% – […]

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Africa : What is at stake with the Data Centers?

By Olivier Labbe, CAP DC IT is an economic area where Africa has dramatically bridged its gap. Thanks to 350 million smartphones in 2017, more than half of the world’s mobile payments will be made on this continent and we are now talking about “reverse innovation”. Future technologies will not just be deployed in Africa, they will […]

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The Best Apps To Have When You’re Travelling In A Car

By Benjamin Washington You love to travel around the world – who wouldn’t, right? You think that travelling is a great avenue for you to de-stress from whatever is happening with your life right now and you love the feeling of refreshment you’d get after you’d go travelling. Most of your travels were done internationally so […]

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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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Top Five Online Courses in African Perspective

E-learning and online courses (the so-called edtech) are booming, also in Africa. Often we talk about online courses in a more general manner. Africa, continent, of the youth, aims at a skills gap between rich and poor. But online education can be one important tool to improve the access to higher education. Edtech benefits of […]

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Why Influencer Engagement is Important in Digital Marketing

The importance of industry influencers in digital marketing cannot be overstated. At a time when companies are coming up with innovative marketing strategies to attract and retain customers, they can be a crucial factor. Just think about it. Whenever you buy a product be it anything, it could be a movie ticket, a new gym […]

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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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4 Key Essentials of E-learning in Africa

The rate of technological advancement in Africa is growing rapidly. Introduction of computer and internet in the 20th century has significantly improved the way of life across the globe and in the African continent. Africa countries are now embracing technological innovations in their operations. Technological innovation has brought new dimensions in every aspect of life […]

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The Rising Importance of Telematics technology

Telematics technology is now important more than ever in the trucking industry and could soon become the default standard for heavy commercial trucks with hardware included. The technology is playing a key role in reducing resource expenditure and increasing resource savings for businesses while at the same time ensuring fleets comply with prevailing norm and […]

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Opinion: Who’s ready to Adopt Digital Financial Services?

By Ben Leo, CEO of Fraym African consumers are the global leaders in the adoption of digital financial services like mobile money. Yet traditional banks and emerging digital providers both continue to grapple with how to expand financial inclusion.  It can be expensive and difficult for financial services providers to figure out the most useful product […]

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Opinion: Pervasive connectivity still a pipe dream in Africa

The African continent is still being marked by a lack of pervasive connectivity. This is largely because of outdated infrastructures such as copper and GSM networks, as well as delayed decisions around the introduction of 3G and 4G technologies. Many African countries are also going through geopolitical changes, prioritizing areas other than ICT for investment […]

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Opinion: Preparation is key when defending against DDoS attacks

By Bryan Hamman, Arbor Networks territory manager for Sub-Saharan Africa If you are well prepared with your security systems – deployed in a holistic manner – you can prevent generic threats from getting into your environment. With the right tools, processes, and people, you can detect and contain more advanced threats before they have an […]

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How to Grow Your Small Business by Using Social Media Effectively

Everyone is acquainted with the significance of social media in every aspect of life. It is to be considered in this modern era that survival of everything is just through the social media and positive growth of business and popularity of brand is also dependent on social media. Social media plays a supporting role in […]

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The role of payment infrastructure in boosting cross border business and drive economic growth

By Denis Kruger, Head of Sub-Sahara Africa, SWIFT Four years after its launch, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Tanzania are benefitting from quicker and cheaper payments through the East African Payment System (EAPS). Currently serving a population of more than 150 million people – and with Burundi soon to go live on the platform – what […]

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How to market your property online

By Joyce Mbaire, As a homeowner, you may decide to cash in on your real estate investment for one reason or the other. Whatever your reasons may be, you will need to market your home in order to maximize the return on your investment. Here are a few factors you need to bear in mind to […]

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The Mobile Revolution And The Struggle For Identity In The Digital Age

By Eugene Muhando (@e_muhando), Nairobi. Life is a mystery, so we are told. Just take an adventure and realize the beauty of discovering something new. I am always fascinated by adventures to the Great Rift Valley and being born in North Rift made me interact with admirable places early in life. Recently, I was on […]

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SQL Server Health Check List

Between updating your database, retrieving information from your database, and the several other tasks it performs… Your SQL server has many opportunities to have an issue. And, just like any other database system, it is likely that something will go wrong at some point – most commonly do to “bottlenecks.” Bottlenecks are computing problems that […]

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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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Do you want to sell property online?

