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?

Jumia's unicorn flotation: Harbinger of change, or lone outlier?

Business Management

Jumia's unicorn flotation: Harbinger of change, or lone outlier?

Africa's first 'unicorn' - a company valued at $1bn or more before acquisition or IPO - has just burst onto the world stage. But is Jumia a unique one-off, or merely...

It's time to get Africa properly cabled up, says Facebook

Internet

It's time to get Africa properly cabled up, says Facebook

Why is Facebook thinking of building a new telecoms cable under the sea around Africa? IDG Connect gets to the bottom of it.

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

International Women's Day: We need to create a fair playing field for all to enter and excel in

Human Resources

International Women's Day: We need to create a fair playing field for all to enter and excel in

Senior Projects Analyst Dawn Gondo on the roadblocks women in leadership still face and how she has seen diversity in the workplace change throughout her career....

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...?

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