COVID-19 uncertainty grips Nigeria’s tech sector

Companies doing what they can to minimise impact on operations but acknowledge uncertainty.
Paul Adepoju
17 Mar

COVID-19’s dark shadow over West Africa’s smartphone market

IDC raises concerns of a likely increase in gray market re-exports of smartphones into Nigeria.
10 Mar

Coronavirus knocks smartphone supply to Africa

IDC research anticipates an 8.4% drop in the market in Q1 2020.
4 Mar

SA suffers biggest slump in MEA PC device market

IDC research cites weak rand US dollar exchange rate, high unemployment and low business confidence index.
Feb 20, 2020

IDC, Liferay release report analysing customer experience trends in the insurance industry

According to a joint report by IDC and Liferay, the technologies most driving this growth are those relating to the optimisation and improvement of customer experience (CX).
Feb 18, 2020

MEA banking, finance industry forks out US$12.68-bn on ICT

85% of banks to embed AI by year-end in order to streamline know-your-customer procedures, claims research by IDC.
Feb 7, 2020

MTN's 'controversy-free' time in Nigeria may be short-lived

It is too early to conclude MTN is now off the hook in Nigeria, given the tax case has been referred to other parts of government, say analysts.
Jan 31, 2020

Clear tech opportunity within SA's ailing economy

IDC points to increasing opportunity within networks, IaaS and storage in particular.
Jan 23, 2020

Middle East, Turkey and Africa to spend top dollar on innovation, digital transformation

Investments in digital transformation and innovation will account for 30% of all IT spending in the region, according to IDC.
Jan 22, 2020

IDC and Liferay release report on the importance of customer-centricity in manufacturing

Manufacturers are looking for new ways to engage with their clients and ensure they provide consistent customer experiences across all touchpoints and activities says Liferay.
Jan 6, 2020

The mobile data pricing conundrum

Sabelo Dlamini, Senior Research and Consulting Manager at IDC South Africa, questions the methodology used by South Africa's Competition Commission.
Dec 10, 2019

Growth in MEA's PC devices market

Kenya, Nigeria singled out as market experiences growth for the first time in 19 quarters says IDC.