Friday May 29th, 2015
Friday May 29th, 2015
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Is ASUS transformer book world’s slimmest Windows tablet?

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Slim Windows tablet

ASUS Chairman also stated that “the ASUS Transformer Book Chi is the ultimate dream machine that wraps mobility, entertainment and productivity all into one beautiful device.” Also speaking at the launch was Intel Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Client Computing Group, Mr. Kirk Skaugen. Skaugen, whose company has been in partnership with ASUS for years said: “We appreciate the support of our longtime friend and strategic partner Intel on this journey in search of incredible.”

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A technology driven Nigeria in Uwaje’s world view

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Chris Uwaje

Known widely as the oracle of the Nigerian Information and Communication Technology, ICT sector, immediate past President of the Indigenous Software Practitioners of Nigeria, ISPON, Mr. Chris Uwaje has never been afraid of setting high targets for himself. His ideas of technology implementation in a society, particularly in Nigeria, at first, sound utopian. They hardly simmer down well to the ordinary mind. But at the end his blue prints become the pillar of sustainable national strategy.

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TD, EMC partner to drive technological innovation

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L-R: General Manager, EMC West Africa, Mr. Nicholas Travers; Managing Director, EMC, Levant and Emerging Africa Region, Mr. Nazim Fraijat; Chairman, Zinox Group, Mr. Leo Stan Ekeh; Executive Director, Technology Distributions, Mr. Etiene Etukudoh and Distribution Manager, EMC Emerging Africa Region, Mr. Ashraf Helmy at the official launch of the partnership between EMC and TD in Lagos.

The recently consummated partnership between global data storage giants EMC and Technology Distributions, one of the largest distributors of Information and Communication Technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa, has been heralded as a strategic initiative which will positively enhance technological innovation across the continent.

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7 ways SMEs can use Social Media to attract new customers

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Small and Medium Scale Enterprises, SMEs, are the fuel that drive the engine of every developed econmy all over the world. As Nigerians look forward to a new government, I believe that entrepreneurs must position themselves to increase monthly turn over and engender exponential cash flow by leveraging on social media. Here are seven things to do to take your business to the next level.

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3 tech savvy kids grab FG’s N1m largesse

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Tech-Savvy-kids

Three tech-savvy female secondary school students last week grabbed federal government’s N1 million Application Innovation Awards price sum in Abuja for overcoming the fear of technology. The three lucky lasses emerged victorious in the contest out of over 89 other entries for developing website and software applications on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Child Adoption and Health.

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SAP smart academy to equip Nigerian youths for tomorrow workforce

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YOUNG-YOUTH

As part of the initiative to provide Nigerian youths with the right skills to increase their chances of employ ability and make them more productive within the workplace, SAP Africa has launched Smart Academy. The project is aimed at promoting skills development on the continent and in alignment with SAP’s Skills for Africa programme.

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4,000 users to test-drive LG G4 ahead of global launch

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LG-G4

4000 users from 14 different countries will be given the opportunity to test-drive the LG G4 several weeks before the official release into the market. LG says that feedback from these users will help LG iron out any difficulties with the G4 before it hits the market. Commenting on the G4, General Manger, Mobile Communications, LG Electronics West Africa Operations, Mr. Steve Seungeui Lee said that “the G4 was designed to tackle two polar issues in the consumer base.

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Globacom nears 30m subscriber base

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Telecommunications company, Globacom, has said that almost 30 million subscribers across Nigeria are now on its network. National Sales Coordinator of Globacom for North West Operations, Samuel Edoho disclosed last weekend in Abuja at an award ceremony where the company was recognized as the network provider of the year 2014 by the Independent Newspaper Limited.

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Microsoft supports Accra Metropolitan Assembly, others with cloud computing

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Microsoft Ghana, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly and the Global Alliance of Mayors and Leaders from Africa and African Descent have signed an agreement to make the city of Accra, Ghana, Africa’s first ‘Centre of Excellence’, through the use of Microsoft’s CityNext applications.

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Walden University to host information session on online learning in Nigeria

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Walden University has concluded arrangements to host an information session about its graduate programmes in Lagos next month.

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Toyota assembly plant ready July — Ade Ojo

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From left: Chief Micheal Ade-ojo, Chairman TNL, presents star prize of Toyota Avenza key to Mr Olanipekun Smith of FirstBank Plc, while Mr. Henry Ade Ojuoko, Head Dealer Development and Special Projects, TNL, watched during the 2015 Toyota Customer Award Nite, in Lagos.

