Sunday April 26th, 2015
Sunday April 26th, 2015
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Touch ID will eliminate PIN theft issue in e- banking, says Giles

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Robert Giles

Although technology has ushered in new ways in the 21st century banking, there appears to be growing fear over Personal Identification, PIN, theft among bank customers across the globe especially in Nigeria where e-banking applications are attracting the attention of the customers. Robert Giles, Head of Transaction Banking, Diamond Bank PLC, in this interview with Emeka Aginam spoke on a number of issues in the mobile banking and how Diamond mobile app and its revolutionary features will eliminate PIN challenges in the banking sector

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Quality of mobile data still poor, expensive in Africa, says Terragon Group CEO

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Most African countries have been battling with low internet penetration and poor quality connections. This development affects the growth of businesses, especially the digital media industry

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A Gataway strategy to compete in Nigerian mobile market

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BARELY six months after making entry into Nigeria, French mobile phone maker, Wiko Mobile has unveiled a new device, Wiko Gataway, which seems strategic to how it is going to be rated in the market. No doubt, the company eyes the top spot of the market but to do that it has a lot of wars to fight and win.

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These devices could grant your Easter wish…

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Most Nigerians are smart enough to know that fairies and Easter bunnies do not exist. But in this season, nearly anything is possible. Computing, Printing products and technology Organisation, Hewlett-Packard is no fairy, but has said that it reward customers with Easter treats from 20th March to 30th April 2015.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 pre-order campaign kicks off

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Samsung Electronics West Africa has announced that pre order to its latest collection of smartphones, Galaxy S6 edge and S6 duos began end of March in Nigeria The devices are available in 32GB and 64GB for the S6 edge and 32GB for the S6 duos. Emmanouil Revmatas, Director of Information Technology and Mobile, Samsung, said that the Galaxy S6 edge and S6 duos represent new standards in design and performance, offering consumers an unmatched mobile experience.

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Biz4Afrika Kenya online hub to promote SMEs, boost Intra – African trade

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At the Connected East Africa Summit holding in Nairobi, Kenya, Microsoft 4Afrika has launched an online hub for Kenyan small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to access locally relevant information and resources to promote SMEs and improve trade.

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10 technology trends to watch in Africa in 2015

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From smartphones to cargo drones, technology has the potential to transform the future of Africa. These 10 trends show how innovation can ripple through societies, boost economies and help the continent skip over development hurdles.

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NAAE ask FG to hasten clearance of navigational equipment

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The National Association of Air Traffic Engineers, NAAE, has called on government to expedite the clearance of Aeronautical Information Service equipment at the Lagos wharf to allow installation and take off of the automation of AIS project . This is just as the body has decried the absence of spare parts for equipment across the airports in the country. Speaking at the occasion marking the 33rd NAAE day celebrations in Lagos, the National President of NAAE Engr Ebenezer Makanjuola said “AIS automation ought to have started long ago but due to bureaucracy in the system. We are appealing to Government to expedite action on the AIS project.”

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African technology data pioneers gather to spark open data revolution

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Today, led by the World Wide Web Foundation, fifty African civil society organisations, open data advocates and technology pioneers will come together to take the first steps towards establishing a groundbreaking new policy and investment framework to open up government data in Africa. Following the UN’s call for a Data Revolution, this coalition of organisations will agree concrete next steps to unlock the potential of open data across the continent, which experts agree could help beat corruption, spark innovation and improve government services.

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Tech devices that won’t exist in a better Nigeria

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With the 2015 elections drawing closer, many Nigerians are dreaming of a better future for the country; one where children’s chants of ‘UP NEPA’ aren’t heard or drowned by an onslaught of generator noises. No doubt, some technological innovations made it so much easier to live in this country, but in a better Nigeria, they would have no reason to exist at all.

