Microsoft Azure revenue grows 50% as pandemic fuels cloud and gaming demand

Posted by - January 27, 2021

Microsoft Corp recently reported its Azure cloud computing services grew 50%, the second quarter of acceleration in a business that had begun to slow as the global pandemic benefited the software maker’s investment on working and learning from home. The company’s shares rose 5% in extended trading after gaining about 41% in 2020 as COVID-19

Kaspersky Predicts Increased Cybercrime across Africa in 2021

Posted by - January 14, 2021

A global cybersecurity company,Kaspersky, has predicted a growing economic turbulence, along with the impact of COVID-19, would contribute to an increase in cybercrime across South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and other African countries in 2021. Kaspersky gave the prediction in its latest report released recently. Enterprise Cyber Security Advisor for Kaspersky in Africa, Lehan van den

Zoom projects high sales as Covid-19 pandemic drags on

Posted by - December 1, 2020

Video conferencing company Zoom has said annual sales will be even higher than expected as the corona virus pandemic drives demand for its software. The California firm said revenue could hit more than $2.5bn (£1.9bn) – more than twice what it forecast in March. Millions have turned to the app to socialize with family and

Digitization and COVID-19 reduces headcount at absa

Posted by - November 26, 2020

Absa Bank reduced the total number of Absa Group employees by 1 200 in the first nine months of this year, as a result of the economic ramifications of the COVID-19 crisis, combined with its digital strategy implementation. In its latest trading update, the big four bank says the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating

Embracing a remote, video-driven business environment

Posted by - November 11, 2020

The disruption companies across Africa have experienced due to the pandemic has been significant. On the one hand, employee safety had to be prioritised by enabling them to work from home. And on the other, business operations had to continue as effectively as possible despite the challenging circumstances. It is in this environment where video

CIOS Need to Save and Lead

Posted by - October 20, 2020

Amid a historic global economic slowdown and societal crisis, CIOs can show their mettle and drive their organisations to a more prosperous future by practising the skills and embodying the attitudes that mark out all great leaders. The first stage in achieving that goal will be to act fast to reset cost bases as even

MTN celebrates MobileMoney month in Covid -19 era

Posted by - August 13, 2020

MobileMoney Limited is encouraging subscribers to use MoMo for all kinds of payments to reduce the use of cash in this period of COVID-19. The call was made at the launch of the 2020 edition of the Mobile Money Month which is being celebrated under the theme, “the Relevance of MoMo in a Covid-19 world’.

Vodafone Ghana, NBSSI partner to promote MSMEs with technology

Posted by - August 13, 2020

As part of measures to reach out to larger consumers with products and services in the wake of COVID-19, Vodafone Ghana has partnered the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) to leverage technology for their sustainability. Vodafone would provide a digital platform to promote products and services of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

Vodafone Ghana initiates ‘Business Runway Series’ to empower SMEs

Posted by - August 3, 2020

The enterprise unit of Vodafone Ghana, Vodafone Business, has launched a ‘Business Runway Webinar Series’ to empower Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) with requisite skills, insights and opportunities for managing and building thriving businesses. The knowledge-sharing platform, which is also aimed at building the capacities of SMEs and sharing best practices with them, reaffirms