Sunday February 1st, 2015
Sunday February 1st, 2015
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Africa has opportunity to secure future of mobile Internet— Hope

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

Director, Spectrum and Public Policy Africa, Groupe Speciale Mobile Association, GSMA, Mortimer Hope that Africa has a rare opportunity to secure the future of the mobile Internet.

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Dell removes price barriers in enterprise flash adoption

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ICT compliant schools

Effort to overcome cost barriers that have hampered broad adoption of enterprise flash storage arrays has started yielding the expected results as Dell has removed price barriers for enterprise flash adoption. Accordingly, the the global availability of new enterprise class Dell Storage all-flash array (AFA) configurations has been tagged at the relative price of $25,000. With this development, Dell offers customers the lowest entry price for an all-flash mid-range solution by any major vendor.

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Companies need not build data centres — Rack Centre boss

  /   in Technology 12:47 am   /   Comments

Tunde-Coker

The term ‘data centre’ is not a popular one in the technology vocabulary of the average Nigerian. But for every bank account being maintained, every surveillance video captured, and every piece of data that large organisations need to store securely, the use of data centres is not only ubiquitous but an indispensable part of any IT industry.

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BrainFriend software to reduce mass failure in JAMB, UTME

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jamb

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, is spearheading efforts to use local software application to remedy examination malpractice and failure in the country. The efforts resulted in the endorsement of exam software, BrainFriend which was designed to reduce mass failure in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME organised by Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, JAMB, among other examinations.
Two companies, Cinfores Limited and WaveTek Nigeria which developed the software, last week signed a memorandum of understanding witnessed by the Technology Agency.

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Schneider highlights limitations of solar energy

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Electricity-new

Schneider Electrics last week said that even as solar energy is considered one of the best options to the grid electricity generation, the problem with it was the space. The company’s new Country President, Mr Walid Sheta said that his company has vast experience in solar energy generation and therefore is in a good position to know the impacts and hindrances to achieving such impacts at maximum level.

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Samsung Galaxy A Series: Fully metallic, slim and trendy

  /   in Technology, Viewpoint 9:19 pm   /   Comments

By Lolade Bamigbola Looking at its growth trajectory, it is safe to say that Samsung, which has been pushing the boundaries of design and utility of smart devices, has not relented in its innovative streak. The electronics giant believes that smartphones have become one of the most used devices by most people and design is

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I never doctored any Cambridge document on Buhari – Fani-Kayode

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*Fani-Kayode

DIRECTOR, Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, PCO, Chief Femi Fani- Kayode said Tuesday, that he never doctored any document from Cambridge University on the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari, retd.

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Windows 10, key player in PC era — Microsoft CEO

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The Chief Executive of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, has said that the unveiling of Windows 10 has heralded the beginning of the more personal computing era in the mobile-first, cloud-first world.

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Spectra Wireless, Microsoft launch first commercial TV white spaces in Africa

  /   in Technology 9:27 pm   /   Comments

As part of the effort to bring more widespread access to the African continent and help enhance productivity, Spectra Wireless in partnership with Microsoft 4Afrika have launched Africa’s first commercial service network utilising TV white spaces in Ghana.

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NIALS to NUC: Upgrade ICT curriculum with cloud computing services

  /   in Technology 12:03 am   /   Comments

ict-inforgraphics

Following four months of an intensive independent study focused on the Gaps in Data Privacy and Security in cloud services in the country, the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) has presented the first draft of its findings to key stakeholders at a consultative round table held in Abuja recently.

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FG confirms Alale as NIGCOMSAT CEO

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President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has approved the appointment of Ms Abimbola Alale as the Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) LTD).

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Windows 10 marks beginning of more PC era, Microsoft CEO

  /   in Technology 7:16 pm   /   Comments

The Chief Executive of Microsoft Satya Nadella, has said with optimism that the unveiling of Windows 10 has herald beginning of the more personal computing era in the mobile-first, cloud-first world.

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14 yrs of GSM revolution: The thorns, the thrills

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Telecom mast

It seems like yesterday; but 14 years have goneby since the Global system for Mobile communication, GSM debuted in Nigeria.

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Mastering small data: How is big data?

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Broadband

There is need to adequately master “SMALL DATA” design, structures, standards and functions, if we want to effectively handle and deliver sustainably the challenges of Big Data. Currently, our national Database structures are perceived to be weak and venerable! The hype in and around the concept and acclaimed deliverables of Big Data is so overwhelmingly tempting to the extent that it currently blinds developing countries and economics on how to match forward with their plans for engaging the 21st century Information Technology Ecosystem.

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TECNO Mobile deepens penetration with innovative technologies

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Tecno-pad

Mobile phone maker,Tecno Mobile has said that maintaining brand development, and unleashing high quality products that are affordable have in no small way helped it to meet the growing needs of African market.

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NITDA to establish research fund for academic projects

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Peter-Jack-pic

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has sprung to action in the new year, strongly indicating its desire to upscale its capacity building efforts through training and research of government agencies and departments.

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Companies need not build data centres —Rack Centre boss

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

The term ‘data centre’ is not a popular one in the technology vocabulary of the average Nigerian. But for every bank account being maintained, every surveillance video captured, and every piece of data that large organisations need to store securely, the use of data centres is not only ubiquitous but an indispensable part of any IT industry.

