ICT investment, partnership key for Africa’s digital growth

Rapid advancements in information communications technologies (ICT) over the past 20 years has substantially altered the ways in which people live, work, play and interact with one another. By Li Peng, president: Huawei Southern Africa Region The World Bank’s...

African cities at the forefront of smart city growth

Wael Youssef, director of digital solutions, smart cities and IOT; and head of the Orange Business Services Smart Cities Centre of Excellence in Dubai, writes about the state of smart cities on the continent. “Smart Cities” is a phrase we hear often...

African businesses increase cloud budgets

Cloud computing is reaching ubiquitous adoption among enterprises in Africa. By Matthew Barker, divisional sales manager for sub-Saharan Africa at F5 Networks Shrinking IT budgets and increasing pressure to ‘do more with less’ is making cloud computing an...

The challenges in connecting Africa

As the world’s second largest and most populous continent, Africa offers an abundance of untapped resources, which is one of the reasons it has drawn attention from big tech companies like Microsoft and Amazon. Yet, until now, most of Africa’s...

Africa can expect more mind-blowing developments

2018 will once again see technology deliver incredible results. Aneshan Ramaloo, senior business solutions manager at SAS, provides a closer look at current trends and how they are shaping developments in Africa. It used to take months to be able to say whether a...

Africa’s ports key to growth

Africa needs to take advantage of the economic potential of its ports and shipping sector if it is to realise its growth ambitions. Globally, ports are gateways for 80% of merchandise trade by volume and 70% by value. Investment in ports and their related transport...