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Multi-functional LED series interactive white board enters Nigeria

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It goes without saying that the world has left black boards to the museums. Information and Communication Technologies, ICTs, have even moved beyond the once modern white boards to interactive boards that not only aid teaching and learning, but can be used for presentations in the corporate world.

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Why Nigerian consumers use multiple service providers — Accenture report

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Despite the constant battle among mobile telecommunication operators for supremacy in the Nigerian market, consumers are still careful to use more than one service provider to meet their communication needs. However, according to an Accenture 2015 Digital Consumer Survey, this is not a popular trend around the world.

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Ten reasons online businesses fail

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Starting an online bussiness is not a piece of cake. This is what those marketers who paint ‘larger-than-life’ pictures don’t tell you because they are only interested in selling you their electronic book for $29.

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Omatek lights up energy saving crusade with solar tech factory

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Nigeria’s integrated Information and Communication Technology (ICT), solution provider, Omatek Ventures Plc, has started a crusade aimed at plugging energy wastage in Nigeria. Omatek’s opinion is that Nigeria’s lingering electricity supply challenge would become a thing of the past when everybody understands the importance of conserving energy.

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This technology may fail you — Tech stakeholders warn Jega

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Information technology, IT, experts, have expressed fears that the new technology being employed by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, may fail Nigerians in the forthcoming general elections.

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5G technology, critical infrastructure in connected world—Huawei

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Hu, who stated this while delivering a keynote speech at “The Road to 5G” session at the capacity building event last weekend, said that the driving forces for 5G will include demand for a superior user experience, the emergence of the Internet of Things, and the requirements of vertical industries in the upcoming industrial revolution, Hu said in a keynote speech at a forum held on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress.

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Etisalat Nigeria appoints new CMO

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From left: Winner, Etisalat EasyBusiness Millionaires Hunt, Yomi Ojo; Head, Business market Segment, Etisalat Nigeria, Bidemi Ladipo; Winner, Etisalat EasyBusiness Millionaires Hunt, Idongesit Umoh and Specialist, SME segment, Etisalat Nigeria, Olufemi Oguntimehin, at the Youth Entrepreneurship Dialogue, part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, at the Enterprise Development Centre, Pan- Atlantic University, Ajah, held last Month in  Lagos.

The management of Etisalat Nigeria recently announced the appointment of Francesco Angelone as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Angelone was previously the Vice President-Commercial at Etisalat Group, where he led various programmes to develop and implement marketing strategies, expand sales and distribution channels, and drive efficiencies.

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Signal Alliance pushes for standardization of local solutions

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Information and Communications Technology, ICT, experts at the just concluded Signal Alliance Customer Week Workshop organized in conjunction with Cisco rose up from the forum calling for the consumption of local technology through strict implementation of the local content law and standardization of local technology products to enable them compete internationally.

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Microsoft reaches into Android; partners Samsung, others

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Microsoft on Monday unveiled partnerships with Samsung and other manufacturers to install its services including Word and Skype on devices powered by the rival Google Android system.

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Microsoft highlights benefits of dynamics offerings

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Microsoft Nigeria has highlighted benefits of adopting its Dynamics offerings- (CRM and ERP) while also announcing that it is extending availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online to Nigeria.

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Discover the amazing features of first Made in Nigeria OBV

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One of the reasons there are few outside broadcast vans, OBVs in Nigeria despite the numerous broadcast stations in the country is probably the cost. A standard OBV may not just cost an arm and a leg, it could cost both arms and legs. It runs into millions of dollars.Another reason could also be the processes of bringing them in. They must be imported and the rigours, according to those who have one, are enormous.

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‘Technology, fundamental to SMEs’

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NOT many Small and Medium Scale enterprises bother about technology. But in the long run, when it comes down to efficiency and results, there is a wide gap between those who do and those who do not. This is the submission of Omatsola Barrow, the Acting Chief Enterprise Solutions Officer, MTN Nigeria. In this interview, Barrow, who is responsible for deploying core ICT solutions to enterprises that drive a substantial part of the Nigerian economy, is quick to point out that technology is always a fundamental enabler and never a distraction to business.

