Safaricom Voice, Data, SMS Cost go up after recent taxes

Kenyans will from today start paying more for Safaricom voice calls and data. Safaricom in a statement sent out yesterday said this was as a result of the increased taxes passed in the Finance Act 2018. With this new review, Safaricom says its headline price for voice calls and data will now increase by 30 cents […]

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Kenya wins Bid to host the International Open Data Conference in 2020

Kenya has won the bid to host the 6th edition of the International Open Data Conference (IODC) in 2020. This will be the first time the conference is held in Africa. The Announcement was made at the closing ceremony of the 5th IODC 2018 held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from September 27 – 28, 2018 […]

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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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EaseUS Dаtа Rесоvеrу Wizard Frее

What can уоu do in саѕе уоu ассіdеntаllу dеlеtеd an іmроrtаnt file? Hоw do уоu rесоvеr a photo or a vіdео сlір that thе kіdѕ dеlеtеd? EaseUS Dаtа Recovery Wіzаrd wіll come tо your aid. EаѕеUS Data Recovery Wizard Frее іѕ the bеѕt file recovery software to rесоvеr 2GB dаtа. It іѕ a соmрrеhеnѕіvе file […]

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Safaricom hit by major voice and data outage

Safaricom has today morning been hit by a major outage. Most subscribers countrywide have been cut off from internet connectivity in what the mobile operator says is due to a multiple fiber link cuts which has affected critical transmission equipment. The outage has also affected voice and SMS service, especially for users in Coast and […]

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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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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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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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Blockchain-based data platform DATAEUM rated 5/5 by top ICO listing

DATAEUM, the first Blockchain-based platform using crowdsourcing for data generation received a 5/5 rating from the icobench’s ico analyzer bot, Benchy. Thirty-seven days to their pre-sale ICO, DATAEUM is positioned to be the most revolutionary blockchain platform that will make sense to non-techies. Dataeum aims to break all barriers by revolutionizing data collection, democratizing access […]

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Protecting Privacy and Personal Data Key to Digital Economy in Africa, says Internet Society

The Internet Society and the African Union Commission has unveiled a new set of Guidelines that highlight how privacy protection and the responsible use of personal data are critical factors in building greater trust online and in advancing the digital economy in Africa. The Personal Data Protection Guidelines for Africa launched at the Africa Internet Summit in Dakar, […]

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Facebook is working on a ‘’Clear History’’ feature that will let you delete all your browsing history

Facebook has announced that it is working a new Clear History feature that will enable users to cookies and history.  This, according to the company is one of the steps the company is taking to better protect people’s privacy after the recent revelations that it has been collecting and leaking users data. These accusations came […]

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EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

Data is one of the most important elements of the decision-making process of an organization. Databases collect a numerous and gigantic amount of data and information every day in order to facilitate the management in numerous ways. Managing this big data is not an easy task. Sometimes these data will be lost or deleted from […]

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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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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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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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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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East Africa Data Centre featured in the latest issue of African Business Review

As the first and most connected data centre space in East Africa, East Africa Data Centre (EADC) faces the challenge of ensuring the company continues to innovate in the face of an ever changing and ever-growing market demand for data centre space in the region. This market growth has seen more and more large-scale network […]

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The importance of securing Data Centres in the digital age.

Despite the advantages that emerging technologies bring organisations, decision-makers need to realise that data remains the key behind business success. Riaan Badenhorst, General Manager, Kaspersky Lab  Africa, examines the importance of securing the data centre in the digital age. “To adapt to this [data-driven] environment, companies are expanding their data centres. Often, the focus turns […]

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Best Ways to Recover Lost or Deleted File for Windows Users

Summary: The Blog guides you with the best ways to recover lost or deleted files from Windows Users. It speaks about the several data loss scenarios, preventive measures to avoid data loss, and things not to do in case of data loss and recovery approaches. Read on to know more. Picture a scenario. You and […]

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How secure is your data, really?

