Safaricom New PostPay plans – How to join and everything you need to know

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Key Features in the Successful Future of Android Development

Without a doubt, the world is going mobile. Some statistics shows that there are billions of Smartphone and mobile device users at the moment....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Guest Post: Partnering for inclusive and transformative digital education in Africa

By Kunle Awosika,  A considerable 92% of government decision-makers in the field of education throughout Africa believe that e-learning is extremely important in improving education...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Hybrid Cloud: Cloud’s Take-off to Innovation

The debate between investing in public or private cloud systems may be coming to an end as businesses in East Africa realize there’s a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Opinion: Why Africa needs Smart Cities more than any other continent

Picture this, in the past days,Africa has been faced with a lot of problems which we could practically avoid. Look at it from this angle...

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...

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...

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,...

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...
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WordPress Database Structure and use of NoSQL Databases

There are many websites of small bloggers to big corporations now consider WordPress CMS as their most reliable web development platform. WP had now...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How to choose the best betting operator that suits your needs

A couple of weeks ago, I did an article on why online sports betting is becoming so popular in Kenya. In a previous article,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

How can Africa’s financial services industry become more mobile?

The mobile has proven itself as a major disruptive power within Africa’s financial services industry. Around a billion African consumer are expected to be...

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...

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...

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...
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Online Sports betting is becoming popular, here’s why

The other day I did an article on how high internet penetration and mobile money services is making betting in Kenya easy.  In the...

Guest Post: The security questions raised by IoT

In a world where devices are getting more powerful and smaller, IoT has become a common term even to the layman. Using sensors and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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....

Guest Post: Community networks a connectivity solution for sub Saharan Africa

As a not so rich (sometimes broke) technology, fanatic living is Sub-Saharan Africa, lack of Internet connectivity is my worst nightmare and I seem...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Pulling a Ben Affleck – How open collaboration could spark your brightest idea

Born in 1972 in California, a young Ben Affleck started his career as a forgettable supporting actor for multiple budget movies and indie projects....

AfricaHackOn Conference: The state and future of cyber security in Kenya

By Chrispus Kamau Kenya has been rapidly developing technologically for some time now. Statistics such as a 79% mobile penetration in the country is prove of this....

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...

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...
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Accounting meets Tech: The Benefits of Cloud Accounting Software for Small and Medium Businesses

Sound bookkeeping is essential for a business’s financial well-being, which is why cloud accounting solutions have an invaluable role to play in helping Nigerian...

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...

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,...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

#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...

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...

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 –...

Guest Post: Are Attacks on Online Freedom Really Making Us Safer?

If you've ever tried to access a website and found that it was blocked, you may have been a victim of governmental internet censorship...

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...

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