Data management – Why It Matters and Why It is Important We Get It Right amid Covid-19
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Data management – Why It Matters and Why It is Important We Get It Right amid Covid-19

by Seamfix

Ensuring Data Trust This Period

The word Data is not just a buzzword, it is something we live and breathe. It is basically everywhere and all around us. We live in a digital world where continually created and captured. With digitalization on the rise around the world, many services are becoming more and more data-driven.

Data has become one of any organization’s most valuable assets – almost every organization uses it for decision making and gets valuable insights that could help them improve products, services, productivity, and customer experience. 

Hence the need for a comprehensive understanding of the collated data, as this will determine the compliance standards to strive for. We understand that data creation and collection can be a daunting task but it is important to note that organizations must lay the right data management foundation now so that they neither get overwhelmed by big data challenges nor fumble the opportunity to drive their business forward. 

The pandemic


Covid-19 has changed business as we know it and the entirely unprecedented crisis has forced many companies to move to a ‘work-from-home’ model, at a scale that no one planned for. 

Due to the pandemic, companies face pressure from all sides, both from their customers, employees, and the company itself as a whole which has pushed them to sort for better approaches, strategies, and processes that will ease the effect of the crisis.  This pandemic, undoubtedly, will have a ripple effect on the business operations, most especially data capture and management of customer data.

Lockdown measures have necessitated a need to work from home to stop the spread of Covid-19, which is a good thing, but the reality is that some companies might not be able to carry on with their usual business activities; some might have tools used to manage data stationed at the office; some might have decentralized platforms where data is stored which will hinder them from getting sufficient data for a particular purpose; while others might have network issues and so not be able to capture necessary data at the expected time. All of these will have negative effects, one of such can include the mismanagement of data which will give hackers the avenue to compromise data.

It is important that companies are aware of the potential risks and threats to their data so as to ease some of these concerns and gain some insider perspectives and do their research.

BioRegistra vs the Crisis 

BioRegistra is a mobile digitization solution that enables individuals and organizations to convert all kinds of paper forms into digital forms, enhancing the collection of data for business processes. 

With BioRegistra, businesses in every industry can collect different categories of information, including textual and biometric data, and ultimately enhance the running of day-to-day organizational activities.

Noting that BioRegistra is very flexible as it meets every customer’s requirement and adds value to their desired output.

Here are some Unique Value propositions BioRegistra has to offer to companies  during the pandemic: 

  • Mobile: 

While the pandemic still exists and the lockdown is yet to be relaxed fully, BioRegistra as a mobile solution will make it easy for optimum accessibility via a mobile device. This way, you (and your agents) can collect information in any location.

  • Online and offline functionality

Most companies have exhausted data during this pandemic or some suffer poor internet connectivity. With BioRegistra, whether you are connected to the internet or not, BioRegistra is always readily available for data collection. As soon as your internet returns, it synchronizes into the backend.

  • Centralization of forms

This allows for data protection. If your organization operates a lot of forms, BioRegistra will enable you to centralize all of them in one system where they can always be accessed, anytime and anywhere on a mobile device.

  • Real-time access to data

BioRegistra makes it possible for you to collect information and use it immediately to make data-driven decisions for your business.

With all the enabling features of BioRegistra, it is easy to say the crisis has got nothing on the solution.

Click here to know more. 

In Brief: Products and the Pandemic Virtual Event

by Seamfix

As the lockdown continues in countries around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are confined to their homes and most businesses are choosing to go virtual, there’s never been a better time to take the conversation online- from virtual meetings to webinars to online meetups and conferences. 

Last week – on the 9th of April – Seamfix in collaboration with Product Manager Africa, hosted the first-ever virtual event titled ‘The Products and the Pandemic: the Post COVID Realities of how Companies Manage and Innovate Solutions.’

The event brought together a line-up of 4 product minds from  Seamfix, Andela, Copper, and to lead the conversation, and over 60 delegates from all around the world to propel them.

If you were unable to make the event or just want a refresher, we have put together a quickfire summary of our highlights from the day. Take a look. 



The virtual event started off with our host Deborah Babudoh (Corporate communications executive) as she gave a brief intro on what the event will be focused on as well as strategies and implementation during this period. 

Our first speaker/presenter Funmilola Aderemi (Project Manager, Seamfix) highlighted the effects of the pandemic on products while elaborating on the Good, Bad, and the pivoting. 

She went further to explain the 5R’s all product managers should take note of this COVID-19 period. 

