Author: Lynn Wandia

Google expands its African initiatives

Google expands its African initiatives

Technology
Across Africa, one of the things that hold people back from taking advantage of the web is a lack of understanding on how to use digital tools. Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is committing to training another 1 million students under its Digital Skills for Africa program in the next 12 months, the company said at events in Lagos, Nairobi, and Johannesburg. Debuted in April 2016 with a goal of training 1 million within a year, Digital Skills for Africa offers online and face to face instruction to individuals and small businesses through 14 partners across 27 African countries. Anyone can register for free and set an individualized plan across three primary categories: business development, career advancement, or basic internet use. Users can choose from 89 courses across 23 topi
ESET Partners with Kenyan University to fight Cybercrime

ESET Partners with Kenyan University to fight Cybercrime

Cyber Security
Internet security company ESET East Africa has partnered with Kenya’s Strathmore University to set up a research and cyber-security operations centre (SOC) in Kenya. The Country Manager ESET East Africa, said the company will explore joint opportunities with like-minded partners and contribute assets in developing innovative cybercrime solutions targeting both blue chip businesses and Small and Medium Enterprises over the next one year. ESET East Africa he said has signed a memorandum of understanding (M.O.U) with the @iLabAfrica centre of the Strathmore University aimed at enhancing the fight against cybercrime in Kenya. Through this M.O.U, ESET said it will support Strathmore University’s current academic programs on cyber-security, through collaborative research and benchmarking approa
Digital Gender Gap Is A Major Problem In Modern Society

Digital Gender Gap Is A Major Problem In Modern Society

Technology, Women
The gender divide is one of the most significant inequalities to be amplified by the digital revolution, and cuts across all social and income groups. Throughout the world, women face serious challenges that are not only economic but social as well as cultural obstacles that limit or prevent their access to, use of, and benefits from ICTs. The digital gender gap weakens the innovation potential of a society by hindering a large proportion of citizen’s productivity. It is a gender inequality with regard to fewer women having access to the use and impact of information communication and technology. Improved understanding and awareness of these challenges, but most importantly of the opportunities that ICTs could provide for women, are important steps towards bridging the gender dig
Internet Solutions Kenya hires US firm to upgrade its fibre network

Internet Solutions Kenya hires US firm to upgrade its fibre network

Internet
Internet Solutions Kenya, formerly Access Kenya Group, will spend 280 Million to upgrade its fibre network across the country in collaboration with a US firm. Telco Systems, the hired US firm, will upgrade the data service provider’s fibre network in the next 12 months, increasing its capacity to 10 gigabit ethernet. This will allow customers to get speeds of several gigabytes at any point on the network. With the upgrade, IS clients can access faster data carrying service on the fibre network and improved service quality. In the exercise, the IS Kenya network will be fully automated, allowing for the quick provisioning of new and existing services, a simplified deployment of the network and simpler maintenance activities. The company is looking to leverage the upgraded network to cater
Twitter increases the methods to Live stream Videos

Twitter increases the methods to Live stream Videos

social media, Technology
Twitter is set to introduce a new live video API which will enable third parties to connect their own video tools with Twitter's Periscope Producer interface. It's thought the API will also allow high-end professional cameras and broadcast equipoment, including OB trucks, to directly broadcast live videos to the social media platform. The other three, Telestream's Wirecast software, Switchboard Cloud, and Teradek, are more professional video creation and management solutions. Twitter named four partners who have already been using the beta version of the API, but there's only one consumer camera so far: the Livestream Mevo. Periscope wasn’t the first notable live-streaming app, but it had a stretch run where it was certainly the most popular. It even helped drive live-streaming pion