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Huawei and TPAY MOBILE partner to drive app monetisation for developers

Huawei is co-operating with fintech company, TPAY MOBILE to make it easier and more convenient for developers in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region to monetise their apps on Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). The first phase of the agreement will offer direct carrier billing (DCB) services in 10 countries across MEA region, including all […]


Meeting intelligent connectivity

Rapid growth in data use is also placing strain on existing Wi-Fi networks. High-bandwidth applications, such as 4K UHDTV, augmented reality and virtual reality are becoming widely used in education, enterprise and healthcare sector. Industry pundits share insights with Intelligent CIO Africa on why Wi-Fi deployments on the continent are meeting the emerging technologies requirements. […]


Bridging the IT skills gap

The tech talent shortage has CIOs on the African continent scrambling to ensure that employees brush up on the latest skills and technologies that facilitate business agility. Among the domains in the highest demand: cloud computing, Machine Learning, data science, software engineering and cybersecurity. How are CIOs on the continent bridging the tech skills gap? […]


VMware advances its 5G Telco Cloud Platform with cloud-native support

Virtualisation solutions vendor VMware, has unveiled its 5G Telco Cloud Platform, a consistent cloud first solution powered by a field proven, carrier-grade and high-performance cloud-native infrastructure with intelligent automation. Thenew platform includes Tanzu Kubernetes Grid – an embedded Kubernetes distribution – that will allow communication service providers (CSPs) to reliably build, manage and run containerised […]


Emerging economies face increased security risks amid Digital Transformation efforts

As emerging economies, organisations across Africa may face greater security and business risks and are lagging behind the more first world economies in terms of risk management as organisations across the continent strive to fast-track their Digital Transformation programmes. This is according to Perry Hutton, Regional VP Sales, Fortinet, who noted that: “Africa is different […]


Ecobank connects 34 African countries with a unified cash management system

Ecobank empowers international business development in Africa with a consolidated payments system powered by Fusion Cash Management from Finastra. Dr Tomisin Fashina, Group CIO and Managing Director, eProcess International SA Ecobank, tells Intelligent CIO Africa why the bank implemented Finastra’s Fusion Cash Management to address the growing ubiquity of faster, modern payments with integrated liquidity […]


From doorbells and fish tanks to nuclear reactors: Why focus on IoT security?

Greg Day, Vice President and Chief Security Officer, EMEA, Palo Alto Networks, shares insights on the importance of IoT security and why organisations need to pay attention to it. As the world grows ever more connected, all our devices are becoming linked together. The activity tracker on my wrist wirelessly uploads data to my smartphone, […]


First Distribution expands Kaspersky distribution to West Africa

Pan-African distributor for Cybersecurity, data centre, enterprise and cloud solutions, First Distribution, has expanded its distribution agreement with Kaspersky and is now offering the security software portfolio in West Africa. First Distribution currently distributes Kaspersky in Southern Africa and East Africa, and he addition of the new territory means it now covers the full region […]


Standard Chartered and Airtel Africa form partnership to drive financial inclusion across Africa

Standard Chartered Bank and Airtel Africa have announced a strategic collaboration to drive financial inclusion across key markets in Africa by providing customers with increased access to mobile financial services. Through the collaboration, Standard Chartered and Airtel Africa will work together to co-create new, innovative products aimed at enhancing the accessibility of financial services and […]


Orange and NSIA launch Orange Bank Africa

Orange, a major telecoms provider in Africa and the Middle East, and NSIA, a leader of bancassurance, have announced the launch of Orange Bank Africa in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Headed by Jean-Louis Menann-Kouamé, Orange Bank Africa will offer clients a range of simple savings and credit services available at all times via mobile phone. In […]


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 […]


Sterling Bank unveils new banking features on WhatsApp with Clickatell’s Chat Banking Solution

Customers can now initiate bank transfers, airtime and bill payments, check balance and BVN enquiries, as well as generate statements directly on WhatsApp with the aid of Kiki


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