Tag: Tech

How tech is shaping the way we do business in 2018

How tech is shaping the way we do business in 2018

Startups
At the beginning of every year, we are inundated by a barrage of content which loftily predicts the “trends” for the next 12-month period. But what causes a trend to emerge? “Typically driven by a number of factors, a ‘trend’ is generally the product of an evolving socio-economic landscape, or a response to changing consumer needs,” says Alan Goldberg, Director at Apple Premium Reseller Digicape. In terms of trends within the tech industry it’s a little trickier, admits Goldberg “as technological advancements move forward at the speed of light.” The birth of a ‘trend’ could simply be the inevitable outcome of a shift to accommodate or leverage these developments – rather than the other way around.” One example is Instagram, which is commonly accepted as the catalyst behind the e
Why its essential to prepare for the rise of the Artificial Intelligence

Why its essential to prepare for the rise of the Artificial Intelligence

Technology
Whether you consider yourself tech-inclined or not, you’ve likely heard of AI.  Or maybe you’ve noticed the onslaught of headlines describing AI as either the future or a cause for concern. So it’s worth asking, what will AI mean to you? What will the coming revolution mean for your day-to-day work, your business, and ultimately, your customers? Artificial intelligence (AI) had a big year in 2016, with massive strides forward in deep machine learning, IoT, predictive forecasting, more intelligent business processes and smart personal assistants. While technology seems to move at an ever-increasing rate, AI is seemingly everywhere and may prove to be one of the fastest-growing technology segments in 2017. That’s why organizations need to determine how exactly they need to prepa
Uber India hits 500 million rides landmark, hires 1,000 people

Uber India hits 500 million rides landmark, hires 1,000 people

Technology
San Francisco-based cab aggregator Uber announced that it has completed 500 million trips in India since its launch in the country in 2013. The trips add up to mark Uber’s Six billion trips worldwide ever since its launch in 2010. The company entered Bangalore in 2013 and has expanded to 29 cities in India till date. The company also said that it has registered double digit growth in the country and almost 2.5 times annual increase in business as of June’ 2017. It's a major milestone for Uber, which said it is "winning in India," its largest overseas market. The demand for Uber, which operates in 29 cities in India, surged by almost 2.5 times between June 2016 and June 2017, the app aggregator said. India was the 18th market for the San Francisco-headquartered company when it ente
New opportunities for Kenyan entrepreneurs as E-commerce booms

New opportunities for Kenyan entrepreneurs as E-commerce booms

Business, Startups
Kenya’s electronic commerce market is primed for major growth in the next five years as mobile internet performance continues to improve, a proposed national addressing system comes into existence, and people become more comfortable with digital transactions. The first E-commerce ventures in East Africa used to focus on affluent costumers and the diaspora, with payment by credit cards, mostly in the travel and gifting industry, with startups such as TravelStart or MamaMikes, but the landscape is now narrowing  with mobile money and mpesa. Kenya’s enthusiastic adoption of person-to-person mobile payments creates a solid base for the growth of mobile and electronic commerce. According to the Communications Authority of Kenya, the e-commerce market in Kenya was worth around Ksh.4.3 b

Connected Kenya Summit: Does this annual event enhance Kenya’s tech sector?

Business, Internet, Mobile
It’s that time of the year again, when all top government, private sector, media, academia and regulatory personalities in the ICT sector troop to Mombasa for the annual ICT Conference dubbed the “Connected Kenya Summit”. This year’s event will be held in Diani, Mombasa, from 14th to 17th April, 2014 under the theme “Breaking the Barriers to ICT Project Implementation”.  This summit has been held consistently since 2009, and five years down the line, analysts are struggling to pin-point where exactly the value-add arising from this summit is. Critics feel the summit is simply an opportunity for government technocrats to earn generous per-diems at fully paid-for luxury resorts, while simultaneously enjoying attention and lobbying from big-moneyed corporates wishing to