Business

70% of consumers doubt companies protect their personal data

70% of consumers doubt companies protect their personal data

Business, Cyber Security, Governance
Consumers firmly put responsibility for protecting their personal data firmly at the hands of the organizations holding their data – and not themselves. According to Gallup, When it comes to keeping their personal information secure, consumers have much more trust in certain businesses than they do others. About nine in 10 consumers (91%) have a some trust in their primary bank in keeping their personal data safe. Trust in bricks-and-mortar retailers (69%), health insurance companies (68%) and credit card companies (66%) lag behind banks considerably, as does trust in email providers and cellphone platforms (63%). However, according to Gemalto report, the world leader in digital security, today , 70% of the responsibility for protecting and securing customer data lies with
Facebook becomes the bridge to the mobile economy for small business in Kenya.

Facebook becomes the bridge to the mobile economy for small business in Kenya.

Business, social media
Facebook is supporting Kenyan businesses that want to grow internationally by providing them with powerful new tools and resources that enable them to connect with people in new countries. These new solutions help small businesses become large and local businesses become global. Currently more than 50 million small businesses use Facebook's free Pages product to grow," the release revealed and added that, "The social media platform is the bridge to the new mobile economy for small business, helping them communicate with customers anytime, anywhere. More than one billion people on Facebook are connected to at least one business.  And, in the U.S., over 80% of people of Facebook are connected to a small business. The TechMoran reports that Businesses can now use a new feature in
Digital Technology: Cooperative Bank Kenya Opens the door to CoopVisaCard

Digital Technology: Cooperative Bank Kenya Opens the door to CoopVisaCard

Business, Technology
As technology develops, financial institutions as well improve their services to well cater for the ever-increasing customer demands. The Corporate Visa Card assists management of costs and cash flow more efficiently in anorganization. The new technology card can be given to Senior Management staff to carter for allowances, corporate travel expenses, entertainment, etc. It simplifies book-keeping procedures and reducing dependency on petty cash. The Visa technology facilitates electronic funds transfers throughout the world, most commonly through Visa-branded credit cards and debit cards. It makes work easier for human as transaction work is reduced. Additionally, much has already been said about the opportunity for technology to disrupt the traditional banking system. The next ge
One Africa’s Brighter Monday closes offices in Rwanda

One Africa’s Brighter Monday closes offices in Rwanda

Business
Brighter Monday, a jobsite and recruitment service provider has shut down its operations in Rwanda. Founded in Kenya in 2006 and operating in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, BrighterMonday in Rwanda was a free of charge site and users can create a free account, search and apply for jobs or submit their CV on the site to help them quickly apply for jobs on the site. The One Africa Media backed job site offered services that facilitate applications for employment and did not directly offer employment to job seekers. It didn’t guarantee employment but it’s sole purpose was to provide a platform for both job seekers and employers to advertise and apply for jobs and manage responses for their clients/subscribers on the website. It’s Kenyan and Uganda counterparts had however, moved to fully r
Uber now tracks user’s location after drop off

Uber now tracks user’s location after drop off

Business, Technology
Uber is the most used ride sharing app around the globe. The app’s latest update allows it to track user location . This clearly means that Uber will now know a user’s location even if they are dropped off a distance from the final destination and know where they end up after they leave the car. The change in location data gathering is quite apparent — after the update is completed, Uber prompts users to accept the new policy by enabling their phones to make the change. According to Uber, the change in data collection is to improve pickups, drop-offs, customer service and to enhance safety. Before the new update, the company only collected data while a user was interacting with the app and while the app was in the foreground and visible. After a user accepts to update the app, the