Vincent Matinde

Vincent Matinde is an international IT Journalist highlighting African innovations in the technology scene.

Why SMS hasn't died in the era of messaging apps

Mobile Communications

Why SMS hasn't died in the era of messaging apps

SMS is not dead yet even as the ubiquity of OTT services are cementing in Africa. Here's why.

How big data can fight disease in Africa

Data Mining

How big data can fight disease in Africa

Diseases and epidemics are still rife in Africa. But can big data beat their patterns?

Blockchain could unlock Africa's undeveloped derivative market

Blockchain

Blockchain could unlock Africa's undeveloped derivative market

Support for a decentralised derivative platform could open financial opportunities beyond stock exchanges

Data silos hurting digital transformation in Africa

Data management

Data silos hurting digital transformation in Africa

Government departments have been accused of poor handling of citizen data. Could a centralised, standard citizen database be the cure?

Tech trends: Africa expected to charge ahead with mobile banking, blockchain & IoT in 2019

Trends

Tech trends: Africa expected to charge ahead with mobile banking, blockchain & IoT in 2019

Mobile banking, Blockchain implementation, IT policies and a dawn for IoT systems will mark Africa's 2019 trends

Why Africa needs to rethink education to grasp software development opportunities

Software Development Tools

Why Africa needs to rethink education to grasp software development opportunities

The bulging working population in Africa could present an opportunity, only if governments act fast.

The top African countries for cybercrime defence… and the bottom

Cybercrime

The top African countries for cybercrime defence… and the bottom

Which African countries have the strongest cybercrime defenses? And which have the worst...?

The cybercrime risk in Africa's mobile money ecosystem

Mobile Security

The cybercrime risk in Africa's mobile money ecosystem

A danger in mobile transactions is that private information is usually public, exposing users to cybercrime.

Africa's missed opportunity in the multi-billion dollar mobile phone industry

Mobile Communications

Africa's missed opportunity in the multi-billion dollar mobile phone industry

There is great silence in a market with a potential of nearly one billion mobile phone market.

taxing-tech-africa

Social Networks

Taxing technology: Why this African trend can pull back connectivity gains

Right after major internet shutdowns, tax on technology is becoming a worrying trend in Africa.

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