Any sort of business call nowadays starts with “So, how has working from home been?” The inevitable response is something between acceptance and mild indignation. For some, working from home is a blessing in disguise. There are those amongst us that prefer the quiet of their own abode, the dynamism it allows. Luckily the humans […]

Continue Reading Technological Advances in Convenience Have Quietly Prepared us for COVID-19

Technological Advances in Convenience Have Quietly Prepared us for COVID-19

Microsoft is expected to make big changes to its Office software on Monday. The tech mega power announced that it will change the name of the Office suite, and add major chat features for everyday customers, according to Yahoo Finance. These changes are influenced by the coronavirus outbreak, as apps become more important than ever […]

Continue Reading Microsoft Renames Office 365, Includes Teams on the Platform

Microsoft Renames Office 365, Includes Teams on the Platform

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Continue Reading Ventures Platform and LASRIC announce Seven successful startups to help fight COVID19

Ventures Platform and LASRIC announce Seven successful startups to help fight COVID19

Fintech software specialist, e4, has appointed Fikile Sibiya as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO). This, according to the company, is apart of its mission to invest in internal infrastructure and strengthen governance. Upon taking up her new position, Fikile will oversee the vision, leadership, development and implementation of IT initiatives for the company. “Central […]

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e4 Appoints Female CIO

According to an announcement from Valve, games in the libraries of Steam users won’t be automatically updated at the frequency they were previously to conserve bandwidth during the novel coronavirus pandemic. This is after the gaming platform sees itself stuck in a pattern of overcoming its own all-time concurrent user records as millions self-isolate to […]

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Steam Auto-Updates Delayed to Preserve Bandwidth as Millions Stuck In-Doors

First Loon internet balloon spotted in Kenya

Continue Reading Exclusive: First Loon internet balloon spotted in Kenya after last week’s approval

Exclusive: First Loon internet balloon spotted in Kenya after last week’s approval

#BlockchainAfrica: 10 African women to watch in blockchain and BitcoinPaxful highlights 10 women in Africa who are making waves in the rapidly growing blockchain and bitcoin industries.
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#BlockchainAfrica: 10 African women to watch in blockchain and Bitcoin

The worldwide COVID-19 outbreak has caused thousands of people to merge their working and home lives. Making the transition slightly easier has been video conferencing platform, Zoom. Zoom has seen an unprecedented surge in users over the last few months as employees navigate virtual offices from the comfort of their homes. However, what seemed like […]

Continue Reading Zoom Sued over Code that Sends User Data to Facebook

Zoom Sued over Code that Sends User Data to Facebook

Mobile penetration in Kenya has hit 114.8 per cent, this is according to the latest quarterly statistical report by the Communication Authority (CA).

Continue Reading Voice calls in Kenya drops even as mobile penetration grows to 115% – CA

Voice calls in Kenya drops even as mobile penetration grows to 115% – CA

Medical device company Abbott has produced a new COVID-19 test that can return positive results in five minutes – and the device is compact enough to be run in a doctor’s office – according to The Verge. Medical device company Abbott has produced a new COVID-19 test that can return positive results in five minutes.Click […]

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New COVID-19 Test Can Return Results in 5 Minutes

#LockdownAdvice: Get to rational quicklyThe scale of the national Covid-19 lockdown is unprecedented in living memory. The repercussions – personal, professional, national and international – will reverberate for years to come.
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#LockdownAdvice: Get to rational quickly

With a fair portion of the world practising social-distancing, self-isolation and enforced lockdowns, navigating your social life has been reduced to the stories, the posts and the comments seen on social media platforms. To make keeping up with your favourites a little simpler, Instagram has added a ‘close friends’ function that allows you to share […]

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How to add Close Friends on Instagram

The world is reeling from the impact of the novel coronavirus, companies are suffering from cuts in profits and thousands of employees are forced home. However, what seems like a desperate moment in history can actually be turned into a great opportunity. Why, you might ask? The answer is simple, necessity is the mother of […]

Continue Reading 3 Innovative Opportunities COVID-19 has Created for Tech Companies

3 Innovative Opportunities COVID-19 has Created for Tech Companies

#BlockchainAfrica: How blockchain tech is disrupting the real estate industryThe technologies underpinning the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) are transforming virtually every industry, including real estate, despite buying and selling property ultimately being a physical endeavour. One of the foremost technologies driving the revolution and affecting the sector is blockchain.
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#BlockchainAfrica: How blockchain tech is disrupting the real estate industry

The power of partnershipsCollaboration and ecosystems are reshaping business relationships for long-term success and sustainability.
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The power of partnerships

#BlockchainAfrica: Blockchain poised to propel construction into new era of efficiencyThe fourth industrial revolution and the paradigm-shifting effect it will have on all industries has been a hot topic for years. While there have certainly been sceptics, some of the digital technologies that have emerged promise to unlock profound efficiencies, transparency and competitiveness.
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#BlockchainAfrica: Blockchain poised to propel construction into new era of efficiency

Is AI reinventing insurance?Bill Hoggarth, national sales manager at Datacentrix, asks the question, is AI reinventing insurance?
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Is AI reinventing insurance?

