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...

How to boost your business presence online

The rapid evolution of social media and its influence on search and referrals for conversations is changing the digital landscape so radically and constantly...

Insidr shares some cool tips for travelling around Europe

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[Column] Mobile Lending – Non-traditional data in credit decision making

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

[Column] The value of risk and business agility and how it impacts cloud costs

At a time when cost control has never been more important, Andrew Cruise, managing director, Routed, says that many businesses continue to under-estimate the...

[Column] The Platform – tomorrows new economic sector

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

[Column] So, what’s left after the machines take over?

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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,...

[Column] Stay ahead of those data security woes

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

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...

KaiOS devices were meant to be cheaper, not until Nokia confirmed otherwise

Feature phones have been so doomed since the first smartphone broke the unimaginable barriers that could have not been possible with dummy feature phones....

[Column] Cloud is the future of payroll

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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...

Windows Servers Still Matter! Know All About Them and Pass Microsoft’s 70-740 Exam with...

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[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...

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 –...

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...

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...

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...

Hellofood: Ordering food online, more business for restaurant owners

Dining outside of home was initially a practice that was designed for travelers who were on transit and needed to stop for a bite...

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...

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 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...

[Column] Productivity tools can reduce productivity

Ironically, apps that are supposed to help productivity usually result in huge inefficiencies because valuable time is wasted organising work around tools instead of...

[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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Launch your Startup in a College

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Covid and Effective Data Management in IT

Information technology’s speed of evolution offers vast opportunities for all. Managers within the IT environment face a particularly unique challenge; staying ahead of rapid...

Cloud, an essential component for every African business

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

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...

[Column] Secure digital control

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

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...

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...

Has the nerd become too unfriendly?

Recently, I asked a friend to accompany me to a meetup of tech savvies in Nairobi. Being in Nairobi, I have grown accustomed to...

Coronavirus: Only connected businesses will succeed

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,...

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...

Artificial Intelligence: Your Bot Will See You Now

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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...

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...

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Building a Raspberry Pi Security Camera

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[Column] 5G security is all-important for governments

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

Less is more with innovative technology

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[Column] Fintechs are disrupting the local traditional remittance market

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Nine years down the line, a look at nine interesting things about twitter

On Friday 20th March, Twitter marked 9 years. The company's CCO Gabriel Stricker posted a look back at some famous first tweets, including the...

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...

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...

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

Safaricom's AI Chatbot Zuri is a hell of a kind. The telco is the only one in the country with such a service that...

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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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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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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...

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....

[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...

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...
[Column] Great 5G runs on top of great 4G! So, who leads in 4G performance?

[Column] Great 5G runs on top of great 4G! So, who leads in 4G...

By Arne Schaelicke You cannot miss the excitement as the 5G race intensifies. And it is not just the operators who are so ambitious with...

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...

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...

Are you working at home due to coronavirus? Secure yourself with these few tips

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...

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,...

[Column] Connectivity a bedrock for riding the fourth industrial revolution wave

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Practice a Lot with Exam Dumps to Ace Your Microsoft 70-744 Test on the...

Microsoft 70-744, Securing Windows Server 2016, is aimed at those individuals who want to build a career in the domain of Windows Server. This...

Guest Post: How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

I would like to thank techtrendske.co.ke for allowing this guest post on their exceptional and well-designed blog. I’ve found many articles on there that...

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,...

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...

Valentine Gift Ideas for the Plugged-in Lover

The month of February is a close replicate of the just ended festive season; a month to celebrate love, giving and a second chance...

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...

[Column] Artificial Intelligence gaining grounds in Africa?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) brings a whole new dimension to the drive for customer intimacy. The convenience customers experience weighs heavier than any reduction in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

#ElectionsKE: Five Online Strategies Politicians will use to target voters

One of the biggest changes in Kenya’s political environment since the last national election in 2013 has been the rise of internet penetration. Back...

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...

[Column] Achieving digital ecosystems in rural Africa remains a challenge

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,...

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...

Opinion: Why we need to take Digital Migration seriously

The Digital Migration in Kenya can be compared to the legendary Wildebeest Migration, one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World” and also...

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...

[Column] Autonomous IT, empowering business to be its best

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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Website Usefulness: How Much Do We Need Them?

Since the emergence of mobile browsers, websites have become mandatory for every business, big or small. Do you have a website for your business?...

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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...

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...

With the best guest post services, get the best outreach

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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