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5 steps to achieving business IT alignment in the digital age

Digital transformation continues to transform the businesses landscape, affecting business strategies, operations and the development of products and services. Emmanuel Tita Sama, Global Account Director, West & Central Africa, Orange Business services, explains ...
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MainOne launches plan to become largest internet hub in West Africa with Open-Connect Service

Following the partnership of MainOne’s (www.MainOne.net) Data Center company, MDXi, with the Nigerian Internet Exchange, (IXPN) to improve national transit traffic in Nigeria, the company has recently announced a new interconnect service for ...
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AIF announces the top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) announced the top 10 nominees who will be contending for the 2017Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA), to be awarded in Accra, Ghana on 18th July 2017. Innovators from ...
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Exploiting Data Breaches

High profile data breaches are regularly in the news and, seemingly, businesses and are losing the battle to protect their intellectual property (IP), corporate, and customer data from the threats posed by professional ...
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Digital transformation in Africa: Real change requires a fundamental shift

Global markets are being disrupted by an accelerating pace of technological change, and Africa is close behind. Digital transformation has entered an era of unprecedented change for enterprises, and real change requires a ...
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FinTech and the Positive Transformation of Banking in Africa

The impact of Blockchain, Open Banking, Mobile Money and Payments innovation are radically transforming the financial services landscape as FinTech disruptors intensify the challenge to Incumbent Banks in Africa and kickstart new opportunities ...
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Digital Shadows Research Reveals Password and Username Reuse is Major Threat to Enterprise Security

Report highlights the growing risk of account take overs and the low barrier to entry to automate attacks Digital Shadows, the industry leader in digital risk management, today unveiled research into some of ...
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Boards still not grasping cyber threats, say IT decision makers

Key decision makers do not have confidence in their Boards’ ability to manage cyber security threats, according to the latest cyber security analysis from Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com). The global ‘Cyber Security Landscape’ survey ...
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UN study: Digitization of Kenyan farmer payments helps tackle poverty

A new case study (http://APO.af/v5Wxdm) by the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance (www.BetterThanCash.org) shows how agriculture nonprofit organizationOne Acre Fund (www.OneAcreFund.org), in partnership with Citi Inclusive Finance(www.CitiInclusiveFinance.com), successfully digitized loan repayments for ...
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Reliable fast connectivity is key to quality Namibian tourist experience

With over one million tourists per annum, Namibia is known globally as a top ecotourism destination and it’s a sector that’s growing as evidenced by the 5% year on year growth in international ...
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AfriLabs welcomes new Hubs into its Pan-African Network

AfriLabs; The largest network of over 50 technology and innovation hubs across over 20 African countries has expanded by 11 new hub members, also extending its membership base to two new African countries ...
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Digital IQ for African companies track global averages—but South Africa is at risk of falling behind: PwC report

Most organisations around the world have not done enough to keep up with the digital era – and leadership is falling short, with many chief executives not yet fully engaged in the initiatives ...
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Regulations Protecting South Africans against Credit Card Fraud Among Strictest in the World

Credit card fraud is still rife in South Africa, but merchants and customers using credit cards still have some comfort in the knowledge that their transactions are protected by the Payment Card Industry ...
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Digital Advertisement vs Traditional Media in Africa

Technological advancement is growing rapidly globally. In Africa, there is a continuous rise in digital spending and development. In West Africa, Nigeria and Ghana are clear examples of how individuals and cooperate agencies ...
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South Africa’s first privately owned nanosatellite is set for release from the ISS into orbit

nSight1 is a nanosatellite designed and built in South Africa and is one of 28 nanosatellites from 23 different countries launched on 18 April 2017 from Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA. nSight1 was ...
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Horwath Erastus & Co Kenya builds value for clients using CaseWare

A pioneering East African audit and professional services firm is adding value to its services by automating processes and harnessing the cloud. Compliance is non-negotiable in the auditing sphere, but in order to ...
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Wannacry: An Analysis of Competing Hypotheses

By Digital Shadows Analyst Team On 12 May 2017, as the WannaCry ransomware spread across computer networks across the world, a variety of explanations also began to worm their way through the information ...
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