Category Archives: ICT

What it takes for Ethiopia to realize its ambition to be ICT hub

Adequate budgeting and efficient administration takes ICT development a long way. For developing countries such as Ethiopia which has its telecommunication service under state monopoly striving to create a universal coverage has been the key mission before the country surrenders its state monopoly to the private sector through joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) initiative.

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Finalists for the Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017 announced

Six African projects with big economic and social impact will be presented during the AFIF 2017, convened by EMRC in Nairobi, Kenya (13-16 February)

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Nokia and Ooredoo Algeria achieve transmission rate of 1 Terabit-per-second in Africa’s first field trial of new optical technology

  • Future deployment will enable Ooredoo Algeria to offer high capacity-based solutions to its subscribers
  • Nokia’s cutting-edge technology was used to achieve 1 Terabit-per-second transmission rate over optical fibre

Working in partnership, Ooredoo Algeria and Nokia have successfully achieved a ground-breaking transmission speed of 1.2 terabits per second over optical fibre in Africa’s first field trial of innovative optical communications technology.

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Time for your New Year Cyber Detox?

By Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder of Digital Shadows

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Grounding Global Travel Fraud: 4 Ways To Protect Your Revenue

Business is booming for the global online travel industry, which is expected to be worth $830 billion in 2017. Research suggests that revenue could surpass $1,091 billion by 2022.

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Cybersecurity needs to be on every organization’s agenda for 2017

By Matthew Gardiner, Senior Product Marketing Manager of Mimecast

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Digital Shadows Report Reveals that the Mirai Botnet Isn’t Going Away

Digital Shadows Report highlights the inherent vulnerability of basing network infrastructure around centralized DNS providers

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Despite IT Boom, over 90% of Africa Has No Internet Access

Community Tablet being towed by a tractor

Internet access: Vital to providing wider access to education and health awareness in rural communities in Mozambique

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UNICAF Receives 12m USD investment to scale up project in Africa

12 million USD have been provided as an investment to UNICAF – an online platform widely known across Sun-Saharan Africa for scholarship acquisition, and offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in subject areas including business, psychology, education, computer science and hotel management.

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Paystack closes seed investment of $1.3m to develop its hub in Nigeria

Paystack, a reinforced payment system that is dedicated to solving challenges relates to online payments in Africa, has announced a closed seed investment of 1.3 million USD. The investment is coming from Paystacks international investors including Tencent, Comcast Ventures, and Singularity Investments, Spark, M&S Partners, and many other organizations and individuals – Michael Siebel, Justin Kan, Olumide Soyombo, Leonard Stiegeler, etc.

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Three top security trends in 2017 – ’servification’ and DNA protection

by Monica Hallin, CEO, Vindico Group

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Cisco Global Cloud Index Projects Middle East and Africa Cloud Data Center Traffic to Grow 440% by 2020

  • In Middle East and Africa, cloud data center traffic will grow 4.4-fold by 2020 to reach 304 Exabytes per year, at a CAGR of 34% from 2015 to 2020
  • By 2020, 95 percent of all workloads in Middle East and Africa will be processed in the cloud, compared to 78% in 2015.
  • Consumer will represent 68% of cloud data center traffic by 2020 in Middle East and Africa, compared to 33% in 2015

The recently released sixth annual Cisco® Global Cloud Index (2015-2020) reveals that global cloud traffic is expected to rise 3.7-fold, up from 3.9 zettabytes (ZB) per year in 2015 to 14.1 ZB per year by 2020. In Middle East and Africa, data center traffic will reach 451 exabytes per year by 2020, up from 105 exabytes per year in 2015. This rapid growth of cloud traffic is attributed to increased migration to cloud architectures and their ability to scale quickly and efficiently support more workloads than traditional data centers.

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Key e-commerce trends in 2017

–      according to leading Nordic e-commerce experts

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2017 the year of…..

By Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Shadows

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Gemalto Global Study Reveals Security Concerns over Convergence of Personal and Workplace Identities

Identity theft accounts for 64% of all data breaches across the globe, and consumer service breaches continue to rise, resulting in almost nine in ten (89%) enterprises addressing their access management security policies

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Digital Kenya: An Entrepreneurial Revolution in the Making

Landmark Publication from Bitange Ndemo and Tim Weiss Lifts Lid on the Intersection Between Entrepreneurialism and Kenya’s Impactful ICT Sector

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2017 Digital Trends

Real time and real people, living real lives will count in the digisphere in 2017 says Deseré Orrill, co-Founder Ole! Media Group and Managing Director of HoneyKome

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