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Kenya’s Strathmore University named VMware IT Academy for East Africa

VMware, a maker of enterprise software and @iLabAfrica-Strathmore University’s Research and Innovation Centre, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish the Kenya-based university as the first regional VMware IT Academy for East Africa. In this role, @iLabAfrica-Strathmore University plans to continue to offer VMware IT Academy training as part of its own curriculum […]


Ugandans to access affordable energy under new EIB and ENGIE initiative

Millions of people, small holders and entrepreneurs in remote villages across Uganda are set to access reliable and cheap electricity for the first time under a new off-grid solar scheme agreed between ENGIE, through its Solar Home System company Fenix International and the European Investment Bank, one of the world’s largest financiers of renewable energy. […]


Avaya empowers students across Africa to continue learning with Avaya Spaces

As many as 250 million children across Africa are currently unable to access primary and secondary schools as a result of COVID-19-related closures. Analysts have shared concerns that this may create a lost generation of learners, causing many children to leave school prematurely. Avaya, a global provider of solutions to enhance and simplify communications and […]


Sanlam banks on IT to drive post-COVID-19 growth

Sanlam Kenya is planning to leverage on IT-based solutions to sustain its business growth as part of its post-COVID-19 recovery strategy. The Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE)-listed non-bank financial services provider, has been on a sustained recovery path in the last two years but acknowledged that business slowdown arising from COVID-19 ripple effects may impact its […]


DXC Technology to sell healthcare business to Italy’s Dedalus Group in US$525 million cash deal

DXC Technology, a global independent, end-to-end IT services and solutions company, has announced it is selling its healthcare providers software business to an Italian healthcare technology company in a cash deal worth US$ 525 million. The deal will make US-based DXC healthcare provider software business a part of Florence, Italy-based Dedalus Group, which claims to […]


Machine Learning technology garners enterprise thrust

To make decisions more quickly and accurately, enterprises in Africa are increasingly turning to Machine Learning, arguably today’s most practical application of Artificial Intelligence (AI). How should corporations ensure success and ROI from Machine Learning deployments in their IT environments?


Next generation building management systems

Building owners, facility managers and system integrators face increasing pressure to save more energy, reduce costs and maintain availability all while enhancing occupant experience and well-being. Achieving these varying goals is best solved by a new type of building management systems available today.


AWS Cloud is supporting entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs in Africa

Entrepreneurs,start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are key drivers of South Africa’s economy and job creation – contributing over 20% towards GDP. It is evident that COVID-19 has negatively impacted South Africa’s economic lifeline. Now more than ever, start-ups need access to scalable, dependable and highly secure computing power to maintain Business Continuity and […]


Westcon-Comstor launches virtual digital industry event for channel and end-users

Value-added distributor (VAD), Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa has announced the launch of ‘Imagine Africa’, a virtual summit for technology-focused end-users, IT resellers and integrators. Expected to be the largest distributor-led event of its kind in Africa, attendees can enjoy global keynote speakers, breakaway sessions and a host of interactive digital experiences. “Our world is forever changed. […]


Safaricom launches Lipa Na M-PESA business app

Kenya-based telco, Safaricom, has launched a Lipa Na M-PESA business smartphone app for the more than 170,000 merchants on the service. Dubbed M-PESA for Business, the app empowers business owners to access real-time statements, export statements and track their business performance on the go. Through the app, entrepreneurs can withdraw funds from Lipa Na M-PESA […]


Leading Kenyan school plugs the COVID-19 learning gap with Avaya Spaces

As over 17 million students across Kenya face a third month of being locked out of classrooms, the country’s leading schools are turning to video collaboration technologies from Avaya to ensure that their students can continue learning.   Following the launch of the Avaya Spaces video collaboration app in Kenya – with the solution offered […]


Commercial Bank of Africa revolutionises mobile banking with Fiorano

With the Commercial Bank of Africa launching its mobile service M-Shwari, it found its core banking systems infrastructure did not support an effective integration. With the bank needing a way to integrate its core banking applications with other enablers it turned to Fiorano. Following the successful deployment of core banking integration, M-Shwari logs 40,000 customers […]


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