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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Connected Summit 2018 to be held in October, big four top on agenda

ICT cabinet secretary Joe Mucheru yesterday officially unveiled the 2018 Connected Summit set to be held on 22nd October at the Bomas of Kenya. The summit that will be celebrating its tenth year is expected to bring together about 500 ICT thought experts under one roof and about 1000 local and international delegates for a […]

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More consolidation on the cards for Ghanaian ICT market, says IDC

While the Ghanaian ICT market is more mature in comparison to other West African countries, quality of service (QoS) remains a challenge, with telcos and internet service providers (ISPs) struggling to offer seamless connectivity of voice and data services. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Ghana ICT Market Overview for 2017, businesses that can […]

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Kaspersky Lab has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Smart Africa Alliance, to raise awareness on cybersecurity

Kaspersky Lab and Smart Africa sign MoU to raise awareness on cybersecurity in Africa

  Kaspersky Lab has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Smart Africa Alliance, to raise awareness on cybersecurity. The MOU will also see the two parties work together to drive improvement of protection of networks and critical systems in the continent. According to the two organisations, the Alliance is responsible for bringing together […]

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Liquid Telecom rolls out IPv6 in Kenya, warns Africa set to run out of old style addresses in 2017

  Internet Service Provider Liquid Telecom has announced that it is rolling out the new Internet Protocol version six (IPv6) addresses to all its customers in Kenya. Kenya becomes the second country the company is rolling out the IPv6 after Zimbabwe in the 12 African countries it operates in. Liquid Telecom has also warned that […]

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Maurice Korir appointed new FEP Holdings CEO

Fountain Enterprises Programme (FEP) Holdings has appointed Maurice Korir as the new Chief Executive Officer. In his position, Mr.Korir will steer the operations of the multi-billion investment company that has interests in real estate,  Mr Korir, who has served as Chief Operating Officer of at FEP Holdings since 2014, takes over the reins of the […]

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The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications, Works and Infrastructure, Prof. Faustine Kamuzora (seated, left) and Tigo Chief Commercial Officer, Shavkat Berdiev (seated, right) sign a Memorandum of Understanding in which Tigo will provide internet access to Tanzania’s secondary schools through the e-Schools Project

Tigo Tanzania partners with the Government to connect schools to the internet

Tanzania’s Telecommunications company Tigo has entered into a partnership with the country’s Ministry of Communications, Works and Infrastructure to connect secondary schools to the internet. The roll-out is aimed at complementing Tigo’s e-Schools, one of the company’s strategic social investment projects for a period of 2 years. As part of the agreement, the ministry will identify […]

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#KillTheICTBill: Proposed ICT Practitioners Bill 2016 archaic and misinformed

Kenyans and Players in the ICT sector are raising concerns over the proposed The proposed Information and Communication Technology Practitioners Bill 2016. The Bill is “An ACT of Parliament to provide for the training, registration, licensing, practice and standards of ICT practitioners and for connected purposes.” Expected to be introduced in parliament soon, the bill […]

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Global ICT company INTRASOFT opens its regional office in Kenya

Global ICT company INTRASOFT has announced the opening of its regional office in Kenya. The establishment of INTRASOFT International EAST Africa Ltd follows a successful implementations of projects such as systems for NSSF Kenya Pension Administration System, and in the KRA Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence project. The company has also worked on other important […]

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Copy Cat Group announces plans to increase its market share in the ICT market

Copy Cat Group new Managing Director Vishal Patel has announced the company’s plans to implement new transformational strategy to increase its market share in the ICT market. Under this plan, Vishal Patel says the company has been sharpening its innovation edge to develop new products for the modern market targeting businesses, governments and individuals. He […]

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IT Consulting Firm AITEC launches the 2016 ICT Summit

Top ICT managers will from 24th to 25th February be gathering at Oshwal Center for a two-day conference to discuss the power of ICT in East Africa. Under the theme ‘’Inspire and Innovate’’ the summit will see the leaders discuss a number of issues in the ICT sector. Confirming the event, Premier events management and […]

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What you need to know about Joseph Mucheru, New ICT Cabinet Secretary

Joseph Mucheru MBS, is the current Kenyan Cabinet Secretary nominee for ICT. The ICT docket was initially headed by Dr. Fred Matiang’I who was moved to head the Ministry of Education. Mr. Mucheru was formerly the Google “Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) ambassador” as well as Country Manager Kenya, based in Nairobi. He joined Google in June […]

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Simple technologies can tackle the most pressing problems in the developing world

Innovations in science and technology have transformed the world in recent decades. But a good innovation aimed at solving basic needs does not need to be high-tech.It is often simple technologies that solve challenges in housing, access to water, food and energy, sanitation systems, education and healthcare. These are things that are taken for granted […]

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Airtel champions Indo-Africa ICT collaboration

Airtel has championed India-Africa collaboration through the sponsorship of this year’s Ind0-Africa ICT Expo. The event took place this week at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference was attended by top-level executives and corporate decision makers who included India’s Minister of Communications & IT, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Kenya’s Mining Cabinet […]

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President Uhuru Kenyatta wins ‘The ICTs in Sustainable Development Award’ at UN Headquarters

  The International Telecommunications Union has given President Uhuru Kenyatta an award for promoting the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for development. The president was awarded “The ICTs in Sustainable Development Award” which honors the important contributions made by leaders, on behalf of their countries, towards harnessing the potential of information and communication […]