Resolve– Address the immediate challenges that COVID-19 presents to institutions workforce, customers, technology, and business partners

Resilience– Address  challenges and broader resiliency issues during virus-related shutdowns and economic knock-on effects

Return – Create a detailed plan to return the business to scale quickly as COVID-19 situation evolves and knock-on effects become clearer

Re-imagination– Reimagine the next normal: what a discontinuous shift looks like and how institutions should reinvent.

Reform– Be clear about how regulatory and competitive environments in the industry may shift. 

To conclude her presentation, by suggesting that project managers be poised to strategize along 3 discussed components (identity, collaborate, and innovate) to ensure products outlive the pandemic.

After this, we went straight to the panel session; Our panelists —  Tosin Amusan (Co-founder and business learn for, Tobi Otokiti (Product manager, Andela and also the founder of ProductDive), Sefunmi Osinaike (product manager, copper) and finally Funmilola Aderemi (Product manager, Seamfix) — were asked pertinent questions as regards the subject matter.

Some of the questions echoed on traits/behaviors product managers should expect from their product users, things that PMs should prioritize in their products, strategies that can be implemented to improve product relevance, coping with the impact of covid19 on products and offerings, and many more. 

The session ended with a question and answer session where the audience got to ask questions bothering them and other suggestions and recommendations based on real-life scenarios. 

It was an interesting and insightful session! Want to know more?

Click here and use this password (6q*%7?g.) to listen and be a part of the wonderful experience! 

What You Need To Know: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

by Seamfix

The world health organization (WHO) has declared the Coronavirus (Covid-19) a global pandemic, and along with the rest of the world, we’ve been concerned about the rapid spread of the virus and its effect on the country as a whole.


What really is coronavirus?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illnesses.


As COVID-19 makes its way across the globe and with everything happening, a lot of people might find it very hard to make critical decisions and perhaps have a lot of questions going through their minds- who to invent the vaccine, when this pandemic will end, where to run to? why it’s taken so long to evacuate affected countries and what to do today about the current situation. I call these the 5w’s of Covid-19. These questions and even more are yet unanswered. 

At Seamfix, we are closely monitoring the situation and will like to share our response and preventive measures put in place to ensure the safety of our clients, employees and overall business.

Here are our safety plans for YOU and US

  1. Non-stop Service and Product Delivery: We will work tirelessly to ensure that all our products and services function as usual without any inconvenience or delay. We are best positioned to continue delivering high-quality services and experiences.
  2. Available Customer Service: Feel free to contact us via email and phone call. Kindly note that our Customer Success Team will only be available to pick up chats and phone calls at the usual time (8 am – 5 pm).
  3. Business Continuity: You can trust that business will go on seamlessly. We assure you that Seamfix has effective contingency plans for future emergencies, just like this.
  4. Postponed Activities: We have deferred all our business travels and upcoming events in affected countries for the time being.
  5. Remote Work Schedules: As a precautionary measure, we have incorporated remote and flexible work schedules into our daily work routine. This we did to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors.
  6. Healthy Work Environment: We have done a lot in this regard;
  • We are enforcing frequent hand washing habits or use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers which we have installed in strategic locations.
  • Employees are mandated to stay home when they feel unwell or self-isolate for 14 days if they have been to a country with high confirmed cases. 
  • We carry out regular temperature checks using sensors at all entry points. Anyone with heightened temperature will be given immediate medical attention.
  • We are ensuring crowd control and social distancing in our various outlets. 


Here’s what you should do

  1. Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
  2. Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  3. Practice respiratory hygiene and also, avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  4. Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. 
  5. Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19 and follow the advice given by your healthcare provider.


We understand these are challenging and sometimes frightening times but we encourage everyone to promote preparedness, positivity and erase potential panic. 


We believe we will fight through this!

Seamfix Hosts the Product School 2020 Edition.

by Seamfix

The product School event, hosted by Seamfix in her office brought together over 100 Product Manager, product designers, and other tech enthusiasts to share ideas on User-centered product design.

The Product School meetup brings about top PMs/tech mentors and instructors working at renowned tech companies with years of experience in their field to present on topics in product management, coding, data, block chain, digital marketing and many more to help you become a full-stack product manager.


This year’s edition was themed “Building the right products the right way”. The event featured speakers and panelists with extensive product management experiences.

Starting the session was the guest speaker Usman Abiola from Smile identity, he gave a deep dive into Product assessment; building the right product before you think of building the product right, case studies, evaluation etc. 

After which the panel session commenced. The panel, made up of 3 experienced product designers and managers; including our very own Product designer Femi Badejo alongside other panelists Usman Abiola (product design manager at from Smile identity) and Lucius Unegbu (product manager at Decagon). 


