Building a Raspberry Pi Security Camera

The Raspberry Pi, although it may feel like it’s been around forever, it’s only been within the public subconscious for the last seven years....

[Column] Kenya’s ISP market ripe for usage-based bandwidth service

It’s is difficult to imagine a world without internet connectivity, let alone a business that is not connected. The internet has become a very vital...
Mariam Abdullahi - SAP Africa

[Column] Building the Intelligent Telco Enterprise – Growth opportunities for African telecoms operators

While the telco industry may have seen its traditional revenue streams decline further in 2018, thanks in part to the popularity of over-the-top (OTT)...

Enlightening Details About the 2019 Trends For Web Design

Web design is growing rapidly as time progresses and as technology improves. In a period of a few months, there are a lot of...

Column: Digital disruption defines change across industry, sector and organisation

It was reported that Clark Kerr, the first chancellor of the University of California, once said that the ‘status quo is the only solution that cannot...

Column: Cloud computing unlocking rapid innovation in Africa

Africa is a continent pulsating with energy and this carries over from its beautiful cultures to business and innovation. Digitalisation is permeating every industry,...

Local SEO 101: A 6-Point Guide To Rank Your Business

Local SEO is a search engine optimization tactic that businesses use to focus their SEO strategies on local searches. Instead of competing with other...

[Column] Charting a new course for Africa’s economic prosperity

Imagine a world where the laws of business survival are being redefined and new competitive market models re-assembled with the advent of 4th industrial...

Stick to your New Year’s Resolutions this February thanks to LG’s wearable tech

Following the long Christmas holiday, an obsession to cut weight is back! Despite Njaanuary, the need to keep fit remains a necessity.  According to the...

Hackathon software, the innovation is scaled in the right manner now

Hackathon software is the need of time we can say. The hiring persons do not know what skills exactly have within their access and...

Editorial: What Will the Next Phase of Smartphone Innovation Bring?

By Hark-sang Kim, Senior Vice President, Head of Visual R&D Team, Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics In light of modest global sales recently, some observers say...

Five things you didn’t know you could do with Google Search

Since the launch of Search 20 years ago, Google has built in several useful features and tools to help make everyday life easier. Whether...

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Recovering Deleted Files

Almost every one of us must face the situation once in our life where we lost our very important files and end up regretting....

Future of Artificial Intelligence Looks Bright

A few years ago, the idea of controlling your lights or even security system remotely through your smartphone would have been deemed so futuristic...

What’s Good for 2019? 5G Network

2018 has been a great year for technology.  It is the year that saw the awe-inspiring scientific and technological advances that have the potential...

A look back: Digital transformation in South Africa

The start of 2018 saw global technology research and advisory firm, International Data Corporation (IDC), predict that South African channel partners would have to...

Guest Post: Driverless cars: The future of Transportation

By Rilind Elezaj. Driverless cars, which are also known as self-driving or autonomous vehicles, are the future of transportation. Various car brands from all over...

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,...

Business Security 101: 4 Easy Ways to Keep Your Data Safe

Data breaches are now more common than ever. As a business owner, safeguarding your business data is as important as securing your personal information....

Column: Kickstarting the future- The South African entrepreneur

By: Chetan Goshalia, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at SqwidNet The small to medium enterprise (SME) is the lifeblood of the economy. In Brazil, more than...

3 Things to Consider When Buying PoE Powered Ethernet Extension

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a relatively new technology that most people are still unfamiliar with. In simple terms, PoE lets you transmit electricity...

The Opportunity Cost of Doing Business for SMEs in Africa

The African economy has gathered momentum over the years, with an estimated increase of 3.8% of the real output growth in 2017. As the...

Globalization in the era of LG

It is not news that smart devices have tremendously increased over the past years bringing with it globalisation. Analysts’ project that by 2020 there...

[Column] Reasons for the Growing Bitcoin market in Africa

Recently, Africa has shown to be a fertile ground for Cryptocurrency with several countries such as South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, Nigeria and Zimbabwe...

[Column] IoT is as simple as ABC…D! Part 3 – Choosing Connectivity

There is no doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) can solve everyday challenges using technology, and with IDC predicting there being over 20...

IT & Leadership: Deon Geyser – The 5G imperative

It has been just a decade since the mobile phone spread rapidly across Africa, leapfrogging the landline and bringing literacy, education and connectivity to...

Guest Post: How Online Dating Changes Our Cultural Perceptions

Online dating slowly but confidently revolutionizes the way people interact with each other. More and more individuals every day find it easier and better...

IT & Leadership: The opportunity of IoT

By: Sean Laval, Executive: Solutions and Innovations at SqwidNet The Internet of Things (IoT) is not the by-product of hype and the IT dreamer’s reality....

Insidr shares some cool tips for travelling around Europe

You guys know I've been keeping this blog for a long time already, it's where I like to share my personal experiences, and of...

Leveraging intelligent technologies to help Kenya government connect better with citizens and build intelligent...

By Robin Njiru, Director: General Business at SAP East Africa Public sector companies are not immune to the forces that are reshaping organisations and industry...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 –...

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

Lowest form of interest rate based credit cards are often the amazing tools for those who want to reduce the current interest they are...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘Step away from the fish tank!’ – how an IoT hack could be a...

For movie buffs and television fans, some lines are enduring classics. For example, how many times have you heard the phrase: “Step away from...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

According to the recent PwC report, The Global State of Information Security Survey 2018, companies around the globe are becoming more reliant on cyber...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Beginner’s Guide to VPN Terms

Kenya is the Internet freedom-friendly country while Nairobi is dubbed as a Silicon Savannah and the next tech capital of the world. The Kenyan...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...