Big Data Technology

Vertiv unveils Trendspotting, a LinkedIn live event focussing on data centres

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, is hosting a LinkedIn Live event, Trendspotting: The Track Ahead for the Data Centre

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4IR Startups Technology

South Africa‘s Workshop 17 announces new workspace concept

South Africa’s leading flexible workspace solutions provider, Workshop17 has kick-started the new year on a high note by bagging a global finalist position in the

Cyber Security Technology

How African online traders can protect themselves against scams

The rise of the digital age has resulted in an information overload and often a lot of this information is made up of unqualified opinions

Cloud Computing Technology

IBM goes big in cloud computing, acquires Taos

Computing giant IBM, whose impact in Africa in matters technology has been widely appreciated, has announced it is acquiring cloud professional and managed services provider

AI and Robotics Technology

100 tech-savvy young Kenyans to have their robotics skills sharpened

Some 100 Kenyan youth will be trained on robotic skills by German robotic solutions firm Servicetrace. The young developers will have their process automation (RPA)

5G and IoT Gadget Review Technology

Samsung S21 series of gadgets set to revolutionize smartphone experience

Samsung has released a series of gadgets that it anticipates will revolutionize smartphone experience in 2021, by offering users the best of what it called

Future of Work Technology

How spinach can be used to detect explosives

Spinach is no longer just a superfood: By embedding leaves with carbon nanotubes, MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives

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Blockchain Technology

Bitcoin hits an all time high of $31,000

The price of bitcoin (BTC) surpassed $31,000 for the first time ever Saturday morning, a little more than an hour after blowing past $30,000 like

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AI and Robotics Technology

Most prepared African countries for AI are Mauritius, Egypt and South Africa – Report

Only three countries in Africa are well prepared for the take off of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related technologies in 2021 according to a report

AI and Robotics Technology

Could 2021 see an AI breakthrough for Kenya’s medicine?

When Facebook used Artificial Intelligence to boost blood donation in Kenya mid this year, it set the stage for what could become the driver for

Big Data Technology

Kenyan company seeks to help Africa leapfrog tax collection shortfalls

A Kenyan software company is deploying digital technologies to help eliminate fiscal enforcement drawbacks such as non-compliance and tax fraud in Africa. Starting with Monrovia,

AI and Robotics Big Data Technology

Deploying AI and Big Data to decongest Kenya’s capital city

It’s 9pm, one hour to curfew time. John Kiyaka scrolls through his smartphone to gauge how the day’s matatu business performed. The fleet supervisor of

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Google unveils solution for Africa’s digital identity snags

With online digital identity hurdles hurting Africa’s quest for personal credible profile data in the interwebs, internet search giant Google has unveiled a new mobile-only

Future of Work Technology

China, Kenya set up virtual marketplace to enhance trade

Kenyan business people can now trade virtually with their Chinese counterparts following the rollout of an e-commerce platform. The digital platform, China-Central & East Africa

Blockchain Technology

Twiga Foods eyes new African markets

Kenyan-based agritech firm that uses blockchain, Twiga Foods plans to expand to the East and West African regions early next year. The company, which has

Future of Work Technology

Internet promises to connect Africa to economic prosperity

It is now common knowledge that internet holds immense potential for Africa, with economic and financial experts in agreement that technology is the springboard the

Blockchain Cryptos Technology

Bitcoin lands in Wall Street

Cryptocurrency market capitalisation leader Bitcoin will be entering the Wall Street early next year, it has been confirmed. S&P Dow Jones Indices — a joint

Big Data Future of Work Technology

Why Africa’s agribusinesses can’t wait any longer to go digital

Every sector of African economy has suffered grave consequences thanks to the raging pandemic. One of such sectors is agribusiness. All forms of businesses are

AI and Robotics Future of Work Op-ed Technology

TUGEE: How African businesses can benefit from AI

By Tonny Tugee Artificial intelligence (AI) may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but it is already being widely used in businesses and in

Technology

Airtel Kenya chooses Nokia for 5G network deployment

Nokia has announced that it has been selected by African mobile operator, Airtel Kenya in a three-year deal to modernize Nairobi with high speed 4G LTE and

Technology

Google unveils digital identify solution for Africa

Search giant Google has unveiled a new mobile-only feature that could help solve the digital identity crisis experienced in many African states, by making people

Technology

UNDP bets on tech to help Africa resume safe air travel

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is banking on technology to support the safe re-opening of Africa to travel and trade as the continent strives to emerge stronger from

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Farmers switch to solar irrigation systems

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Agricultural bank of Egypt (ABE) today announced a partnership to help Egyptian farmers access financing

Technology

Vertiv named global leader in data center cooling market

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has been ranked by technology analyst firm Omdia as the largest global supplier in

Technology

SouthBridge announces major digital transactions in Togo

SouthBridge Group, an innovative, pan-African financial advisory and investment firm, working with corporates, sovereigns and multinationals across the Continent, concluded two significant transactions in the

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Local currency financing for off-grid power in Africa is limited – Report

Although advantageous, local currency financing for off-grid renewables projects and businesses that power the digital economy in rural Africa is still limited, according to a

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Africa’s internet economy worth USD180 billion by 2025

e-Conomy Africa 2020, a new report released by Google and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), estimates that Africa’s Internet economy has the potential to reach

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USD 428 billion needed to bring the remaining 3 billion people online

A new study by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) estimates that US$ 428 Billion are needed to connect the remaining 3 billion people to the internet

Cyber Security Technology

One continent, different cybersecurity priorities

As is often said, Africa is not a country – and few things bring this fact home more than KnowBe4’s African edition of its annual

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DHL’s new platform makes transport of goods seamless

Saloodo!, a subsidiary of Germanys’ DHL Global Forwarding has rolled out a new system allowing transporters to submit their offers online. The digital tracking technology