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Infobip new Case Study on software provider AppZone


Case study: Infobip provides SMS and USSD platforms to Nigerian fintech software provider AppZone, which looks to expand further on the continent Infobip has been selected by Nigerian fintech software provider AppZone,which currently services more than 400 financial institutions across seven African countries, to provide its SMS and USSD platform solutions Client background AppZone, based in Lagos, Nigeria, is recognised ...

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The Role of Company Culture In Digital Transformation

Technological shifts will unavoidably impact company culture. Can it be for the better? By: Leonardo Mattiazzi Digital transformation is increasingly important for companies to be successful — merger and acquisition data shows that companies that have digital skills or capabilities built-in, or that are in later stages of digital transformation, generally have higher valuations than those that don’t. And this kind of transformation ...

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On the Wave of 5G, AsiaInfo Ready to Become a Legend Again

AsiaInfo on the wave of 5G Special Agency Report: Back in 1995, China didn’t even have dial-up networking when China Telecom planned to open two 64-k lines through Sprint, an American company, one in Beijing and the other in Shanghai, which became the earliest commercial Internet in China. AsiaInfo (HKG:1675) won this order, thus creating ChinaNet, the first commercial Internet ...

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Impact of Covid-19 on Public Finance in Africa – Challenges and Opportunities

*By Dr Abebe ShimelesThe COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most devastating global health and economic crisis in modern history. The crisis has affected virtually every facet of socio-economic functioning, including public finance, which is concerned with the capacity of governments to mobilize resources, primarily for building institutions to promote security, competition and market development, as well as for redistributive ...

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A Path to Understanding the Essential Workings of Venture Capital

By: Damilola Aderinto Between 2010 and 2019, we experienced a record-breaking milestone of $730 billion invested by Venture Capital into the Startup Ecosystem. In 2019, Africa’s venture capital investments were at an all-time high, according to Partech’s report. 234 African technology companies raised $2.02 billion, indicating a 74% increase from 2018’s $1.163 billion raised by 146 startups in 164 rounds. ...

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Thought leadership: How investing in digital infrastructure can make the difference to Africa’s economic recovery

Amrote Abdella thought leadership for africa's economy

Thought leadership: Africa’s economy and Africa faces many challenges on its path to becoming a global economic competitor. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Africa’s development can either be a massive barrier to advancement – or, the spark that lights the fire of innovation and investment across the continent By Amrote Abdella, Regional Director: Microsoft 4Afrika There’s no denying ...

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What the Pandemic Means for Technology Acceleration

By Adam Lane As countries start to come out of lockdowns, or loosen other restrictions, what might the world look like and how might technology play a role? Education It looks like around the world some students will be going back to school earlier than others whilst some will be taking it in turns in order to ensure classrooms are ...

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COVID-19: The imperative of strategic communications in overcoming the challenges of Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria


By Francis Nwosu When the earliest Coronavirus (COVID-19) case was detected on November 17, 2019, in Hubei Province, Wuhan, China, little did the world know that it would be declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). This was after Chinese authorities had tried to cover it up by muzzling the country’s scientific community that had warned of the ...

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SPECIAL REPORT: 5G, Telecoms Cell Towers and Public Health

5G adoption in Nigeria

Isaiah Onwuanumba: *The arguments end at frequency and power spread There are misguided theories circulating on the internet linking 5G technology to COVID-19.  Contrary to these rumours, there is no scientific evidence whatsoever supporting any causal connection between the spread of COVID-19 and 4G, 5G or electromagnetic waves in general. According to a seven-year-long scientific STUDY published last month, 5G ...

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Nigerian Youths: Harness Technology Power In Your Hands Now

*Technology has put great power into our hands … to positively and dramatically impact our prosperity *Google, 21st Century to provide free WiFi access in public spaces in Nigeria   Isaiah Onwuanumba: Nigeria Government has urged the youth to harness the power of technology in their hands ‘to play the defining role’ in global development and wealth creation. Vice President, ...

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