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SEACOM to provide direct connectivity for Kenyan firms to South Africa

Leading Pan-African Internet and connectivity service provider, SEACOM has announced that it will now offer direct connections from its East Africa network to public cloud networks and data centres in South Africa.   This follows the launch of Microsoft’s enterprise-grade data centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town.   SEACOM’s offering, available to business customers, will […]


Kenyan life insurer goes paperless with SilverBridge

Liberty Life Assurance Kenya has contracted SilverBridge to develop a paperless application form that integrates with its existing policy administrative system. This streamlines not only the application process, but also enables the effective updating of customer details using mobile devices. “With an objective of automating the customer onboarding process and the completion of an insurance […]


World AI Show takes place in Kenya as part of world tour

The World AI Show has kicked off in Nairobi, Kenya. The thought leadership-driven, business-focused series of events is part of a world tour that is also taking in Dubai, Singapore, Mauritius, Riyadh and Mumbai this year. It connects top AI experts, enterprises, government representatives, data scientists, technology leaders, startups, investors, researchers, academicians and global AI […]


Payment24 underpins revolutionary new BP FleetMove offer

BP and Masana Petroleum Solutions are set to revolutionise commercial fuel payment and management for their customers, with the launch of the solution, BP FleetMove, built on the advanced Payment 24 platform. Payment24, an advanced international fuel payment system, is the backbone of two new flagship fuel payment and fuel management offerings for BP and […]


Oracle expert on cloud computing unlocking rapid innovation in Africa

Andrew Sordam, Vice President for Sub-Saharan Africa at Oracle, looks at how cloud computing is having an impact in Africa. Africa is a continent pulsating with energy, and this carries over from its beautiful cultures to business and innovation. Digitalisation is permeating every industry, with cloud computing rapidly becoming an essential component of business transformation. […]


VMware expert talks about Information Technology in Kenya

Mark Reynolds, Commercial Business Executive – Sub Saharan Africa at VMware, talks to Intelligent CIO Africa about Information Technology in Kenya. 1. What is the IT infrastructure currently like in Kenya? Amongst the best in Africa. There is fibre connectivity to each county and the government has recognised IT as a key investment industry. 2. How […]


Kaspersky Lab expert on the Information Technology landscape in Kenya

Over the past three years, the ICT market in Kenya has seen the likes of the Internet of Things (IoT), virtualisation, and cloud storage becoming more mainstream. However, this has also resulted in the evolution of the cybersecurity threat landscape. Bethwel Opil, Enterprise Sales Manager at Kaspersky Lab Africa, looks into this in more depth. […]


Kenyan investment bank migrates 100% to the cloud in one day

When Genghis Capital, a leading investment bank in Kenya, took the decision to modernise its technology organisation, it opted to think out of the box. Part of a strategic new direction, the bank wanted to explore the digital and productivity freedom the cloud could offer and move away from archaic systems that were proving to […]


Integrated HCM system ’empowers businesses to master African tax’

HR and HCM specialist CRS Technologies says a single integrated system allows for centralisation, locality and globalisation. Amid constant changes to tax and labour legislation, the firm says that businesses must keep ahead of developments affecting the progressive work environment. “This is why an integrated HCM system makes sense,” said Ian McAlister, General Manager of CRS […]


Andela secures funding to build distributed engineering teams

Andela, a company building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software developers, has announced the completion of a US$100M Series D funding. The round was led by Generation Investment Management with participation from existing investors including Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, Spark Capital, and CRE Venture Capital. The most recent financing brings Andela’s total venture funding to US$180M. Andela, which has […]


KENET in Kenya upgrades its carrier Ethernet network to 100GE

Telco Systems, a leading provider of innovative SDN/NFV, CE 2.0, MPLS and IP solutions, has completed an upgrade of the carrier Ethernet network of Kenya Education Network (KENET), the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya, from 10GE to 100GE. As the NREN of Kenya, KENET provides high-speed Internet access and data centre services […]


Printer OEMs pluck rich opportunities from Africa’s emerging markets

Chris de Beer, Africa Regional Manager at infoSource SA, looks at how printer OEMs have fared in Africa. “Africa is a nation that suffers from terrible disease,” said George Bush in 2001. Thankfully, more people are becoming aware that Africa is a continent and just what it means to conduct business among her 54 independent […]


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