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1.5 Billion Reasons You Need A WhatsApp Business Strategy for Your Programs

1.5 Billion Reasons You Need A WhatsApp Business Strategy for Your Programs

Published on: Feb 21 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Facebook recently announced that WhatsApp has more than 1.5 billion monthly active users – 20% of the world’s population! – sending more than...
How Role Play Changed Our User Testing Methodology for Mobile Applications

How Role Play Changed Our User Testing Methodology for Mobile Applications

Published on: Feb 12 2018 by Praekelt Org - 1 Comment
I remember role-playing when I was young. I often pretended to be in the doctor’s consultation room where my friend would use a toy stethoscope to diagnose...
Accept the Smartphone Reality in Development. Everyone Else Has

Accept the Smartphone Reality in Development. Everyone Else Has

Published on: Aug 25 2014 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
Recently, Elvis Mushi of Twaweza, shared with me interesting mobile phone survey results from his Sauti za Wananchi program. I find them remarkable in two ways....
An Axis of ICT Entropy: 5 State Telecom Companies That Need Privatization Now

An Axis of ICT Entropy: 5 State Telecom Companies That Need Privatization Now

Published on: May 12 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on An Axis of ICT Entropy: 5 State Telecom Companies That Need Privatization Now
African politicians would like to persuade us that state telecommunications companies are a key part of closing the digital divide and joining the information societies....
Beware The Sweet Seduction of 3G Mobile Broadband Data Hype

Beware The Sweet Seduction of 3G Mobile Broadband Data Hype

Published on: Aug 12 2013 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
We have all heard the siren song of 3G or even 4G mobile broadband data changing the dynamics of Internet access across Africa. If you believe the hype, everyone...
Two Reasons Why Software as a Service Is a Bad Business Model

Two Reasons Why Software as a Service Is a Bad Business Model

Published on: Jun 07 2013 by Wayan Vota - 12 Comments
Looking around the tech world and you would think Software as a Service (SaaS) is a godsend. All the cool Google services (search, GMail, Docs) are SaaS and the...
Is Turning Down Donations Good for Business?

Is Turning Down Donations Good for Business?

Published on: May 01 2013 by Aaron Mason - 1 Comment
The concept of a social enterprise is nothing new: organizations like Newman’s Own, Kiva and Inveneo have long held that a profitable business model is key...
Apply Now for TechWomen: a Professional Mentorship and Exchange Program

Apply Now for TechWomen: a Professional Mentorship and Exchange Program

Published on: Dec 19 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now for TechWomen: a Professional Mentorship and Exchange Program
Harnessing the power of business, technology and innovation, TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in technology sectors from the Middle East and Africa together...
The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for April 25 – May 8, 2012

The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for April 25 – May 8, 2012

Published on: May 08 2012 by Sabina Behague - Comments Off on The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for April 25 – May 8, 2012
Nokia in Brazil: You might not know that Nokia’s biggest single social project in the world is in the city of Manaus in the Brazilian Amazon, where Nokia...
The African Cyber Cafe of the Future is Here Today

The African Cyber Cafe of the Future is Here Today

Published on: Feb 15 2012 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
If you were to think about what Internet cafes might look like in 5 years, I bet you might imagine something like the photo above. A clean, modern cyber cafe...