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Kenya adopts more complex technology to fight economic fraud

Companies in Kenya continue to adopt more complex technology to fight the economic impact of fraud. According to a survey by global audit firm PwC, Kenya lost Kes 5.5billion to economic fraud during a 24-month review. There were 5000+ respondents globally with 102 from Kenya and 58% reported they experienced economic crimes in the last […]

Cracking Machine Learning to speed up client service

Nedbank Insurance and its service provider Synthesis have used Machine Learning and design thinking to solve a complex challenge that every business faces: How do you channel a sea of emails so that they land at the right desks? How do you automate email routing? In the past Nedbank Insurance employees spent eight hours a […]

Digital learning project triples school enrolment in Kenya

Learner enrolment and school attendance in Kenya has increased three-fold since the introduction of the Digital Literacy Programme (DLP) by the government in 2014. This, according to a survey by the ICT Authority on success of the digital learning project, fashioned towards one laptop per child in public schools. The Authority’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr […]

Safaricom to accelerate cloud adoption in Kenya with Amazon Web Services

Safaricom has announced a strategic agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS), which will see the Telco become a reseller of AWS services. The agreement is designed to accelerate Safaricom’s internal IT transformation, lower costs and provide it with a blueprint and skilled resources to assist customers with their journey to the cloud. “We chose to […]

Six steps CIOs can take to master the app explosion transforming their businesses

The number of apps created in the five years ending 2023 will be greater than the amount built in the previous four decades. Mark Reynolds, Commercial Business Executive – Sub Saharan Africa at VMware, said companies will be defined by how fast they can deliver modernised apps and explains six crucial steps to create and run […]

People-centricity during COVID-19 crisis – a true test for management skills

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many people to work from home across the world. Companies have had to make sure their IT systems are ready for remote working but managers also need to think about how their employees are coping working in isolation. Tarryn Swemmer, Group HR Executive, Decision Inc, explores what managers need to […]

Embracing SD-WAN for multi-cloud environments

Many companies are embracing the software-defined networking infrastructure market. Rentia Booysen at Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa, explains why it is fast becoming one of the most critical segments of enterprise networking. The software-defined networking (SD-WAN) infrastructure market is expected to top US$5 billion by 2023 with a compound annual growth rate from 2018 of 30.8%. It […]

Fibre critical to serving the country at its moment of need

The lockdown enforced on many due to the spread of coronavirus could change the way employees work even after the pandemic. Jacques du Toit, CEO, Vox, said many companies have been forced to look at new ways of working and how to engage with each other. South Africa has joined several other countries around the […]

Teljoy transforms network and telephony platform with Saicom

Teljoy, a South African leader in consumer appliance rental, service and repairs through an innovative rent-to-own model, has partnered with Saicom, a market leader in the telecoms industry, to overhaul its network infrastructure and telephony environment as it evolves into a digitally-led organisation. In the 1990s, given its massively distributed branch environment across the country, […]

First Technology Digital earns Gold Microsoft DevOps competency

First Technology Digital, South Africa’s preferred partner for Digital Transformation, digital workplaces and Artificial Intelligence, has been successful in its attainment of Gold-level status for the Microsoft DevOps competency. This latest achievement sees the company adding to its existing Gold cloud platform expertise, which currently includes application development, collaboration and content, data analytics, and datacentre […]

Getting your workforce up and running remotely

Remote working has many challenges and it is essential to choose an approach which ensures secure and simple access to the tools employees need. Lorna Hardie, Regional Director VMware Sub Saharan Africa, explains what the top five priorities should be for businesses to ensure continued operations. ‘Business as usual’ is no longer an option. As […]

Kenyan company to launch AI platform to support efforts to curb pandemic

Kenyan health tech start-up Afya Rekod is working hard to launch its AI and Blockchain built consumer-driven health data platform amid the coronavirus pandemic. The platform hopes to support global efforts to curb the disease by providing a portal for people across the world to store their health data in real time, with a special […]

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