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Posts Tagged ‘information’

  • Ending AIDS starts with Accurate Data

    April 7, 2019 • HealthcareComments Off on Ending AIDS starts with Accurate Data

    AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is calling for leading global organizations in the fight against HIV/AIDS to focus on data quality to ensure we know the true challenges that lie ahead and to safeguard precious resources dedicated to ending the epidemic from...

  • 34 percent of South African organisations are ready to comply with POPI Act

    POPI is the wake-up call your IT needs

    September 29, 2017 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on POPI is the wake-up call your IT needs

    We have all spent countless hours attempting to become experts on the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act and, if you conduct business in Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you’re anything like me, you still feel a long way...

  • Disinformation in the information age

    October 22, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on Disinformation in the information age

    The Internet has opened up public access to endless research resources and information on just about anything, from anywhere and at any time. Student generations of yesterday with a thirst for knowledge scavenging endlessly through dusty archives have now...

  • Building Automation Systems and IT – a perfect marriage

    January 13, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Building Automation Systems and IT – a perfect marriage

    The benefits of integrating Building Automation Systems (BAS) into an organisation’s enterprise ICT backbone are significant. The trend to realise the promised efficiencies and insight into operations that this brings is being driven by the evolution of...

  • The rise of social media in business

    October 13, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on The rise of social media in business

    Social media has already become widely used in business, but its impact will be felt even more pervasively in future, as unified communications and other applications find a natural home in a social setting. Marketing, networking and information Currently,...

  • Data specialists are key to business

    July 29, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Data specialists are key to business

    A recent study by analyst firm IDC has found that, in 2011 alone, 1.8 zettabytes (or 1.8 trillion gigabytes) of data will be created. Over the next decade, the number of servers managing the world’s data stores will grow by ten times, and yet the number...

  • Norton launches mobile security for Android

    July 29, 2011 • Enterprise ITComments Off on Norton launches mobile security for Android

    Norton Mobile Security allows users to protect their mobile devices and information. If your mobile device is lost, stolen, or its SIM card removed, you can remotely disable your mobile device to prevent thieves from using it or accessing your private...

  • Kenya’s Open Data Portal earns international praise

    July 25, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya’s Open Data Portal earns international praise

    Kenya’s Open Data Portal was launched on the 15th of July 2011 by President Mwai Kibaki and according to Ministry of Information Permanent Secretary Dr. Bitange Ndemo, this will allow more Kenyans to have access to public data, ensure transparency and...

  • Kenya offers ICT grants to start-ups

    July 25, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, StartupsComments (2)

    The Kenyan government has started the process of accepting proposals for the Tandaa Digital Content Grant. The grant is offered to Kenyan citizens and companies registered in Kenya for the development of innovative web or mobile phone applications. A Project...

  • Safaricom slashes Internet prices

    July 23, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Safaricom online subscribers have access to more affordable Internet services following a major price reduction for the Kenyan market. The reduction is based on increasing the data volume for every bundle by up to 150%. For example a subscriber who pays...

  • University alumni raise money for ICT centre

    July 21, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on University alumni raise money for ICT centre

    Alumni from Dar es Salaam University are raising money for a new information, communications and technology centre, as Ugandan President Museveni has called on educational institutions to play a more active role in the economic and technological development...

  • SAP urged to lower their prices

    July 21, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SAP urged to lower their prices

    Kenya’s Information and Communication Permanent Secretary Dr. Bitange Ndemo has appealed to the SAP management to consider lowering their pricing in order to attract more customers in the country and across the African continent. Ndemo was addressing...

  • CA Southern Africa updates security token exchange

    July 19, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on CA Southern Africa updates security token exchange

    CA Southern Africa has introduced an update to its previously launched token replacement program that offers customers using any security hardware token the opportunity to trade their tokens for CA ArcotID secure software credentials in a one-for-one swap....

  • SST charges into Ethiopia

    July 8, 2011 • Enterprise ITComments Off on SST charges into Ethiopia

    Seven Seas Technologies (SST), a Kenyan integrated information technology services provider, has set up shop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “Across Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and now Ethiopia, we are making a mark as the fastest growing indigenous-owned IT services...

  • Kenya to make statistics available online

    July 7, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    The government of Kenya will this week release a large volume of statistics on it we site,=, Kaburo Kobia, Project Manager for Local Digital Content at  Kenya ICT Board, says  the  data released on the portal includes the national census, geospatial...

  • Comviva increases its mobile presence

    June 30, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Comviva increases its mobile presence

    Comviva, a global mobile solutions and Value Added Services (VAS) provider, announced that it has 52 Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) deployments across 39 global countries. Comviva’s portfolio of USSD solutions are enabling operators in South...