‘Africa’

Contact-tracing apps are not a solution to the COVID-19 crisis

The unprecedented threat from the novel coronavirus has confined many Americans to their homes, distancing them from one another at great cost to local economies and personal well-being. Meanwhile the pressure grows on American institutions to do something—anything—about the pandemic. Encouraged by the White House, much of that pressure to act has focused on Silicon […]

Why motorbike mobile apps are scrambling for Africa

In our series of letters from African writers, Zimbabwean Andile Masuku looks at why venture capitalists are getting excited by motorbike taxis. Traffic jams are the great waster of time across Africa. Having had the pleasure of hopping on the back of a motorcycle taxi in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, I can attest to the appeal […]

Internet of Things market (IOT) 2022

Internet of Things (IoT) Testing market is estimated at $302.9 million in 2016 and is expected to reach $1776.52 million by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 34.2% from 2016 to 2022. Need for shift left testing of IoT applications and increasing importance of Devops are fueling the market. However, lack of consistency among standards […]

Africa’s Mobile Operators Are Failing to Meet the Innovation Challenge

Innovation is one of those words that everyone has to say. It’s always a good thing when it’s disrupting others but not if it upsets your own carefully prepared apple cart. Russell Southwood looks at how innovation in Africa’s banking industry compares to the continent’s mobile industry and what the MNOs might do. We have […]