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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How SARS is helping companies to be conscious capitalists

Businesses that have purposefully moved from a shareholder-only focus to a corporate philosophy known as conscious capitalism have performed 10 times better than those that have not made the transition, according to Harvard Business Review. Such companies and brands are particularly sought out by socially conscious millennials – with a significant 40% more likely to base purchasing decisions on their ability to help certain causes. A recent report by Deloitte found that a corporate focus on social impact not only aids in attracting and retaining millennial talent, it can also boost both corporate growth and the bottom line. 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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Mali human rights situation still a concern – UN report

Despite the signing of a 2015 Peace Agreement, the human rights situation in Mali still remains a concern, according to a United Nations report published on Thursday. read more

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Best’s Special Report: Rated MENA Companies Maintain Strong Capitalisation Levels Despite Stifled Growth

Companies operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have encountered suppressed growth rates as economic and political uncertainties persist, although entities rated by A.M. Best have broadly maintained strong balance sheets. read more

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QNB Most Valuable Banking Brand in Middle East and Africa with a Value of US $4.2bn

QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, was recognized once again as the most valuable banking brand in the Middle East and Africa region with brand value worth US $4.2bn, according to The Banker’s 2018 Brand Finance Global 500 report published in its February edition. 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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My Business Expo: South Africa 2018 – Africa’s largest event for anyone starting or growing a business

 It is the hottest event on the South African business calendar, with over 250 exhibitors and 100 sessions and seminars. Now, the largest event in Africa for anyone starting or growing a business, My Business Expo: South Africa 2018 presents an unmissable opportunity for anyone looking to kick-start their own business, or to take the next step to growth and success. read more

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ZIMEC 2018: Zambian Mining & Energy Investments to Promote Economic and Social Development

The 8th Annual Zambia International Mining and Energy conference and exhibition (ZIMEC 2018), taking place on 21-22 June in Lusaka, one of the most decisive government supported mining and energy events are aiming to be the biggest ZIMECs to date. Hundreds of targeted delegates, representing leading global and national companies from the relevant industries will be attending the event. read more

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