As people move toward a more digital existence, real estate agents must adapt and be visible where buyers and sellers spend their time online providing leads with the information they need to select you as their guide throughout the home buying and selling process. Yvonne Malebe, head of accounts at Jumia House gives some pointers on this […]

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How to Build More Connected and Inclusive Cities

By Carlos Menendez, When thinking about the cities of the future, I know that they will be more connected, and I strongly believe that they must be more inclusive. We can’t have the Internet of Everything without the Inclusion of Everyone. Already today, a growing number of cities are using smart technologies to better connect people […]

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Developing a successful future: Why coding is essential for today’s students

By Sebuh Haileleul, Microsoft Country Manager for East Africa. With five million jobs set to be lost to automation by 2020 and 80 percent of the jobs in 2025 not yet existing, how do we set up today’s students for success tomorrow? ICT education as part of a school curriculum is nothing new. For the […]

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Guest Post: 3 basic EdTech features everyone should know

A new educational frontier for Africa EdTech is the use of digital education technology to facilitate teaching and learning. It’s a rapidly expanding sector with enormous potential. Providers around the world are now incorporating education technology into their delivery strategies. The development of mobile technology such as tablets and smartphones offers great opportunities for anywhere, […]

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Importance of acknowledged certificates for online courses

Furnishing one’s CV with a list of qualifications is essential to getting ahead in many sectors of the economy. This holds true throughout the world, including in Africa. Receiving a verified, acknowledged certificate for an online course makes that course a much more powerful tool in the eyes of employers. Internationally recognised certificates are particularly […]

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Consumer Connection System (CCS) at the Forefront of Consumer Research in Kenya

The economy’s instability due to recessions, budget cuts and dollar fluctuations have hit marketing budgets hard. One, therefore, needs to start thinking about consumers, bearing in mind that they have less to spend. Brands need to ensure that they are using the right approach to target consumers. With smaller budgets, measurement and targeting the correct […]

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How to Answer, “Tell us about yourself” Plus examples

By Daniel Mutuku The number one job interview question usually is “Can you tell us about yourself?” Kenyan HR managers just love this question and eight out ten interviews you will attend will have it. Do you know why this question is asked so often in most Kenyan job interviews? This question is actually an […]

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How to Fix Grainy Photos on iPhone

Digital noise in your photos makes it look grainier and imperfect. The grains in your photos appears due to various reasons like low light condition, high ISO value, inappropriate long exposure, poor camera quality, over processing etc. To remove grains or noise from your photos you can place some manual efforts including keeping the right […]

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East Africa is the edtech hotspot

Opportunities Arising from Increases In Affordable Internet Access For many people Africa is known for the poverty of the people, the high illiteracy rates, a lack of economical growth, civil wars, etc. But Africa has the youngest population of all continents, as ambitious as the others. Let’s talk about edtech in Africa. Edtech (e-learning, m-learning, […]

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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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How to Restore Permanently Deleted Files in Windows 10

You may lose your important data due to accidental loss or you might have permanently deleted an important file which you later realized to be recovered back. Losing important data permanently is no more a worry with latest features available on your system and data recovery software tools. Windows offers the built-in feature to help […]

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A new meaning for CIOs: Champions of Innovation in Organisations

Kenyan CIOs should be ready to surf the next wave of digital disruption By Nikki Summers, Regional Director for Sage in East Africa What a difference 10 years makes. In 2007, Apple released its first smartphone, services like Uber, WhatsApp and Instagram did not yet exist, and high-speed mobile broadband and fibre were a distant […]

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Guest Post: Kenya’s paradigm shift in technology

By James Ngige (@Jaykulll), Nairobi Technology has become part and parcel of culture, well, every culture, but Kenya however, is changing the culture of technology. Kenya has emerged as a technology power hub to reckon with- so much that today no multinational story is complete without the Kenyan angle. This revolution is as a result […]

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How is digital transformation changing the medical profession? 

By Kunle Awosika, Microsoft Kenya’s Country Manager The future of personal healthcare goes something like this. An asthma patient wakes up and looks at their smartphone. ‘Good morning,’ it says, ‘how is your breathing?’ The patient logs a few answers that are sent to their doctor and stored on a server, which then analyses trends and […]

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What impact has IoT made in Africa?

