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Year 2017 is no doubt going to be an interesting year for the tech space in Kenya. The government plans to go full scale on the laptop project and we may also see a widespread use of technology...
E-commerce has been around for quite a while. In developed countries, it carries the day as being more popular than brick and mortar shopping. For the developing rest in 3rd world environments, it has just taken up shop. It is...
It is a new year and another chance to speculate what might happen on the social media front in 2017.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has always been known to set the trend for how tech will go for the year. Most companies take CES as a platform to announce products or even prototypes of what they have been...
The words Kufungua Kituo, Kufunga Kituo may not make sense to a large number of people today but represent the rich history of Television in Kenya. Currently, Kenya has more than 20 television channels while the State-owned broadcaster KBC continues to...
“Customer is king,” so the age-old business mantra goes. The relevance of this maxim has come into sharper focus today more than ever. This is because customers today not only have a wider selection of brands to choose from,...
Snapchat and Periscope...the ball is in your court and we await your move.
Fake news is a weed that needs to be uprooted fast by Facebook to maintain its integrity.
I start with the quote by Paul Krugman, in the age of diminishing expectations: “Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything. A country’s ability to improve its standard of living over time depends almost...
We now know who the President of the United States is, and people vehemently expressed their feelings about it on social networks like Twitter. In recent times, we have seen that social media has been used by both the...
The proposed bill gives the films board a wider mandate that can be misused to stifle the creative sector.
This is a hard one to write. In fact, I have been putting off penning this down for weeks with the hopes that I will get back what I lost but so far, there is no sign of that...
On September 13 and 14, 2016, nearly 150 digital equality advocates from across Africa and the world gathered in Accra, Ghana for the inaugural Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology. For two days, participants came together to...
Give these guys a break. Its not the most efficient of services but they will get there
Have you ever requested or needed some information from government and they simply didn't get back to you, couldn’t trace the information or simply said the information was classified? Fear no more, the Access to Information Act, which was recently signed...
There is a massive opportunity for developers
Here are a few parties who I believe are big winners from the Kenya ICT policy 2016.
A creative entrepreneur is unlikely to be able to secure a bank loan, interest rates, repayment requirements for high risk startups are a hurdle
The digital migration debate was one of the most contentious issues in Kenya in 2015. So tough was the matter that the three main media houses Nation Media Group, Standard Group and Royal Media Services went off air for...
The Kenyan taxi hailing space has been heating up with the entry of new players by the day. What factors will decide the winners going forward?
Databases are no longer simply a storage facility.
What is the suitable level of privacy and what counts as a private transaction? Are we automatically granting unfettered access to our personal data?
Applications downloads is slowing down, apps in use even lower. What direction does this spell for both developers and content vendors?
If a company suffers a data breach they’re liable for it, regardless of where the breach occurred; they will be responsible for paying any regulatory fines or compensation to their customers and it is their brand that will suffer.
IT procurement has historically been a long and complex process. Just setting requirements, conducting supplier reviews and doing proof of concepts could take months and even years. And that's before there is any visibility of the business outcome. The cloud changes that.
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