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Nigerian mobile users to have vehicle registration encrypted using HID goID

HID Global, a vendor in secure identity solutions, announced it has partnered with Media Concepts of Lagos, Nigeria to deploy mobile IDs on Nigerian citizen smartphones using the new HID goID platform. Mobile IDs will be issued through the Nigerian Police Biometric Central Motor Registry vehicle registration card programme, which provides real time access to […]

SES satellite operator to provide platform for Nigeria Digital Switchover

Global satellite operator SES, signed a multi-year agreement with Cable Channels Nigeria to provide reliable and stable video platform. This is via SES’s prime orbital position 28.2 degrees East, for the provision of Digital Terrestrial Television and Direct to Home broadcast platforms in Nigeria. SES will utilise teleport services provided by its local partner Computer […]

Technology and infrastructure investment driving growth in East Africa

At the World Economic Forum on Africa, IHS announced new analysis on bright spots for economic diversification in sub-Saharan Africa. “The commodity super cycle may have ended, but there are certainly bright spots for investors across Sub-Saharan Africa,” said Natznet Tesfay, Director of Sub-Saharan Africa analysis at IHS Economics and Country Risk. Economic diversification and […]

Vodafone agency SapientNitro named Adobe Marketing Cloud partner

SapientNitro announced it has been named Adobe Marketing Cloud EMEA Growth Partner of the Year, by digital marketing and media solutions provider Adobe. The award, presented at Adobe’s Summit EMEA Partner Day, recognises SapientNitro, part of the Publicis.Sapient digital transformation platform, as a top-performing partner and celebrates the agency’s extraordinary growth in Europe, Middle East […]

Sage launches global ISV marketplace targeted at customers

Sage, the global vendor in accounting, payroll and payments, launched Sage Marketplace, a new global distribution platform for Independent Software Vendors to showcase their Sage developer add-ons. The Sage Marketplace is a single global site that showcases all apps developed for Sage products and will allow ISVs to sell add-on components which are integrated with Sage’s […]

Google donates 8,000 tablets to support children open source competition

Xprize Foundation, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and World Food Programme, announced a partnership for the $15 million global learning Xprize. This is a five year competition challenging teams to develop open source software that will enable children with limited access to schooling to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic. Xprize, a […]

Arrow Electronics recognised for its DigiTruck African classroom project

Arrow Electronics walked away with honours in the Corporate Social Responsibility category at the PR Week 360 Global Awards in London. Arrow won for its DigiTruck project, which is helping to close the digital divide in Africa. The DigiTruck is a mobile classroom or clinic that can operate off-grid in remote areas. Built from a […]

SES enabling broadband for Facebook’s entry into Sub Saharan Africa

SES, a global satellite operator, announced a satellite broadband deal with Facebook to provide high-speed broadband connectivity services to Sub-Saharan Africa. This agreement will support Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi programme that is part of their initiative to connect the world. Facebook, the world’s largest social media network, will deliver high speed broadband connectivity using three […]

Azuri Technologies expands pay as you go solar electricity into East Africa

Azuri Technologies announced the creation of Azuri East Africa, based in Nairobi, to consolidate its growing presence in the region. Azuri has appointed mobile industry leader and former Regional CFO of Eaton Towers, Snehar Shah, to lead its East Africa operations. The Nairobi office will bring together Azuri’s East African activities under a single operating […]

Asset heavy industries leading IoT adoption over service industries

The Internet of Things will move toward mainstream adoption in 2016 for many industries, according to the findings of a recent survey by Gartner. The online survey was conducted in November 2015 among Gartner Research Circle Members and included responses from 465 IT and business professionals spanning 18 business sectors in North America, EMEA, Asia […]

Skills, culture, leadership, limiting govt digital transformation

Despite the disruptive impact that digital transformation is having on organisations globally, it is still at the embryonic stage of maturity in government, according to the 2016 CIO Agenda survey by Gartner. Analytics, infrastructure and cloud computing continue to be the top three technology priorities for government CIOs, but shortages of skilled workers and rigid […]

Gartner revises worldwide IT spending downwards, projects -0.5% contraction

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to total $3.49 trillion in 2016, a decline of 0.5% over 2015 spending of $3.5 trillion, according to Gartner. This is a reduction from the last forecast of 0.5% growth. The change in the forecast is mainly due to currency fluctuations. “There is an undercurrent of economic uncertainty that is […]

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