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Tech challenges menacing healthcare access in Africa

Tech challenges menacing healthcare access in Africa

Startups, Technology
Technologies such as mobile phone applications could help Africa achieve universal health coverage but challenges including failure to recognise the unique contextual factors associated with their deployment in low-income settings should be addressed, experts say. According to the WHO, universal coverage ensures that all people and communities can use quality health services they need while also ensuring that the use of such services does not expose them to financial hardships. But experts say that despite the potential of mobile technologies in addressing barriers to universal health coverage, the continent is grappling with inadequate benefits from their use. “Africa is diverse and if the many technological applications developed are to make any meaning, there is the need to think abo
Microsoft Officially Launches Azure Cloud Data Centers

Microsoft Officially Launches Azure Cloud Data Centers

Uncategorized
Microsoft has finally launched its two Azure cloud data centers in two big cities in South Africa; Cape Town and Johannesburg. With the new data centers, Azure resellers in South Africa are now able to provide enterprise-grade reliability and performance using local data residency. Natasha Bezuidenhout, Microsoft Brand Executive at First Distribution said: “It has been Microsoft’s experience that local data center infrastructure supports and stimulates economic development for both customers and partners alike.” She added, “Local data centers take the benefits of the cloud a step further, bolstering the technology ecosystem that supports local innovation and business, and offering enterprise-grade reliability and performance with local data residency, which is important
Volkswagen Rwanda launches Move app

Volkswagen Rwanda launches Move app

Business, Technology
Volkswagen Rwanda has announced that their Move app is currently available for download on Google Play for Android users and on the App store for iOS users. The company initially announced their plans to launch their Mobility Solutions through a statement posted on their website. “We are pleased to introduce “Move” by Volkswagen a modern mobility solutions platform offering car sharing products and services,” reads a statement on their website. Volkswagen Rwanda made the announcement via their official twitter handle stating: “Choose Move for your next outing with friends. Download the Move app off Google Playstore or the App store and order your first ride!” Choose Move for your next outing with friends.Download the Move app off Google Playstore or the App store and o
Majority of Kenyans think influencer marketing doesn’t affect their purchases

Majority of Kenyans think influencer marketing doesn’t affect their purchases

Mobile, social media
According to a consumer survey was carried out among 700 internet users in Kenya in December 2018 to January 2019, conducted by the Odipo Dev team using our influencer intelligence product, KingMaker 82% of Kenyans think influencer marketing doesn’t affect their purchases, but wait, there’s more… 1. Kenyans Do Not Trust Influencers To Recommend Products Partnerships between brands and influencers are now a common practice on social media. Many brands have hoped to tap into the access and relationship influencers have with their audiences to create favorable associations. However, our study shows that very few Kenyan consumers actually trust influencers to recommend brands or products to them. Unfortunately, this distrust has been largely brought about by the influencers
National Cybersecurity Centre warns of spike in cybersecurity threats

National Cybersecurity Centre warns of spike in cybersecurity threats

Business, Cyber Security, Technology
The National Cybersecurity Centre (NCC) detected over 3.8 million cyber threats in the first quarter of 2018-2019, indicating that Kenyans continue to be at a high risk of online attacks. According to a new report by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), the threats represented an increase of 11.76 per cent from the last quarter of the year where 3.4 million threats were detected. CA attributed the increased threats to enhanced cyber threat detection capabilities through deployment of additional sensors and increased resources towards cyber threat analysis “The cyber threats detected varied from denial-of-service (DoS) including botnet and brute-force attacks that led to denial of computer services and illegal access to computer systems; online impersonation