Vincent Matinde

Contributing writer

Articles by Vincent Matinde

Mobile money booms as siloed apps turn into mature payment platforms
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Mobile money booms as siloed apps turn into mature payment platforms

Mobile money applications have opened up opportunities for businesses in Africa as they allow people who do not have traditional bank accounts to transact business. Now, these apps are starting to turn into full-fledged payment platforms.
April 18, 2021
How Nigeria’s Youverify aims to combat fraud with IAM technology
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How Nigeria’s Youverify aims to combat fraud with IAM technology

When his mother lost money in her bank account to a fraudster, Gbenga Odegbami started his journey to create an identity and access management (IAM) system that would stop the many cases of fraud in Nigeria, and throughout Africa.
April 11, 2021
Why high altitude platforms are still a good bet for African connectivity
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Why high altitude platforms are still a good bet for African connectivity

High altitude platform station, or HAPS, connectivity is seen as an alternative for regions that are underserved with broadband connections. Though high-profile HAPS projects have failed — most recently, Google's Loon project was shuttered in Kenya — the high-altitude connectivity platform concept is not dead.
March 24, 2021
Here’s why more African enterprises need data warehouses
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Here’s why more African enterprises need data warehouses

While enterprises increasingly generate massive volumes of data, breaking down silos of information remains a problem. Data warehouses — management systems designed to store large volumes of data for analysis — can be an answer, but they pose some up-front challenges.rn
February 24, 2021