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Telkom South Africa buys AOL

July 8, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom South Africa buys AOL

Telkom SA buys Africa Online (AOL), an internet service provider for 125 million rands from the African Lakes Corporation. AOL which offers dial-up, lease lines, VSAT and broadband services to both retail and corporate entities operates in eight african countries namely Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Swaziland and Cote D’Ivoire....

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Benin to host first West African E-content Summit

July 8, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Benin to host first West African E-content Summit

A summit to discuss e-content strategies for the West African region under the theme:”Improving Digital Lifestyles in Sub-Saharan Africa” is due in Benin...

Workgroup announces licensed version WinZip 11

July 8, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Workgroup announces licensed version WinZip 11

Workgroup has announced the local availability of WinZip 11.1 stressing the importance of user licensing of the update. WinZip 11.1 is an updated version of WinZip 11.0. It has been Vista certified, incorporating a Vista-style toolbar and program icons, Vista...

Virtual Windows to run unmodified on Linux

July 8, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (2)

Novell distributors, Workgroup, have announced the availability of paravirtualised network and block device drivers that will allow Microsoft Windows Server 2000/2003/XP to run unmodified in Xen virtual environments on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 from...

BO and IBM announced mid-market BI solution

July 8, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on BO and IBM announced mid-market BI solution

The Business Objects division at Workgroup has announced that Crystal Reports Server will be bundled with a new Business Intelligence (BI) appliance launched recently by IBM. IBM Balanced Warehouse C1000 is an information integration, content delivery and...

STL Releases the Geographic Database of over 3,800 Wireless

July 8, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (5)

STL is pleased to release a geodatabase gathered over a period of 2years containing the location of over 2,000 operational sites for MTN, about 1,400 sites for Celtel and some 1,600 sites for Globacom . It contains such information as owner (operator) of each...

Apple iPhone Cracked?

July 6, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Apple iPhone Cracked?

The infamous DVD Jon, who cracked the DVD encryption key eight years ago, has released software on his blog that he claims bypasses the iPhone’s activation procedure. To enable the iPhone, all users are forced to activate the unit using an AT&T SIM...

Live Earth Chooses AISO.Net for Solar-powered Web Site Hosting

July 6, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

ISO.Net (http://www.aiso.net), the World’s first and only solar-powered hosting company, today announced that it was selected by Live Earth producers to host the liveearth.org Web site. As the leading environmentally friendly Web hosting company,...

Panda partners with Nero

July 6, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Panda partners with Nero

Panda Software has entered a commercial alliance with Nero AG through which the two companies will jointly promote their solutions. Thanks to this agreement, Nero users in Europe, the Middle East and Africa will have access to free versions of Panda security...

Ethiopia to benefit from India`s technology transfer: Zenawi

July 6, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Ethiopia to benefit from India`s technology transfer: Zenawi

Addis Ababa, July 06: Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said Ethiopia is benefiting from India’s capacity building and technology transfer assistance. Holding talks with the Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee here Thursday, Zenawi said various...

How will the iPhone impact IT and business users?

July 5, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on How will the iPhone impact IT and business users?

Make no mistake, Apple’s iPhone is a consumer electronics product. It’s an uber-phone aimed at digital enthusiasts who want to use their phone to have a better internet and computing experience on the go. Of course, no-one wants and needs a better...

Rwanda Leading Africa in ICT Revolution

July 5, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda Leading Africa in ICT Revolution

Less than fifteen years after the genocide that destroyed much of Rwanda’s human capital, infrastructure, and socio-economic fabric, the country is set to become sub-Saharan Africa’s hub for information and communications technology (ICT). Thanks...

Call for greater access to financial services via mobile phones

July 5, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Call for greater access to financial services via mobile phones

A new regulatory framework is needed to encourage financial transactions by mobile phones and transform access to financial services in developing countries, claims a new policy report ‘The Transformational Potential of M-Transactions’ , published...

Sci-tech unravels secrets of Egypt’s lost queen

July 5, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Sci-tech unravels secrets of Egypt’s lost queen

Cairo: The suave, silver-haired Zahi Hawass, Egyptologist and secretary-general of the Supreme Antiquities Council, Egypt, counter-part of the Archaeological Survey of India, is the pop icon of heritage infotainment. He spoke to Narayani Ganesh. Your team...

Egypt’s second landline licence set for issue next year

July 5, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt’s second landline licence set for issue next year

Egypt is set to receive a second fixed services operator, according to a report by TeleGeography.com. The Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Dr Tarek Kamel has announced that the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority...

Call for new regulatory framework to allow greater access to financial services via mobile phones in developing countries

July 5, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Call for new regulatory framework to allow greater access to financial services via mobile phones in developing countries

A new regulatory framework is needed to encourage financial transactions by mobile phones and transform access to financial services in developing countries, claims a new policy report ‘The Transformational Potential of M-Transactions’ , published...