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7 steps to build a strong online brand

Whether you are on social media, or you have a sleek website or you have a consistent brand aesthetic online, all is not enough. Branding your business on the web demands more of interaction than just presentation. You need to be up to speed in innovation and ingenious with the ...

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Safaricom online mall spells doom for retailers

Safaricom is gearing up to launch an online shop to retail a number of its products, including cellphones in what will certainly disrupt the retail market in Kenya. The company is already piloting the online mall, branded SafMall, internally before it rolls it out. It is not clear if the mobile ...

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Huawei banks on dual camera to drive GR5 sales in Kenya

Huawei Mobile Kenya has launched its advanced dual camera device, Huawei GR5 2017 at it seeks to grow its market share from the current 14%.  This year, Huawei Mobile Kenya intends to leverage its performance and grow local sales by 50% by introducing more innovative products. The GR5 2017 is the ...

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Ransomware: Should you pay cyber criminals?

Ransomware, a form of extortion malware, is often disguised as innocuous emails, links or pop-ups, thereby easily hoodwinking gullible users to grant access into their system and eventual takeover for ransom. Ransomware maintained its attractiveness amongst cybercriminals in 2016. Of note is the steady growth on multiple platforms including mobile ...

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Shocking new cyber threats and how to counter them

Cisco released the 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report (ACR) during the Cisco Connect East Africa 2017. According to the Cisco® 2017 ACR, over one-third of organizations that experienced a breach in 2016 reported substantial customer, opportunity and revenue loss of more than 20 percent. About 90 percent of these organizations are ...

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FEP installs ERP system to automate operations

FEP Holdings has implemented an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system worth $131,008 (Ksh13.5 million) to improve efficiency and enhance internal controls as part of its on going implementation of a framework strategy dubbed Explosion 2020.  Mr Maurice Korir, the Chief Executive Officer of FEP Holdings, said the strategy is aimed ...

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Kenya becomes model for digital migration

The GSMA has launched a new report that highlights lessons learnt from the country’s experience with its digital switch-over in the last 10 years. The report  – Digital Migration Process in Kenya – provides useful information and guidance to regulators and policymakers from other countries where similar migration processes are ongoing ...

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Huawei to launch mid-range smartphone in Kenya

Huawei will be launching GR5 2017 in the Kenyan market later this month as the company strengthens its mid-range and entry level smartphones. The Huawei GR5 2017 will officially be launched in partnership with Safaricom. Customers will be privileged to pre-order the device for Ksh34,999 and get a free Huawei Fit ...

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Safaricom to help secure city estates

Safaricom has partnered with the Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) to beef up security in neighbourhoods in its efforts to promote sustainable cities and communities. Under the partnership, Safaricom will cooperate with residents associations in laying out and maintaining telecommunication infrastructure for use in deploying technology to enhance security. ...

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Microsoft stimulates creativity in Africa through NexTech

NexTech Africa is demonstrating Microsoft’s commitment to support and empower African creativity and innovation. The organisation’s flagship Africa technology event is taking place on 2 and 3 February in Nairobi, Kenya, under the Building for Africa, “As a company, we really want to hear from local innovators, businesses and technologists on ...

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