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Comercio Cloud Computing Wins Huawei Cloud Partner of the Year 2018 Award

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Comercio Cloud Computing Limited, Nigeria’s premier indigenous cloud computing company, has been announced the winner of Huawei EBG: Cloud Solutions Partner of the Year Award on 20th March at Huawei Nigeria Eco-Connect 2019.

Aderemi Adejumo, CTO of Comercio Cloud, said the prestigious and coveted award further endorses Comercio Cloud’s success in delivering top-rated Cloud Solutions within the Nigerian local cloud ecosystem.

The company has in only two years proven to be a force to be reckoned with, providing Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Storage as a Service (SaaS), Backup as a Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery (DR) as well as providing industry specific solutions to support their clients varied needs in their Tier III infrastructure built by Construction Data Center and certified by the Uptime Institute, IT industry’s most trusted and adopted global standard for the proper design, build and operation of data centers globally.

The CTO of Comercio Cloud said that Nigeria’s premier indigenous cloud computing company is steadily attaining its mission of providing the Nigerian IT community and sub-region with quality cloud services, business information solutions, reliable and professional technical support, and unparalleled customer service by embracing good ethical business practices.

According to CTO of Comercio Cloud, Adejumo, there is a greater peace of mind when it comes to sitting on a local cloud platform such as the Comercio platform. “Our platform has a lower latency than offshore platforms. We have a number of advantages over the notable foreign cloud platforms. It takes on average less than 25% of the time to retrieve data from an offshore cloud platform.”

He explained that with Comercio Cloud adhering to international standards like the ISO 27001, (Information Security Management System) and ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), it is no surprise that Nigeria’s premier indigenous cloud computing company can with ease “provide bespoke services, engage their customers and guide their request to the optimum solution on their platform while bagging meaningful awards.”

 


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New National ID Card to Be Issued Via Banks- NIMC

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National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has said that the planned national ID card will be issued to applicants by their banks.

New National ID Card to Be Issued Via Banks- NIMC

NIMC said it is working with the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) to deliver the cards to applicants.

“The card will be issued through the applicants’ respective banks in line with existing protocols with the issuance of the Debit/Credit cards,” the agency said at the weekend update on its official X handle.

KEY FACTS ABOUT THE PROPOSED NEW GENERAL MULTIPURPOSE NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD

  1. The new National ID Card is a single, convenient, and General multipurpose card (GMPC) , eliminating the need for multiple cards—not three.
  2. The single GMPC has multiple use cases:…

— NIMC (@nimc_ng) April 12, 2024

It said applicants need to request their cards with their NIN “through the self-service online portal, NIMC offices, or their respective banks”.

“The card will be powered by the AFRIGO card scheme, an indigenous scheme powered by NIBSS,” NIMC said.

“The card can be picked up by holders at the designated center or delivered to the applicants at the requested location at an extra cost to be borne by the applicants,” the update read.


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NIMC Makes Clarifications on AfriGo, New National Domestic Card Scheme

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National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has said that the new national Identity card, powered by AfriGo Card, is a single card with multiple services.

NIMC Makes Clarifications on AfriGo, New National Domestic Card Scheme

NIMC made the clarification against the confusion and criticisms that have trailed the AfriGo Card , touted as a National Domestic Card Scheme.

NIMC is launching the AfriGo Card, in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigeria Inter-bank Settlement System (NIBSS), and has had appointed SecureID, a Lagos headquartered company to manufacture the Card Scheme

Making clarification on the card, Kayode Adegoke, head of Corporate Communications of the NIMC, said the General multipurpose card (GMPC) will eliminate the need for multiple cards.

“The new National ID Card is a single, convenient, and General multi-purpose card (GMPC), eliminating the need for multiple cards—not three.

“The single GMPC has multiple use cases: Payments/Financial, Government intervention/services, travel, etc.

“The National Identity Management Commission is working with the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System to deliver the payment and financial use cases.

“The card will be powered by the AFRIGO card scheme, an indigenous scheme powered by NIBSS. Applicants for the card will have to request with their NIN through the self-service online portal, NIMC offices, or their respective banks.

“The card will be issued through the applicants’ respective banks, in line with existing protocols with the issuance of the Debit/Credit cards.

“The card can be picked up by holders at the designated centre or delivered to the applicants at the requested location at an extra cost to be borne by the applicants,” he said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Visa Launches Subscription Management Solution

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The global subscription market is on a steady rise, expected to reach a staggering $406 billion by 2025. As the trend of consumers subscribing to services in sectors such as retail, food and more increases, so does the challenge of managing their payments.

Recognising this, Visa, a world player in digital payments, has announced the launch of Subscription Manager, a new, all-in-one service for financial institutions to provide Visa cardholders with a simple, convenient way to track their subscriptions, all from the palm of their hands.

In the era of subscription overload, consumers are grappling with the complexities of managing multiple subscriptions across a web of apps. Navigating through each platform’s unique terms can potentially lead to unnoticed charges, even after a subscription is cancelled.

Visa’s new Subscription Manager streamlines key aspects of recurring payments in one place, allowing cardholders to see where their card details are stored, view which recurring payments are attributed to their card, and stop recurring payments.

“Managing subscriptions can often feel like a maze, with consumers sometimes feeling trapped in a cycle of confusing charges,” said Kathleen Pierce-Gilmore, global head of Issuing Solutions at Visa. “Our goal is to make this process simpler and ensure cardholders know exactly where their money is going, and when.”

 


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