The panelists were asked various questions by the audience ranging from; If you embrace every feedback from the customers? How to manage customers, the right target audience, Budget, product stages, how to conduct proper market research, among other questions. 

The meetup was very engaging, interactive and there was a great knowledge exchange. At the conclusion of the event, participants got to take pictures, network and eat!

It was an amazing learning session!

Seamfix Making An Impact On Future Generations

by Seamfix

Our vision drives us; To build more tech leaders and improve the overall quality of education through community programs that help in improving the interest and skills of the less privileged.




In a bid to improve the overall quality of education and skills of the less privileged in the country, Seamfix has donated educational items like laptops, exercise books, pens, pencils and internet to the children of Bethesda Child Support.



We initiated this gesture to put smiles on the faces of the school children, staff, entire management with the gifted items and our cheerful presence. Seamfix assures you that it is not the end of her quest to make an impact and invest bountifully in the future generation”. 


This 2020 initiative is themed: Seamfix Making An Impact- An investment in you future.  According to the Managing director of Seamfix Mr Chimezie Emewulu “Community development is at the heart of our business which is what we seek to do everyday; inspiring and investing in future leaders of tomorrow”.


Here at Seamfix, we value service to humanity and Community development is at the heart of our business which is what we seek to do everyday; inspiring and investing in future leaders of tomorrow.


Ijeoma Nwachukwu Program Director extended her appreciation to Seamfix for the generous gifts donated to the children of Bethesda Child Support and staff who received them with so much joy and gladness. She went further to commend our commitment to making a difference and helping the underprivileged children secure a better future through education. 



Corporate social responsibility isn’t a particular program, it’s what we do every day, maximizing positive impact and minimizing negative impact.” This, we assure you, is not the end of our quest to make an impact and invest bountifully in the future generation.

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A Quest to Tackle Ghost Worker Syndrome in Oyo State

by Seamfix

Seamfix partners with a foremost audit firm, Messers. Sally Tibbot Consulting Ltd, to tackle ghost worker syndrome in Oyo State.


Today, payroll fraud perpetrated by people who appear on a company’s payroll but don’t actually work for the company, infamously called “ghost workers”, continues to drain incredible sums of money from the Nigerian civil service.

Various methods like the BVN, Treasury Single Account (TSA) and the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) have been employed to check the syndrome, out of which federal government agencies have recently rolled out related hair-raising figures, of ‘ghost workers’ identified or removed from payrolls of organisations.



To this effect, the Oyo State Governor, GOV. Seyi Makinde, made an announcement that his administration would begin the process of verifying workers that receive payment from the State. According to him, a verification exercise will be carried out to ensure that there is no fraud in the state civil service payroll system. 

This vision is to enable the state to save money and caters for the welfare of her workers and in general, people in the state. To help with this exercise, the Oyo state government has earmarked the BioRegistra solution to help verify, capture and store all her workers’ information. 


The exercise in partnership with Sally Tibbot Consulting is expected to last for 3 months, will see that all Civil workers mandatory visit the registration center to get their details, including their BVN,  captured unto the application.


The BioRegistra application, which has a mobile capture application, a Windows Desktop application, and an administrative back-end web portal, will allow the Oyo state capture agents to enrol the Civil workers’ information into the system; information like their Personal information, fingerprints, their portrait, and some supporting documents. The system will also verify their BVN information to eliminate payment frauds and will check for multiple registrations, thereby eliminating any form of “ghost workers”.





And The Most Innovative Company Of The Year Goes To….

by Seamfix

Once again, the Nigeria Technology Awards has recognized Seamfix for yet another category of awards as the “Most Innovative Company of the Year” in 2019.





The Nigeria Technology Awards (NITA) is an annual event to celebrate and reward technology entrepreneurs, technology professionals, corporate organizations, innovators, etc. The event is aimed at building a large scale and internationally recognized technology awards in Nigeria.





This is an exciting win for us crowning our relentless efforts to build cutting-edge technology solutions that enable millions of people and businesses to achieve more daily.





Since 2016, we have been nominated in a number of NITA Awards categories and won several of them, consecutively, including; I.T Services & Support Company of the year, Tech Company of the year,  Software Development Company of the year, Tech Innovation project of the year and many more.




In addition, this year’s category also recognized our Managing Director, Mr Chimezie Emewulu, as the ‘Most Enterprising Tech Entrepreneur of the year”. This is his personality second award from the stables of NITA.





We are sure glad to add these current awards to our teeming shelves. These accolades, we dedicate to our clients and customers, the reasons why we do what we do. Thank you, and cheers to more wins.





Here’s to many more milestones to come!

