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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..
Kihara Kimachia The term "digital divide" first came into use in the late 1990s. It describes the economic and social inequality in a population in their access to, and use of information and co..
Kihara Kimachia Africa has experienced the fastest growth in Internet use over the last decade. In the late 1990s and the last decade, Africa lagged behind the rest of the world in Internet upta..
Kihara Kimachia From East Africa all the way down to the Cape Town, banks are scrambling to get a share of telecommunication business. In mid-2013, First National Bank of South Africa acquired a..
With over 600 million mobile subscribers, Africa is entering an exciting time for development. Mobile solutions are helping information move from households to service providers and eventually to p..
The availability of cheap goods from overseas, coupled with the surplus of fake products is an exacerbating problem in Africa that concerns a number of industries. Africa, which is about the world..
Kihara Kimachia On the face of it, it would seem that traditional print media firms face a looming death. When publishing icons like Newsweek, US News &World Report, Seattle P-I, Christian Scien..
Kihara Kimachia Mobile money has taken Africa and much of world by storm. According to recent data from Juniper Research, almost 400 million people globally are expected to use mobile phone mone..
Kihara Kimachia The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) digital migration deadline is June 2015. It is expected that by then, all countries will have moved from analogue broadcasting to..
PRESS RELEASE ICT Africa first series of fiber optic communication workshops have now been scheduled for South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The two day workshops will be held on July 3 and 4 in ..
As the ICT revolution in Africa continues unabated, the need for advanced education for Africans has never been greater. In several of our articles, we have highlighted the challenge of developing ..
Kihara Kimachia According to a 2007 OECD report, the international trade in counterfeit and pirated products as at 2005 was about USD 200 billion. This figure did not include digital goods pirat..
Jabulani Dhliwayo The unprecedented demand for communication services in Africa is putting a tremendous amount of strain on national backbone networks. It is for this reason that Africa is exper..
Kihara Kimachia The word "E-learning" has become a buzz word in many institutions of higher learning around the world. E-learning is the use of electronic media and ICT to deliver learning. Imag..
Jabulani Dhliwayo While we take pride in Africa for leapfrogging some technologies and embracing the most advanced of mobile technologies, such as 4G LTE, it is inevitable that advanced wireline..
Kihara Kimachia Since human beings began trading, the medium of exchange or currency as we better know it today has gone through interesting evolutionary stages. In antiquity, barter trade was t..
Kihara Kimachia When most people think of smart cities, the picture that comes to mind is high-tech digital infrastructure and perfect traffic flow. Actually, much of what we see in documentarie..