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Satellite operators find common voice for future communications

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Chief executives of the world’s leading satellite operators met recently at the Satellite 2015 Conference in Washington, USA, to announce that henceforth, they will work with a common voice to detect the future of satellite communications. The world’s only CEO-driven satellite organisation also known as ESOA, is expanding to include satellite operators from the ITU’s region 1, namely Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Commonwealth of Independent States, CIS.

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itel 1501 phone attract market attention with Li-ion batteries advantage

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JUST like many mobile phone vendors making it big in Africa, itel has nailed it on price and attractive unique feature.Although demand for mobile phone devices are dropping by the day in the market as price hike caused by the exchange rate, itel 1501 smart phone series has continued to attract patronage from the customers as a result of its unique features, especially its Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries advantage.

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Ericsson raises the bar on 5G ahead 2020 launch

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AT the just concluded 10th edition of the Mobile World Con gress, MWC, held in Barcelona, Spain, next generation technology called 5G dominated discussion among industry experts across the world. Surpassing all projections, GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world’s biggest and most influential mobile event, had a record-breaking 93,000 attendees from 200 countries. As expected, over 2,100 companies had showcased their solutions and services with high level networking.

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SOCIETY & SOCIAL MEDIA: Cracking new science of search engine optimization

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PEOPLE like to know a little about you before meeting you in per son. If for instance, you are prospecting someone online or via social media, the first thing he/she will probably do is to search your full names and company name on Google. The basis of every relationship, including business and emotional relationship is trust.

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Virtual tech, transforming to reality in Africa

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AFrica’s technology market has clearly emerged the beautiful bride toasted by well established global business organisations. Reasons for the romance are not far- fetched. With American and European markets attaining saturation, coupled with economic and recession issues, it makes the most business sense to approach a great continent with young, aggressive, educated people, who want to make a difference and are hungry for technology.

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Connect Nigeria links 1.4m students from 27 Fed Varsities —FMCT

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THE Minister of Com munication Technolo gy, Dr. Omobola Johnson, has said that1.4 million students in 27 federal universities are now connected to internet as a result of the ministry’s efforts. This feat, according to the Minister is a collaborative effort of the ministry with the Ministry of education and the World Bank’s STEP-B project in the deployment of fibre-optic cables to universities and affiliated medical colleges, Nigerian Research and Education Network, NG-REN.

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Winners of Microsoft Mobile’s “From Passion to Empire” get mentors

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Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services yesterday announced that it will be working with three successful indigenous entrepreneurs to mentor eventual winners of the ongoing ‘From Passion to Empire’ campaign to ensure full attainment of the goals of the initiative.

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Alcatel-Lucent appoints Richard Edet CSO, MD in Nigeria

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Alcatel-Lucent has announced the appointment of Richard Edet, as Country Senior Officer and managing director for Nigeria.

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ESOA expands frontiers to include satellite operators from ITU region

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Chief Executives of the world’s leading satellite operators met yesterday in Washington at the Satellite 2015 conference to announce that ESOA, the world’s only CEO-driven satellite organisation, is expanding to include satellite operators from the ITU’s region including Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
With the Nigerian Communication Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Limited as part of the roadmap, the new development highlights the importance the sector’s executives attach to leading a coordinated and impactful response to the global challenges and opportunities it faces.

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How we are combating piracy in PayTV ecosystem, MultiChoice MD

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Piracy in the payTV market is still on the increase, causing more economic harm than good despite regulations. The issue does not only affect MultiChoice as Pay TV operator, but also the nation’s economy in the long run. John Ugbe, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, in this interview with Emeka Aginam, highlighted ways to address the ugly trend. He said that one of the ways introduced by Multi Choice to address the issue is the introduction of more secure decoders.

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