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Research by Mahindra Comviva, a global leader in providing mobility solutions and the Aite Group indicates that mobile retail commerce is currently a boom market – growing at 44 per cent. More specifically, experts are saying that digital wallets will lead the mobile ecommerce as it ensures a safer transaction compared to other means of commerce. Speaking on the issue, Ron Van Wezel, who is the Aite Group Senior Analyst, mentioned that using digital wallets allow consumers and businesses to trade without any limitation of specific sales channels. He explained that digital wallets provides extra security and is very much convenient as it can be used online and offline.
African companies adopting IBM hybrid cloud solutions to help boost their businesses by maximizing the efficiency and impact of their industries. The IBM cloud is now working with 8 companies across Africa.
Mark McCallum, CTO, Orange Business Services
By HUMPHREY NKONDE
Zambia Information Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has released statistics showing that there were more than five million users of broadband Internet in Zambia.
New GSMA Report Sees Rise in Mobile Broadband and Smartphone Adoption across Middle East and North Africa
Mobile Helping to Grow Innovative New Services, Connect the Unconnected and Create Employment Across Diverse Region
Mobile applications are driving the mobile phone market and smart phone users to access – and even analyze complex data just from any corner they find themselves. The sector is one of the global few that is providing solutions to lifestyle hurdles and also offering comfort while doing business. In the upcoming GITEX in the UAE, African tech innovators are exhibiting AraMobile SARL.
South Africa’s Mimecast (http://www.mimecast.com) tech company is dedicated to makes business email and data safer for more than 19,200 customers and millions of employees worldwide. Founded in 2003, the Company’s next-generation cloud-based security, archiving and continuity services protect email and deliver comprehensive email risk management in a single, fully-integrated subscription service. At this year’s GITEX week of technology, the South African company will be exhibiting at the World Trade Centre (Booth: Sheikh Rashid Hall SR-A1). GITEX is one of the leading technology startup fairs that brings together a lot of experts and practitioner in the technology industry.
Mobile Broadband Zambia Limited, trading as Vodafone Zambia, has secured some business with Necor Zambia Limited in the provision of high speed internet services.
Virtual reality is gradually moving from just the social aspect to businesses and model presentation. The technology which allows its users to live in an artificial world, move about in it and interact with features or items that are depicted in the artificial word is about to boost businesses and bring ideas into reality.
Egypt’s Bright Creations will be exhibiting at GITEX at the Dubai World Trade Centre at the Sheikh Saeed Hall S-E1. The company which offers wide range of services include CRM Solutions, Digital Marketing, E-Commerce Solutions, Enterprise Solutions, HR Solutions, Recruitment & Training, Mobile Content/Apps, Mobile Solutions, Smart Health, Software, and Startups was founded by Mahamad El Tanahy in 2008, and is one of the fastest growing digital agencies and app developers in the region.
Pan African telecommunication provider, Gondwana International Networks (GIN) has launched Source, a fully managed, virtual network satellite operator service. Aimed at telecoms and internet service providers, Source will be rolled out across sub-Saharan Africa on the first Jupiter hub in Africa, which is owned and operated by GIN.
Mobile retail commerce is growing at a rate of 44%
Physical integration of public transit systems with carsharing will enhance convenience and drive growth opportunities, finds Frost & Sullivan’s Mobility Team
With vehicle automation rapidly gaining currency, carsharing operators (CSOs) are developing novel business models to address the evolving mobility demands of commuters. They will initially offer self-parking services, allowing members to drop off vehicles at designated parking lots, and gradually roll out short-distance parking service, wherein self-driven vehicles will be driven into parking lots. Finally, once complete automation is possible, collaboration with key players and convergence with public transport will change the mobility industry.
Changing stakeholder expectations are compelling CEOs to innovate, finds Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Innovation Team
Digitisation of products, services and solutions is leading to disruption, collapse, and transformation of several industries and business ecosystems. The breakneck speed of technology change, in particular, is knocking down traditional product-based business models and compelling a more agile, service-based approach. How are organisations responding to this ongoing churn? Which approaches will lead them to long-term, sustainable growth?
When the IMF predicted that the Nigerian economy was heading towards recession in April 2016, a vast majority of the population did not understand the full implication of the economic situation. A few months down the line with dollar rates plummeting beyond reasonable resolves, price of food, real income and unemployment reaching unbearable heights; questions are finally being asked.
Education is a very important aspect of our current generation and no one can do away with that. In less developed counties and middle income countries, number of school enrollment keeps increasing with more schools doing their best to upgrade to modern technological innovations that facilitates easier learning processes.