Category Archives: Tech

A Young Egyptian Researcher Attracts the Attention of British and European Oil Companies. Dr. Mohammad ElSayed Develops the First Multi-Sensing Robot System for Monitoring Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms in Britain

In an interview with Iris Media Agency, Dr. Mohammed ElSayed, a young Egyptian researcher at the University of Edinburgh, asserted that his success in developing a new multi-sensing robot has attracted the attention of both British and European oil and gas companies. Dr. Mohammad, who is currently spending his vacation in Abu Dhabi, mentioned that his novel invention will […]

Organic wholesaler doubles output with AutoStore empowered by Swisslog

The leading wholesaler in the Swiss organic market, Bio Partner, has doubled its output following the implementation of innovative robotic logistics from Swisslog at its facility in Aargau, Switzerland. Bio Partner supplies business customers in the organic specialist trade as well as the rest of the retail and food industry from its location in Seon. […]

New Swedish technology to support a greener aviation recovery

Flying is like competition sailing: it is all about using good winds and avoiding unfavorable air currents. To allow airlines to fully use the favorable winds there is a new weather optimization service available that shows exactly how the wind blows and where there is bad weather in the atmosphere. With this knowledge airlines can […]

Top 5 Reasons Why Kenya is a Leading Tech Hub

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The Kenyan government has spared no expense in supporting tech startups of the country, and as a result, Kenya has quickly become the tech hub of Africa. With tons of tech startups facilitating the economy of the country. With facilities like NTSA TIMS, Kenya’s people can easily make it big in the tech industry very […]

The Role Of Pick And Place Robots

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In years gone by, manufacturing processes consisted of a line of workers being solely responsible for all the material-handling functions. Whether it was assembly, picking or packaging, it was largely a manual, laborious process. The detrimental effects to the workers’ health have been well documented in the history books, as many employees were subjected to […]

Africa needs the space industry to go forward

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The African continent is bound to become increasingly more dependent on the space industry for job creation, poverty alleviation and sustainable resource management. These were some of the findings in a paper recently published by an expert in the field of Earth Observation and Geo-Information Sciences. The paper titled “The status of Earth Observation (EO) […]

It’s Time For Africa To Invest In Education, Science And Technology

Africa produces just 1.1% of global scientific knowledge. There are 79 scientists per million Africans. According to the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS) estimate for 2019 Africa’s funding for Research and Development is 0.4% of the continents GDP which is far below the global average of 1.7% and the lowest in the world. In 2006, […]

How to Keep your Team Focused and Productive During Uncertain Times

Omer Saleem, Director and Deputy CEO of Proven

By Omer Saleem, Director and Deputy CEO of Proven SA Big businesses grow and adapt as the market environment changes and do so even more rapidly now with the accelerating technology options. With this growth and infusion of technology driven changes comes a new requirement for corporate positions to evolve with the corporation itself. It […]

Financial Scams – How to avoid becoming a victim

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South Africa has significantly more financial crime than most other countries. With a rate of 77% compared to a global average of 49%, SA is something of a hotbed for fraud and scams. As consumers and insurance-seekers we need to understand the risks of economic crime and how to avoid becoming a victim, the risks of […]

How Barcodes are Transforming Healthcare:

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Barcodes have become such a powerful piece of technology that it would be difficult to think of an industry that would not benefit from using them. This sentiment can also be applied to the healthcare industry – where barcodes are used in almost every step of the healthcare process. From the second the patient comes […]

Zebra Study: Record Number of Enterprises Becoming “Intelligent” with Growing IoT Investments

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Security remains a top priority as more enterprises start to scale IoT solutions company-wide  Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, announced in October the results of its third annual “Intelligent Enterprise Index” which indicates a record 61 percent […]

Is Artificial Intelligence Shaping the Future of ERP Software?

By Ali Hyder, Group CEO of Focus Softnet Undoubtedly, yes! In the foreseeable future, Artificial Intelligence or AI would have a profound impact on almost every piece of software available in the market, including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, in some form or fashion. AI in ERP is going to affect the very essence of […]

Fingerprint On The Pulse: Biometrics On The Move In More Places Than One

By Lina Andolf-Orup, Senior Director Marketing at Fingerprints We may be halfway through 2019, but as the year hurtles onwards, it’s important to pause and reflect on the latest and greatest news from Q2. With milestones surpassed – and fading into the distance – coupled with the ongoing adoption of biometrics to bring trust to […]

Logistics challenges facing eCommerce in Africa

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According to Euromonitor, the world’s fastest-growing economies by 2030 will be in Africa. This consequently makes the continent the next big e-commerce market. And as this positive narrative continues to place Africa as a top investment destination, the need for advanced logistics systems has become inevitable. The growth of e-commerce will significantly depend on the […]

The Human Touch: Biometrics Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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By Christian Fredrikson, CEO, Fingerprints For thousands of years, humanity has used fingers to express itself. Crossing one’s index and middle fingers in the West means good luck, India’s intricate hand mudras indicate everything from no fear to reverence, and a thumb down signalled bad news for Rome’s gladiators. Today, however, we’re doing even more […]

Biometric payments – forget sensor size, focus on performance

African Business News

By Jonas Nilsson, Product Manager at Fingerprints Biometric authentication has come a long way in recent years. Launched in the first Android smartphone almost five years ago, fingerprint touch sensors have quickly overtaken PIN as consumers’ preferred authentication method. Now, demand for the same level of security and seamless UX is growing across other payments […]

Can e-commerce be Africa’s economic goldmine?

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Digital economy in Africa is snowballing, and in the process it’s creating new jobs and opportunities for digital entrepreneurs to explore a larger web market. Though e-commerce represents only 0.6% of all the transactions done in Africa, as compared to 12% in the USA and 20% in China; the budding nature of the industry does […]

How new sensor technology opens up for smarter presence detection

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By Anders Jansson CTO, JonDeTech New sensor technology can bring about new and more efficient presence detection in, for example, the construction and real estate sector. The solution is a small, inexpensive, battery-powered and IoT-caged sensor that will also be able to be connected very quickly with the help of the upcoming 5G networks. Anders […]

Friday@Noon on Financial Services in Africa: 2018

by Johan Burger The NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies publishes a weekly newsletter on issues relevant to Africa. This paper is based on issues addressed in the newsletter. The financial services industry in Africa has seen a lot of development throughout the past few years, as was the case in 2018. Mobile telephony has driven […]

Friday@Noon on E-commerce in Africa: 2018

African Business News

by Johan Burger The NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies publishes a weekly newsletter on issues relevant to Africa. This paper is based on issues addressed in the newsletter. The growth and continuation of e-commerce in Africa has received various boosts during 2018. Africa’s leading online shopping platform, Jumia, reported in 2018 it wanted to make […]

Online Marketplaces Could Create 3 Million Jobs in Africa by 2025

African Business News

Online marketplaces such as Jumia, Souq, Uber, and Travelstart could create around 3 million new jobs by 2025 across Africa. These digital platforms, which match buyers and providers of goods and services, could also raise incomes and boost inclusive economic growth with minimal disruption to existing businesses and workforce norms. These are among the findings […]

Quantum, AI turns computing into a ‘loaded gun’

Quantum, AI turns computing into a 'loaded gun'

Biggest-ever DevConf opens with warning on ethics in new world of computing Quantum computing and AI and machine learning are dramatically changing the face of computing, presenting the risk of a range of unintended consequences. This is according to Cliff de Wit, former chief innovation officer at Microsoft and now the CTO and co-founder of […]