Digital identity, or “digital ID,” is well and truly established as one of the most significant technology trends on the planet. Unlike a paper-based ID such as most driver’s licenses and passports, a digital ID can be authenticated remotely over digital channels. It’s a set of e-information that represents a person’s or entity's identity online. It can include information such as a person's name, date of birth, address and other identifying characteristics, as well as online activity and connections. Digital identities can be used for a variety of purposes, including online transactions, social media interactions and access to online services and accounts. They can be created and managed by individuals themselves or by organizations on behalf of individuals.
To achieve successful cloud strategies, companies should look for value. Many companies have made big investments, but the results have been disappointing. But giving up is not really an option: the cloud could generate as much as $1 trillion in value over the next decade, according to McKinsey research. Most organizations see the cloud as a “power magnet,” which amplifies value. But not all cloud services are created equal. Can cloud decision-makers make better value-based decisions when implementing cloud services by better understanding which ones drive the greatest value?
Information and communication technology in Africa has the potential to transform businesses, education and governments in Africa, fostering leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth.
To maintain their relationships, reputations and revenue streams, organizations must invest in earning "digital trust" in an era of ever-present cyber threats that weaken stakeholder trust. Digital trust is the confidence among customers, employees and partners, in an organization’s ability to create and maintain the integrity of all digital assets (e.g., data, applications) and to ensure transparency and accessibility, security, privacy and control, as well as ethical standards.
Telecom companies are seeking new ways to compete with emerging advanced technologies around the world, and many are trying to adopt new methodologies to work more efficiently. As telecom companies are now set to enter the era of 6G, they are focusing more on how to prepare for the coming challenges that will arise in the market. One of the new technological advances that can help CSPs strengthen their businesses is the decentralized network of blockchain. Decentralized networks run on servers that are run independently rather than on a centralized server owned by a business. “Mastodon” is one example of a decentralized social network. It is based on open-source software and functions a lot like Twitter.
Subsea cables are the global backbone of the internet, connecting people, businesses and economies around the world, and are the key to accelerating digital transformation, especially with the rise in global internet usage during the COVID-19 pandemic, which emphasized the need for widespread, reliable connectivity and infrastructure.
Users' relations with electronic devices and technology are ever-expanding, disseminating access to social media platforms and smart applications daily. As users engage in the sharing of photos and videos with friends on Facebook or Instagram, they are withdrawing from an environment based in reality and thus better suited for joy and gratification.
5G and Wi-Fi are both network options that provide high speeds, low latency and large user capacities. While Wi-Fi and 5G are often pitted against each other, both technologies are needed to take full advantage of the internet of tomorrow. 5G undoubtedly comes in handy in many situations, while Wi-Fi is still being developed and updated and will continue to be useful in many other circumstances. Ideally, these systems can end up working together to improve the wireless network.
The gender gap in Africa remains high, and progress toward gender parity has not improved, which is a great missed opportunity for African societies. Africa holds so much promise, and yet persistent gender inequality is limiting its potential. It is home to some of the world's fastest-growing economies and offers new markets and growth opportunities for businesses. If the dark continent steps up its efforts to close the gender gap now, it can secure a significant growth dividend in the process. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, accelerating progress toward parity could boost African economies by 10% of their collective GDP by 2025.
Technology includes both the huge body of knowledge and the tools that channel the use of economic resources to effectively, efficiently and innovatively produce services. Technological progress is essential to economic growth and development; the more advanced the technology is, the more quickly the local and global economies of a country can improve. With an ever increasing number of its young people now connected to the internet, Africa is one of the continents expected to see major economic growth due to technology in the coming years.