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Guest Post: 6 ways you can protect your business from hackers

Your business is invaluable. You put in a lot of hard work towards the growth of your business and gaining customer trust. One day you wake up early, as usual, dress up and rush to your office. When you start up your computer you notice something. Everything is frozen! The files you were working on […]

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Samsung to take part at 5th Innovation Africa Summit in Uganda

Samsung Electronics Africa has announced that it will be taking part in the fifth Innovation Africa Summit scheduled to take place at the Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda from 30 September to 2 October 2015. The summit will bring together over over 40 African ministers, deputy ministers, and cabinet secretaries from 30 countries to share […]

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IBM Partners with Rwandan government to increase country’s development

IBM has partnered with the government of Rwanda to bolster the country’s development, public safety, citizen engagement and economic opportunities. This follows recommendations presented to Rwandan authorities through a report by IBM consistent with the country’s ambitious SMART Rwanda agenda. The report emphasized ways in which information technologies such as data analytics could help the […]

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Government unveils Proposed Laws to protect Kenya’s critical infrastructure

The Government will soon set up a special unit to protect Critical infrastructure in the country. The unit is proposed by a bill formulated to look into the protection of Critical Infrastructure, and will be domiciled at the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government. This is aimed at ensuring full coordination as well […]

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PIVOT East 2015 Semi-finalists Announced

PIVOT East, a startups competition geared towards nurturing the growing ICT talent in East Africa, has unveiled semifinalist for this year’s competition. The competition opened the call for applications in April 2015 with startups from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia applying through an online portal (startups.pivoteast.com. This year also saw startups from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, […]

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Kenya Private School Association takes lead in supporting private schools to roll out e-classroom solutions

Kenya Private School Association (KPSA) in collaboration with Intel Corporation today unveiled an e-learning classroom solution for private schools at Syokimau Blessed School in Machakos County. This is as a result of working closely with Mitsumi Distribution, Text Book Cente and Virtual Essence Limited, to bring together an end-to-end e-learning solution that can be replicated […]

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Kiambu to benefit from Fibre optic expansion programme

Kiambu County will be among beneficiaries of the expansion of the National Optic Fibre Backbone Project (NOFBI II) to be implemented before the end of this financial year. ICT Director Douglas Gicho has confirmed this saying the expansion will cover the Kiambu metropolis in an effort to give citizens more affordable broadband connectivity which they […]

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Interview: How The Nairobi Dev School is equiping youth in East Africa with computer programming skills

The Nairobi Dev School equips youth in East Africa with computer programming skills and helps them build technology-based solutions to everyday challenges. The school was established in 2012 by Martha Chumo, a 21-year-old self-taught programmer, after she was denied a visa to study in the US. Chumo gave up a scholarship to study medicine after […]

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Interview: Data centres consuming up to 3% of all global energy production

Data centres have for years been known to be excessive consumers of power, consuming up to 3% of all global electricity production, and roughly ten times more per square metre than the average office. Previously, energy efficiency wouldn’t necessarily be at the top of an information technology (IT) organisation’s priority list, but rising power costs, […]

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Microsoft holds Microsoft’s ICT Day for girls on International Women’s Day

As the world Marked this years International Women’s Day, Microsoft Corporation employees decided to do it in a special way. The employees marked it by holding the 4th Edition of Microsoft’s ICT Day for girls dubbed “DigiGirlz”, on the eve of the celebrations in Machakos County, Kenya. The one day ICT workshop was hosted in […]

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ICT START-UPS TO BENEFIT FROM GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATIVE IN BUSINESS ACCELERATION

Kenyan Innovators will benefit from resolute efforts, aimed at addressing challenges in the ICT innovation space, while availing a public forum for tracking and reporting on the status of ICT innovation. To realize this H.E The President of Kenya, Hon.Uhuru Kenyatta today created Enterprise Kenya -a national accelerator that will catalyse innovations and provide entrepreneurs […]

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Kenya signs a 3-Year funding deal with Dutch government to help grow ICT sector

The Information Communication Technology Authority (ICTA), through the Ministry of ICT has today signed a 3-year funding project extended by the Government of Netherlands aimed at growing the ICT sector. The US$ 1.2 Million funding according to ICTA is aimed at enhancing the export competitiveness of Kenyan IT & ITEs companies and will also go […]

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SAP Skills for Africa gains wider appeal among recent graduates

A total of 63 recent graduates were presented with SAP Certification at a graduation ceremony held at the University of Nairobi. The fully-sponsored programme admitted the students in October this year and is aimed at bridging the demand for specialised ICT skills in Kenyan companies and increasing the youth employability. The students are now ready […]

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Kenyan Government Sh225b plan to improve internet speeds across the country

Kenyans will soon be able to have access to fast internet speeds thanks to a new initiative by the Kenyan government to roll out a Sh225b plan to improve Internet speeds across the country. The government will give open tenders for the rolling out of community broadband projects in two counties first, and also for the establishment […]

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KQ Emerges Winner of the 2014 CIO 100 Awards

It was a double win for Kenya Airways as it emerged winner of the 2014 CIO 100 awards and the IS Director Mr. Kevin Kinyanjui named the CIO of the year. The CIO 100 event which took place over the weekend at the Enashipai Resort over the weekend also saw Savanna Cement taking up the […]

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