Chairman of Toyota Nigeria Limited, Chief Michael Ade Ojo has disclosed that a Toyota assembly plant will be ready in Nigeria between July and August this year. Chief Ade Ojo, who spoke during the 2015 Toyota Awards at the Civic Centre in Lagos, assured customers that Toyota has come to stay in Nigeria and would never be pushed aside despite what he described as “temporary go slow.”

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Air Conditioners, technology Nigerians can be thankful for

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The name, Willis Carrier, might not strike a chord amongst even technology enthusiasts. But for every blast from an air conditioner that cools you from the scorching heat, you have him to be thankful to. Carrier invented the first modern electrical air conditioning unit in 1902. Since then, individuals and corporations have built on his brain child to make the world a ‘cooler place’-literally. It was no wonder therefore, that when Samsung Electronics recently organised an Air Conditioner forum in Lagos, about 180 people were in attendance.

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Is it back to the basics with Blackberry Classic?

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Did Blackberry go prodigal? Did it miss its way, hiding its traditional rich enterprise features and outlook in a new look Blackberry 10 series?

Was Blackberry’s CEO, John Chen right, early 2014 when he noted that the way to track back to the successes that made the smartphone the toast of every business man in the days of yore, was to go back to the basics? The answer to these questions may actually be in the affirmitive looking at the latest offering, the Blackberry Classic.

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Microsoft Ghana, IICD launch online hub for job seekers, aspiring entrepreneurs

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Microsoft Ghana in partnership with the International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD), yesterday launched TizaaWorks, an initiative that would provide tools and resource to job seekers, aspiring entrepreneurs and school leavers.

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Racist search term points to White House in Google Maps

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Google Maps apologized Wednesday after it emerged that searches using racist language pinpointed the White House, home of President Barack Obama.

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Omatek preaches energy saving to Public offices, schools

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TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER: E.susu agent educating a rural customer

Indigenous computer manufacturer and provider of solar power solutions in Nigeria,Omatek Ventures Plc has said it is ready to offer solar power solutions to schools, small businesses and big organizations in the country, in a cost effective rate to ensure that the country’s quest for energy saving is realized. The company said that use of its solar/LED solution can result in provision of power and in significant operational and maintenance cost savings for factories, schools, public offices, hospitals, hotels and SMEs in the country.

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How IBM new capabilities shape customer analytics market

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A cross section of participants at the just concluded 2015 IBM Amplify conference held at San Diego, California, USA

At the customer analytics session, IBM explained how the solution could help brands acquire the right customers, optimize the customer experience, understand the customer journey, provide delightful service, and minimize fraud. The session among other things guided marketers, commerce and service teams on best practices and strategies for applying digital analytics, customer experience analytics, predictive analytics and social analytics to better understand customers, accelerate profitability and improve business outcomes.

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7 ways to connect, engage and remain relevant on social media

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Relevance is the key word in surviving in the technology industry and social media. The competition is fierce and your target audience is bombarded with several status updates and tweets every other minute. If you wish to get the attention of your fans and sustain it, here are 5 simple things to do. (1) Innovate or be stagnated: Innovation on Facebook refers to looking at a famous story from a different angle. Fans are tired of seeing the same old storyline, plot, picture and pattern. They yearn for novelty, for something new, for something outside the box. If you can provide this, you will hold them in stitches.

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NBC’s bombshell! ‘We can’t meet digital switch over deadline’

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“We are looking at ordering initial 1 million Set-top boxes in second week of July for Jos and its environs” he added. On the implication of missing the dateline, the DG said after June 17, 2015, no analogue channel TV station in the country will be protected by the ITU as there would be a lot of interference from stations from neighbouring countries.

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Ukodie marks 30 years of ICT journalism with three books

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Aaron Ukodie

One of the pioneers of Information and Communications Technology, ICT journalism in Nigeria, Mr Aaron Ukodie, will in July mark thirty years of Information and Communication Technology, ICT reporting. However, Ukodie has decided to tell the story of his sojourn in three books which he said would be launched that day. The books are “The Privatisation of NITEL: An Archetypal Government Agency”, “Nigeria’s Path to ICT Development” and “The Lead Story”.

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Echoes of BoICT Award:How rural service provision makes NCC Africa’s best regulator

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Figuratively, the whole of Africa stood still penultimate week, when the organizers of the Beacon of ICT, BoICT awards, announced that the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC was again, voted the Government Agency of the year, in the 2015 edition of the award ceremony. The award was keenly contested by African agencies both within and outside Nigeria, giving distinctive class and prestige to the winner.

