Monday April 21st, 2014
Monday April 21st, 2014
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Local content: ISPON calls for fairness in software pricing

  /   in Technology 12:00 am   /   Comments

WHILE the country loses billions of naira annually to heavy patronage of foreign software by Nigerians and multinational companies operating in Nigeria, the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON), has called for firmness in software pricing in both local and foreign software.

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Huawei grows profit by 34% globally in 2013

  /   in Technology 7:16 pm   /   Comments

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, Tuesday, announced a 34 per cent growth in its profit for the 2013 financial year.

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Broadband revolution: NCC to issue infrastructure coy licences in May

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Broadband

As Nigeria approaches another threshold of revolution in the telecommunications sector, the Nigerian Communications Commission, yesterday, announced that it will issue seven new infrastructure companies, InfraCos, licences before the end of 2014.

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IBM’s cognitive computing to address Africa’s challenges

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ALL apprehensions over IBM’s claim to have developed a technology that can solve Africa’s problems, disappeared by the time participants at the just concluded IBM Cognitive Colloquium,toured the IBM research lab at the Catholic University, Nairobi, Kenya.

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SAP Africa partners Nosmay to deliver cloud as service

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The global market leader in enterprise application software, SAP has announce its first Managed Cloud as a Service (MCaaS) partnership with Nosmay Company Limited in Ghana

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Microsoft delivers Office for rival Apple’s iPad

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Microsoft unveiled a version of its popular Office software suite for iPad tablets Thursday as the company’s new chief moved to expand its “Internet cloud” footprint.

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Technology transfer: FG, Huawei boost IT education with N315m

  /   in Technology 6:43 pm   /   Comments

As part of its technology transfer commitment in providing more training opportunities to Nigeria in 2014, the Vice President of the leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, Huawei West Africa, Mr. Hover Gao has disclosed that the company in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Communications Technology, FMCT have committed about N315 million in ICT trainings in Nigeria.

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Who keeps the N647m QoS fine: Subscribers queue behind NCC

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Hitech-toon

MAJORITY of Nigerian telecom subscribers at the 10th year anniversary of the NCC organised Consumer Parliament, at the weekend, in Lagos, seemed to have agreed with the position of Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC on the N647million penalty it imposed on three operators over poor telecom services.

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Verve joins EMVCo as associate programme

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Prominent African payment card scheme, Verve International, has joined EMVCo as a Business and Technical Associate. As part of the EMVCo Associates Programme, Verve will provide input into the enhancement of existing, and creation of future EMV Specifications for payment technologies. Verve will also advise on strategic business and implementation issues relating to the use of the EMV specifications globally.

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Digital Africa 2014 to double as World Electronics Forum

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THE Chief Executive Officer of Digital Africa, Dr. Evans Woherem, has said the 2014 edition of the conference would also serve as a platform for the 19th edition of the World Electronics Forum.

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NIGCOMSAT boss assures MDAs of adequate bandwidth supply

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In order to reduce the recurrent cycles of capital flights by corporate organisations and government agencies and bring down cost of doing business via internet, Acting Managing Director, Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) limited, Ms Abimbola Alale has assured that the company has enough bandwidth for all corporate organisations and MDAs.

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NSN opens office in Lagos, reassures on service delivery

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THE Senior Vice President of Middle East and Africa region, of Nokia solutions and networks, NSN, Mr. Igor Leprince, at the opening of its office in Lagos, last week, expressed his company’s commitment to improving connectivity in Nigeria.

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ISPON to Jonathan: Include software experts in probe panel of NIS

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WHILE condemning the management of the recent nationwide recruitment tests by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) that led to loss of lives, the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) has urged President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to urgently consider the inclusion of the software professional association in the membership of the panel in order to provide expert insight to the considerations given or otherwise to modern, software-driven best practice in exercises of this nature.

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120 youths get NITDA’s business process outsourcing training

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THE National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA has graduated a total of 120 youths in Business Process Outsourcing, BPO.

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Huawei showcases cutting edge solutions at CeBIT 2014

  /   in Technology 6:39 pm   /   Comments

Leading information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, Huawei, at the just concluded CeBIT 2014. Under the theme, “Connecting Business Opportunities in A Better Way”, showcased its comprehensive ICT product and solution portfolio and ICT infrastructure innovations.

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All iPhones in Nigeria not authorized for the market

  /   in Technology 12:12 am   /   Comments

The new iPhone 5C is displayed during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California.

Wait a minute! Could this be true-That all the iPhones in Nigeria have no official record? Does that mean that all the iPhones used by Nigerians came from either the back door or are at best not authorized?

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Africa urged to embrace cognitive computing to address local challenges

  /   in Technology 7:17 pm   /   Comments

The ability of African continent to sustain economic growth will depend largely on how quickly it can shift attention from traditional commodity markets to modern economic structures that focus on congnitive technology driven development to address local challenges.

