Browsing: Tech in Africa

SeamlessHR Launch
  • SeamlessHR, the leading enterprise-grade HR and payroll SaaS provider in Africa, announced the opening of its East African operations.
  • Only 30 per cent of Kenyan enterprises have wholly automated their human resource (HR) management operations, resulting in lost revenue.
  • KIPPRA data show that 7.4 million firms, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Kenya, are struggling to manage human resources

At a thought leadership conference hosted in Nairobi, Kenya, SeamlessHR, the leading enterprise-grade HR and payroll SaaS provider in Africa, announced the opening of its East African operations.

By implementing well-designed, top-notch technological solutions, SeamlessHR, an end-to-end HR and payroll technology firm, aims to help companies in emerging markets become more productive and successful.

At the event, which was held at the Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel in Nairobi with the theme “Maximising Africa’s Human Capital at the Intersection of Technology and Enterprise,” influential business executives and IT specialists were present.

  • A sense of well-being encompasses a wide range of factors, including access to education and employment, as well as the lack of armed combat or threats
  • Digitization has provided a cheap, secure source of finance to populations in need and improved government transparency in countries where graft and corruption are a huge concern.
  • Technological change has also resulted in increased productivity which has in turn improved African’s standards of living

 

When we think about the quality of life, the first thing that comes to mind is the degree to which an individual is healthy, comfortable, and able to participate in or enjoy life events.

A sense of well-being encompasses a wide range of factors, including access to education and employment, as well as the lack of armed combat or threats.

It is also relative, subjective and has intangible components, such as spiritual beliefs and a sense of belonging.

Rapid

During the mid-1990s, the internet revolution gained momentum, with many businesses recognizing that they needed to adopt internet solutions if they were to stay relevant. New companies offering services that were outside what had been the conventional norm became leaders in the global economy. With young tech enthusiasts adopting disruptive ideas, the supply of goods and services was no longer limited to locality. This led to the popularity of online stores, and the birth of companies such as Amazon.

Amazon birthed

From the humble beginnings of his rented home garage, Jeff Bezos started his online book store, eventually adding more products to the catalogue. To date, Amazon can arguably be said to be one of the leading e-commerce companies in the world, with a recorded market share of over 35% in the United States of America alone.

Africa on the move

Although Africa was viewed as lagging in development for

In what could easily be mistaken as a scene from the TV series Knight Rider, an autonomous bot delivery vehicle took to the streets of London. In its maiden journey, it delivered medical supplies for a Hounslow care home.

The vehicle named Kar-go is a brainchild of Zimbabwean serial entrepreneur Pasi William Sachiti. It uses artificial intelligence to learn from natural events, including the terrain, allowing it to use this learned knowledge in new situations. 

The bot also has a specialized delivery management system and is capable of delivering parcels completely autonomously. 

To fulfill safety regulations, Kar- go moves around with a driver who can step in, in case of an emergency.   

The car can deliver in any terrain whether rural or urban and can navigate both smooth and dirt roads. 

The bot was built by Academy Robotics, a startup founded by Mr. Sachiti. The vehicle works through an app

If there is a gift that the world has given to Africa, it is the internet and with this, the unlimited ways in which to make life easier.

The internet and by extension the technology that comes with it, has helped in moving the continent towards creating solutions for day to day living instead of waiting for parachuted aid.

From getting farm produce to the marketplace to creating solutions that are ground-breaking in the health sector, the internet has enabled and propelled the hitherto jettisoned continent into spaces even the so-called developed countries wish to occupy.

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Looking at some of the amazing things that the tech space in Africa has created include the world-renowned M-Pesa which has transformed how people transact not only in Kenya but across the continent and globally in different ways and formats.

And as the world