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KPMG’s Data Analytics Lead in South Africa, Frank Rizzo, predicts that using anti-fraud technology will […]
Insurance has always been about risk transfer driven by data and analytics. Insurers were conducting […]
Africa’s thriving economies have an undeniable link to the success of technology on the continent. […]
In this era of big data, there are increasing opportunities for collection, processing and analysis […]
Cyber security is an important concern for every organization. Daily occurrences demonstrate the risk posed […]
The threats from cyber adversaries are continuing to grow in scale and sophistication. Public and […]
Written by Wanjiku Mugambi Insurers take advantage of high mobile phone penetration in Kenya and Ghana to […]
The adoption of mobile money is driven by multiple factors ranging from banking regulations, establishment of a new sales channel in comparison to traditional distribution channel and readiness of consumers to use handheld devices beyond traditional voice and SMS services. After a slow start in the rest of Africa, mobile money seems to be finally picking up beyond East Africa.
According to a new study South Africa ranks as the fourth fastest growing digital economy in the world, coming in only after China, Malaysia and Thailand. Egypt, Kenya and Nigeria follow closely behind South Africa. The study, titled Digital Evolution Index, was conducted by The Fletcher School at Tufts University, Massachusetts, and the results were revealed last month.
Kenya Power is embracing innovative technologies and rolling out a new scheme: the installation of 5,000 smart meters in select parts of Nairobi. The move is part of a two-year, Sh150-million pilot scheme to evaluate the efficacy of the meters, which enable customers to track their own electricity consumption in real time while also allowing Kenya Power employees to remotely obtain meter readings.
On 28 October CONNECT was launched, a members-only online platform for connecting professionals in the nuclear field so that they can share knowledge and experiences and collaborate on projects. The launch was done at an interregional workshop that was part of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s International Conference on Challenges Faced by Technical and Scientific Support Organisations (TSOs) in Enhancing Nuclear Safety and Security, held in Beijing from 27 to 31 October.
Gaze out at the automotive horizon and you can almost see a new era coming into focus: the age of self-driving cars. An age when humans will no longer need to keep their eyes on the road. No more concerns about distracted driving or those dreaded rush hour commutes. Vehicles will whisk us where we want to go, quickly and efficiently, then scurry away.
With so many Nigerians happily surfing the net, why have local banks not converted more of these sophisticated web users into internet banking customers?
Digitisation (the migration from analogue to digital technology) will help to bridge the digital divide between emerging and developed markets.
At present South Africa is leaps ahead of any other African country in terms of number and variety of distance learning institutions
The African technology market has emerged on the back of the continent’s mobile networks and is unlocking economic potential on the African continent in some of the most unconventional ways.
At present, mobile internet is huge in Africa, with the continent accounting for 9% of global mobile subscriptions in early 2014. The downside to this news though, is the fact that most of these mobile subscriptions are still on GSM, rather than LTE or even 3G.
Traditionally the frequency and intensity of North Africa’s sunlit days has been seen as a handicap, robbing much of the region of agricultural potential. With the development of solar power generation however that high rate of solar insolation is now considered a possible asset, one that could not only solve national power issues but also contribute towards the global movement for cleaner power production and offer local economies a notable boost through trade with energy-hungry Europe.
In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, cybercrime in Africa has reached all-time high levels. Unfortunately, unrest, whether it be to overthrow an oppressive regime or not, brings with it an overall increase in violence and crime in an area.
The popularity of the internet has taken awhile to catch on in Egypt, with less than 1% of the population online only a decade ago. Today though, there’s a very different picture evident, showing Egypt’s embrace of the digital realm, with Egypt’s Communications and Information Technology Department set to implement three major projects to harness Egypt’s online growth.
With daily blackouts and crumbling power infrastructure that has until recently seen little or no investment in over three decades, Nigeria has been christened the Generator Republic. Most households and virtually all serious businesses have resorted to self – help, investing heavily in generators and other back-up power systems to meet their daily electricity needs.
Royal Philips has announced the establishment of the Africa Innovation Hub, which is to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. The Philips Africa Innovation Hub will work both on the creation of new inventions, as well as bringing these inventions to the market.
KPMG Africa has two great apps on offer that will help keep you in touch with the latest news and insights, giving you a better competitive edge.
Chip and PIN technology offers substantial security improvements in the face of the growing insecurity of older magnetic stripe-based card systems. However, the preventative security of the new system is not infallible.
Information and communications technologies (ICTs) offer a means of substantially improving productivity and efficiency across a broad number of economic sectors for companies, as well as both developed, and developing countries.