Following the news that Microsoft would be ending support for the Windows XP operating system, its usage is gradually dwindling in Nigeria as Windows 8 usage sees steady growth over the past one month.
Tanzania-based clean technology company, Off Grid Electric, has received $7 million from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital and Omidyar Network to deliver electricity through solar energy to millions of homes in Africa by 2025.
Since the Cash-less Policy was introduced in Nigeria in March 2012, the landscape for digital financial services such as mobile money, card payments and electronic funds transfers has changed rapidly, but the awareness and usage of these services remain low, according to a new study by EFInA and InterMedia.
We’re bringing you live coverage of the digital financial innovation workshop by EFInA, a DFID-funded financial sector development organization that promotes financial inclusion in Nigeria.
Windows 8 is Microsoft’s latest operating system for modern businesses, but why have some organizations like our very infamous Cyber Cafés, IT driven firms, etc bluntly refused to upgrade to Windows 8?
A new IBM survey of CIOs in Africa about the opportunities and challenges faced when adopting emerging technologies — social media, mobile, cloud and analytics — shows a 34% adoption gap for emerging technology.
San Francisco-based Heirs Holdings, the pan-African proprietary investment company founded by former United Bank for Africa Group CEO, Tony Elumelu, has announced an undisclosed investment in US start-up Planet Labs.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the electronic voting system will not be used during the 2015 general elections, according to local media reports.
The Lagos State Government has introduced an electronic certificate of occupancy (e-C of O), which has technology-driven security features, for land owners and property developers within the state, according to local news media.
Imagine those situations when someone needs you to send money to them quickly while they’re in front of an ATM machine or a bank. Or perhaps they have cash but can’t withdraw because they don’t have their ATM card with them.
Here are our editor’s picks of Google’s most significant initiatives and projects for the African continent in 2013.
The world’s leading computer chip maker, Intel is planning to release a Dual-OS (a world’s first), running on Windows and Android at CES 2014 next week.
After about two years of playing in the tablet market space with its Android-based tablet, INYE, Encipher has quietly exited the consumer technology market, according to CEO, Saheed Adepoju.
MainOne, the first privately-owned submarine cable in West Africa, formally kicked off construction of its 1,500 square meters, 600 rack capacity data centre in Lagos on Wednesday, October 30.
Internet search giant, Google announced on Wednesday that it will be making one of its biggest moves yet in Africa as it launches Project Link, its fibre-optic backbone infrastructure to turbo-charge broadband access in the region.
Leading pan-African integrated payments company, Interswitch has announced today that its Switching and Processing division has completed third-party payment processing integration with Visa.
Facebook has announced that it is bringing secure browsing by default to its web and mobile users. The company said that your browser is told to communicate with Facebook using a secure connection, as indicated by the “https” rather than “http” in https://www.facebook.com. This uses Transport Layer Security (TLS), formerly known as Secure Sockets Layer…
England-based Arsenal Football Club has announced a new partnership with Sterling Bank to issue co-branded debit cards in Nigeria. According to a statement on the club’s website, the card will offer a range of Club-related benefits and incentives to Sterling Bank’s customers and Arsenal fans in Nigeria such as official merchandise and tickets to see…
Just about two months since mobile number portability kicked off in Nigeria, fastest growing telecommunications company, Etisalat has already taken a huge lead with almost 50 per cent of ported numbers, according to the company.
In a move that would see its core divisions — Verve (the payment card solution) and Switching & Processing (the switching platform) — focus on their core competencies and best facilitate regional and international expansion, leading payment processing and transaction switching company, Interswitch, today announced that it has separated both businesses.