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E-shopping: Is Kenya ready for business?

June 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (19)

By Pauline Wangui Business on the Internet is booming the world over although Kenya, just like other developing countries, is yet to reap from the wave.What is e-Commerce and what is hampering the growth of online business in Kenya...

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Africa: UN-Backed Forum Aims to Spread Technology Know-How in Africa

June 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Africa: UN-Backed Forum Aims to Spread Technology Know-How in Africa

A United Nations-backed forum aiming to spread the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in West and Central Africa kicked off today in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso...

De Beers Begins Mining the Web

June 6, 2007 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on De Beers Begins Mining the Web

De Beers and its diamonds are entering cyberspace. This month, De Beers Diamond Jewelers, the joint venture between South African mining firm De Beers SA and luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, is launching e-commerce on its Web site at...

South Africa: Newspapers ‘must embrace’ digital future to survive

June 6, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Newspapers hoping to retain their readers and survive in the technological age must venture into the online and mobile phone spheres, a World Association of Newspapers (WAN) meeting heard Tuesday...

Nigeria: Globacom rolls out network to rural, riverine communities

June 6, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: Globacom rolls out network to rural, riverine communities

As all telecom investments now seem to be heading the way of rural communities, the second national operator, Globacom, said, last week, that in continuation of its rural telephony project, it is undertaking a rapid roll out in rural communities in all the...

Why we want to work with the new government of Nigeria – CISCO

June 6, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Why we want to work with the new government of Nigeria – CISCO

GLOBAL technology giant, Cisco, has indicated its readiness to work with the new government of Nigeria by way of helping to build a new workforce through training, and also helping to create a new communications and technology environment, using its immense...

Look What’s Surfacing at Microsoft

June 3, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Look What’s Surfacing at Microsoft

First commercially available surface computer from Microsoft breaks down barriers and provides effortless interaction with information using touch, natural gestures and physical objects. Picture a surface that can recognize physical objects from a paintbrush...

Multimatics Announces Business Phone Bill Reductions

June 3, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Multimatics Announces Business Phone Bill Reductions

The new release of Multimatics’ Xtel system features significantly improved speed of report generation and processing, a private and business number predictor and generally enhanced versatility...

Top ‘Brains’ Meet in Arusha to Set New Course for Africa

June 3, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Top ‘Brains’ Meet in Arusha to Set New Course for Africa

They are all ‘geniuses’ some being outstanding scientists, others accomplished investors, researchers, politicians and think-tanks, not to forget entertainers. These ‘ticking brains’ are ‘setting camp’ in Arusha, where for...

Preparing Africa for a Digital Explosion

June 3, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Preparing Africa for a Digital Explosion

“Developments around television are affecting the global broadcast market and causing a fundamental blurring of the lines which previously demarcated the providers of certain services. Essentially, as convergence takes hold, the traditional business...

ICT Ministers head to Malawi to ease up EASSY

June 3, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on ICT Ministers head to Malawi to ease up EASSY

Ministers of ICTs from about 20 African countries have been invited for a special meeting that is expected to iron out controversies surrounding the ratification of the NEPAD ICT broadband network (NIBN) project. The project includes the Eastern Africa...

New Search Engine challenges Google.

May 31, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on New Search Engine challenges Google.

Google is keeping a close eye on a small, suburban Melbourne start-up that claims to be developing a search engine that improves on the world leader. MyLiveSearch, which plans to go live as a public beta in a few weeks, is the brainchild of self-taught...

JohnBoy Software releases revolutionary Free and Open Source value-add service for SMEs

May 31, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on JohnBoy Software releases revolutionary Free and Open Source value-add service for SMEs

The product is called FOSS-in-a-box, an acronym for Free and Open Source Software. This concept is set to revolutionise the way that small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s) across South Africa and the rest of Africa view the value added by software...

AIIM ECM Master Certificate Programme, Johannesburg, July

May 31, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on AIIM ECM Master Certificate Programme, Johannesburg, July

NokusaEI is once again offering AIIM’s internationally recognised professional ECM certification programme. NokusaEI will be delivering the complete range of modules for the ECM certificate course which has been developed by AIIM (www.aiim.org), the...

Nigeria:Bandwidth Oversale Responsible for Poor Internet Service

May 31, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

Nigeria has launched its own satellite communications, NIGCOMSAT. What effect do you think this will have on the nation’s telecoms terrain and economy? The launch of NIGCOMSAT is a major milestone in the history of our great country. In short, it is a...

MTN South Africa Launches Push-to-Talk

May 31, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on MTN South Africa Launches Push-to-Talk

MTN South Africa says that it has launched Push-to-Talk (PTT) services on its network, running over GPRS via Nokia handsets. Buckley McGrath, MTN Executive, Corporate Business Unit commented: “The Push to Talk technology has been through a successful...