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VMware unveils vCloud for NFV with Integrated OpenStack to accelerate service innovation

VMware unveils vCloud for NFV with Integrated OpenStack to accelerate service innovation

VMware, the global leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure, today debuted VMware vCloud for NFV, an integrated Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) platform that will combine VMware’s production-proven virtualised compute, networking, storage and management solutions with integrated OpenStack support.  Read More

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Continual service improvement: key to tackling top ITSM challenges Continual service improvement: key to tackling top ITSM challenges A lack of understanding of ITSM and its impact on business hindered its effectiveness in 2014 ...
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NCS blames shoddy preparations for neglect of IT in electionNCS blames shoddy preparations for neglect of IT in election The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has blamed tardiness in project management, and challenges in logistics and ...
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Thursday 26 Feb

Advanced analytics and telecoms – a power combination

Telecommunications and advanced analytics are a symbiotic duo that can help fast track African development and revolutionise business, says LGR Telecommunications.»
Wednesday 25 Feb

Cameroon college gets affordable, quality Keepod devices

CAMEROON
Teaching and learning have since dramatically changed and improved at the College Socka Bongue in Cameroon thanks to the supply by Keepod of 650 computing devices and 26 laptops, with each device costing as little as US$7.»
Tuesday 24 Feb

Elephant census not ready for drone technology

BOTSWANA
Elephants Without Borders, a Botswana conservation project which is bankrolled by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has shelved the use of drone technology during future elephant census expeditions.»
Tuesday 24 Feb

Large organisations gear up to address aggressive cyber-security business disruption attacks

Although the frequency of a cyber-security attack on a large scale is low, by 2018, 40 per cent of large organisations will have formal plans to address aggressive cyber-security business disruption attacks, up from none this year, says Gartner.»
Tuesday 24 Feb

Indigenous technical skills critical to growth, says Skysat chief

NIGERIA
Skysat Technologies Limited CEO Izzat Debs says the conscious development of indigenous technical skills in Nigeria remains one of the ways of developing the ICT sector of the country to make it grow the nation’s GDP.»
Monday 23 Feb

Ivory Coast moves to close digital divide

IVORY COAST
The government of Ivory Coast has launched a project to help half a million families own IT equipment and connect to the internet in the next three years.»
Monday 23 Feb

Products and services to go on show at WATSE 2015

GHANA
Telecoms operators, smartphone companies, ICT service companies and other allied companies will showcase their products and services at this year’s  West Africa Telecom Summit and Expo (WATSE 2015), to be held on 21 – 22 May at Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.»
Monday 23 Feb

Insurance body: ICT essential

BOTSWANA
The newly established Insurance Institute of Botswana (IIB) says in this day and age it was virtually impossible for organisations, insurance companies included, to operate without incorporating ICT in every facet of their operations.»
Friday 20 Feb

Silicon Congo project to boost ICT entrepreneurship

CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE
ICT entrepreneurs in Congo Brazzaville have been given a platform to take off, grow and prosper by Silicon Congo, a new project launched early this week in the capital Brazzaville by the BantuHub Foundation.»
Thursday 19 Feb

Cisco opens 5th academy in Botswana

BOTSWANA
Cisco Systems has opened its 5th Cisco Academy in Botswana, with online curricula, virtual learning tools, instruction support as well as teacher training and professional development opportunities. »
Thursday 19 Feb

According to VMware the future of the SAN is virtual

Customers looking to deploy SAN based environments that can scale quickly, support software-defined computing and deliver on increased performance need look no further than VMware’s new Virtual SAN 6.»
Tuesday 17 Feb

Nigeria’s computer body urges revisit of e-voting

NIGERIA
The Nigerian Computer Society (NCS) has once again advised Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission and the government to heed its call to adopt electronic voting for the coming general elections.»
Friday 13 Feb

Accountancy School launches ICT Industry Skills Centre

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Accountancy College has launched the BAC ICT Industry Skills Centre (BIISC) at the new Twin Towers in Gaborone. »
Thursday 12 Feb

Kenyan ICT graduates get intern placements in international IT firms

KENYA
Over 100 crème de la crème ICT graduates from Kenyan universities are set to benefit with internship and mentorship training from the global IT companies thanks to the Presidential Digital Talent Programme (PDTP) launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta.»
Wednesday 11 Feb

Brazzaville to host Digital Universities 2.0 forum

CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE
Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, will host an exciting ICT forum on 27 February 2015 titled Les Universités du Numérique 2.0, (the Universities of Digital 2.0), an event aimed at highlighting the critical importance of ICTs in tertiary education and entrepreneurship.»
Tuesday 10 Feb

Samsung hands over Digital Village in Gabon

GABON
Samsung Electronics has handed over its seventh advanced Digital Village in Africa – this time to transform the lives of the community in Libreville, Gabon.»

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Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up

Kenya’s journey to Digital TV broadcasting took a new turn this week, when the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) accused three local media firms of intent to disrupt the process.