Hewlett-Packard (HP), an American multinational hardware and software corporation is ruing the colossal 600 million Euros loss to counterfeiting of IT software and hardware and is revving up its anti- counterfeiting campaign to stem the tide.
Though scale of counterfeiting problem has not been well documented, it is believed that the illegal business accounts for between 5-7% of world
Movius Interactive Corporation, a leader in communication applications has announced the latest release of its revolutionary CAFÉ platform.
With the release, service providers worldwide now have access to commercial version of Communication Applications Framework Engine enabling the flow of new relevant applications
The Communication Applications Framework Engine enables service
Etisalat Nigeria, the fastest growing and most innovative mobile service provider in Nigeria this morning the launch of a permission- and preference-based mobile advertising service, in collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent
Etisalat Nigeria is to deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s Optism, the software-based mobile marketing solution which allows subscribers to share their interests and preferences
IT News Africa, www.itnewsafrica.com has taken the wrapper off African Innovator Magazine, a quarterly magazine dedicated to the coverage of Information Communication Technology and its impact on Africa.
Chris Tredger, IT News Africa in a statement said that the first edition was officially launched in Johannesburg, South Africa on 31 July to
EMC has begun a “Youth IT Literacy Project” to provide the Iwerekun Community Senior Secondary School in the Lakowe area of Ibeju Lekki in Lagos State with an IT laboratory and computers.
As part of the project, EMC employees from across Nigeria and the MEA (Middle East and Africa) region volunteered their time at the 520-student school to install all the donated computers and
SkyVision Global Networks Ltd, the leading global provider of IP connectivity over satellite and fibre optic networks throughout Africa – today announced that it has acquired Afinis Communication SA (“Afinis”) from Monaco Telecom SAM (“Monaco Telecom”), a subsidiary of Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (“CWC”).
Afinis is a leading provider of connectivity solutions in francophone
Indigenous Software: SAHCOL got it all wrong! The purpose of this write up is to present an empirically informed understanding of the processes inherent in software development dynamics as a professional response by the Institute of Software Practitioners’ of Nigeria (ISPON) to statements and opinion published in the Nigeria Communications Week – Online version of Friday, August 3, 2012 (
Africa Rural Connect, an online project of the National Peace Corps Association, has announced the winners of its 2012 Young Farmers Idea Contest.
The online competition, which ran through the end of May, was designed to find new ways to engage young farmers in agricultural development in rural Africa.
“What this contest showed is in many ways Africa is ahead of the United States
Mouka Limited, leading Nigerian manufacturer of polyurethane-based products has reinforced its leadership in delivering innovative solutions and adding comfort to lives of its customers with the introduction of Mouka ‘Dial-A-Mattress’ concept.
With this concept, customers can now get Mouka’s mattresses, pillow, beddings and other polyurethane products delivered to their homes free of
Galaxy Backbone has been selected as a partner by the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) for provision of connectivity to ICT Centres in educational institutions across the country.
The Project supports PTDF’s commitment to improving the quality of technology education in Nigeria.
MTN Nigeria has deployed Ericsson’s latest wireless packet core network technology to boost its ability to serve subscribers and their growing data needs.
The Smart Services Router (SSR) 8020 platform allows operators to introduce newer, smarter functions and capabilities to enhance the mobile broadband experience for end users.
Lynda Saint-Nwafor, CTO of MTN Nigeria, said: “
Dr Ngozi OKonjo-Iweala, coordinating minister for the Economy and minister for Finance has called for the creation of a bank that will cater exclusively for financing need of women.
She said it is no longer a debate on whether there should be any investment on women, since such investment is the only way to sustain current growth across Africa.
“Hopefully, by October this year,
Insight, integrated marketing communications agency recently sent the largest delegation from Africa to the 2012 Cannes Lions Festival to garner inspiration, hub-nub with likeminds from agencies across the world and to foster new ideas, business relationships, social networks and strategic alliances.
This is in a bid to further firm up its commitment of proffering world-class integrated
The Standard Bank Group and JP Morgan have provided instrumental support in financing the acquisition price of oil mining lease in Nigeria (OML 30). Standard Bank will further provide the permanent long term financing for the company.
Shoreline Natural Resources Limited (Shoreline) reached an agreement with Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC), Total E&P
The Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria (CIBN) has concluded plans to create a framework for financing energy infrastructure in the country.
