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  • Security primary concern for SOA and Web services implementations

    November 12, 2008 • EnterpriseComments Off on Security primary concern for SOA and Web services implementations

    While Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) and Web services offer organisations innovative ways to meet the IT application and integration needs of their employees, customers and partners, they also introduce significant security challenges that must be...

  • How the internet helped propel Barack Obama to the White House

    November 6, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on How the internet helped propel Barack Obama to the White House

    Barack Obama’s mastery of the internet as a campaigning tool was key to his election victory. From day one of his bid for the White House, the President-Elect grasped the potential of the web to spread his message and organise party activists in a way...

  • African nations top web searches for Obama

    November 6, 2008 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    IN his acceptance speech yesterday Barack Obama sent a message to those people “huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of the world” — but perhaps he should have mentioned web surfers as well...

  • Uganda’s rural poor get internet

    October 16, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Uganda’s rural poor get internet

    The spread of the Internet to Uganda’s rural areas has sparked off excitement among residents giving them hope for future flourishing businesses through communication with the outside world...

  • Tunisia’s only independent online mag attacked

    October 16, 2008 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    The online news magazine Kalima, often touted as one of the only independent news sources in Tunisia, has suffered an attack that has completely destroyed its web content, reports the Observatory for the Freedom of Press, Publishing and Creation in Tunisia...

  • Explosion of new domain names presents risks for online brands

    October 16, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Explosion of new domain names presents risks for online brands

    On November 1, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will meet in Cairo, Egypt to discuss the introduction of new top level domain names (gTLD), current examples in use are .com, .net, and .biz...

  • British Queen visits google

    October 16, 2008 • EnterpriseComments Off on British Queen visits google

    An image of the British monarch will be incorporated into the homepage logo of Google to mark the Queen’s landmark visit to the Internet search engine’s headquarters in London on Thursday...

  • Tanzania’s internet cafes using Vodacom HSPA network for Backhaul

    October 15, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Tanzania’s internet cafes using Vodacom HSPA network for Backhaul

    ­Vodacom Tanzania, supported by the GSMA Development Fund and Qualcomm has connected Internet cafes in three of Tanzania’s cities to its HSPA mobile broadband network. Run by local entrepreneurs, each Internet cafe is equipped with several computer...

  • 10,000 in Rwanda to benefit from Korea telecom deal

    October 6, 2008 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    The Rwandan government is making wireless broadband accessible to 10,000 people, thanks to a deal signed with Korea Telecom (KT). The contract requires KT to provide the government with technology, equipment, relevant application materials and training and to...

  • $15m blog sale shows importance of content

    October 6, 2008 • Top StoriesComments (3)

    A “one-man-band” blog has just been sold for a total of $15m. That’s right – a work-at-home blogger has been paid a whopping multimillion pound sum for his blog...

  • Africa turns to Internet television to tell its stories to the world

    October 3, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Africa turns to Internet television to tell its stories to the world

    Technology is finally catching up with African television broadcasters and journalists. With the entry of A24, a new 24 – hour internet television chanel dedicated to telling the African story from an African perspective, IT seems set to entrench itself...

  • Microsoft’s Africa chairman tackles access problems

    September 26, 2008 • EnterpriseComments (1)

    Technology can help solve some of the endemic problems plaguing Africa, but the first step is to address a variety of issues that prevent people there from accessing technology, said the chairman of Microsoft Africa...

  • Online banking: It’s all about trust

    September 26, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Online banking: It’s all about trust

    Inconvenient hours, long queues and bad customer service are common complaints among bank patrons in Egypt. That’s why online banking, though still relatively new across the Middle East, has a lot to offer Egyptian consumers...

  • Rwanda leading in IT while others stagnate

    September 25, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Rwanda’s rise as an ICT powerhouse has been credited to a youthful president who insists that the country must set the standard in the region. Paul Kagame is committed to teaching other presidents in the region a lesson on use of IT to make systems...

  • Gateway communications leases capacity on Africasat-1

    September 25, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Gateway communications leases capacity on Africasat-1

    MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd (MEASAT) announced today that Gateway Communications, a leading provider of high quality satellite communication services in Africa, had signed an agreement for C-Band capacity on the AFRICASAT-1 satellite...

  • Self-Service transforms the role of the contact centre

    September 25, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Self-Service transforms the role of the contact centre

    The role that the contact centre plays in customer sales and support is changing rapidly due to the rise of electronic Self-Service across channels such as mobile phones and the Web. That is according to John Ziniades, CEO of Consology, a company that...