Running a company is tough, but it can be greatly simplified with the use of the right technology. If you've been struggling to juggle the gauntlet of duties associated with leading a small business, chances are you're not currently utilizing the right software. Mobile apps in particular are extremely...
Tanzania’s leading digital lifestyle company, Tigo Inc. late this week announced another quarterly payment of Tshs 5.6 billion ($2.5 million) to Tigo Pesa users, the ninth time in a row that the telecom is distributing profit to its mobile financial services users. Speaking at press conference in Dar es Salaam,...
Samsung Electronics Africa has cemented a partnership agreement with one of Africa’s largest IT distributors – MITSUMI – where the company will be an official distributor for all Samsung IT products, across sub-Saharan Africa. Says Thierry Boulanger, Director for IT Solutions and B2B at Samsung Electronics Africa: “This partnership agreement...
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has introduced a smart card that will enable the Fund serve its customers through different channels such as the self-service Kiosks, banking infrastructure (ATM’s) and Mobile platforms. Speaking at a dinner to mark NSSF’s 30th Anniversary, Mr Richard Byarugaba, the NSSF Managing Director, said:...
MTN Business, a subsidiary of the MTN network, has launched a pilot project for its cloud bouquet of services that will provide a single point of contact for SMEs in Africa. MTN Cloud is targeted at SMEs in Africa to help reduce the cost of doing business by offering ICT solutions. MTN’s...
As part of its commitment to transforming lives in communities, Stanbic Bank Uganda has supported a key literacy initiative in partnership with USAID with the handover of reading cards worth UGX20 million aimed to provide to primary school pupils with reading materials. The durable and simplified reading cards contain stories...
Stanbic Bank Uganda late last month on Good Friday, launched a new cashless campaign dubbed; Blue Weekends that allows its customers pay, as well as receive discounts through their Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals. The official launch event that was held at Monot hangout bar in Bugolobi, Kampala was graced by...
KAMPALA – While presenting the 2015/2016 National Budget, Matia Kasaija, Uganda’s Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development stressed that the ICT services sector is currently one of the most important sectors in the economy, contributing up to 2% to the national output. He also said that the sector generated...
East Africa's premier Mobile Startups competition and conference Pivot East in Partnership with K:Lab Rwanda will host an outreach workshop in Kigali. The theme of the workshop is: Raising the quality of mobile startups in the region and improving their investability. It is an m:lab East Africa initiative to amplify and consolidate the gains...
Reported last year by Reuters, WhatsApp was testing a system that would let businesses talk directly to WhatsApp users. It was then reported, that the firm was introducing a standalone app dubbed "WhatsApp for Business" that was being tested by a handful of companies - including; KLM. Anticipated for a long...