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The disrupted business environment, as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, has made it essential to provide everyone in the organisation with anytime,...
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The coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) continues its tour, and has, unfortunately, made it to over 100 countries around the world. Kenya has already confirmed seven cases so...

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Many if not most organisations have already crossed the “working from home”, or at least the “working while on the road” bridge. If you’re on...

Safaricom’s AI Chatbot Zuri Brings A One-Stop Support Desk On WhatsApp

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The 5G revolution is about to flip us from a society that “uses networks” to one that “runs on networks”. 5G will connect everyone...

The Road To 5G: Understanding What’s New With The Next-Gen Network

In 2019, 5G came to the world. In 2020, it’s going mainstream, and bringing with it an entirely new mobile experience. With 5G speeds...

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Kenya’s leading telco Safaricom finally rolled out new PostPay plans for its consumers. Unlike previously, the new packages have been harmonised to offer value...

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There can be little doubt that the much-touted Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is underway, to the extent that this latest evolution could be described...

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A fundamental transformation is underway thanks to Augmented Reality which is altering enterprise communications, logistics, manufacturing, product design, analytics, field services and marketing. In...

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Recent South African news reports have reflected an influx of gender-based crimes targeting women. Heartbreaking and harrowing accounts have flooded the media depicting these...

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Retail lending in Kenya has taken a unique path. It has skipped some stages typical for developed markets and climbed to heights that can...

Data: Africa’s “new blood”, rather than the “new oil”

Data protection and privacy regulation in most, or even all, African countries are often less mature – particularly when compared to the EU’s General...

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As enterprises’ demands look set to continue maturing in 2020, they are better able to distinguish between cloud platforms and identify which ones work...

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Creating digital ecosystems in rural areas requires collaboration with local suppliers if long-term success is to be achieved. This is according to Jeremy Potgieter,...

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Africa’s technology startup scene is vibrant – and growing fast. There are currently over 640 active technology hubs across the continent, and according to...

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The very factors that have helped to make Kenya such a motivated and major African player in the Digital Age have also made local...

[Column] How fintechs are making Africa a leading global Innovation Hub

In a continent where over 60% of the adult population is unbanked and the financial sector is considerably underdeveloped, fintech has been a welcomed...
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Mobile apps are reshaping all industries and business leaders need to quickly adopt the latest mobile app trends in order to succeed in 2020....

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) brings a whole new dimension to the drive for customer intimacy. The convenience customers experience weighs heavier than any reduction in...
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According to recent data from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), diaspora inflows in the country rose to Ksh30.4 billion ($295.3 million) in June...

[Column] Next-generation cloud eliminates pain points for Kenyan business

In addition to experiencing our new brand look in person, business leaders who attended the recent Oracle Modern Cloud Day in Nairobi had the opportunity to...

[Column] Technological disruption looming for Africa’s data network market

Sometimes a disruptive technology can loiter for a while, before it changes everything. Yet change it will bring, because nothing and no one can...

[Column] Cloud is the future of payroll

Cloud technologies are becoming more popular than ever before, with research from RightScale revealing that some 94% of organisations are using the cloud in...

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Your college years are the best time to launch a startup because it ensures you have feet to stand on once you graduate. The...

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is proving to be a key technology in delivering improved customer experience and exceeding customer expectations. It is also a highly...

[Column] Tips for safer online transactions on your smartphone

Internet-enabled devices like Laptops, Tablets and Smartphones have increased online transactions. From easily transferring money, to placing orders with online stores like Jumia, to...

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The cybersecurity landscape is a battle zone. War is being fought on every front, from email to firewalls to personnel to cracking complex codes,...

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Watching movies gives you the impression that the future of technology is far-fetched, but the reality is it has arrived. LG’s Internet of Things...

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The world is fast embracing the technology and potential of emergent solutions such as the Internet of Things (IoT), automation and digital transformation. Over...

Why Using a Password Manager is Vital in this Day and Age

Facebook is in the middle of an ongoing privacy-related scandal: the exposure of hundreds of millions of passwords online. This is serious enough in itself...

How to Make the Most of Social Media When Looking for a New Job

Today, social media is about much more than simply being social. From its humble beginnings as an innovative way to connect with friends and...

[Column] Potential of 5G in Africa

Africa is as capable of embracing the huge potential of this technology as the rest of the world, even within the limitations of existing...

[Column] Tearing down barriers for the growth of African rural e-commerce

The rise and growth of e-commerce in the world and primarily in Africa has created a lot of business opportunities, not only in urban...

