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Digital trends to drive business growth

These are exciting times for Africa. With mobile phone usage in Sub-Sahara Africa reaching 44 percent in 2017, up from just 25 percent in 2010, and mobile broadband connections predicted to hit 87 percent in 2025, up from 38 percent in 2017, companies need to be open to an always-connected environment. This increasing accessibility is giving rise to several trends that businesses need to be aware of.

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Forcepoint to reduce cyber attacks by 96%

As a  way  to ensure  risk-adaptive security and  effective cybersecurity which  are lacking in today’s  digitalized world of corporate information and communication technology, ICT, Regional Manager, Sub Sahara Africa of  Cybersecurity solution provider, Forcepoint,  Christo Vanstaden, has advocated the use of   Forcepoint cybersecurity solutions. He said :”Forcepoint solution will use human-centric approach to fight cyber attacks. Human-centric approach is necessary because human element is present in almost all cases of exploits and  one needs to understand all of these behaviors. In fact, 81 percent of hacking-related breaches have exploited compromised credentials and as you know, people make mistakes”.

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Nigeria’s digital economy to generate $88b by 2021 – Adebayo, ALTON Chairman

The Nigerian digital economy appears to be growing from strength to strength despite problem of infrastructure deficit. In fact, it is expected to generate up to $88 billion and three billion jobs for Nigerians before the end of 2021, if the statistics given by the Chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecoms Companies of Nigeria, ALTON, Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, is anything to rely upon.
In this interview with Emeka Aginam, Adebayo also spoke on a number of industry issues, including the abysmal growth of financial inclusion in Nigeria.

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