Seamfix Hosts the Atlassian User Group connect 3.0

by Seamfix

Seamfix in collaboration with the Atlassian User Group hosted another edition of their MeetUp right at the Seamfix HQ, on Saturday 21st of September. This Atlassian User Group connects 3.0 edition was focused on efficiently managing development teams with Jira and also simplifying software QA processes. 


The conference had a rich line up of speakers and among these speakers were representatives from Seamfix and other companies. Starting the first session was our first speaker, Nnanna Madu (Head, Solutions Delivery),  who talked briefly about achieving your objectives and key results. He went further to explain how we integrate Jira to our other work tools to maximize efficiency and productivity. 


Alongside our second speaker, Lamide Ajayi (Scrum master, Business Analyst), who talked about our Seamfix Agile approach to our daily work culture and how various Atlassian tools like Jira, confluence and many more are used to track and monitor daily task, analyze the productivity and achieve various OKR’s. 


To round up the first session was Ebong Ibokette (Scrum master, Business analyst), who gave a breakdown on how these atlassian tools can represent our OKRs and give a quick illustration of our daily tasks. 

After this session, there was break time where people got to know each other and network. 

To start the second session was Zainab Igwe of OPay and she gave a deep dive into how she uses Atlassian tools to Efficiently carry out her QA processes, giving gave a break-down of her work-flow and effective ways to carry out her QA task effectively. 


This MeetUp served as a hub to learn and share insights on how local companies are changing the way they do business with leading tools in the market. it was a very interactive session and also a good platform to gain more knowledge and network with various individuals.


Technology: An Antidote to Identity Theft In Today’s Changing World.

by Seamfix

As the world continually evolves, technology continues to move at a rapid pace which can be hard to keep up with at times as we are required to adapt daily to new knowledge and exciting discoveries that are constantly changing the way we live and do business.

Technology has led to a transition from the ordinary ways of establishing our identities to new ways. In turn, most people have used technology as a major factor in how they identify themselves and the people around them.

We all know that identity matters, now the big question; What really is Identity?

According to (Weick 1995), Identities are lenses through which people make sense of the world. Imagine meeting someone for the first time and the first question that pops up in your mind is, “who are you?” There is a trigger to know who this person really is and also confirm they are who they say they are. Identity goes beyond knowing your name, age, phone number, and so on. The word “identity” expands from a wide array of various elements.

Identity theft

Identity theft is the term given to a crime where someone else’s personal identifying information is used to commit fraud or make unauthorized transactions. Another one would be cases where someone’s identification details are used without any knowledge or authorization.

Here’s a story of Laura who received a call from a seemingly veritable person claiming to be her account manager. She was asked to send her account details and ATM card numbers in order for her account to be upgraded. Just within seconds, her account was cleared up, leaving no dime for her.

Stories like Laura’s can be very devastating and pretty annoying. Identity theft is happening more than ever before, with more individuals losing their personal data, proprieties and most especially their identity. There are ways, however, that you can protect yourself against these kinds of crimes.

Although most people may say that identity thieves use technology to perform their acts, the truth is that advanced technology is the ultimate cure!

How technology can help

As more and more cases of identity theft arise, so do technologies to mute these criminal acts.

Seamfix is constantly empowering organizations across Africa to transform the identity management space and even beyond with her ever-improving verification services.

As a market leader with focus on everyday identity challenges and risks that individuals face, we have provided a solution that bridges the gap on the security of identities, by providing a platform that validates identities as they come. This solution is has numerous validation services that confirm who individuals claim to be. Using an intelligent system and set of validation processes to confirm identities online and in real-time, can connect to multiple authorized sources of individuals’ information to confirm the ‘real’ identities of individuals against who they say they are.

Seamfix is making a constant effort by slowly eradicating redundant identities in Africa. Read more on our mission for Identity Management Here.



Are you, or your organization passionate about data? collecting it? collating it? verifying it? analyzing it? then you are the kind of people we write for. Follow our publication, and you would gain knowledge on everything data, from the process of easy capture to the end goal of making data-driven decisions. Find out about our company SEAMFIX and how we solve big organizational issues with third-generation solutions HERE.

Impact of 5G on Data Capture

by Seamfix

By Adeyemo Emmanuel


The world has started seeing the development of a ubiquitous wireless network that will marry data collection and computation with billions of devices. This will provide us with unprecedented insights and abilities that will change what we do and how we do it. This network is called 5G (Fifth Generation Mobile Technology).

