Facebook’s undersea internet cable to cover Nigeria and 3 other African Countries

The 2Africa project, championed by social media giant, Facebook and seven other companies, is adding four new branches to its 37,000km undersea Internet cable. The new branches extend the cable’s connectivity to Seychelles, Angola, the Comoro Islands and a new landing in South-East Nigeria. They will join the recently announced extension to the Canary Islands.

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World’s First Cloud-native Platform for Banks Launched in UAE

August 26, 2021

The world’s first cloud-native, fully integrated cash management platform, powered by microservices and Open Banking APIs for banks in Middle East & North Africa (MENA) has been launched in the UAE. Intellect Global Transaction Banking (iGTB), with origins that can be traced to Citibank, has 90+ banks globally and 30+ banks in the MENA region working with them for digital cash transformation.

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Two-Thirds of C-Suite Can’t Recognize Bad Data: Fivetran Report

December 6, 2021

Like the determined optimist who tells his boss the factory is on fire by reporting they’ll soon be able to update their equipment, let’s find some silver linings in a batch of gloomy surveys today, Dear Reader.  We’ll start with this Fivetran report, which finds that 85% of data leaders say their company has lost money by basing decisions on bad data, and 66% believe their C-suite can’t tell when that happens.  The bright side is there’s lots of room for improvement.

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