Tag: technology

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
How technology has revolutionized Kenyans lives

How technology has revolutionized Kenyans lives

Internet, Mobile, Technology
Over the past 10 years, technology has revolutionized our daily interactions, transactions and even how we think. It has progressed in almost every field imaginable, with the creation of amazing tools and resources that put vital information at our fingertips. “If there is anything that has had an enormous impact on the lives of Kenyans, then it is the smartphone. It has revolutionised everything. “Education, health, banking, media, agriculture, transport, communication and e-commerce all depend on the ubiquities of the smartphone to impact lives,” says Lilian Wanzare, a computer science lecturer at Maseno University. In 2010, only a few Kenyans owned an Android-powered smartphone, despite its launch two years earlier, with the majority of the middle-class bragging t
FarmERP raises Series A funding from TechnoGen IT

FarmERP raises Series A funding from TechnoGen IT

Business, Technology
Shivrai Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which operates agriculture enterprise resource planning platform FarmERP, has raised Series A funding from software company TechnoGen IT Services India Pvt. Ltd. Santosh Shinde, co-founder and chief operating officer at FarmERP, said in a statement the company will use the funds to enter new markets to solve the problems agriculture faces. Currently, the company has a presence in about 25 countries, including in Europe, North America and Africa. Pune-headquartered FarmERP will also use the money to build solutions that can help users limit risks that the agriculture sector faces due to climate change. The company didn’t disclose the amount it raised from TechnoGen, which has offices in Mumbai and Singapore. FarmERP was founded as Farm Manageme
Aggreko Battery technology to cut emissions

Aggreko Battery technology to cut emissions

Technology
The technology will be delivered to the United Steel Industries mill in Fujairah, which is the largest of its type in the UAE and supplies 1.1 million tonnes of components to the construction and manufacturing sectors in the region. The five-year deal marks the first time Aggreko will deliver a gas-battery hybrid solution to an off-grid industrial complex in the Middle East and it claims the solution – which has been optimized to handle the emirate’s extreme heat – will deliver a 49 per cent saving on the cost of fuel. Aggreko will deploy 13 gas generators, delivering 19 MW of primary power, plus a 5 MW-battery system comprising five battery packs providing frequency regulation and backup power. Aggreko said its Microgrid and Storage Solutions team will install the battery s
Can Technology curb corruption?

Can Technology curb corruption?

Governance, Technology
Technology is changing and challenging governments around the world. With data analytics and artificial intelligence, new technologies present governments with tremendous opportunities to improve public services, get better value-for-money, and curb corruption. Governments need to become fit-for-purpose in the digital era. Faced with the rising expectations of digital natives, they realize that business-as-usual is over. In Chile, for example, the current social malaise reflects frustrated aspirations of the new, yet vulnerable middle-class. Bureaucracies are developing a greater appetite for new ways of thinking and doing. Progressive governments are pushing public agencies to be more tech-savvy and data-thirsty, willing to take risks and learning to adapt faster. In the