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By Gamuchirai Perekwa 1. Background “In some developing countries, more people have access to a mobile phone than to a bank account, electricity, or even clean water” (Kelly & Minges, 2012..
Norman Mukwakwami: Two months ago I sat in a class on Developing Countries and Broadband at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. As part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, the cla..
Joseph Irungu: Generally the ICT industry itself is big putting into consideration all the different kinds of infrastructures, technologies and the methodologies used to merge all these for the ..
Kihara Kimachia: In the past, one of the main complaints by foreigners and potential investors doing business in Africa has been a difficult and often opaque regulatory environment. A few decade..
Kihara Kimachia: We have documented the dangers of software piracy in the past. From an individual point of view, one of negatives associated with pirating software is that you expose yourself t..
By Nguyen Thai Khang: MAPUTO, Mozambique, August 25, 2014/ -- Arriving in Mozambique when the telecom infrastructure was very limited and only 35% of the population was accessible to the teleco..
Kihara Kimachia: Big data is an emerging buzz word around world. It refers to the massive amount of data being produced by systems, applications and equipment. Organizations harness and store th..
Kihara Kimachia: Net neutrality is an important concept that has gained traction in many countries over the last few years. For the uninitiated, net neutrality is a simple concept whose central ..
Kihara Kimachia: According to a recent report by the International Data Corporation (IDC), online advertising in Africa is set to grow by 27% from 2013 to 2018. This is music to the ears o..
Enter the ICT Africa article writing contest and win $250 (first prize) or $100 (second prize) while your article reaches hundreds of thousands of readers interested in ICT in Africa. The ICT Af..
Kihara Kimachia: Numerous studies document the power that social interactions have in influencing buying decisions and improving sales for a company. Despite this fact, companies across the cont..
Kihara Kimachia: In Africa, several smart cities are under development while others are in the planning stages. We have documented this progress on ICT Africa in the past. What is baffling is th..
Kihara Kimachia: It is innovative disruption when every so often, someone comes up with a piece of technology or way of doing business that totally upsets the status quo. Disruption is mostly go..
Kihara Kimachia: There is nothing new under the sun. The recent fundraising strategy of appealing directly to the masses to fund a business idea, cause or to address some personal challenge usin..
Jabulani Dhliwayo: If you have been following ICT developments in Africa over the past decade, you are aware that Africans have been rolling out fiber optic networks at a rate never before imagi..
Kihara Kimachia: Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, London, Paris, Sydney, Moscow, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Bangalore… what do these cities have in common? They have the enviable distinction of being ..
Kihara Kimachia: Over the last decade or so, there has been a lot of talk about e-government. African governments long recognized the benefits of using ICT in public administration. But, recogni..
Kihara Kimachia: Let me ask a daft question. Do you have a free email address like Gmail or Hotmail? The fact that you are reading this online article means that you likely use the Internet on a..
Kihara Kimachia: The story of mobile phone monopolies in Africa is somewhat analogous with the how many leading companies in history have ended up in monopolistic positions. Monopolies come up a..
Kihara Kimachia: Yes, that's right and this is not being alarmist but fact based on recent actual deaths of people while using fake mobile phone and laptop chargers. From china to Australia, the..
Amy: As many of you are aware, since social networking began to make its presence felt on the Internet barely ten years ago, it has become one of the most influential forms of communication ar..
In order to better accommodate all those attending the ICT Africa in Harare, Zimbabwe, on July 16 through 17, the venue has been moved to the Rainbow Towers at 1 Pennefather Avenue Samora Machel W..
Kihara Kimachia: Seven places in Africa are amongst the top ten regions with the most sunshine. These are Aswan in Egypt, Dongola in Sudan, Faya-Largeau in Chad, Upington Northern Cape in South ..
Kihara Kimachia: Don't let the seemingly technical title scare you from reading the rest of this article. If you have never heard the term before, "White Space" can sound like something out of a..
Kihara Kimachia It's a fact, health is wealth; investments in health care directly translate into economic growth. It is also a fact that technology is a force multiplier that allows a country t..