Artificial Intelligence for beginners

Artificial Intelligence (AI)         Artificial intelligence uses computing power to process huge amounts of data.  This gives computers the ability to perform, and outperform, when carrying out tasks that require a certain level of human intelligence. This includes things like visual perception, recognising speech, independent decision making and analysing information. A good…

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Ensuring Africa is not left behind in the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’

By: Antony Cook, Associate General Counsel, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs lead, Microsoft Middle East and Africa Technology is changing Africa. More than any other time in history, innovation is rapidly transforming almost every aspect of how people live, communicate, work and learn across the continent. The rate of change is so quick that some…

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The Transformation of Education in Africa

In order to assess the overall state of digital education in Africa, Microsoft conducted a survey at this year’s Innovation Africa Summit, held in Kenya. The summit is the largest annual gathering of high-level officials from the wider education community in more than 40 African countries, who come together to discuss challenges and opportunities around…

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Catching up with Kate: Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Kate Kiguru from Kenya first met Microsoft 4Afrika in 2014, when she was awarded with an innovation grant. How has her start-up grown since then? We celebrate her this Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. When Kate Kiguru first developed a mobile app to help security firms manage their mobile employees in 2011, she perhaps didn’t predict just…

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Start-ups: Don’t drown in data

There’s no business too small to benefit from data analytics Let’s set a quick scenario. Kevin is an entrepreneur who owns a kiosk selling locally brewed beers. Kevin keeps a log book of all his sales, so that he always knows how much profit, or loss, he is making. That’s good recording of business data…

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What is Microsoft Azure – ‘The Thing Explainer’

Microsoft Azure is an infrastructure-as-a-service and cloud computing platform for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centres. In short, Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more, and saving money. To help you better…

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Does your business need an app?

5 tips for building intelligent mobile apps for your business More small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) are following the mobile trend, understanding that an effective mobile strategy involves more than just a mobile-friendly website. SMB’s that have developed their own dedicated mobile applications are leaps and bounds ahead of their competitors when it comes…

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Four ways Windows 10 protects you from modern threats

In today’s world, working from 8 to 5 is rapidly becoming a thing of the past, and as our work habits change, so do the devices we use to get the job done. To prepare for this new era of mobility, Microsoft and its hardware partners have developed several new security features to help keep…

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