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Developing countries missing $22T e-commerce opportunity

Developing countries should grasp the rapidly growing opportunity of electronic commerce, worth around $22.1 trillion in 2015, up 38% from 2013, or risk falling quickly behind, UNCTAD said at the launch of a new e-commerce initiative. The new initiative, called eTrade for All, brings international organisations, donors and businesses under one umbrella, easing developing country access […]

Post Brexit UK recession to impact Africa, Control Risks

The short-term implications of Brexit for African economies will be mainly noticeable through market volatility. However, according to Control Risks and NKC African Economics, the longer-term impacts on Africa from Brexit are speculative and depend as much on the attitude of future British governments as on the terms of exit. The longer term implications – […]

Analyses of impact of Brexit on Africa by EXX Africa

On 23 June, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a non-binding advisory referendum, which resulted in the resignation of UK Prime Minister David Cameron and is likely to trigger fresh elections later this year or in 2017. Despite pressure from some European Union countries, it is unlikely that exit negotiations will […]

Brexit to plunge IT spend in some sectors, IDC

The recent referendum in the UK and the resulting vote to leave the European Union is creating a significant level of uncertainty across the globe. Based on previous high profile and often large impact events, clearly there is a tendency to curb or stop discretionary investments, including non-essential IT investments and projects, very quickly in […]

Banking malwares Tinba, Gamarue inside Nigeria, Kenya

Check Point Software Technologies published its latest Threat Index for May 2016, revealing that the number of active global malware families increased by 15% in May 2016. The May Threat Index presents a mixed view of Africa, with several countries making quite strong moves up and down the index – the higher their relative ranking […]

Location based services in Africa growing at CAGR 49%+, Technavio report

Technavio analysts forecast the location based services market in Africa to grow at a CAGR of over 49% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the location based services market in Africa for 2016 to 2020. The leading vendors in this market […]

SES satellite broadcast received by 2.8 million homes in Nigeria

SES, a global satellite operator, announced the results of its first Satellite Monitor study on the Nigerian market, which provides insight on the important role SES plays in the growth of the satellite television reach in the country. The study highlights that SES reaches 2.81 million TV homes across the country, of which 1.69 million are […]

African healthcare IT to grow substantially says Frost & Sullivan

The pharmaceutical industry, followed closely by healthcare information technology, in Africa is predicted to experience substantial growth in 2016. Increased investment in both the pharmaceutical and healthcare IT sectors will see local business flourish in South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia and other emerging economies. A host of factors are anticipated to have a positive effect on […]

40% EMEA banks indicate digital transformation front-office initiative

A survey released by SAP shows that just one in four banks, 24% in EMEA has created and executed a holistic end-to-end digital transformation strategy to engage customers. The study also showed that while 96% of the banks polled had completed some kind of digital transformation initiative DX, room for improvement remains. Conducted by IDC […]

Impact of fourth industrial revolution on Africa

The debate on industrialisation and how Africa can lead in the Fourth Industrial Revolution was discussed during the World Economic Forum on Africa, in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. Addressing the opening plenary on Africa’s Fourth Industrial Revolution, President Akinwumi Adesina of the African Development Bank reiterated the importance of energy. “Africa cannot industrialise, it cannot be competitive […]

Create Smart Africa debated at African Development Bank meeting

During the 2016 African Development Bank Annual Meetings in the Zambian capital Lusaka, leaders discussed how to harness the ICT revolution to build a Smart Africa. Affordability of ICT technologies, it was heard, should be the focus of governments if benefits are to trickle down to ordinary Africans. There was no debate among high-level panellists […]

T-Systems recognised by Frost & Sullivan for healthcare managed services

Based on its recent analysis of the managed services market in the healthcare industry, Frost & Sullivan presents T-Systems with the 2015 South African Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership. The company’s price performance value and customer service provides a competitive edge in terms of providing solutions in the healthcare industry. “T-Systems solutions […]

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