Speaking at a press conference in Lagos as a prelude to its Bankers’ Nite which will hold on the 18th of July, Bayo Olugbemi, CIBN Chairman, Lagos Chapter said the aim of the event is to lay ground works for bankers to share experience and bring
VDT Communications has graduated its first set of trainee engineers who had undergone six months modular training programme with the company. The programme comprised of 3 months of intensive class work and 3 months of attachment which involves working in all the departments in the company including Field Operations, Network Planning, Service Management and Project Management.
Sony, the leading consumer electronics brand has announced the launch of its VAIO line-up of notebook computers in Nigeria.
The new VAIO E Series, a range of notebooks that blend exceptional design with optimal performance for everyday use and the VAIO C series, which feature special edition colours and exciting patterns are two series which are now available in the Nigerian market.
Nigeria’s erratic public power sector would require an additional capital investment inflow of about $20 Billion over the next 36 months to maintain a steady output, dashing hopes of any quick fix to the country’s notoriously unreliable public power supply, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek can now report.
Also, last week, the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) confirmed long held public
A HP roundtable discussion has emphasized the vital role of intellectual property (IP) as a catalyst for economic, social and cultural prosperity as diverse panel urges consumers to respect innovation and reject counterfeits
Panelists agreed that more people would respect IP and avoid counterfeits if they had a better understanding of how trademarks and copyrights drive economic
Prof. Cleopas Angaye, Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has called on all stakeholders to support the move to ensure that girls are properly drafted into the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) profession in Nigeria. The NITDA boss was speaking in the light of the upcoming International Girls In ICT Day event being organised
A global leader in consumer electronics, LG Electronics, has unveiled its new Multi V III Solo air conditioner to the Nigerian market. The move came as LG looks to place more emphasis on its business to business in Nigeria, where the demand for energy-saving technology is growing rapidly. The launch of the Multi V III Solo which is LG Electronics’ newest HVAC solution is evident of the
Maltina, Nigeria’s premium non-alcoholic beverage drink has reiterated its support towards Federal Government’s drive of a cashless society. According to Maltina, this has reflected in the technological process deployed to rewards cash winners in the ongoing National Consumers Promotion tagged “Maltina Sharing Happiness Promo”. The promo is coming with a brand proposition of five new homes in
As the International ICT Girls Day Celebration event organised by eBusiness Life Communication approaches, the Association of Telecommunications Company of Nigeria (ATCON), the umbrella body for telecom companies operating in Nigeria, has formally endorsed the event.
A message from the Association’s Secretariat disclosed that ATCON and its members have an objective of promoting all
Fidelity Bank Plc was among few Nigerian banks that won the Euromoney Project Finance Telecommunications Deal Award of the Year for the $650million funding deal for Etisalat Nigeria, a member of the Mabadala Group. The bank was given the award in recognition of its capabilities and achievements in implementing project finance deals in Nigeria and across Africa during the past year. Other banks
Mastercard and Comviva, a leader in providing mobile solutions beyond Value Added Services (VAS) have announced a strategic partnership to launch a first-of-its-kind open loop Mobile Money Partnership Program. Comviva and MasterCard will help the more than 2.5 billion financially underserved consumers globally to gain access to mainstream financial services via their mobile phone. Building
Buoyed by constant innovation, FirstBank has progressively demonstrated that its product offering transcends the regular lending, deposits, trade and treasury products, to the development of financial solutions that enable business owners serve their clients efficiently.
The bank’s introduction of specialized products designed to help small business grow and expand has been providing
MobileMoney regulation, international remittances and agency banking will be a major focus at the 2nd Mobile Money West Africa summit which will be held at the Lagos Orientals Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria on March 5th and 6th.
The regional event which is devoted solely to mobile financial services will host leading knowledge matter experts in the mobile money space from US, Europe, Africa and
Mainstreet Bank Limited has embarked on a comprehensive overhaul of all the products on its service line to make them more responsive to the changing needs of its customers.
Most of the bank’s products were inherited from the legacy bank (Afribank) which existed for 50 years before it gave way to the all-new Mainstreet Bank in August last year. Quite a number of the products had been in
Ericsson has unveiled its new extended suite of m-commerce solutions and services, designed to accelerate access and interconnection between the emerging m-commerce eco-system and the financial world to fast track the next generation of mobile financial services.
The company is launching two new services ahead of Mobile World conference 2012 within its m-commerce portfolio – Ericsson
CellTrust Corporation, leader in secure mobile messaging and communication has announced the company’s acquisition of Revmobile, a mobile marketing company.
Through the acquisition, CellTrust will expand its mobile marketing platform to include RevMobile’s many products including the VMarketer white label marketing platform, which enables marketing and advertising agencies to build and