Feature New open banking regulations are made up of policies and procedures to keep customer data secure. And even though this gives CIOs the impetus to upgrade their technologies and practices to handle increasing amounts of customer data, challenges remain.
Feature Prasanna Burri, group CIO for Nigerian multinational industrial conglomerate Dangote Industries, explains how the company’s IT arm evolved to adopt a 95% cloud strategy over the business, and how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) boost projects across the group.
Feature Regulatory technology, also known as regtech, is starting to make inroads among African businesses and government entities looking to streamline the process of compliance, but an explosion of data and a changing regulatory landscape pose challenges.
Feature Mobile money licenses for telcos in Nigeria have the potential to supercharge the financial sector and bring new payment services to underserved areas.
Feature KYC (Know Your Customer) protocols are difficult to follow in Africa, where much of the population does not have official forms of ID. These KYC tech companies are working to change that.
Feature While financial organisations in Africa have tapped emerging tech, uptake has been broad but not deep, with users mainly taking advantage of very basic payment services.
Feature Here's a look at the strengths and weaknesses of five key technologies — NB-IoT, serverless computing, VoIP, NFC (near field communication), and PWAs (progressive web apps) — that are currently underutilized in Africa, but which may yet catch on.
Feature 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.
Feature 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.
Feature 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.
News Analysis 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.
Feature 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.
News Analysis 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.
Feature 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.
Feature 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 ground up, or incorporate emerging tech into existing communities.
Feature 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 security problems.rnrn
Feature 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 lower the cost of insurance services and bring them to markets that have historically been underserved by traditional insurance companies. rnrn
Feature COVID vaccine verification initiatives are looking at broader plans to develop so-called health passports and digital heath record management systems, with blockchain and mobile technology poised to take central roles.
Feature As a way to reduce infections, many governments imposed movement restrictions that adversely affected businesses for the greater part of 2020, but innovation around the supply chain has been a silver lining for retailers as well as producers and distributors of goods.
News Analysis Commercial 5G networks have been rolled out in Kenya and South Africa and are being tested elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, but wide deployment appears to be a few years away. Enterprise systems such as IoT are likely to be on the vanguard of initial applications.