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Mobile apps are empowering a collection of business processes

Mobile apps are empowering a collection of business processes

Business, Mobile, Uncategorized
With mobile phone subscribers numbering in the billions today, the majority of businesses are wanting to develop one or more mobile apps to reach this massive audience. Mobility has changed life and business forever. It has vastly grown the types and volume of devices that connect to an organisation’s resources. The number of subscribers is burgeoning globally, the devices are forcing businesses into an “always on” or 24/7 mentality and the flood of Internet of Things (IoT) devices promises to see tens of billions of devices connecting to the Internet within just a few years. Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings, says these IoT devices, which include mobile phones in the broad sense, have new operating systems that are forever altering the way companies deploy software and services. “Ove
Thomson Reuters’ Eikon Mobile App Launches in Africa

Thomson Reuters’ Eikon Mobile App Launches in Africa

Mobile, Technology
Thomson Reuters has announced the launch of the Thomson Reuters Eikon mobile app to give their customers in Africa access and instant connection to financial analysis. According to the company, the Eikon mobile app will have the same comprehensive financial analysis as the desktop version but with greater agility. “The World Bank and technology giants report that Sub-Saharan Africa remains the region with the highest growth rate in mobile subscriptions globally and as the company at the forefront of innovation and customer centricity, Thomson Reuters has launched the Eikon mobile app continuing to lead digital trends and meet customer needs,” said Euvin Naidoo, head of Financial Institutions for Africa at Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters Eikon provides easy access to trusted news, da
Telkom Kenya hits 4 million subscribers in six months

Telkom Kenya hits 4 million subscribers in six months

Mobile
Telkom Kenya has announced that its subscriber base has increased by one million and reached 4 million subscribers in six months. To celebrate this, the telecommunications firm launched a promotion to reward 50 subscribers with a Toyota Belta. Telkom is now set to invest in the second phase of network modernisation and expansion of 3G and 4G networks throughout the country. “In 2017, we completed the first phase of our national backbone and metropolitan transmission network. Our 4G network is currently available in 32 towns and urban centres across the country. We have also doubled its capacity and coverage on the 3G Network, improving our customer experience,” Telkom, Chief Marketing Officer Levi Nyakundi said. According to Nyakundi, the rapid acquisition of new customers is a re
Tanzanian Government seeks to extend mobile money interoperability

Tanzanian Government seeks to extend mobile money interoperability

Mobile
The Tanzanian government has urged Mobile Money operators, within the country, to register transactions with a central banking infrastructure as authorities seek to extend interoperability to all service providers. The interoperability agreement will enable customers to make payments from the mobile money account of one provider to the mobile money account of another provider. New regulations state that operators must connect services to the National Switch – the platform already used by other finance providers to ease fund transfer and expand customer access to banking infrastructure such as ATMs. Tanzania became the first country in Africa to introduce interoperability between mobile money services in 2014. The proposed policy will enable instant transfers between customers
Researchers discover AdultSwine Malware hiding on 60 Gaming Apps on Google Play

Researchers discover AdultSwine Malware hiding on 60 Gaming Apps on Google Play

Cyber Security, Mobile
Check Point Researchers have revealed a new and nasty malicious code on Google Play Store that hides itself inside roughly 60 game apps, several of which are intended used by children. According to Google Play’s data, the apps have been downloaded between 3 million and 7 million times. Dubbed ‘AdultSwine’, these malicious apps wreak havoc in three possible ways: 1. Displaying ads from the web that are often highly inappropriate and pornographic. 2. Attempting to trick users into installing fake ‘security apps’. 3. Inducing users to register to premium services at the user’s expense. In addition, the malicious code can move laterally within the infrastructure of the phone, opening the door for other attacks such as user credential theft. How It Works Once the infected app is