More than 554 million data records were stolen during the first half of 2016, a 31% increase from the previous six months – and that was just from the enterprises that reported their breaches. Unfortunately, many organizations that experienced a breach during that time either did not know they had been targeted or failed to disclose […]

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Guest Post: Hard Disk Data Recovery Problems and their Solutions

Summary: The post highlights the common hard drive data recovery problems and the solutions that can be performed to safeguard the crucial data. It also suggests a potential data recovery solution that can be employed in minor as well as severe instance of failure. Regardless of the Operating System, your machine is running on and […]

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Guest Post: There’s no business too small to benefit from data analytics

Start-ups: Don’t drown in data Let’s set a quick scenario. Kevin is an entrepreneur who owns a kiosk selling locally brewed beers. Kevin keeps a log book of all his sales so that he always knows how much profit, or loss, he is making. That’s good recording of business data – but it could (and […]

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How Typosquatting Can Compromise Your Company

Cybersquatters operate behind these fake sites for a variety of reasons such as petty exploits, increase of their website traffic, product or service promotion, and identity or data theft. Internet scams are aplenty and come in various forms, one of which is typosquatting, also called URL hijacking. The term refers to the use of domain […]

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Guest Post: Save Yourself The Trouble – Learn About Data Recovery

Have you ever lost an important file on your computer or flash drive? Was that file extremely important to your work? Chances are it was not just one file you lost, but almost all of them at once. This happens when hard drives crash due to an overheating disk, accidental deletion, or an improper shut […]

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How to defend your business from insider threat

Insider threats are like tumors in a person’s body. Fortunately for stakeholders, insider threat does not involve uncontrollable factors and can be prevented before they form. The following steps outline how best to defend your business from such threats. Identify indicators that reveal insider attacks at work   Review and assess red flags that demonstrate […]

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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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One of the most valuable assets you have as a business owner is your server, and IT security issues like a data breach is a huge business nightmare.

Guest Post: 7 Ways to Protect Your IT Infrastructure from a Data Breach

Succumbing to cyber attacks can hurt your brand image. Fortunately, there are many techniques to infiltrate your systems such as having an IT security and audit check. Consumers allow you to connect with them in more ways than one whenever they provide you sensitive information like name, email address, birthday, and mobile number. In exchange […]

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Five Ways Small Business Owners Can Improve Their Security

If you think your business is too small for a cyber attack, think again. The Small Business Subcommittee suggests nearly 20% of all cyber attacks occur in businesses with 250 or fewer employees. Even worse, over 90% of these cases could have been prevented if companies had better security protocols. In order to help protect […]

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HERE selected to provide real-time traffic data to transportation departments across U.S.

Georgia, Alabama and Missouri state departments of transportation (DOT) in the United States have selected HERE as their provider of probe-based Traffic Services to enhance driver safety and improve traffic flow management and planning strategies. HERE will combine precision mapping, big data analytics and deep insights to create high quality traffic service for government transportation […]

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Airtel Kenya continues to record growth in data, mobile voice and SMS traffic

The quarter under review exhibited mixed trends in terms of local mobile voice traffic per operator with Airtel Kenya Limited experiencing an increase in total local mobile voice traffic that stood at 1.85 billion up from 1.83 billion minutes reported during the previous period. According to the telecommunications company, its market share for the whole […]

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Ford Smart Mobility Introduces Impressive Range Of Innovative Experimentation To Address Practical Mobility Challenges In Urban And Rural Africa

Ford Smart Mobility is Ford’s plan to use innovation to go to the next level in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and big data. Since the beginning of the year, Ford has been conducting a range of experiments and developer challenges around the globe, including in Africa, to gain a better understanding of […]

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Orange launches Orange Klif digital offer to deliver mobile internet to more people across Africa and the Middle East

Orange has launched Orange Klif digital offer, a new breakthrough digital offer across its significant African and Middle Eastern footprint. The company says this new offer puts the mobile internet within reach of millions more people, otherwise not previously addressed, with the . The  offer starts from under US$40 (€35), inclusive of a smartphone, data, […]

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Airtel Kenya drops roaming data and call rates in Uganda

Bharti Airtel has  announced a significant reduction in data roaming and rates in Uganda. The data rates have reduced by 78%  and call rates by 60% for its prepaid and postpaid customers while roaming in Uganda. The company says the reduction is in line with Airtel’s “One Area Network” proposition which is aligned to the […]

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Safaricom subscribers to receive calls for free while roaming in Uganda

Safaricom has discounted roaming rates for roaming calls made in Uganda following the adoption of the One Network Area initiative by the country. This comes a few days after the cut roaming rates for its subscribers in 21 countries. This will see Safaricom subscribers receive calls for free while roaming in Uganda as well as […]

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