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Intel unveils first commercial 14nm processor

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Leading semiconductor chip manufacturers, Intel Corporation, recently unveiled the Intel Core M processor, which the company says is the first commercially available 14nanometer (nm) processor.
Filed Applications Engineer, Intel Semi Conductor West Africa Ltd, Mr. Oluwatobi Shada, told Hitech that Intel created the new Intel Core M processor in order to “fill a gap in the market place.” According to him, “before the introduction of the Intel Core M processor, there was not a solution that delivered high performance within a thin, fanless form factor. These new processors provide outstanding performance with greater energy efficiency to enable long battery life in cool, quiet fanless designs.”
Continuing, Shada said: “The 14nm process enables the Intel Core M processor by enabling higher performance at lower power levels through 2nd generation 3D transistors, improved scaling, and a version of the process that is targeted at low power processors. The change to 14nm comes with a decrease in power consumption, and these chips will use 30 percent less power than Haswell processors which already suggest a significant improvement over last year’s Haswell processors.
This processor was purposely built to deliver the optimal blend of mobility and performance; the best in class performance for thin, fanless 2 in 1s- a computer that can function as a flat tablet. Intel Core M processor is built on a new architecture known as Broadwell in line with the “Tick Tock” model adopted by Intel. “Intel 5th Generation Processor is the latest generation of processor that will be powering Notebooks, Tablets and 2in1s,” said Shada, “Broadwell is Intel’s codename for the 14 nanometer nm die shrink of its 4th Generation processor codename Haswell microarchitecture.”
Speaking on the tick-tock model, Shada said: “Intel releases new processor families each year since 2007 while adopting the “Tick Tock” model. Using this model, Intel commits to—and has effectively delivered—continued innovations in manufacturing process technology and processor microarchitecture in alternating “tick” and “tock” cycles. The “tick” processors feature improvedperformance and energy efficiency on a smaller, more refined silicon chip, while the “tock” processors usually improve the value of the increased number of transistors existing from the “tick” release and also add the latest technology updates available.”
The company is currently tracking more than 20 designs based on the Core M processor. Those systems are expected to be on shelves in retail stores starting in October 2015.

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Nigeria moves 21 steps in e-Governance — Johnson

  /   in Technology 12:59 am   /   Comments

*Communications Technology Minister, Omobola Johnson

The Minister of Communication Technology, Dr. Omobola Johnson, says Nigeria has moved 21 places in the bi-annual United Nations e-Government Development Ranking index.

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Government should consider merger, acquisition among operators — MTN Group CEO

  /   in Technology 12:50 am   /   Comments

Sifiso Dabengwa, MTN CEO

Despite sustained growth of the mobile industry in the Sub-Saharan Africa, the biggest impact of mobile in the region is yet come even as many rural areas are still under-served.

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NOKIA says bye to Lumia

  /   in Technology 12:16 am   /   Comments

Nokia Lumia-530

YOU probably may not see anything Nokia Lumia anywhere in the mobile market again. This gradual phase out began April last year when Microsoft completely took over the ailing Nokia mobile devices arm. However, since then Microsoft had deliberately allowed the name roll undisturbed. But now, it seems the software giant feels time is ripe for Nokia to go.

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Can this Passport give Blackberry visa to smartphone market dominance?

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blackberry

LATE last year, Blackberry silently introduced the Blackberry Passport, and what a phone!

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Banning social media “impossible,” Vietnamese premier says

  /   in Technology 3:53 pm   /   Comments

The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Dung, whose government has been criticised for targeting political bloggers and online activists, said a ban on social media is “impossible.

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Digital switchover: Failing on low awareness

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Digifoto

TODAY is January 15, the date initially set as deadline by the Federal Government for switchover from the analogue format of broadcasting to the digital platform. Though the deadline is no more realistic, not many Nigerians know fully well what the whole thing is about.

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Microsoft introduces Lumia 535 dual SIM

  /   in Technology 9:12 pm   /   Comments

Being its first branded Lumia smartphone, Microsoft has further deepened competition in the mobile phone ecosystem with the introduction of Lumia 535 Dual Sim 3G Smartphone in Nigeria.

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Intel Broadwell processor promises new user experience – Shada

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While personal computing (PC) undergoes considerable innovation and change since first introduced in the technology ecosystem, Intel, one of the key drivers of the generational change in computing recently unveiled the first commercially available 14nm processor , Intel Core M processor which is built on a new architecture known as Broadwell in line with the “Tick Tock” model adopted by the semiconductor chip manufacturer.

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Awosika becomes Chams’ Director

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Technology firm; Chams Plc has announced the appointment of Dr. Josephine Awosika to its Board of Directors. The company also named Mrs Christianah Olaniyan as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

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Nigeria’s mobile network needs $3trn, 30 years to meet Int’l benchmark

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Mast-412

Following the approval of the National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan, NIIMP, by the Federal Executive Council, recently, about $325 billion is required to expand Nigeria’s mobile network infrastructure capacity to meet international standards.

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Mastering small data: How is big data?

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Broadband

There is need to adequately master “SMALL DATA” design, structures, standards and functions, if we want to effectively handle and deliver sustainably the challenges of Big Data. Currently, our national Database structures are perceived to be weak and venerable! The hype in and around the concept and acclaimed deliverables of Big Data is so overwhelmingly tempting to the extent that it currently blinds developing countries and economics on how to match forward with their plans for engaging the 21st century Information Technology Ecosystem.

Read More →
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Tecno Mobile deepens penetration with innovative technologies

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Techno Phantom A

Mobile phone makers, Tecno Mobile has said that maintaining brand development, and unleashing high quality products that are affordable has in no small way helped it to meet the growing needs of African market.

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Tech hub, SmartCity to create 50,000 jobs in Nigeria

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economy

Technology focused Innovation Hub project, SmartCity is targeting no fewer than 50,000 direct jobs in the country in its first five years. This is also as it promises to keep galvanizing economic diversification and moving Nigeria towards a knowledge-based economy.

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MTN preaches digital empowerment with ‘My2015BetterMe app’

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Fake-phones

The world is fast becoming a global village with technology taking over lives of people by the day as a result of the digital opportunities provided with access to the internet.

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