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2014 Imagine cup: Microsoft begins search for best tech students

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winners-imaginecup

Devices and Services giant, Microsoft Nigeria has begun search for best technology studenst in Nigeria to participate in its 2014 annual Imagine Cup student technology competition aimed at encouraging students to create imaginative technology solutions that can solve some of the world’s toughest problems.

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ICT infrastructure: African governments not spending enough money – IBM

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The Chief Scientist of IBM Research Africa, Dr. Uyi Stewart has said that African governments are not spending enough money in building Informationa Communication Technology Infratsructure to leapflog into the information age which is the most valuable commodity.

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African continent accounts for 10% global cybercrime incidents – IDC, NUS

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While governments are increasingly partnering with local associations and vendors to combat the scourge of piracy and the associated risk of cybercrime, a joint new study by IDC and the National University of Singapore (NUS), has revealed that African continent account for ten percent of global cybercrime incidents.

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Investment in tech start-ups will grow software market — Johnson

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*Communications Technology Minister, Omobola Johnson

To bridge the funding gap that plagued Nigerian technology companies and also realize the potentials of the software industry in the 21st century knowledge society, the Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, has said that investments in the technology start-ups will grow indigenous software industry.

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“A connected world leads to higher productivity”

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Dare Ogunlade, the General Manager Cisco, Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra-Leone, cuts the picture of a workaholic. Even when he buries his big frame behind a portable laptop in his cosy Victoria Island office knocking away on the key boards, all it takes to bring him to life is a question on connected world or Internet of Everything, IoE.

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Nigeria and the challenges of cyber crime

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In 1982 and 1983, the first desktop computers began to appear, many were equipped with operating system called Berkeley UNIX which includes Network Software – which allows relatively easy connection to the Internet.

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End of life for Windows XP exposes computers to viruses – Microsoft

  /   in Technology 11:37 pm   /   Comments

Less than month to Windows XP end of service (April 8th 2014), the software giant Microsoft has warned that after April 8th 2014, computers currently running Windows XP will no longer receive critical security patches and updates, leaving them increasingly vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware, and the growing risk of cyber-attacks that can steal or damage personal information and business data.

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Microsoft Nigeria gets new country manager, Kabelo Makwane

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Kabelo Makwane

The software giant, Microsoft, has announced the appointment of Kabelo Makwane as the company’s new country manager for Nigeria.

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Tech lessons from Apple’s

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IPAD/PHONE

I was not surprised, when Co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak who MTN Nigeria last week brought to Nigeria, advised Nigerian leaders to develop economy with technology. There couldn’t have been a better advice considering how technology has turned many economies around.

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As Trafficbutter makes life easier for road users…

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Have you ever been stuck in serious traffic? The sweat incensed, heat induced, bladder tormenting, thief infested, time wasting hopelessness that makes you wish you could fly, walk on water or simply pull a disappearing act. Though these could be impossible, there is an app that comes close to saving the Nigerian commuter from being stuck in traffic.

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Samsung new Galaxy S5 boasts health with heart rate sensor

  /   in Technology 9:45 pm   /   Comments

Galaxy-S5

Through its relentless innovation and discovery, Samsung Electronics West Africa has introduced into the smart phone econ-system Samsung Galaxy S5 with a built-in heart rate sensor that enables new features in the S Health 3.0 app, as well as a finger print scanner that puts it on par with Apple’s TouchID feature on the iPhone 5S.

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Juwah accentuates Nigeria’s broadband potentials at Barcelona MWC

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NCC boss, Juwah

Following the bidding process for the 2.3GHz spectrum auction in Nigeria, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Dr. Eugene Juwah, at the just concluded GSMA Mobile World Congress held recently in Barcelona, Spain was given a rare privilege of addressing the cream of the global telecom stakeholders at the Ministerial Programme where he elevated the potentials of Nigeria’s broadband programme.

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Samsung enters market with NX30 smart camera

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NX30 smart camera

Expanding its camera range, one of the leaders in the digital media and digital convergence technologies, Samsung Electronics has introduced professionally-inspired compact system camera NX30, a high-performance device featuring wireless network connectivity and compatibility with a broad range of devices.

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N647m QoS penalty:We paid in agony, operators cry out

  /   in Technology 12:55 am   /   Comments

Deolu-Ogunbanjo

THE three operators, MTN, Airtel and Globacom affected by the Nigerian Communications Commission’s hammer penultimate week, over poor quality of services, may have paid the penalty in agony.

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Firstmonie secures $12m from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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In apparent move to boost the nation’s financial inclusion drive, the mobile payment solution from First Bank of Nigeria Ltd, Firstmonie has secured a grant of $12million US dollars from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to execute the project.

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