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October 30 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Thu Oct 30 2014, 08:27:36

Slovenia's Business School DOBA, in Kenya, is expected to spend slightly over USD 1 Million in the next 5 years in Kenya. According to DOBA, it is driving a public-private partnership program seeking to get employers in the 4 Kenyan cities to endorse e-learning and encourage employees to sign up and acquire new skills in

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Oct 30 2014, 08:10:18

According to the the RAM Group, it has cut the time needed to back up the IT systems supporting its always-on business by 95%. RAM revealed that this was due to company using Veeam software. Group IT Manager, Lance Soller stated that: "Our IT platform is a critical part of our business. We have 41

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Oct 30 2014, 07:47:24

Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers given that online shopping is in its infancy in the region. This is according to Sumesh Rahavendra, head of marketing for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa (SSA), who says the recently released 'Shop the World!' report reveals that emerging markets offer the highest growth potential for the eCommerce

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Oct 30 2014, 05:38:39

The Government of Burundi in conjunction with Huawei and Onatel officially commission the Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) project installations for Bujumbura. The Bujumbura MAN project is as a result of a grant from the Government of the People's Republic of China to the people of Burundi. The project shall be installed by Huawei Technologies Company

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Oct 30 2014, 05:26:53

According to Smart Telecom, it has set a budget of USD 300 Million in order to expand its telecommunications network's across a number of East African countries including Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi over the next five years. Smart Telecom originally launched its services in Uganda; however, the company revealed that it sees market potential across

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Oct 30 2014, 04:09:44

MTN South Africa has launched a new international calling promotion that will see customers being provided with the opportunity to call selected destinations from as little as 79 cents per minute. MTN will also introduce the new international calling bundle and subscription offers which will further discount the in-bundle rates to as low as 49c

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Oct 30 2014, 03:44:04

The Government of Rwanda has moved to accelerate its plans to transform Rwanda into a cashless economy and achieve 80 percent financial inclusion by 2017. Rwanda's commitment to using information and communications technology (ICT) for financial services was made as it officially joined the Better Than Cash Alliance, an initiative that works with governments, the

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Oct 30 2014, 03:11:24

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. announced 3 new ways for customers, providers and partners to gain the benefits of the cloud without compromising the control, flexibility or security of their data. First is Hitachi Cloud - Compute as a Service, a new managed private cloud solution that delivers

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Oct 30 2014, 02:38:49

Azimo, an online money transfer service,  has revealed that customers across Europe can now send money instantly to the mobile "eWallets" of M-PESA's 19 million subscribers in Kenya. Kenya boasts one of the highest global rates of mobile banking, with around 60% of all Kenyans sending or receiving money via their smartphone. Between January and

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October 29 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Wed Oct 29 2014, 06:40:43

Tigo has revealed that it is teaming up with Facebook to provide millions of Tanzanians with affordable Internet and free access to some basic online services through the app. The app will be available on October 29, and Tigo subscribers will have access to: AccuWeather; BabyCenter & MAMA; BBC News & BBC Swahili;

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