Category Archives: ICT

Ecobank – A leader in delivering a cashless Africa

Millions more people in Africa now have access to financial systems thanks to cashless systems using digital technology, and more and more people are seeing the benefits of mobile banking, according to Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com), the leading independent pan-African banking group. read more

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Ecobank fintech boosts financial inclusion in Africa

Fintech is boosting financial inclusion across Africa, according to Ecobank (Ecobank.com/group), the leading independent pan-African banking group, a pioneer in Africa’s digital transformation and the main sponsor of the 2018 Africa Tech summit taking place today. read more

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Internet of Things by name or nature? Delivering experience over appearance

By Tim Cox, Global Head of Operations, Apica read more

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E-Commerce penetration in Kenya ramping up travel

Online buying and selling of goods and services, online transactions, high mobile penetration, fast connectivity, a digital savvy population and an increased consumer spending power are among factors increasingly fueling the penetration and growth of e-commerce in Kenya. One of the sectors consequently effected by this disruption is the travel industry, in part because of the growing confidence in e-commerce sites, such as online travel agents. read more

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Startup of the year Africa 2018

Kenya’s HydroIQ wins “Startup of the year Africa 2018” read more

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Dimension Data Adopts Cisco Umbrella In Its Cybersecurity Strategy

Umbrella proactively stop threats before they happen on Dimension Data’s internal systems and any mobile device used by its employees. read more

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FinTech is Fast-tracking the Positive & Profitable Transformation of Banking & Financial Services in Africa

The impact of Blockchain, Open Banking, Mobile Money and Payment innovations are radically transforming the financial services landscape as FinTech disruptors intensify the challenge to incumbent banks and kickstart new opportunities in Kenya read more

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Kaspersky Lab helps uncover vulnerabilities that make gas stations easy prey for hackers

Kaspersky Lab researchers have helped uncover a number of unknown vulnerabilities that have left gas stations around the world exposed to remote takeover, often for years. The vulnerabilities were found in an embedded gas station controller of which there are currently over 1,000 installed and online. The manufacturer was notified when the threat was confirmed. read more

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Dynamics of Cryptocurrency Evolution

Emergence and use of cryptocurrencies started with the use of online fantasy games. However, the creation of Bitcoin system by the user under the pseudonym Sakamoto eliminated governments authority and counterfeiting. read more

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UK space firm to support Kenyan coffee farmers improve crop yield

UK space firm EARTH-i Ltd will deliver the ACCORD project, worth over 381 million KES, to deliver timely, geo-targeted advice via a simple mobile application read more

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Aviation Africa 2018 To Tackle Cyber Security – Keynote Address From Brian Lord Obe, Former Head Of British Government, Cyber Intelligence Unit

IBM chief executive Ginni Rometty calls cyber attacks as “the greatest threat to every company in the world”. For the aviation industry it is a threat that needs to be taken seriously. read more

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Are you investing in sticky-tape cloud solutions?

Consider these common mistakes before committing to cloud  read more

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Orange Cyberdefense launches “Mobile Threat Protection”, a new offer to protect mobile device fleets from cyberattacks

  • Ensures 360° mobile protection by adding threat detection capabilities to iOS and Android devices
  • Enhances Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) systems and automates threat prevention

Orange Cyberdefense, the Orange Group’s entity that specializes in cybersecurity, and Check Point Software Technologies have teamed up to deliver a new Orange service called Mobile Threat Protection to help multinational enterprises safeguard their mobile device fleets against current and emerging threats. read more

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thyssenkrupp’s TeleRetail delivery robot debuts in the US

  • As part of a research project, thyssenkrupp Elevator is testing a TeleRetail delivery robot to make elevator maintenance in cities quicker and more efficient
  • The robot, presented as a benchmark product for autonomous driving at a US Senate Field Hearing on January 24th, was on display at the Washington Auto Show

thyssenkrupp’s TeleRetail delivery robot was among the technical innovations and vehicles presented at a US Senate Field Hearing, held on January 24th at the Washington Auto Show 2018 in Washington D.C. U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, convened a hearing titled “Driving Automotive Innovation and Federal Policies” at the Washington Convention Center. The session focused on self-driving vehicles, and thyssenkrupp Elevator’s and TeleRetail’s groundbreaking delivery robot was named as a benchmark product. read more

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