IBM may have its head in the cloud with their latest European Iaas capabilities going live today, but a new survey from the tech giant digs deeper into data security concerns. As ever, cyber security is a persistent concern for would-be cloud customers, with 57% of IT decision makers citing it as the main barrier for adoption. Indeed, 90% of UK IT decision makers expressed concern that their firm will be the target of a malicious attack. This fear may well prove justified, given a recent CA Veracode survey which found just 50% of business leaders were knowledgeable about the risks posed by software flaws. In the same survey, just one in three respondents had heard of WannaCry ransomware which infected Microsoft PCs in 150 countries during May. Encouragingly, IBM found that just 9%...
Google's 78% share of U.S search ad revenue in 2016 shows the company continues to dominate the market, but the share represents a decline from 88% in 2011. It seems the move to mobile by consumers has created competition for Google. Amazon has become a more preferred destination for online shopping searches, according to a research report released this week from Forrester Research titled Forrester Data: Search Marketing Forecast, 2017 to 2022 (U.S.) written by analyst Brandon Verblow. It is becoming a preferred destination for online shopping and search because of the way "Amazon is exploiting Google’s weakness in online shopping," according to the report. U.S. consumers are now more than 2.5 times likely to find out about the brand of a recent purchase from Amazon than from online
Equitel has combined data, voice and SMS resources into packages that offer more value to its subscribers. The new packages dubbed Data bundle plus, Jipimie bundles and Ongea bundles are meant for subscribers who want more value for browsing, sending SMSs and calling. Data bundle plus is a package meant for people who enjoy using data bundles to browse the internet, access various apps and other data services on their phones. Subscribers can purchase bundles from as low as 7MBs to 8GB on a daily, weekly or monthly basis depending on user needs and budget. The bundles complement other mobile banking services available on the Equitel SIM card including Eazzy Loan, EazzyPay – Buy goods and services, EazzyPay – Pay bill, money transfer to all mobile wallets and banks. Mobile money tr
Digital payments service provider, Cellulant has partnered with Kenya Airways in a bid to provide a variety of mobile and bank payment options to Kenya Airways customers paying for bookings online. This payment solution is in partnership with Pesalink, a switch which has over thirty banks in Kenya. The solution will offer bank payment options for Kenya Airways customers. Commenting on the partnership, Kenya Airways, Chief Commercial Officer, Vincent Coste noted that the airline is keen to continually offer innovative solutions at a speed to match the constantly evolving marketplace by embracing technology to enhance customer experience and increase efficiency in how it does business. “We continue to partner with the different fintech companies across the world which will help Ke
Safaricom has extended its 4G network to all the 47 counties in Kenya in a competitive bid that will see clueless Jamii Telecom’s Faiba Mobile struggle to catch up. Safaricom also announced that by the month of November 2017 its active 4G subscribers had reached 1 million across the country. “The country has consistently stood out as a global innovation powerhouse and a leader in global mobile technology adoption. This milestone further cements Kenya’s position and establishes a strong foundation for future innovation,” said Joseph Ogutu, Director – Strategy, Safaricom. The company says the milestone has been achieved with its 4G network now available across all 47 counties in the country. Safaricom became the first network to rollout a 4G network in the country in December 2014.