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Nigeria: TV Technology – LTMX Partners Playbox

May 21, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: TV Technology – LTMX Partners Playbox

The growing convergence between television and Information Technology (IT) is set to become more viable with the introduction of the Playbox technology into the Nigerian television space. The enablement of this convergence was strengthened with the technical partnership between Long Transmission Nigeria Limited (LTMX) and Playbox Technology. The partnership...

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Microsoft identifies Sri Lanka’s MVPs in IT

May 21, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

By Sunimalee Dias Microsoft in its creative initiatives has ensured that software developers linked through their various communities established among themselves get world recognition through the Microsoft MVP award or the Most Valuable Persons. This is a...

Egypt’s Mobile wars

May 20, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt’s Mobile wars

The nine-year MobiNil-Vodafone control of the Egyptian mobile market ended with Etisalat Misr joining the fray on the first of May. The three operators now offer the traditional second generation services (2G), both for the prepaid and postpaid customers at...

Youth need more access to information technology

May 20, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Youth need more access to information technology

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged policymakers and industry leaders to work with young people to give them access to Information and Communications Technology (ICT). In his message of support for World Telecommunication and Information...

Egypt welcomes Chinese investment in various sectors

May 20, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt welcomes Chinese investment in various sectors

Egypt welcomes more Chinese investment and is expecting China to be Egypt’s main investor, Egyptian Minister of Investment Mahmoud Mohieddin said on Monday evening...

MICROSOFT, Ted Turner, UN, Business Leaders meet

May 18, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on MICROSOFT, Ted Turner, UN, Business Leaders meet

The U.N. Office for Partnerships hosted an event to further advance Africa’s partnership strategy on Tuesday and the participants included several U.N. ambassadors, senior Microsoft representatives, foundation and business leaders, including philanthropist...

Nigeria: Nigcomsat – Gateway to Digitalising Africa?

May 18, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

With the successful launch of Nigeria ‘s Communications Satellite, NIGCOMSAT in far away China, Efem Nkanga, appraises the benefits and implications of the historical launch for Nigeria in particular and the African continent as a whole...

UN Information Centres in sub-Saharan Africa launch 16 websites

May 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on UN Information Centres in sub-Saharan Africa launch 16 websites

Sixteen United Nations Information Centres (UNICs) in sub-Saharan Africa, marking World Information Society Day, today launched new websites in an effort to bring the work of the United Nations closer to its local constituencies around the continent...

Government cautioned against Telkom Kenya privatization

May 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Government cautioned against Telkom Kenya privatization

A section of telecommunication players on Thursday criticized plans to privatize Telkom Kenya Limited terming the move as unwise and saying the Government’s involvement in the company is still required...

Global Nomads Group Launches Project Uganda with Polycom Video Systems

May 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Global Nomads Group Launches Project Uganda with Polycom Video Systems

Global Nomads Group (GNG), an organization dedicated to fostering cross-cultural dialogue and understanding among youth, and Polycom, Inc. , the world’s leading provider of unified collaborative solutions, today announced the launch of Project Uganda...

Huawei Conducts Forum with African Financial Ministers

May 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei Conducts Forum with African Financial Ministers

Huawei Conducts Forum with African Financial Ministers and African Development Bank. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Huawei”), a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications networks for operators around the world, today shared its...

Ghana Ministry to introduce four bills to protect ICT use

May 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Ghana Ministry to introduce four bills to protect ICT use

The Ministry of Communications would be presenting four bills including the Electronic Transaction and Electronic Communications Bills to Parliament for consideration...

Forum to Show Off Ghana’s Investment Potential

May 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Forum to Show Off Ghana’s Investment Potential

The Ghana Investment Promotion Center, GIPC, will host a three-day international forum in Accra next week (May 21-23). The Chief Executive Officer of GIPC, Robert Ahomka Lindsey, said the forum had been planned for this year, the 50th anniversary of Ghanaian...

Camsoft unveils Maximizer Mobile CRM

May 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Camsoft unveils Maximizer Mobile CRM

Camsoft Solutions has announced the availability of Maximizer Software’s MaxMobile CRM Smartphone. MaxMobile CRM Smartphone extends the powerful mobile CRM functionality of the Maximizer line of CRM products out to traveling sales and service employees...

SPHERE Private Equity Acquires Large Stake in BB&D

May 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on SPHERE Private Equity Acquires Large Stake in BB&D

Sphere Private Equity, a black owned and managed private equity fund, has acquired a 35.75% stake in leading Johannesburg-based software development company Barone, Budge & Dominick (BB&D) for an undisclosed amount while the company has...

Kenya: Microsoft in Partnership With State

May 16, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Microsoft in Partnership With State

James Ratemo Nairobi Microsoft has partnered with the Government in the provision of computer technology to teachers, students and digital villages. The programme is aimed at strengthening learning opportunities and capacity to meet future technological...