Tag: technology

Automakers benefit from new-age tech.

Automakers benefit from new-age tech.

Business, Governance, Technology
  Even before the coronavirus spread around the world, automakers were questioning the resiliency of a globally linked supply chain that had been ground to a halt by components production bottlenecks in China. They now have to attract buyers back into the new vehicle industry, despite mounting evidence that demand for new vehicles was already declining. From manufacturing to sales to distribution, India's car industry is leveraging technology to improve productivity and profitability across processes and platforms. Covid-19 hit several industries hard and forced firms to pivot, innovate and adopt new technologies at a much faster pace. This digital transformation equipped them to meet emerging customer demands across touchpoints. The automotive industry was no exception t...
Google Accused of Privacy Breaches

Google Accused of Privacy Breaches

Cyber Security, Technology
Technology giant Google has been accused of privacy breaches, misleading account holders over how much of their personal data was being collected and how it would be used. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission started legal proceedings against Google on Monday. A claim filed in Australia's Federal Court alleges Google misled millions of Australians to obtain their consent to gather additional personal data. The ACCC claims that Google wanted the extra data concerning users' internet activity to target advertising but neglected to obtain the consent necessary to collect it. "We allege that Google did not obtain explicit consent from customers to take this step,” said Rod Sims, the commission’s chair, in a statement. “The ACCC considers that consumers effectively pay
Africa can now predict weather related disasters

Africa can now predict weather related disasters

Internet, Startups, Technology
Most African countries have lacked good forecasting methods as weather becomes increasingly extreme A new weather forecasting system in Africa allows meteorologists to track approaching storms in real time, potentially saving lives from climate-related disasters, scientists said on Monday. The technology is already used in developed countries but was not available until recently in most of sub-Saharan Africa, according to scientists behind the project at the University of Leeds. "We had forecasting methods before but they were not as good," said David Koros, principal meteorologist at the Kenya Meteorological Department. "It's very important because we can issue information for the safety of lives, property and the environment," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The new method, ...
Safaricom Smart meters are helping to track water on the internet

Safaricom Smart meters are helping to track water on the internet

Internet, Mobile, Startups
Ever got your water bill at the end of the month and you couldn’t believe how and when you spent that much money on water? Well, it looks like Safaricom has a solution to that with their new Smart Meter and Narrow Band technology. This robust IoT monitoring platform makes it possible to track real time consumption of water. Safaricom Smart Meters On a bright morning in October 2019, teams of technicians fanned out to 20 locations across Embu County to meter various consumers of one of Kenya’s most successful water utilities, Embu Water and Sanitation Company (EWASCO). The technicians had in hand a set of field network management tools to measure data access performance metrics such as connection data rate and latency on Safaricom’s newly introduced Narrow-Band (NB-IOT) network.
How technology has revolutionized Kenyans lives

How technology has revolutionized Kenyans lives

Internet, Mobile, Technology
Over the past 10 years, technology has revolutionised 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 to own ‘hig
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 ad...

‘Sophia Bekele Scholarship Fund’ announced during Nazareth School Addis Ababa 60th Anniversary

Business, Internet, Mobile
The Nazareth School Addis Ababa celebrated its 60th Anniversary on 3rd January 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa Ethiopia. The celebrations brought together alimni from all over the world to give thanks and pledge ways to develop the Institution that has attained 60 years since it was founded as an institution for the training of young girls and women. During the event, Sophia Bekele in her Keynote remarks announced  'Sophia Bekele Scholarship Fund'  in the sum of Birr 100,000.00 (One hundred thousand Ethiopian Birr) for the benefit of Nazareth School students. "This amount would be drawn-down and disbursed to the Nazareth School to the most deserving students of the school on the basis of academic excellence and leadership achievement, "she said. Sophia also implored

New Report Analyzes Global Wireless Sensor Network Technology Trends

Broadband, Business
New Report Analyzes Global Wireless Sensor Network Technology Trends Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Wireless Sensor Network Technology Trends 2014: igBee, Bluetooth Smart, Low Power WiFi, IEEE 802.15.4, EnOcean, Z-Wave, Dash7, and Wavenis" report to their offering. WSN technologies are becoming available in more useful forms than simple protocol specifications and chipsets. Modules are becoming more sophisticated and more capable of meeting the demands of a broad market opportunity across all WSN technology types. A broad majority of the market opportunity for wireless sensor networks exists in applications that represent smaller individual market volumes, not worth the development costs entailed in producing a chip for many of the large semiconductor m...

How Data-Driven Solutions Can Transform Health

Internet
Over the past few decades, the relationship between health, data and technology has dramatically evolved, and has increased access to information about health issues. As a result, individuals, communities and companies are becoming more knowledgeable and are better equipped to make healthier choices.  At the center of this profound shift is what many have referred to as the Quantified Self movement, which aims to use technology to monitor and collect data about various aspects of daily life including behavior, mood, and health. At the same time, the utilization of “big data” is providing academics, institutions and governments with better tools to inform macro-level decisions regarding health policy and access. Today, wearable personal tracking devices have taken self-monitoring to the ne
A future made in Africa: 50 Trailblazers under 50 MADE IN AFRICA includes a .africa applicant

A future made in Africa: 50 Trailblazers under 50 MADE IN AFRICA includes a .africa applicant

Business
Trailblazers under 50 includes Obama, Didier Drogba, Hadeel Ibrahim among other African icons of influence. The NewAfrican a leading pan-African current affairs magazine an IC, in its May collector’s edition, looks at a Future Made in Africa and, in a 60 page supplement. This coincides with the African Union Formerly OAU jubilee celebration. The release focuses more on infrastructural, innovative and economic reflections on the work of individuals throughout Africa who have in one way or the other catalyzed a remarkable project in their daily activities. The edition has internationally renowned Ghanaian designer Ozwald Boateng, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and founder of the Made in Africa Foundation as the guest editor.  Other distinguished editorial contributors include T