GSMA reveals 'State of Mobile Money'The GSMA has unveiled the annual ‘State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money’, offering a view of the mobile money landscape and highlighting the impact that greater financial inclusion has on lives, economies and innovation, especially in emerging markets.
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GSMA reveals ‘State of Mobile Money’

Innovation is key for SMEsThe evolving Covid-19 situation is changing the way most businesses are operating in South Africa, such as working remotely. Although this has already started happening in some companies following the rise of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, businesses have now done what they can to continue operations.
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Innovation is key for SMEs

Plugging the IT skills gap in SAInformation Technology skills in South Africa and the rest of Africa are becoming increasingly hard to find. A difficult situation is exacerbated by an unemployment rate which recently peaked at 29% in the final quarter of 2019. The highest it’s been in 11 years, it’s clear that the responsibility for solving unemployment is too big to rest solely on our government’s shoulders.
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Plugging the IT skills gap in SA

#WorldBackupDay: Backup your data...now!31 March is World Backup Day and serves as a reminder to all businesses and individuals to make sure that all-important files and documents are backed-up.
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#WorldBackupDay: Backup your data…now!

New Partner Programme Offers Local Partner the Ability to Upscale Offering To Clients With New Partner Status


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Aptronics awarded VMware Principal Partner Status

Zeepay becomes first non-bank institution to secure mobile money license

Continue Reading Zeepay becomes first non-bank institution to secure mobile money license

Zeepay becomes first non-bank institution to secure mobile money license

What might look like a slightly out of focus video clip of someone following a river through a misty forest is, in fact, gameplay footage from something made in Dreams on the PlayStation 4. Seeming like something made with a commercial game engine like Unity or Unreal, which have produced photo-realistic graphics in the past, […]

Continue Reading This Isn’t a Real Forest, it’s powered by the PS4

This Isn’t a Real Forest, it’s powered by the PS4

Facebook has announced that it will be investing $100 Million in the news industry at a time when combating misinformation is critical. In a blog post shared on Monday, 30 March 2020, the social media giant said that it would grant $25 Million in funding for news agencies and the remaining $75 Million would be […]

Continue Reading Facebook Invests Millions in Accurate Reporting

Facebook Invests Millions in Accurate Reporting

A workout series by a South African woman, for South African women using household items

Continue Reading MTN launches GiGYMa digital workout series for South African women during lock-down

MTN launches GiGYMa digital workout series for South African women during lock-down

Mobax signs key agreement with Radwin as South Africa looks towards the gig economyMobax has recently signed a key partnership agreement with Radwin to roll out Radwin’s comprehensive portfolio of Point-to-Multipoint and Point-to-Point wireless broadband solutions to its extensive base of telecommunication network operators and corporate clients.
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Mobax signs key agreement with Radwin as South Africa looks towards the gig economy

Spreading faster than any virus, all misinformation needs to reach us is one click, one-touch – reaching us in our homes as we survive lockdowns. Governments all over the world are desperately trying to curb fake news and its spread, they try to veer the information-seeking towards legitimate and trusted sources of news. Even with […]

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3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Fake News

Using secondary dimensions, segments in Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics (GA) is a great tool to use when conducting web data analysis. With over 82% of the users in the web analytics industry, it is the most widely used web analytics tool. Most users tend to scratch the surface of reports and not utilise the more in-depth features it provides to create extraordinarily informative reports.
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Using secondary dimensions, segments in Google Analytics

The global COVID-19 pandemic has made its presence felt in South African retail and consumer-focused businesses, especially in tourism and hospitality, but the full impact on earnings, cash flow, and employment will last far longer than a three-week lockdown. With the 21-day nationwide lockdown in place, the full effects will now ripple through all sectors […]

Continue Reading 5 Things Businesses should look out for Post Pandemic

5 Things Businesses should look out for Post Pandemic

Business unusualHow this pandemic will force us towards integrated thinking.
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Business unusual

The West African Cable System (Wacs) cable, which connects South Africa to the UK, suffered a breakage off of the coast of England – inconveniencing South Africans with slow and unreliable Internet. This comes at one of the worst possible times as the country enters a lockdown period of 21 days to curb the spread […]

Continue Reading Break in WACS Cable sees South Africans facing Slow Internet

Break in WACS Cable sees South Africans facing Slow Internet

South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that the flu vaccine will begin to be rationed, this is according to Business Insider. The flu vaccine is designed to combat multiple strains of the ever-mutating common influenza virus and is updated annually to keep up with the latest strains. In terms of the novel coronavirus, […]

Continue Reading The Surprising Way Flu Vaccines Can Help Fight COVID-19

The Surprising Way Flu Vaccines Can Help Fight COVID-19

Be wary of phishing messages during Covid-19 lockdownCybercriminals are now repurposing standard phishing templates adding a coronavirus spin on it.
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Be wary of phishing messages during Covid-19 lockdown

