Tuesday July 7th, 2015
Tuesday July 7th, 2015
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Nigeria needs more awareness, not legislation on collocation — Coker

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We don’t turn back attention from Small and Medium scale Enterprises. Some of the things we do with our reseller partners are particularly targeted at SMEs. We provide opportunities for SMEs to have base technologies that are the same standard. We package out the solutions specifically for the SMEs. Do you know what would transform SMEs in this country? Cloud computing.

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Nigeria drops in Networked Readiness ranking

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“Africa can make massive strides in connecting more citizens and bringing about positive social and economic change by improving its Networked Readiness. With political will and commitment from the private sector, progress can be made in bringing the benefit of ICTs to more people. We are already facing the next wave of the Internet – the Internet of Everything (IoE) –Africa needs to prioritise ICT development if it is to benefit from the new experiences and efficiencies that the IoE will bring,” Ogunlade added.

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SAP, Hartford Green Consulting showcase SAP business one solution

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SAP West Africa in collaboration with one of its partners, Hartford Green Consulting showcased the SAP Business One Solution at the just concluded 10th Leap Africa CEOs forum held in Lagos recently.

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Dell receives recognition from Gartner across enterprise product lines

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As a result of its innovative products and services to its customers, IT industry analyst firm, Gartner Inc. has recognized Dell across enterprise product lines.

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ACW: 20, 000 African children to participate in software code workshop

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SAP Africa has announced the launch of the inaugural Africa Code Week (ACW) with the go-live that is expected to attract no fewer than 20,000 children across African continent this October.

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We are working with African governments to address the connectivity challenge, Google reassures

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Daniel Sieberg

Daniel Sieberg is Google’s head of media outreach across services like Google+, Google Earth/Maps, Google Trends and many more. Sieberg who spoke with Emeka Aginam during recent Google Travel Event for Journalists in Europe, Middle East and Africa, EMEA, held in Madrid, Spain, talked about the Google digital map and how the app can help

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Intel created new core M processor to fill gap in PC ecosystem — Oluwatobi

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Oluwatobi

The Enterprise Technology Specialist of Intel, Shada, Oluwatobi, has said that the Chip maker maker created the new Intel Core M processor in order to fill a gap in the market place. Oluwatobi who spoke to Vanguard in an interview recently in Lagos disclosed that before the introduction of the Intel Core M processor, there was no solution that delivered high performance within a thin, fanless design.

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Nigerian student wins Microsoft social good contest

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Microsoft has announced the result for the 2015 Youth Spark Challenge for Change, a contest that asked young people from around the world to submit an idea to address a social issue through technology in their communities.

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Twitter’s periscope app zooms into world map

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Periscope

Periscope, Twitter’s mobile app that allows users to stream live videos from their phones to the internet, recently released an iOS update that makes it easier for users to find videos from around the world. Among other new features, the app now includes an interactive world map that displays the locations of available live feeds.

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BOI’s new apps pave digital future for SMEs

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Telecom-mast

Experts have proved that in Nigeria, and indeed across the world, Small and Medium scale Enterprises, SMEs, are the lifeblood of any economy. What is even a more obvious fact is that the world today is a global village powered by Information and Communications Technologies, ICTs. In this era of web 2.0, ICT is no longer just an independent phenomenon in itself; it permeates every aspect of human life.

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Intel’s response to ICT gender divide

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ED, WITIN, Martha Alade, Director of Education, Ministry of Women Affairs & Poverty Alleviation, Mrs. Yetunde Akin-Taylor,  ?MD, Intel West Africa, Olubunmi Ekundare, ED, Junior Achievement Nigeria(Partner), Ehizefua Edeh and ED, Women Technology Empowerment Center (Partner), Oreoluwa Lesi at the Intel “She Will Connect” Media Capacity Training session with Female ICT reporters in Lagos.