Getting connected via the web has long been an issue in Africa. This is especially true when it comes to the more remote, undeveloped areas; of which there is many. This issue can be largely solved by the implementation of IoT. Previously, in order to establish an internet connection, we would rely on copper or […]

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CIOs should embrace the role of championing innovation and agility in the business

The previous wave of digital disruption, triggered by mobile technology, caught most CIOs and organizations off guard. 10 years ago, hardly anyone owned a smartphone. Today, there are around 2 billion in circulation. What’s more, we use them every day to access Uber, WhatsApp, Instagram and many other services that didn’t exist when the first iPhone […]

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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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Digital Growth in Africa: The Role of Business Leaders

Like in other parts of the world, digital growth in Africa is more dependent on the private sector than on governments. Business leaders have a pivotal role to play in this development. While governments have a role to play where digital growth is concerned, it is private businesses that have the flexibility to drive growth […]

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Guest Post: Technology and Business Transformation

By Dennis Nginya. ‘Millennial’ is a marketer’s term that classifies a generation according to their response to the technology of their times, addressing those born from the early 1980s to early 2000s. I think it is a much better way of describing the people currently under 40 years of age as opposed to calling them […]

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Why Electronic Dealers Need The Online Marketplace

With Kenyans becoming more and more tech-savvy, the demand for certain electronic goods in the country has grown rapidly with a specific emphasis on laptops, mobile phones, and tablets. As a result, a huge business opportunity has sprung up for Kenyans who offer such products. Walking along certain streets like Moi Avenue and Tom Mboya, […]

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Opinion: Africa’s Leap Frog to Sustainable Technology for industries

It is safe to say that the industrial sector in Africa is still developing, and an increasing number of countries within the continent are building manufacturing industries that are on their way to superseding the rest globally. Global challenges such as climate change and ever growing populations are adding pressure to the limited resources, especially […]

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Guest Post: Cost-effective Digital Learning

While the rate of internet adoption keeps on rising especially in many African countries, the cost is still too high for most communities to fully enjoy its benefits. One of the most affected areas is the education sector. Connecting schools to the internet can greatly boost the quality of education and provide vast learning resources […]

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Opinion: A look to the bank of the future

Imagine a world where you could predict when your customers will have their first thought about retirement planning and be ready to help them create that plan in minutes. Imagine you could do the same for a young family applying for their mortgage or a fledgling company deciding where to bank for the first time. […]

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Valentine Gift Ideas for the Plugged-in Lover

The month of February is a close replicate of the just ended festive season; a month to celebrate love, giving and a second chance to extend special treats to our special someones. If you happen to be the tech savvy type, or your loved one happens to be the ultimately plugged in geek, then, here […]

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How Tech Entrepreneurs Can Leverage Millennials in Africa

Millennials are determining the conduct of business the world over. In Africa, they form 37% of the population. This bulge in youth population makes Africa the continent with the youngest population on earth. About Millennials They are more amenable to new ways of businesses. Due to their ability to fit into emerging structures, they are […]

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How Mobile Technology and Application can help improve your fleet operations

Mobile technology is exactly what the name implies – technology that is portable. This technology is being used everywhere including in the fleet management and vehicle tracking space. While most fleets already have a comprehensive fleet management software solution, there are many more technologies or add-ons available today that are being used to improve fleet […]

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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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Guest Post: How Mobile Technology has changed how companies do business.

By Brenda Kimuyu, Guest Contributor Mobile technology has become very popular around the world in recent years. According to Statista, a leading statistics company on the Internet, the number of smartphone users is forecast to grow from 1.5 billion in 2014 to around 2.5 billion in 2019, with smartphone penetration rates increasing as well. Just over […]

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How to choose the best Fleet Management System that suits your needs

If you are a fleet manager looking for ways to maximize fleet efficiency, choosing a fleet management system to manage your vehicles is always a difficult decision. Not only is there an abundance of suppliers, you also have to wade through a lot of different technology options too. You may have hundreds of questions buzzing through […]

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2017 Travel Goals; Explore Six of Africa’s Most Exotic Islands

No one talks of safari without mentioning the great treks that crisscross the African continent. So popular is this cradle of mankind for its magic-ridden sunsets and vast plains teeming with wildlife, that many seem to awe away at the bush ideal, totally ignoring that the continent also takes pride in mothering some of the […]

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What does it mean for technology to be innately African?

Mobile and cloud may be global technologies, but African start-ups have explored their functionalities, shaped their applications and used them to build differentiated business models suited to their markets. They have created new and uniquely African technologies that speak to their lifestyles and complexities, using the infrastructure as a base to deliver key services in […]

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Five Guides to Becoming an Eco-friendly Traveler

  Tourism is no doubt a world leader in employment, global GDP, and socially; a great aid to cultural integration. With the number of international visitors having crossed the one billion mark, it’s imperative for every traveler to consciously watch what they do, how they interact with the environment, their carbon footprint, as well as […]

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Investment in Fleet Management and Vehicle Tracking Technologies should become key for businesses in 2017

Transportation and logistics could be the next billion-dollar business opportunity for companies. In fact, according to the World Bank, Boeing, and Golden Valley Co. the worldwide shipping market, which include ocean, air, and truck freight sits at $2.1 trillion. As a result, most companies, across the world, including in Africa are trying to get into […]

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