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Digitalisation is constant. We see it in the continuous innovative disruption across the globe. This progressive phenomenon has succeeded in turning the service industry...

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Just as telephones and cars changed how we work and play, 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) is ushering in a new age that shouldn’t be...

Understanding Mobile Wallets in Africa

The demand for mobile wallets is really high these days, especially in Africa. A mobile wallet (also called digital wallet) stores payment information on...

[Column] Fintechs are disrupting the local traditional remittance market

Data from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) shows that diaspora inflows in the country rose to Ksh30.4 billion ($295.3 million) in June compared...

How to choose the right insurance company that suits your needs

If you’re an individual or a company looking for ways to insure your property, or even health, choosing an insurance company to take care...

[Column] Seven Best Practices for Securing the Public Cloud

The simplicity and cost-effectiveness of the public cloud have led more and more organizations to take advantage of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure,...

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The Feminist Tech Exchange safety reboot modules podcasts. The month is August, the year is 2018, I am in Nepal for the Feminist Tech Exchange...

[Column] Why Cloud Hasn’t Had a Big Impact on Business Intelligence

Although the notion of network-based computing stems right back to the 1960s, the modern term “cloud computing” arose in the 2000s. Yet, almost two...
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As a business owner, you may have seen technology and business publications use the term 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' and 'Industry 4.0' lately. Don't dismiss this...

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Cloud computing has been in existence for almost two decades now helping businesses stay secure from cyber threats. The technology points to business efficiencies,...

[Column] Data sovereignty in Africa, why you should care

African businesses are currently making massive investments in things like machine learning and artificial intelligence tools and are using cloud and virtualized infrastructure to...
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[Column] There’s a need for more disruption in Africa’s tech scene

For most people living outside Africa, they imagine the continent as the home of poverty, corruption, internet fraud, infrastructure deficit, and everything that describes...

[Column] Data and AI’s Advantage in Improving Customer Experience for Telcos

Telcos are most successful when customers feel as though their operator truly understands them. Data is the key to building that trust because it...

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There was a time during the tumultuous 60s and 70s that the younger generation was admonished to “never trust anyone over thirty.” You may...
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LG Electronics has been pioneering to a sustainable future with innovating home solutions in terms of appliances and gadgets. LG, with their innovative equipment...

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[Column] The huge opportunity for consolidation and cloud in Africa

It is only 100 days since I took up the post of VP for Africa at Oracle, but already it is clear why the...

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According to the IDC’s Kenya Enterprise ICT Market 2019 Outlook, 1,9 million USD is predicted to be spent on ICT in Kenya this year alone. The...

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Digital economy in Africa is snowballing, and in the process, it’s creating new jobs and opportunities for digital entrepreneurs to explore a larger web...

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Cloud computing is rapidly becoming an essential component of business transformation. In Kenya, cloud is no longer just a possibility, it is the fundamental...

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One of the questions that we at the International Data Corporation are asked is what impact technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have on...
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By Christine Ambetsa, Regional Applications Sales Leader - East Africa at Oracle CIOs are operating in a state of heightened awareness. Their mission-critical systems are...
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[Column] Great 5G runs on top of great 4G! So, who leads in 4G...

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There are many websites of small bloggers to big corporations now consider WordPress CMS as their most reliable web development platform. WP had now...
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Since the emergence of mobile browsers, websites have become mandatory for every business, big or small. Do you have a website for your business?...

Check Out These 3 Most Innovative Keyboards from 2018

With the evolution of Esports, computer and keyboard innovations have been widely popular among gamers. Keyboards are one of the most essential elements of...
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Africa is a large continent, and investors tend to pick and choose their markets based on a multitude of criteria. Some see opportunities in...

[Column] Modern Analytics Drive Proactive Transparency

Traditionally, businesses across the globe made decisions based on historical information. With a lack of access to current data, crucial choices were made according...
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Most investors are comfortable and choosing their own stocks. All credit due to the evolution of the internet things has become considerably easy. But...
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By Ian Ngethe is the CEO of Raiser Resource Group. Every business leader knows the importance of strategic plans to a company’s success and many...
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[Column] Open banking to transform East Africa’s digital financial services

Open banking is revolutionising the financial services landscape across the world, and presents opportunities for transformation and financial inclusion throughout East Africa. However, the region...

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Guest blogs are mainly used as a tool for increasing reader traffic on online platforms like websites by the blog owners. Typically, guest blogs...

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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...
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[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...

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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...

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

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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...

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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...

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....

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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...

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