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Selling online is not quite established in Kenya, one of the main reasons is trust. This comes up as a result of lack of physical addressing in Kenya, you cannot get an address of a business or individual that...
By 2018, messages sent to and from applications will bring in revenues worth $60 billion. According to Juniper A2P (Application to Person) messages currently rake in $55 billion. SMS provides organization with a reliable tool to contact customers over...
Optical storage media, such as CD, DVD are frequently used for storing files permanently since they are portable and do not require much to spend on. These inexpensive digital media are fragile and often get scratched when used frequently...
A corrupt SD card could turn out to be a nightmare for many specially photographers. SD cards are widely used in many devices including digital cameras to store thousands of photographs. Such cards make use of the non-volatile technology...
Is there something like a perfect smartphone? That question will unlikely be having a definite answer any time soon. There are iPhone 6 users who are so pleased with what it offers that to them it is the ultimate...
  The changing landscape of the global economy has inadvertently changed the traditional business organization. Now more than ever, business organizations are inter networked and knowledge driven, with businesses grappling on how to master this shift. This dynamism is especially...
Here are a few parties who I believe are big winners from the Kenya ICT policy 2016.
Cybercrime is common due to keen attention it has received from businesses, organizations and the government. Are we aware the rules that govern us?
Kenya’s mobile industry growth is largely driven by data and will catapult the industry to deliver even more value-added services. by Aldo Mareuse.
Did you know that your Android device can be used as a home CCTV security system? The Android app Salient Eye helps you do exactly that. When installed in your phone the Salient Eye app uses your smartphone camera...
Today is a Kenyan holiday. The name's Mashujaa Day, Mashujaa is Swahili for Heroes. And this is the day to remember heroes in Kenya's history who were significant in the change of events from a colony to a free...
So I got a very interesting email last Saturday morning that really got me thinking, which I have to admit is the last thing I want to do on a bright beautiful Saturday morning, but I digress. I get...
Even though the capitalist system doesn’t approve of distractions like video games at work, more and more modern day companies actually provide video game consoles in their work environments so that workers can relax and refresh a bit. This...
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...
You won’t dare leave your home without it—the mobile phone charger is essential to one’s everyday life. After all, people nowadays have a constant need to be connected all the time. For those who are old enough to remember, do...
60 per cent of consumers think their information is safe when they are using public WiFi - completely unaware of the danger, or of its severity.
Rugged stands for ‘manufactured to withstand rough handling’ in official dictionary terms. That’s not much different from how rugged computing device manufacturers describe their products. VDC Research says that the market for rugged devices is in transition mode, and is...
Modern, forward thinking companies are always looking for flexible options that give them an edge to broaden their base of customer interaction, and wearable mobile apps have made a dramatic move to the top of those options. Finding an...
With Netflix's recent announcement to bring its content to an additional 130 countries globally, including all of Africa, you are probably wondering if you should sign up. Netflix is the world's largest provider of streaming movie and TV content....
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.
This article has been continued from part one here. Last week, we looked at some of the reasons why Cashless Payment Systems in Kenya are always failing. It was clear that the merchants and other stakeholders aren't the only ones...
When someone promises you a quick and easy way to get money, our natural instinct as human beings is to jump at the opportunity without thinking twice. Pyramid schemes are not a new concept, they have existed for around...
If you thought the price wars between Kenyan telcos was over, you thought wrong. After Airtel announced their "Tubonge Bundles" targetted at offering cheap calls to its subscribers, Telkom Kenya (Orange) announced their "Amkia MBundle" which offers subscribers of...
After close to a two year absence from the Microsoft platform, HTC unveiled the HTC One M8 for Windows. It's the same devices as their current, award winning Android flagship device, the HTC One M8, running the latest version of...
I was watching the season finale of Game of Thrones and while I'm still mourning the death of Jon Snow, I'm still wondering, what if there were smartphones those days? Would Jon Snow's smartphone had alerted him to either...
Kenya is known globally as the Digital Finance Services (DFS) success story. The innovative use of mobile phone technology to drive financial inclusion in Kenya has been widely acclaimed around the world. Justifiably, in a recent survey, 2015 Brookings Financial and...
There is a massive opportunity for developers
In the 1990s, everyone wanted to have a website, it was the in-thing, it was "cool". From 2013 upwards, every company and service wanted to have an app, as that was the new trend. Apps (or lack thereof) have...
To get small and medium businesses using ICT services more extensively, we have to overcome complexity, affordability, connectivity and a compelling reason.
As more people adopt a digital wallet purchasing method, you might wonder if it's something you should do too. Is it safe to store your personal information digitally? Is it any more convenient to use near field communication to...
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