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Nigeria: FG Spends N12 Billion On Software for Banks

June 28, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: FG Spends N12 Billion On Software for Banks

Federal Government has disclosed that not less than N127billion (US $1billion) is spent on the importation of software annually for use in the banking sector of the country. Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Prof. Cleopas Angaye who stated this at the forum organized by the National Association of Science...

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South Africa: Firms Put Web Tools On Cellphones

June 28, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Firms Put Web Tools On Cellphones

LOCAL companies Fontera and Jump are adapting internet based technologies for the small screen as cellphones continue to massively outstrip computer usage. Cape Town’s Fontera believes the social networking phenomenon of Facebook and YouTube will prove just...

League of champions

June 28, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on League of champions

Panda Software, provider of virus and intrusion prevention solutions including Panda EnterpriSecure and Panda BusinesSecure, today announced it will offer certified solutions through Intel Enabled Server Acceleration Alliance (Intel ESAA). As a member of...

IBM Researches Cars With “Reflex” Technology

June 26, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on IBM Researches Cars With “Reflex” Technology

Today IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a research initiative into equipping cars with technologies that can help reduce traffic congestion and prevent accidents. IBM Researchers are conducting pioneering research into active safety and driver assist technologies in...

Jeff Koinange: why I quit CNN

June 26, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (2)

When CNN’s star Africa reporter Jeff Koinange left the network at the end of last month, his sudden departure was widely blamed on the contents of a steamy email correspondence with a former confidante. Marianne Briner, a 66-year-old Swiss...

Middle East & Africa region represented in Microsoft s most senior leadership team

June 26, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Middle East & Africa region represented in Microsoft s most senior leadership team

Microsoft Corp announced today the appointment of Ali Faramawy as vice president, Microsoft International, with executive responsibilities across business strategy development and business operations for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. Microsoft...

Green Computing: Nigeria’s contribution

June 26, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

CHIDIEBERE NWANKWO -Business Day There has been little or no response from Nigeria towards encouraging green computing. This is largely due to poor awareness and poor prioritizing. While companies in Europe and the US are trying to reduce the amount of carbon...

No iPhone for South Africa yet

June 26, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

But Taiwanese handset will be here soon and ’can do everything’. One of the most hyped technologies in the US will be launched will be launched this week when Apple unveils its new iPhone. But for South Africa and the rest of the world, it’s a...

Ghana hosts confab on ICT, finance in November

June 26, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Ghana hosts confab on ICT, finance in November

Ghana will play host to an international conference on Information Communication Technology and financial sector investment in Accra from November 7-9 this year. The annual conference, dubbed “Bridges across borders,” will be attended by 200...

Kenya: Smart card technology to revamp milk collection

June 26, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Smart card technology to revamp milk collection

A smart card system being tested in the country is set to change the way milk farmers do business, by using technology to improve record-keeping and efficiency. The new system, being tested around the country, uses the computer-readable cards at milk cooling...

Nepad’s Broadband Protocol Under Fire

June 26, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nepad’s Broadband Protocol Under Fire

By Linda Ensor The Democratic Alliance (DA) has objected to the ratification by Parliament last week of the broadband protocol of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad). The grounds for the opposition were that the protocol would result in...

Microsoft experiments selling software by prepaid cards

June 24, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft experiments selling software by prepaid cards

Microsoft Romania will introduce a new, flexible sales system for the Office Professional 2007 application suite at the end of the month, dedicated to newly established companies, to service providers with seasonal activities and to companies whose projects...

Africa’s Blogs Have Clout

June 24, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Africa’s Blogs Have Clout

NAIROBI, Kenya — In Nigeria, bloggers documented chaotic scenes at polling places in April’s presidential elections, which international observers said were marred by widespread fraud. In Ethiopia, they outpaced the international media with...

ICT a big challenge to e-governance in African

June 24, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on ICT a big challenge to e-governance in African

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says information communications technology – ICT is the most compelling challenge facing Africa’s development in e-governance. A meeting on ICT Best Practices held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and which was...

Uganda: New satellite television provider GTV on air now

June 24, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (4)

“The rumour has finally become a reality. GTV is here to provide real value for money…” said the general manager of GTV Uganda Mr Daniel Kagwe during the launch party of the second satellite TV service in Uganda at Ange Mystique on Friday....

The evolution of mobile telephony in Nigeria

June 24, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

The emergence of mobile telephony is obviously one of the major revolutions of communication in Nigeria. This is because no other technology has been so beneficial to all and sundry like the ubiquitous mobile phone. Its simplicity has facilitated its use by...