Vincent Matinde

5 underutilized technologies for the African CIO's watch list

5 key ICT infrastructure challenges for Africa's AfCFTA free trade zone

5 key ICT infrastructure challenges for Africa's AfCFTA free trade zone

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is the largest free trading zone in the world. Here are the 5 key technology and communications developments needed to make it succeed.

6  top African digital freight management companies

6 top African digital freight management companies

These African technology-enabled shipping companies are using big data, AI, tracking technology, digital analysis to enable enterprises to import and export goods with ease.

Why robotic process automation (RPA) could be a game-changer in Africa

Why robotic process automation (RPA) could be a game-changer in Africa

While more enterprises globally are deploying robotic process automation (RPA) to streamline business processes and optimise costs, low labour costs and the skills gap have slowed RPA adoption in Africa.

AFRINIC's spat with Cloud Innovation rings alarm for African internet

AFRINIC's spat with Cloud Innovation rings alarm for African internet

The legal feud between the African regional internet registry and the network provider, in the wake of accusations of under-the-table deals for IP addresses, threatens development of Africa's internet infrastructure, tech leaders say....

5 things for African CIOs to do in the vacuum of data privacy laws

5 things for African CIOs to do in the vacuum of data privacy laws

The legal regime for data protection in Africa is fragmented, with only about half of nations in the region enforcing data privacy laws. Here are 5 step CIOs and other tech execs can take to deal with a complicated legal situation.

Nigeria's approval of 5G is just one step toward broad deployment

Nigeria's approval of 5G is just one step toward broad deployment

The Nigerian government's approval of commercial 5G deployment is a milestone, but multiple steps remain before the superfast mobile technology is rolled out and can support new applications.

6 top tech gig platforms helping African enterprises find IT talent

6 top tech gig platforms helping African enterprises find IT talent

A growing number of online platforms for gig and freelance tech workers are helping enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa find the coders and other IT workers they need to innovate and grow their business.

Why tech leaders are rethinking the smart city concept for Africa

Why tech leaders are rethinking the smart city concept for Africa

Tech leaders have been advocating for the concept of smart cities — which use technology such as IoT, AI and 5G — to deal with Africa’s burgeoning population. But there is debate about whether to focus on building such cities from the...

African enterprises grapple with growing mobile phone security threats

African enterprises grapple with growing mobile phone security threats

African enterprises face growing mobile phone security threats due in large part to remote work and the rise of a wide variety of mobile services. Here are the issues that tech leaders face, and some tips on how to handle mobile...

Top African blockchain-based companies transforming business services today

Top African blockchain-based companies transforming business services today

Here are a half-dozen innovative young companies in sub-Saharan Africa that are deploying blockchain-based products and services disrupting traditional ways of doing business in sectors including finance, security, e-commerce and...

7 African companies using tech to innovate insurance for the masses

7 African companies using tech to innovate insurance for the masses

While fewer Africans have insurance policies than people in other regions, a new breed of start-ups and innovative enterprises is deploying a range of technologies — including AI, API gateways and a variety of mobile platforms — to...

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