WHEN last week telecoms giant, MTN Nigeria, signed a $3 billion (about N470 billion) syndicated loan deal involving 17 Nigerian and seven foreign banks, watchers of the ICT sector were delighted at the growing importance of the sector in terms of foreign direct investment.
Nigeria has begun search for local e-content that has global relevance for the United Nation 2013 World Summit Award.
This year’s edition will be hosted by ICTA, the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka.
Retail foreign exchange, Travelex, last week commenced the pilot roll out of the recently strategic outsourcing partnership it had with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). This is even as it announced investment of over one million pounds (about N240million)in infrastructure, human capital development and equipment in its Nigerian operation
As the 2015 target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals( MDGs) approaches with wide debate as to what development goals the global community should set next especially on health, leading computer manufacturers, Dell, has embarked on a transformation agenda with the launch of its new Intel-powered tablet for healthcare system.
Procentric IQ, a leader in the development of commerce and industry in Africa and fostering the business that drives economic growth and technological advancement across the continent is delivering IT solutions to 100,000 students and 18,000 teachers in Ekiti State.
One of the leading commercial banks in the country, Heritage Banking company limited has partnered Infosys, a leading universal banking solutions provider for the deployment of Finacle banking solution.
Unless a sound intellectual property policies were created by Nigerian government to spur innovation in local economies, the fight against piracy may remain unabated, the global software giant, Microsoft has said.
MTN Business Next Titan has made its debut on national and terrestrial television stations. Aired, for the first time, weekend, the television reality show takes into account the current drive for entrepreneurship, among the over one million Nigerian youth population, from whom 16 selected contestants have been placed in an academy to be supervised and nurtured by seasoned entrepreneurs and international business consultants.
Nigeria, on Monday, joined other top countries of the world to launch the Mobile Number Portability. The scheme will give Nigerian subscribers the freedom to change from one network to another and still retain their number.
President of the Nigerian Computer Society, Sir. Demola Aladekomo has disclosed plans by the umbrella IT body to build a multi- million IT Park in Lagos while seeking regulatory approval from the Lagos state government.
It is unacceptable therefore, that with well over USD$54billion software revenue generation, India Software export revenue is more than 400% of what Nigeria generates from oil annually.
Premier mobile music download platform, Spinlet has developed a mobile digital distribution for African artistes to sell their music around the world.
Nigeria has begun search for local e-content that has global relevance for the United Nation 2013 world summit award.
This year series will be hosted by ICTA, the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka.
At the unveiling of Odyssey, a project to redefine the future of mission-critical computing last week in Lagos, HP has restated its commitment to transform the server market.
Telecommunications Services provider, Airtel Nigeria has declared its readiness to absorb the influx of requests from consumers who wish to port to its network as the long anticipated Mobile Number Portability (MNP) for GSM operators in Nigeria finally takes off
Wearable technology has actually been the in- thing among techie bugs, mobile geeks and device makers in recent times. But the rate at which iWatch or smart watch technology is getting the attention of major mobile device makers, we doubt if its not going to be the next big thing on offer. Sony Mobile at [...]
Mobile phone maker, Techno Mobile has rolled out its latest version of Android 4.0 Smartphones, the TECNO Q1 into the Nigerian market.
The global demand for smartphones, which boast web connectivity, high resolution touch-screen displays and access to application stores is at an all time high. In Nigeria the case is not different as it is highly sought after by individuals ranging from corporate executives to housewives who feel the need to be at the top of their game. Perhaps, this informed the introduction of the L series II smartphones by LG Electronics, recently.
What may distinguish HP’s new Scanjet 300 Photo Scanner, may not be its price tag. The new product is most probably, the first brand of scanner that is plug and play. It is easy to connect, as it comes equipped with a USB cable that can be connected directly into the PC, once the scanner software is installed.
Samsung Electronics, would in May release the fourth generation of its flagship Galaxy S series, the Samsung Galaxy S4, in Nigeria. The device will be introduced to the Nigerian market in Lagos on May 10, 2013.
In the eyes of tech enthusiasts, Sony Mobile’s flagship smart phone the Xperia Z, Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsungs Galaxy S3 are rivals. However, the differentiating factor in their quest to lead the market may just lie in the amount of aggressive marketing each applied.
People say that there has been more information in the past twenty years than ever before in the history of the world. Practically anything you search for on google will yield about 300,000 results. But with this information boom comes loads of challenges.
The National Office for Technology Acquisition, NOTAP was established in 1979 as an agency to register industrial property in Nigeria and ensure that it contributes to the process of narrowing the gap between Nigerian academia and industry before they can go international. In this interview, Director General of the agency, Dr. Umar Bindir bared his mind on some of activities of the agency and challenges facing the industry. Excerpts.
After competing with 11 teams from other tertiary institutions around the country at the Nigeria challenge finals held last week in Lagos, four software incubators from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ilefe, (OAU) and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (Lautech) Ogbomoso, Oyo respectively will fly Nigerian flag this summer in St Petersburg, Russia this summer at the worldwide finals.
Apparently trying to plug the loss in revenue from local internet contents hoisted outside the country, the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria, IXPN and its counterpart, the Nigeria Internet Registration Association, NIRA have caused a two day stakeholders forum tagged Local Internet Content Forum, LICF, to arrest the ugly trend.
At the just concluded business technology summit held in Uganda, Computer Warehouse Group (CWG) in collaboration with IBM and Infosys have introduced IT transformation solutions for the financial services sector in East Africa.
The new Permanent Secretary to the Communications Technology Ministry, Dr Henry Akpan last week, regretted why government has not properly harnessed facilities at the Nigeria Communications Satellite Company Ltd, NigComSat for nation building.
Tapping from the economic impact of software development in advanced counties, some local software developers have teamed up to set up an Information Technology Developer Entrepreneurship Accelerator, IDEA, to help boost the skills of young talented Nigerians in software development.