Year 2 | Edition 54 | 14 May 2019
Microsoft to set up a technology development centre In Kenya

American technology giant Microsoft Corporation has unveiled a plan to set up a technology development centre in Kenya.

Speaking at a meeting hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi, top executives of Microsoft led by Vice President for Gaming Phil Spencer said the Africa Development Centre will serve the Eastern Africa region...

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MTN Cameroon recorded over one million new subscribers in the first quarter of 2019

MTN Group has published its financial results for the first quarter of 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa showing sustained growth in all segments, with 236.6 million subscribers as of March 31, 2019 in all 21 countries, compared to 233 million at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018.

The Cameroon subsidiary also recorded return to growth in the first quarter marked by a strong increase in its customer base to 8.7 million subscribers as at 31 March 2019, representing more than one million new subscribers recruited in 3 months...

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[Column] Robin Brown: Ten cloud myths busted
Cloud ERP has come of age, but the uptake is still very slow. Why are enterprises reluctant to make the switch from on-premise to the cloud?

There are many misconceptions about cloud-based ERP that may be holding you back. Let’s bust those myths and sort out fact from fiction.

Myth 1: Cloud ERP is difficult to manage

Like so many myths, the opposite in, in fact, true.

With cloud ERP, all back-end management is handled by the SaaS/PaaS provider...

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The 5th China-Africa Enterprises Convention | 8 - 12 June 2019 | Shanghai | China
June 8 to 12, 2019 in Shanghai, China, is an opportunity for African companies to trade and establish strategic partnerships with Chinese companies, to learn from Chinese companies experience and find investment opportunities with Chinese and African investors.

The event, which is in its 5th edition, is organized by Reliconn (a Shanghai-based consulting firm), with the support of the Organizing Committee of the China International Consumer Goods Fair (CICGF), which is one of the of the 4 biggest fairs of China...

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News Headlines

01-06-2020 | 08:49:00
MainOne commences construction work at MDXi data center in Appolonia, Ghana
West Africa’s premier connectivity and data center solution provider MainOne has commenced construction activities on the project with official site groundbreaking at the Appolonia City enclave in Ghana.

29-05-2020 | 13:53:00
Check Point successfully unveils 'VandaTheGod', person behind 7-year hacktivism campaign
Check Point has successfully brought down VandaTheGod, the person behind a 7-year hacktivism campaign

29-05-2020 | 07:30:12
[Nigeria] GT Bank launches low cost health insurance product
Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has announced the launch of Beta Health, a low-cost health financing product that offers instant access to health insurance for every Nigerian.

29-05-2020 | 07:21:00
MainOne partners with government, World Bank to deliver connectivity services into Burkina Faso
Main One has been entrusted by the State of Burkina Faso, backed by the World Bank, to provide bulk connectivity services to a consortium of operators.

29-05-2020 | 07:19:04
South Africa’s Mama Money expands global reach with Western Union
Western Union and South Africa's Mama Money have joined forces to enable Mama Money customers to send money to their loved ones around the world via Western Union’s Global Network.

28-05-2020 | 06:42:00
[Kenya] Check Point joins forces with Strathmore University to address cyber security skills shortage
Check Point Software Technologies, a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, announced that its Check Point SecureAcademy education initiative has partnered with Strathmore University in Kenya.

28-05-2020 | 06:13:39
[South Africa] Vodacom zero rates what3words website to help save lives
Vodacom has become the first telco globally to zero-rate the lifesaving addressing technology, what3words, for its more than 43 million subscribers across South Africa.

27-05-2020 | 07:08:00
[South Africa] Nu Menu Solutions introduces Covid-19 prevention technologies
Nu Menu Solutions has introduced two products which will help in ensuring the safety and health of individuals in public.

27-05-2020 | 07:04:59
[Column] David Christie: Systems resilience in times of unprecedented disruption
In the unfolding COVID-19 crisis, systems resilience is being tested like never before. IT and business leaders must ensure that their organisations can continue to operate through this unprecedented disruption.

26-05-2020 | 14:30:00
Asia-Africa-Europe-1 Consortium deploys Infinera to double capacity on intercontinental cable system
Infinera announced that Asia-Africa-Europe-1 Consortium (AAE-1) has completed a significant upgrade with Infinera to boost capacity on its subsea network connecting East Asia to Europe via Egypt.

26-05-2020 | 14:08:00
[Column] Pankaj Bhula: Lack of preparedness can have serious consequences for cybersecurity
The current global Coronavirus crisis has exposed many flaws and gaps in the way businesses operate, but what has become glaringly apparent is how organisations are not prepared to handle cybersecurity requirements of a remote workforce.

26-05-2020 | 10:29:00
[Kenya] Safaricom’s Sanda Ojiambo appointed United Nations Global Compact Executive Director
Sanda Ojiambo, Safaricom’s Head of Sustainable Business and Social Impact has been appointed as the Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.

26-05-2020 | 09:30:35
[Column] Freeman Addico: The key coronavirus lesson for Africa is "work is a task, not a place"
The negative impact of the global Coronavirus lockdown on business and commercial operations around the world is grave.

26-05-2020 | 09:28:44
[Column] Ronnie Toerien: The role of Human Capital Management in the new world of work
The world of work has been changing for some time, particularly over the last decade as emerging technologies equipped enterprises with the tools to operate with greater efficiency.

26-05-2020 | 08:14:00
Travel Africa Network selects Eutelsat to launch first HD African travel channel
Eutelsat Communications’ HOTBIRD video hotspot has been selected by Travel Africa Network for the broadcast of its first High Definition African travel channel.


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