Tag: Computers

ALERT: Criminals Prey on Lack of Cyber Security Culture in Africa: Discover what to do about this from a virtual security culture event this...

The African organisation must embed security into its culture in order to thrive. This fact is recognised by security and management professionals on the continent as highlighted by the Forrester Consulting study entitled The Rise of Security Culture. The study found that 94% of respondents felt a security culture is essential for business success. It’s also critical for reputation, process, governance, risk and compliance. A security culture is also the final moment that determines whethe

MEA Retail Banks are the Strongest Believers in a Cashless Society, Prioritizing Digitalization to Drive Financial Inclusion, Says Study by the Economist Intelligence Unit...

Download logo6 in 10 banking executives in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) think cash will dip below 5% of retail transactions in the next five years, compared to 48% globally. The global Coronavirus pandemic is likely to reinforce this trend; MEA retail banks believe delaying digitalization poses genuine threats to their business models; Changing customer demands are cited as the highest-impact trend in the near term (35% by 2020), with new technologies predicted to be the most impactful devel

Ugandans must rethink Labour Routines towards Innovative Work Methods

As Uganda joins the rest of the world to mark International Labour Day on May 1st, 2020, the biggest percentage of the country’s labour force is grappling with uncertain future over whether they will be working gainfully in the coming months. Download Document: https://bit.ly/3f8wnrY  A new research by Success Africa (https://Success-Africa.com/) and Ultimate Multimedia Consult (https://www.UltimateMultimediaConsult.com/) has shown that many Ugandan organisations and business

Learning @ Home with Girls4Tech™ Connect

Download logoMastercard (www.Mastercard.com) extended access to its signature STEM curriculum, Girls4Tech™, through a suite of new online, creative educational resources. The program has been designed to help parents and teachers engage and inspire kids, ages 8-12. Through the newly launched website Girls4Tech Connect (www.Girls4Tech.com), as well as through activities made in collaboration with our education partner Scholastic (https://bit.ly/3eJ3mTy), teache

Coronavirus – Africa: Startling digital divides in distance learning emerge

Download logoHalf of the total number of learners – some 826 million students – kept out of the classroom by the COVID-19 pandemic, do not have access to a household computer and 43% (706 million) have no internet at home, at a time when digitally-based distance learning is used to ensure educational continuity in the vast majority of countries. These figures were compiled by the Teacher Task Force, an international alliance coordinated by UNESCO, on the basis of data from the UNE

Coronavirus – Djibouti: Digital Space for Migrants Supplies 3D-Printed Face Shields to Hospitals Treating COVID-19 Cases in Djibouti

A digital training space set up for young migrants has joined the COVID-19 response in Djibouti, supplying protective face shields to health workers after the first case of the virus was detected in the country on 18 March. The team is running a space launched by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and partners Terre des Hommes and the University of Djibouti. There, digital machines – like 3D printers and laser cutters – are deployed to make medical face shields for

Cloud-computing solutions can help significantly to reduce banking costs in Africa

More than 700 million Africans lack access to a bank or mobile money account and only 41% of Africans are financially included. This is due to the high cost of providing financial services in Africa which forces many financial services providers to remain focused on serving wealthier customers. These are some of the many insights from the report Cloud Banking in Africa: The Regulatory Opportunity by Genesis Analytics (www.Genesis-Analytics.com) and Orange Business Services (www.Orange-Bu

Apple Services Now Available in More Countries Around the World

Apple® (www.Apple.com) announced that starting today, even more customers around the world can enjoy many of Apple’s most popular Services. The App Store®, Apple Arcade™, Apple Music®, Apple Podcasts® and iCloud® are now available in 20 more countries, and Apple Music is available in 52 additional countries. “We’re delighted to bring many of Apple’s most beloved Services to users in more countries than ever before,” said Oliver Schusse