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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..
Kihara Kimachia A few years ago, it was inconceivable that you fire up your browser, go to online shop, buy goods and have them delivered to their doorstep in an African city or village. Thanks ..
Kihara Kimachia According to the World Bank, over 1.2 billion people (20% of world population) still live without electricity. Roughly 25% of these, 550 million people, live in Africa. Most peop..
Kihara Kimachia Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), popularly known as drones have been involved in the theatre of war for the last few years. The Obama administration, in particular, has been keen..
Kihara Kimachia "Crime doesn't pay" goes an old adage. But, it appears cyber criminals never heard that one and if they ever did, they totally scoff at it. According to Interpol, "cyber-crime is..
Kihara Kimachia The general cyber security awareness of the average African in the towns and villages is low when compared to other parts of the world. I am not out to disparage my African breth..
Johannesburg, South Africa July 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ICT Africa announced that they are collaborating with The Fibre Lab to host fiber optic training workshops in the African continent...
Kihara Kimachia Despite tremendous strides in the last decade, that saw the commissioning of several undersea cables and growth in terrestrial fiber, Africa continues to lag behind in the number..
Kihara Kimachia Internet censorship is the practice of controlling Internet access or suppressing the content that can be viewed, accessed or published. Censorship can take many forms. For examp..
Kihara Kimachia The economic mainstay for the majority of Africans is agriculture. According to the World Bank, "agriculture employs 65 percent of Africa’s labor force and accounts for 32 perc..
Kihara Kimachia A cashless society is one where goods and services are purchased via electronic means as opposed to cash and checks. Western nations are slowly but surely moving toward a cashles..
In the last decade, business process outsourcing was the poster child of Africa's new digital age. There was a lot of talk and hype about how Africa would conquer the global business process outsou..