One of the keys to business success in Africa – or anywhere else in the world – is the ability to form strong partnerships that allow businesses to transact either within their own industries, across industries, or across borders.
A telecommunications operator, for example, is no longer just a communications service provider. It might also offer mobile banking and other value-added services, such as discounts at a hotel chain. By virtue of this business model, the three parties – namely, the telco, bank and hotel – would have to exchange data at some point.
This means the telco needs to be able to trust that the data provided by the bank and the hotel chain complies with all regulatory standards it is accountable to, and that, when it shares its own data, it will be treated confidentially and securely, says Razel Mushiana, GM: SAS Rest of Africa.[Full Story.]
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Last updated: 30 August 2016