Next generation tools that provide essential financial services are becoming a powerful force for change by driving financial inclusion in developing economies By: Andy Jury, CEO of Mukuru With the World Economic Forum warning (https://bit.ly/2NntZ7V) of a deepening digital divide that will ultimately exacerbate global inequality,...
By Isabel Papadakis, Head: Africa Industry Value Advisory at SAP Organisations have experienced immense disruption over the past year. Many have had to reinvent their operating models, their product or service offerings and, in some cases, even their entire business model. In the face...
The global pandemic has accelerated the need for true digitisation as African customers demand a more seamless digital customer experience from their communications service providers (CSPs), writes Pikie Monaheng, CEO at Amdocs South Africa It's no secret that CSPs need to transform their businesses...
When it comes to cybersecurity, a lack of resources can be a bigger threat than the criminals who have their sights set on stealing organizations' data, money, time, and reputation. By Lucy Kerner, Security Evangelist and Strategist, Red Hat
By Timo Jokiaho, Chief Technologist - Global Telco Ecosystem As technology evolves towards containers and cloud-native architectures and applications, there are key architectural considerations for communications service providers (CSPs) to address 5G is accelerating deployments of edge computing, as...
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced it will commit an additional $250 million to support the research, development, and equitable delivery of lifesaving tools in the global effort against COVID-19. Marking the end of a year focused on the scientific breakthroughs needed to end the...
Ransomware, malware and phishing are generally seen as threats, though this changes considerably at a granular level The 2020 KnowBe4  African Report based on their "What keeps you up at night?" survey, reveals a landscape with some shared concerns, but many...
At the AfricaTech Festival international trade fair, Orange and its subsidiaries announced the commissioning and commercial launch of Djoliba, the first pan-African backbone. This infrastructure is based on a terrestrial fibre optic network, coupled with undersea cables, offering secure connectivity abroad from West ...
In South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria, APT groups are exploiting the current uncertainty around COVID-19 to steal sensitive information Despite research showing an overall decrease in certain malware families and types in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in H1 2020 (36% decrease in South Africa, 26%...
The digital economy as we know it refers to the economic activities enabled by digital technologies that connect people, businesses, and processes With a shift away from physical commerce, consumers are increasingly taking their daily activities online. This shift has resulted in new...