Girls run the world. Even before singer Beyonce’s hit song, this phrase already enjoyed worldwide attention. Across Nigeria, it is synonymous with another popular phrase: “What a man can do, a woman can do better.” As great these might seem for the advancement of the fairer sex, the figures in education, economic empowerment and even access to Information and Communication Technology prove that it would take a lot more effort for women to truly run the world.

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Women in ICT: A game changer in NCS 2015 election

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Women in ICT

With the participation of more women in the Nigerian Information Technology ecosystem, the game is changing, closing the existing gender gap. Although recent report by the Broadband Commission Working Group on Broadband and Gender report has indicated that women account for fewer than 20% of ICT specialists in developing economies, the participation of more women in the 2015 Nigerian Computer Society international conference to elect new leadership will be a game changer.

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Four magic steps to creating workable social media strategies

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Become an Expert. If you want to influence people on social media there is one shortcut – become a renowned expert. Fans and friends have no problems trusting a well established brand like say MTN or an entertainment brand like Don Jazzy. That is why they get retweets easily on Twitter. They have loyal fans and friends.

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TD @ 16, re-strategizes for increased market share

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

“Apart from empowering more start-ups in the field, the run rate business and our relationships with partners, OEMs and solutions providers will be key. Internally, we have also done a rigorous review of our entire operations for better output in the new financial year. We have recruited more capable hands in key areas of the business and also diversified the TD Solutions arm into the Volume and Value segments as part of our strategies to take control of the market place.”

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How telecom finds protection in new cybercrime law

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Cyber-crime

The integration of computer technology as a global issue, where the economy of most nations in the world becomes accessible through the use of Information communication and technology, has left countries like Nigeria open to many cyber risks. In such states, proper law to check Cybercrime becomes an eluding factor in cyberspace transactions. Computer related crimes become so endemic, that the economy feels the impact negatively.

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NBTI unveils entrepreneurship scheme to empower Youth Corps members

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Entrepreneurship

Poised to bolster job creation and wealth generation among the youth, the National Board for Technology Incubation, NBTI, has introduced an entrepreneurship scheme called Youth Corps Business Empowerment Initiative, YCBEI. The scheme is designed to train and empower not less than 300 Youth Corps members on entrepreneurial skills at the end of every service year nationwide under the programme.

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LG launches selfies conscious G4 smartphone in Nigeria

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LG Electronic, maker of the acclaimed selfie conscious smartphone, LG G4 is ready to bring the smartphone to Nigeria. In fact by Friday, the smartphone will be launched in the country, apparently flagging off competition among Nigerian fashion lovers and style impresarios on who will first grab the device.

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70% of world’s population will use smartphones by 2020 – Ericsson

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Latest study from Ericsson Mobility Report released yesterday has indicated that 70 percent of the world’s population will be using smartphones in 2020 , while and 90 percent will be covered by mobile broadband networks.

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Lenovo releases first projector smartphone at global tech conference

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DemonstratING its technology leadership and innovation credentials , global PC maker, Lenovo, has released the world’s first smartphone with a built-in laser projector that allows users to create a virtual touchscreen or keyboard on any surface.

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Apple unveils subscription music streaming service

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IPAD/PHONE

Apple made its play to shake up online music Monday with a new subscription service allowing users to stream songs, listen to playlists and connect with performers.

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Hewlett Packard hosts customers in Lagos, Abuja

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Hewlett Packard, leading technology giants, would be hosting its customers and partners at the Technology Tour 2015 in Lagos and Abuja.

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‘unsafe noodles': Nestle charged to pay damages to India

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India’s government is preparing to seek damages from Nestle after a food scare involving excessive lead in its hugely popular Maggi noodles sparked a nationwide recall, an official said Monday. The consumer affairs ministry is to seek an undisclosed amount of compensation from the Swiss giant for false advertising after the food safety regulator branded the noodles “unsafe” and “hazardous”.

