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Gas Refill can now be done using mobile phones

Gas Refill can now be done using mobile phones

Business, Mobile, Technology
Gas refill can now be done with a press a button on your phone. Safari Clean Gas is turning into a ‘Uber’ of gas supply, removing consumers’ hassle in refilling gas cylinders. The firm delivers their products from 8am to 10pm within Nairobi. A report by the Ministry of Energy and the Clean Cooking Association of Kenya says some consumers travel as far as 5km to reach service centres. “Households using LPG must travel nearly twice as far (5.3km) on average than kerosene users (2.9km) even though twice as many households nationwide cook with LPG compared with kerosene,” says the study dated 5 November 2019. Supa Gaz’s filled 6kg gas cylinder retails at Sh 2,200 if purchased from the USSD technology that automatically connects customers to their authorised, verified d
AI should be made part of businesses in 2020

AI should be made part of businesses in 2020

Business, Technology
Artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) have changed the way data is gathered, stored, processed and used; thus, becoming an indispensable part of our life. AI, in its early stages, has revolutionized lives of businesses and people; it has started to show its effects in businesses and the way people work. Many businesses are not aware of how the technologies can be used efficiently to grow enterprise. Artificial intelligence enables multitasking as takes care of all the menial tasks through automation and leave employees to concentrate on more important areas of the business. If organisations fail to make use of the available and newly added AI tools then chances are that they can’t compete well. AI is creating a more effective world, creati
Lenovo has introduced world’s smallest desktop

Lenovo has introduced world’s smallest desktop

Business, Technology
Lenovo has introduced the world’s smallest desktop, the ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano to the South African market, designed to support diverse workplaces with the power of a full-size desktop and the space-saving convenience of a laptop. “The ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano is further proof of Lenovo’s commitment to helping small businesses drive efficiency in their operations,” says Thibault Dousson, General Manager at Lenovo South Africa. “In South Africa, SMEs make up a third of the country’s GDP and play an integral part in boosting the economy and creating jobs. Lack of capital, investment, resources or support are among the major challenges faced by our country’s entrepreneurs. Lenovo wants to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses through giving them better access to critical tools and ser
Easy Hang creates a revolutionary biodegradable hanger

Easy Hang creates a revolutionary biodegradable hanger

Business, Technology
An innovator, identified as Shannyce Wambui, through her company, Easy Hang, created a revolutionary hanger made entirely out of biodegradable material and can also be folded. The bank honored her effort in cleaning up the continent by producing green products through a scheme aimed at comparing the challenges experienced by female and male innovators when starting a business. Through a note posted on the bank's website, Wambui explained that she came up with the idea after working in the fashion industry for years and poor hanger designs made it difficult for her to deliver effectively. "Hangers are highly functional objects that each one of us relies on and uses daily, however, they usually go unnoticed and that is why they have remained relatively unchanged for the past 100 years
WorldRemit Partners with Vodacom Tanzania

WorldRemit Partners with Vodacom Tanzania

Business, Mobile
Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with Vodacom Tanzania to enable nine million M-Pesa customers to receive money directly to their M-Pesa wallets from friends and family living abroad. The new service increases convenience for money transfer recipients in urban and rural areas of Tanzania as they can receive international money transfers directly to their phones, without the need for a bank account or internet connection. Using the WorldRemit app, Tanzanians living abroad in over 50 countries, including the US, UK and Canada, can send money home 24/7 in just a few taps. This saves customers time and money as they do not have to travel to a traditional money transfer agent and pay expensive fees to send money home in cash. WorldRemit is a global leader