As COVID surges, what can data tell us about Airbnb ’s recovery?

When Airbnb filed to go public in August, it seemed like a solid plan. The company was widely reported to be on an upswing from its COVID-doldrums, the public markets were hot for growth and tech shares, and the pandemic’s caseload in the United States was coming down from its summer highs. It looked great for Airbnb to …

How to reset Africa’s e-health systems after Covid-19

As COVID-19 rages on, it gives Africa multiple reasons to turn to mobile innovations in order to leapfrog the continent’s e-health services. Externally, the overwhelming of healthcare systems in G7 countries suggests a catastrophe is simmering in Africa, while the resurgence of the pandemic across the world suggests that we are in for a long …

COVID-19 may delay or accelerate enterprise 5G adoption

In March 2020 everything that could be moved online already has, from elementary schools to college classes, from entire company workforces to shareholder meetings. Whole cities have emptied under the coronavirus threat as businesses tell employees to work from home,  students are sent indoors to learn online and every type of entertainment— from restaurants and …

5G can boost healthcare, education, and telecommuting during Covid Crisis

People around the world want even more from wireless networks than usual thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. 5G service is still limited, but the need for fast connections is clearer than ever. Chris Pearson, president of 5G Americas, said that the new rules of work and daily life show how critical mobile wireless technology is …

Ghana begins using Zipline drone delivery for Covid-19 test samples

Ghana is the first African country to ease its lockdown in response to the coronavirus. The country is using drones to deliver samples collected in more than 1,000 health facilities across the country. Ghana is using a unique approach to reduce the amount of time it takes to get COVID-19 test samples from remote rural …

Global Government IT Spending to Decline by 0.6% in 2020

According to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. Worldwide government IT spending is forecast to total $438 billion in 2020, a decrease of 0.6% from 2019.Global government IT spending will represent 16% of total enterprise IT spending across all industries, which is forecast to total $2.7 trillion in 2020, a decrease of 8% year over …

New Jobs Require Digital Skills and Good Broadband

About one-third of the U.S. job market is made up of middle-skill jobs, which do not require four-year college degrees. Data indicate that the number of these jobs exceeds the supply of available workers. The skills needed for these jobs include facility with the internet and computers. These digital skills are a pathway to good …

Huawei launches Africa Cloud and AI Innovation Centre

Huawei has announced the launch of a Africa-based Cloud and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Innovation Centre to drive innovation, knowledge transfer and economic growth through app development in the AI industry. The announcement was made by Ray Rui, President of HUAWEI CLOUD Africa Region, during the HUAWEI CLOUD Summit Africa 2020, an online event to unpack …

Trends: Cyber-attacks Spiked by 34% globally in June compared to March and April

At the start of 2020, very few people would have predicted the events that unfolded. The COVID-19 global pandemic caused unprecedented changes to all of our lives, and has reshaped our entire working culture. From the accelerated pace of digital transformation and move to the cloud, to the increased use of collaboration tools, cybercriminals looked …

Google scraps plan for ‘Isolated Region’ cloud services in China

Google has abandoned plans to offer a major new cloud service in China and other politically sensitive countries due in part to concerns over geopolitical tensions and the pandemic, according to two employees familiar with the matter, revealing the challenges for U.S. tech giants to secure business in those markets. In May, the search giant …