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CBN, NIBSS lead banks to 2015 card expo in Lagos

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PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (L), DISPLAYING A DUMMY OF HIS NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD AT THE LAUNCH OF e-ID CARD IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (28/8/14). WITH HIM ARE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, DR AKINWUMI ADESINA AND BOARD CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL IDENTITY MANAGEMENT COMMISSION, PRINCE UCHE SECONDUS. BJO/NAN -

The Central Bank of Nigeria,CBN and financial institution partner, the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System, NIBSS, would lead array of banks who have indicated interest to this year’s d CardExpo in Lagos. Organisers of the annual CBN CardExpo Africa, Intermarc Consulting Limited said the 15th edition of the card conference and exhibition, has special focus on Card, Mobile, Identification and payment.

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Nigerian Tech start-up attributes success story to Microsoft support, mentorship

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Abiola Olaniran

By Emeka Aginam The success story of Abiola, the Chief Executive Officer of Gamsole, a mobile game apps development company that currently develops games for Windows phone mobile and Windows 8 PC must be interesting  to any start-up  in the technology ecosystem. The software code warrior whose games has over 9 million downloads around the

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Coscharis Technologies wins APC awards again

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Mr Cosmas Maduka

Coscharis Technologies recently received an award for its outstanding performance in West Africa from APC technologies at the APC’s Middle East and Africa, MEA conference which held in Budapest, Hugary. The award, according to APC, is in recognition of Coscharis Technologies for the innovation brought into the business of distribution, outstanding sales record and maintenance of the global standard of handling the APC brand in the Nigerian market.

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Slot Systems, Matrix begin phone trade-in-program

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Nigerian leading phone retailer, Slot Systems Limited in partnership with Matrix Certified Pre-Owned Nigeria Limited, a leading name in pre-owned devices have launched a “trade-in” program to enable customers trade-in their old phones for brand new ones.

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Homebase deploys IBM commerce solution to boost online shopping

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From left: Deepak Advani, General Manager, IBM, Commerce, Blake  Chandlee,Global Partnership, Facebook, Jo Kenrik, Director of Marketing, Homebase, David Walmsley, Director of Marks and Spencer, Ashu Garg, General Partner, Foundation Capital, and Jonah Berger, Associate Professor of Marketing, Whartson School  in a press conference Tuesday in San Diego, the United States of America at the IBM 2015 Amplify conference. Photo by Emeka Aginam

One of the UK’s largest home and garden retailers, Homebase has deployed IBM Commerce to provide highly personalized shopping experiences designed to meet the needs of online shoppers.

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How Twitter helps foster Nigerian SME growth

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Since its creation nine years ago, Twitter has become one of the most important and relevant platforms in the world.

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Fresh concern over e-mail, mobile phone hacking

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Despite efforts to fix vulnerabilities by security solution and internet service providers, e-mail, system and mobile phone hacking are increasing by the day, leading to loss of sensitive data and money for both organizations and individuals.

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Microsoft goes large with Lumia 640 XL

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Committed to supporting the Nigerian smart phone market with innovative products, Microsoft Devices has announced the availability of the Lumia 640 XL in Nigeria.

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Adplus360 adverts booking portal débuts

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With technology shaping socio-economic lives of Nigerians by the day, the Cheif Executive Officer of Adplus360 Software Company Limited , a subsidiary of HiiT Plc, Mr. Kayode Shobajo has urged start-ups in the country to embrace adplus adpreneur program. Adplus360 is Nigeria’s first and only online advert/media placement portal where an adpreneur can send advert,

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IBM invests $24bn in analytics technologies in 5 years

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The General Manager of International Business Machines, IBM, Commerce, Mr. Deepak Advani, has said that the IT firm has invested about $24 billion (about N4.8 trillion) in analytic technologies over the past five years.

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Georgia Aquarium increases revenue from email marketing with IBM Commerce

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From left: Deepak Advani, General Manager, IBM, Commerce, Blake  Chandlee,Global Partnership, Facebook, Jo Kenrik, Director of Marketing, Homebase, David Walmsley, Director of Marks and Spencer, Ashu Garg, General Partner, Foundation Capital, and Jonah Berger, Associate Professor of Marketing, Whartson School  in a press conference Tuesday in San Diego, the United States of America at the IBM 2015 Amplify conference. Photo by Emeka Aginam

Largest aquarium in the western hemisphere, Georgia Aquarium has said that its revenue from email marketing with the IBM Commerce has increased by 32%.

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