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Motorola appoints Andrew Morley to lead mobile devices marketing in Europe, Middle East and Africa

July 18, 2007 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Motorola appoints Andrew Morley to lead mobile devices marketing in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), today announced the appointment of Andrew Morley as Vice President, Marketing for Mobile Devices in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Morley has assumed responsibility for overseeing Motorola’s mobile device marketing and brand communications strategy across the region, while ensuring prominence for Motorola’s...

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Rwanda: Kagame Wins Award- Best Head Of State in Africa in Support of ICT

July 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: Kagame Wins Award- Best Head Of State in Africa in Support of ICT

Engineer Albert Butare, Rwanda’s energy and ICT minister receives the awards on behalf of President Paul Kagame and Rwanda from President J.A Kuffor’s representative at the summit in Accra, Ghana. Looking on are Dr Hamadoun Touré, ITU Secretary...

Rush to try out new Panda products

July 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Rush to try out new Panda products

More than 20,000 people have now registered to try the new beta versions of the Panda Software 2008 consumer product lineup. This range comprises Panda Antivirus 2008, Panda Antivirus+Firewall 2008 and Panda Internet Security 2008. We are very happy with the...

Nigeria: Challenge of E-Payments

July 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: Challenge of E-Payments

RECENTLY, an expert on e-business observed “the electronic method of payment comes with a lot of convenience and save people a lot of trouble. So. people are becoming more aware of the electronic payment and everybody is now looking at what can be done...

Uganda: Motorola Battles Nokia

July 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: Motorola Battles Nokia

LONG dismissed as a marginal market and sidelined by the world’s major cell phone manufacturers, Sub Saharan Africa has lately become the centre of an intense buzz for mobile handsets business. And as the battle rages for market share, Uganda is one of...

Rwanda: Eastern Province Residents Applaud Mobile Banking

July 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: Eastern Province Residents Applaud Mobile Banking

Eastern Province has seen a recent boom in mobile banking, and residents are applauding the new technology. The new service, which use cell phones to make bank transactions through texting, or sms, is offered by the Bank of Commerce. In a recent visit to...

Intel Joins One Laptop Per Child

July 13, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Intel Joins One Laptop Per Child

Intel and One Laptop per Child (OLPC) today announced they have agreed to work together to bring the benefits of technology to the developing world through synergy of their respective programs. Under the agreement, Intel and OLPC will explore collaborations...

Nigeria: ICT Firm Develops Website for Job Seekers

July 13, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (4)

A Nigerian company, ‘Jobsearch Nigeria Limited’, an information and communication technology (ICT) firm with core interest in database technology, has developed a database website known as (www.jobsearchnigeria.com) which provides an ICT based...

Nigeria: HR Technology Confab Holds

July 13, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

The HR (Human Resource) Technology Conference 2007, which was postponed in the wake of the recent labour-led strike, will now take place today at the Lagos Civic Centre. The event which will be its maiden edition and is designed to be a fusion of human...

IBM Launches First Open Beta Program for UNIX

July 13, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on IBM Launches First Open Beta Program for UNIX

IBM today announced the first-ever open beta program for AIX, the company’s open standards-based UNIX operating system. This latest edition, AIX 6, exploits the technology of the recently announced POWER6 microprocessor, the world’s fastest chip,...

South Africa: IQ to Recruit 150 Indian Software Developers

July 13, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: IQ to Recruit 150 Indian Software Developers

PRIVATELY owned IQ Business Group is planning to import 150 Indian software developers over the next 18 months and use them as mentors to train local recruits. The scheme will operate through a joint venture IQ has formed with the Indian software house...

UN Summit to Address Africa’s Digital Gap

July 13, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on UN Summit to Address Africa’s Digital Gap

Africa’s need for infrastructure and communication technology to develop and bridge the digital divide is to be addressed at a United Nation’s (UN) summit in October. General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the UN International Telecommunication Union...

Microsoft Partner of the Year Award Winners Announced

July 13, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft Partner of the Year Award Winners Announced

Microsoft Corp. today announced the winners of the 2007 Microsoft® Partner of the Year Awards. The awards recognize Microsoft Registered, Certified and Gold Certified partners that delivered exemplary solutions for their customers during the past year. Award...

Microsoft Readies Partners for Next Wave of Server Software

July 11, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (3)

Today at the Microsoft® Worldwide Partner Conference 2007 (WPC), Microsoft Corp. will showcase a robust pipeline of IT products, a growing infrastructure of support, and programs that will help partners capitalize on new opportunities in the coming year. A...

Writer causes Google to crash

July 11, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

The famous Google Internet search engine crashed yesterday under pressure from millions of researchers searching for a picture of new bombshell British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith. Spurned on by a sexually provocative article by veteran Spoof reporter K.C....

Benin suspends SA’s mobile network

July 11, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Benin suspends SA’s mobile network

Benin has suspended two mobile phone operators, including South Africa-based MTN. The West African country’s Telecommunications Authority has issued a statement suspending the operating contracts of MTN and Emirates-based Atlantique Telecom from...