As South Africa endures a three-week shutdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, the National Department of Health (NDoH) has launched its COVID-19 Connect Whatsapp Helpline in four new languages. The WhatsApp helpline is available in Sotho, Zulu, Afrikaans and Xhosa, in addition to English. This means that people in South Africa will be able […]

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COVID-19 Whatsapp Helpline is Available in 5 South African Languages

IT training: Skills transfer, an essential part to play for companiesIn the context of Africa’s digital transformation, the next generations must be trained in the future professional requirements induced by the Fourth Industrial Revolution – for which the continent is ill-prepared, in the absence of a strategic plan and clear framework for the emergence of technological and digital professions.
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IT training: Skills transfer, an essential part to play for companies

Medical diagnostics distributor, Redbird has launched a COVID-19 Daily Check-in App and Symptom Tracker in its bid to counter the spread of Coronavirus across the African continent. Accessible as a browser-based app via covid19.redbird.co, Redbird’s COVID-19 check-in app is a way for every person to self-report symptoms without needing to visit a healthcare facility and […]

Continue Reading Ghanaian Startup Launches COVID-19 Symptom Tracker App

Ghanaian Startup Launches COVID-19 Symptom Tracker App

SAP S/4HANA migration: Why making the right choice early is so importantFor many CFOs, deciding when and how to implement SAP S/4HANA could be the most significant technology investment choice of their career. It’s a big deal.
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SAP S/4HANA migration: Why making the right choice early is so important

Launched in November 2014, Cape Town-based Disrupt Africa is a one-stop-shop for all news, information and commentary pertaining to the continent’s tech startup – and investment – ecosystem. The company’s Research arm also releases in-depth reports on various aspects of the African tech startup ecosystem, from funding to fintech. While undertaking this vital and detailed […]

Continue Reading Disrupt Africa Connects Corporates and Investors with Innovative Tech Startups

Disrupt Africa Connects Corporates and Investors with Innovative Tech Startups

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will, from now on, have access to online shared lessons during the Covid-19 outbreak

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DR Congo: Schoolap provides online shared lessons to students

Kenya’s telco giant Safaricom is partnering with universities to offer subsidized e-learning tariffs to students and faculties in order to facilitate online classes.

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Safaricom to provide varsities with subsidized e-learning data bundles for students

Access to ebooks for children and students via the Opera Mini browser during the coronavirus outbreak. 

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Covid-19 lockdown: Opera, Worldreader provides e-books for children

QBS has joined forces with Pipol to enable partners to assign and engage in international opportunities. With over 160 offices in more than 85 countries, Pipol is said to be the largest international provider of consulting and implementation services based on Microsoft Dynamics. The agreement is a broad strategic partnership with great mutual opportunities for […]

Continue Reading QBS and Pipol Partner Up for International ERP Deals

QBS and Pipol Partner Up for International ERP Deals

A hacker has reportedly stolen the AMD graphics source code that the Xbox Series X runs on its next-generation GPUs and is asking for a $1-million ransom or else they’ll leak the information online, reports Comicbook. Apparently the hacker obtained source codes from a few AMD devices, namely the Navi 10 and Navi 21, as […]

Continue Reading Xbox Series X Source Code Stolen and Held for $1-Million Ransom

Xbox Series X Source Code Stolen and Held for $1-Million Ransom

Facebook-owned Instagram is taking a few extra steps (six to be exact) to ensure that it’s users are well-informed, connected and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. This move comes hot-on-the-heels of the company’s decision to join Google, Twitter, Reddit and others in an attempt to protect their users from coronavirus-related misinformation. Instagram says that it […]

Continue Reading 6 Instagram Updates to Keep Users Safe and Connected

6 Instagram Updates to Keep Users Safe and Connected

The coronavirus breakout has exposed firms’ poor tech infrastructure in combing unforeseen calamities despite Kenya being one of Africa’s silicon savannah, experts have observed. 

Continue Reading Beware of hackers as your employees work from home, experts warn companies

Beware of hackers as your employees work from home, experts warn companies

This easy-to-use messaging service has the potential to reach 2 billion people and enables WHO to get information directly into the hands of the people that need it

Continue Reading WHO Health Alert brings COVID-19 facts to billions via WhatsApp

WHO Health Alert brings COVID-19 facts to billions via WhatsApp

Every day various sectors across the continent are adjusting and finding new ways to deal with challenges brought about by the current coronavirus pandemic. Given the MultiChoice Group’s position in Africa’s video entertainment sector, the group is acutely aware of the challenges its partners in the industry are facing. At this time MultiChoice will be […]

Continue Reading 3 Ways MultiChoice is Supporting the Local Entertainment Industry

3 Ways MultiChoice is Supporting the Local Entertainment Industry

Safaricom called out for charging merchants despite a waiver  

Continue Reading Safaricom called out for charging merchants despite a waiver

Safaricom called out for charging merchants despite a waiver

3 600 schools in DRC to get Konnect Africa’s high-speed internet

Continue Reading 3 600 schools in DRC to get Konnect Africa’s high-speed internet

3 600 schools in DRC to get Konnect Africa’s high-speed internet