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Posts Tagged ‘Open Source’

  • Whistleblower Edward Snowden (image: Wired)

    Security in a post-Snowden world

    February 11, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Security in a post-Snowden world

    Many organisations are rightly concerned about the wave of revelations since mid-2013 that US agencies have been spying on just about all forms of global communications. Since whistleblower Edward Snowden went public with details of the US National Security...

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    Is Africa open to open source?

    July 26, 2013 • SoftwareComments Off on Is Africa open to open source?

    ‘Very much so’ say experts in the development, rollout and integration of open source infrastructure and Linux operating system (OS). George de Bono, GM General Manager for the Middle East Turkey and Africa (META) region at Red Hat, is one of a...

  • Open Source looking more attractive in Kenya – AITEC

    October 24, 2012 • SoftwareComments Off on Open Source looking more attractive in Kenya – AITEC

    The AITEC East Africa ICT Summit, officially opened by Hon. Samuel Poghisio, Minister for Information and Communication, is drafting a first ever map of ways in which Open Source Software (OSS), which is frequently free, can be used to drive regional economic...

  • GovTech – Cloud allows Gov-Citizen connection

    September 12, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on GovTech – Cloud allows Gov-Citizen connection

    Governments across the world are under intense pressure to reduce costs and increase their operational efficiency, while also improving service delivery to their citizens. Their IT environments are under even more pressure to do more with less and as...

  • The importance of third party support in an enterprise OS

    February 18, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on The importance of third party support in an enterprise OS

    As networks of computers have become an integral part of the modern business world, the infrastructure required to run these systems has become increasingly complex. The operating system that runs individual computers has become part of a far larger network...

  • Outsourcing, open-source and monitoring – an outlook for 2011

    December 17, 2010 • OpinionComments Off on Outsourcing, open-source and monitoring – an outlook for 2011

    The year 2010 has been one of slow recovery and rebuilding following the economic meltdown, a year in which investment into infrastructure and upgrades was slow and many companies focused on weathering the storm and tightening budgets to reduce excess...

  • Oracle, IBM collaborate on Java technology

    October 12, 2010 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Oracle, IBM collaborate on Java technology

    ORACLE and IBM have announced that the two companies will collaborate to allow developers and customers to build and innovate based on existing Java investments and the OpenJDK reference implementation. Specifically, the companies will collaborate in the...

  • Don’t get locked into the cloud

    September 14, 2010 • OpinionComments Off on Don’t get locked into the cloud

    Cloud computing offers businesses flexibility and scalability at an attractive price. Unless you make the wrong decisions. If you run a business chances are you already run part of your business “in the cloud”. And if you don’t then you will, in...

  • Google web, mobile conference kicks-off in Nairobi

    September 7, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Google web, mobile conference kicks-off in Nairobi

    HUNDREDS of tech savvy entrepreneurs and developers gather at a web and mobile conference in Nairobi. The over 1200 engineers, product managers, entrepreneurs, students and web developers are expected to discuss the future of web application development, and...

  • Red Hat opens up for virtualization innovation

    December 14, 2009 • SoftwareComments (1)

    Red Hat announced on Friday the sourcing of a high-performance communication tool for hosted virtual desktops...

  • New Kenian Open Source awards announced

    May 20, 2009 • SoftwareComments Off on New Kenian Open Source awards announced

    The nominations for the first ever Kenya Open Source awards, to be held on the 27th May 2009, has been declared open...

  • Shuttleworth Foundation announces open source school admin app

    May 6, 2009 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    The Shuttleworth Foundation has announced the release of SchoolTool 1.0, a web-based open source student information system and calendar server for primary and secondary schools around the world...

  • Mark Surman appointed as Executive Director of Mozilla Foundation

    September 17, 2008 • SoftwareComments Off on Mark Surman appointed as Executive Director of Mozilla Foundation

    The Shuttleworth Foundation’s open philanthropy fellow, Mark Surman will be moving to the Mozilla Foundation where he has been appointed executive director and will continue his work in open sourcing philanthropy. An international community and open source...