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Tecno reinvents music in BOOM J7

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The Tecno Q! smartphones

Poised to give music enthusiasts the satisfaction they have been craving for, Tecno mobile, makers of Tecno mobile phones and androids, has unveiled BOOM J7, the number one music phone into the market. This device is designed with an application called Boom Player, which helps you download all the latest songs of your choice. The device also has songs from famous Nigerian artistes like, 2face, Ice Prince among others.

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Buhari’s government: ICT stakeholders set digital agenda, list expectations

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Although technology was at the centre of the just concluded 2015 elections, Nigerian IT practitioners have expressed fresh concern saying that Nigeria may not reap the benefits of digital economy of the 21st century unless the present government listens to the wake up call of making Information Technology the centrepiece of national development mission.

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Is ASUS transformer book world’s slimmest Windows tablet?

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If there is anything ASUS is known for, it must be its quality range of 2-in-1 laptops that can be used both as a laptop or tablet. The company however has more to its name as one of the world’s leading laptop brands maker and the number one brand in Taiwan.

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SAP throws weight in 4th HR leaders in Africa forum

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Market leader in enterprise application software, SAP West Africa has been announced Silver Sponsor of this year’s HR Leaders in Africa Forum. An annual event, HR Leaders Africa Forum 2015 which is fourth in the series is tagged: Unlocking the Power of Human Capital to Tap Africa’s Growth Potential. The forum has been engineered to

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2015 Imagine cup: Team Nigeria, 32 others advance to global finals

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A cross section of Team Nigeria

Their project, AsthmaVisor is a phone app,synthesized with an external hardware to provide real-time monitoring of asthmatic patients. The solution monitors and supervises asthmatic patients’ health statuses and environmental conditions and gives early warning signals to pre-defined emergency contacts if a threat to a patient’s health exists, alerting them of the situation and the location of the patient.

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Re-thinking capability readiness of the public service

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Omobola Johnson

lDeveloping and obtaining presidential approval for a National Broadband Plan (2013-2018). lDevelopment of a National e-Government Master Plan. lStandardization of the websites of Federal Government Ministries and agencies. lAdoption of the ‘.gov.ng’ domain name across Federal and state governments. lCreation and adoption of “@fedcs.gov.ng “ email address system for all Civil Servants. lCreation of the Council of Heads of ICT of Federal Government MDAs to engender unity of purpose in implementation of ICT budgets within the FGN.

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Lessons from New Media conference

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Learning is a journey, and not a destination. I attended the New Media Conference organized by Tosin Olori Supergal at the Terra Kulture event center in Lagos, and listen to various topics related to social media. I will be sharing what I learnt at the event with you. The speaker is Adekoya Adetola, and he talked about building an entertainment brand on social media. His 4 tips are:

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Battle for NCS Presidency: Pre-election polls favour Uwaje

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Chris Uwaje

By Friday, July 22, 2015, members of the Nigerian Computer Society, NCS, will head to the polls in Akure, Ondo State during the international conference to elect the IT icon that will steer the ship of the society for the next two years. Whoever wins would become President of the umbrella organization of all Information Technology Professionals, Interest Groups and Stakeholders in Nigeria.

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Airtel launches MPLS for Enterprise Customers

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The victorious Jos team celebrating their victory over team Port Harcourt in the final match of the Airtel Rising Stars national tournament played at the Agege Township Stadium, Lagos recently.

In a bid to enhance connectivity options for its corporate customers, telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria, has launched a secure Multiprotocol Label Switching, MPLS, network.

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TD, EMC partner to drive technological innovation

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From left: 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.

“We are happy to officially welcome Technology Distributions into our Business Partner Programme. Our delight further stems from TD’s status as one of the biggest and most structured ICT distributors in Nigeria and the West African region as a whole. In view of our desire to make further in-roads into Sub-Saharan Africa, we are confident that this partnership with TD will undoubtedly accelerate the rate of access to the wide range of innovative solutions that EMC is known for world-wide.”

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