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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 International is responsible for all sales, marketing and services activities for the regions outside of...

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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...

Strong pay TV growth for Middle East & North Africa

June 24, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Strong pay TV growth for Middle East & North Africa

The pay TV market in the Middle East and North Africa will grow by 36% over the next five years, according to new research published on Friday, 15 June. The fourth edition of Informa Telecoms & Media’s Middle East and Africa TV report shows that the...

Bayt.com sets new standards in global e-cruitment industry with breakthrough InstantMatch search tool

June 24, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Bayt.com sets new standards in global e-cruitment industry with breakthrough InstantMatch search tool

The state-of-the-art tool enables employers to find the right candidates faster, easier and more effectively than ever before significantly surpassing all other media as a successful recruitment driver. The new technology, the most advanced in the industry to...

MTC owns Celtel – last 15% bought up!

June 21, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on MTC owns Celtel – last 15% bought up!

Mobile Telecommunications Group KSC (MTC) has paid US$467 million for the remaining 15% equity in Celtel. Her path to becoming a global operator is becoming clear… Mobile Telecommunications Group KSC (MTC) now holds 100% of the share equity of Celtel...

New website to help NGOs share ideas on technology

June 21, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on New website to help NGOs share ideas on technology

Nokia and Vodafone have launched a new website designed to help share ideas on how to use mobile communications for social and environmental benefits. The site, www.shareideas.org, was created in direct response to NGO calls for better tools and information...

Security – the Web2.0 way

June 21, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Security – the Web2.0 way

Panda Software has launched the mini, customizableversion of NanoScan, the new instant virus scanner from Panda Software to detect active malware on a PC in less than one minute. NanoScan is available at: http://www.infectedornot.com With this launch, Panda...