It is expected that 5G networks will be at least 100 times faster than current 4G networks and less than one-thousandth of a second reduced latency. Fifth-generation (5G) mobile technologies represent the next iteration of mobile communications technologies that were designed to enhance current (e.g., 3G, 4G) mobile networks. 5G networks are expected to be quicker, of greater capacity, and therefore able to support new options and services. The Consumer Technology Association notes that you can download a 2-hour film in just 3.6 seconds at this speed, compared to 6 minutes on 4G or 26 hours on 3G. 5G promises a world of new opportunities for individuals and businesses.

Impact of 5G

The possibilities of what 5G technology would impact is unfathomable, and the impact is far-reaching.

On Economy

5G has the potential to unlock up to $12.3 trillion of revenue across a broad range of industries with enhanced indoor wireless broadband coverage, augmented reality and virtual reality, asset tracking, and autonomous vehicles. That income figure is almost proportionate to add up to U.S. buyer spending in 2016, and more than the consolidated spending of China, Japan, France, Germany, and the U.K. This income likewise speaks to about 4.6% of all worldwide genuine yield in 2035.

Enhanced Mobile BroadBand

5G network will dramatically extend cellular coverage into a broader range of structures including buildings, hospitals, industrial parks, large venues and low network areas. Also, 5G network will provide an improved capacity to handle a significantly greater number of devices using high volumes of data, especially in highly localised areas. This means that end-users will have improved and more consistent experiences using mobile broadband applications, irrespective of location.

According to the landmark research project commissioned by Qualcomm and conducted by independent, third-party research firms IHS Markit, Penn Schoen Berland, and Berkeley Research Group.

A few major findings from the study are:

It will inspire new growth.

The 5G Global Value Chain, including network operators, core technology and component suppliers, device OEMs, infrastructure providers, and content and application developers, is expected to grow output to $3.5 trillion in 2035 — larger than the entire mobile value chain is today. China will contribute the most in gross output, with the U.S., Japan, Germany, South Korea, France, and the U.K following, in that order. Researchers also foresee 5G supporting 22 million jobs around the world.

5G’s deployment in enhanced mobile broadband applications, massive IoT, and mission-critical services will fuel sustainable long-term growth in annual global GDP. Between 2020 to 2035, the total contribution of 5G to global GDP is predicted to be equivalent to an economy the size of India today — the seventh-largest economy in the world.

It will accelerate innovation.

People are confident in connectivity’s next renaissance: 91% of the study’s respondents feel that 5G will enable new products and services that are yet to be invented. They believe 5G will stimulate innovation, and the technologies and inventions inspired by it will lead to smarter homes and cities, and even healthier people.

The next generation of mobile will inspire the emergence of new industries as well as impact existing businesses and the products and services they design and manage. Business leaders feel strongly about 5G’s promise: 92% think 5G’s ability to protect sensitive data is important, while 91% value its potential to deliver ultra-high reliability. And nearly 70% are concerned that without 5G, their country will become less competitive globally.


Enterprise data needs change continually yet at conflicting rates, and in recent times, changes have come at an expanding cut. Instruments once thought to be helpful for huge data applications are no longer adequate.

Two propensities have risen out of this development: firstly, the variety and speed of information that enterprise requires for basic leadership keep on developing. This information incorporates value-based data, yet in addition business information, IoT measurements, operational data, and application logs. Secondly, the present-day enterprise needs to settle on those choices progressively, in light of such gathered data.

Big data was focused on data capture and off-line batch mode operations, modern “fast data” reduces the time between data arriving and data value extraction. Real-time event processing is the opposite of batch data. In real-time fast data, individual events are processed as they arrive, and we talk about a processing time of milliseconds or even microseconds … IMAGINE THE BUSINESS IMPACT THIS WOULD MAKE.

Also, 5G is a great enhancer of AI and ML as it gives a diverse approach of building topnotch systems and also improving existing ones, which would change the way data is captured.

Why is 5G a catalyst for change in Data collection?

5G technology has three technological characteristics that will enable it have a significant impact on Data capture. These are:

1) low latency, 2) high reliability, 3) the ability to support a plurality of devices and sensors, and to translate information from these devices and sensors into critical and meaningful data points.

The effects of these characteristics will be felt equally in both the delivery of mission-critical services, capturing/analysis of data and data automation.

More importantly, 5G and Data capture will definitely unlock new possibilities for data collection and analysis, the impact will be felt by all businesses, all individuals, all sectors and all government parastatals.


Are you, or your organization passionate about data? collecting it? collating it? verifying it? analyzing it? then you are the kind of people we write for. Follow our publication, and you would gain knowledge on everything data, from the process of easy capture to the end goal of making data-driven decisions. Find out about our company SEAMFIX and how we solve big organizational issues with third-generation solutions HERE.