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Operators Learn Modern Trends at CRD Seminar

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In a bid to improve quality of service provided by courier operators and to expose them on the ways things, Courier Regulatory Department (CRD) of the Nigerian Postal Service (Nipost) last week gathered stakeholders in the industry to a seminar.

The title of the 2-day seminar "Modern Trends in Courier Business" coincided with one of themes of the ongoing Universal Postal Congress in Switzerland."The Post : Opening the Doors for World Trade for the Smallest Businesses" is similar to Modern Trends in Courier Business as both strive to inculcate in people the requisite information needed to start a courier business or turn around already existing one.

The postal sector is an essential component of the global economy and therefore prone to the shocks and behaviors of the external environment.

The modern day 21st century , old ways of doing business including running errands are now paving way for modern trends especially with the information age that has tended to restructure the scope and shape of business concerns.

The Courier Regulatory Department in responding to this change which is coming on the heels of its previous successful lecture tagged "Government-Operator Interface in Courier Business" held in April, redesigned the content and this time tried to equip courier professionals with the fundamentals needed in operating a modern and profitable courier business.

Olaniran Fafowora, national customers manager, DHL was one of the resource persons and he brought his wealth of experience spanning decades in the banking and courier industry to bear when he handled Mailroom Management on the first day of the lecture.

Mailroom which he defined as a room, in which incoming and outgoing mails are handled for a company or other organizations, is no doubt a modern system which many organizations are adopting. Because most of these organizations want to concentrate on their areas of competencies, there is therefore the need for them to outsource some of their services outside their core competencies to other companies that specialize in those areas. Courier companies become favored to manage and operate mailrooms that have become the nucleus of information for most companies.

Mailroom management as espoused by Fafowora, is the planning, organizing, controlling both human and capital resources of incoming and outgoing mails and parcels within the mailroom in the most efficient and effective manner to achieve the organization’s objective.

To drive his point, Fafowora took participants to various areas of mailroom management including the setting up of a mailroom, the organizational structure, securing the mailroom, functions of the mailroom, proposed set up, among others while the second speaker, Adetola Olabajo, executive director, Errand Express delved into Courier Service Network which is another important area in the modern day business that involves the courier.

A courier service network in a courier and logistics industry as given by Olabajo refers to a chain of offices opened and linked together in order to perform complimentary services for each other so that the organization’s goals are achieved.

While taking participants at the event to so many areas things to consider in networking, Olabajo said that with networking, you already the power of courier service even as he told the audience that there were so many innovations possible in the courier industry with network and that courier is no longer limited to a physical office. Mail Delivery Management, Track and Trace and Fleet Management were also deliberated upon on the second day of the interesting seminar that witnessed large turnout of courier practitioners.


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Glo Simplifies Customers’ Access to Company’s Information

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Globacom has demystified what used to be a cumbersome task of getting company’s information from its website, a situation that had in the past, frustrated several customers from getting relevant information from company’s website.

It is now easy for companies and organizations to give their stakeholders free access to their websites through a service called Sponsored Data on the Globacom network.

Through the service, customers and other members of the public will be able to browse the website of the sponsoring company even when the members of public have no active data subscription.

Explaining the service, Globacom said companies would be able to buy data buckets and subsequently allow their existing and prospective customers or any other member of the public to access their websites, apps and other data services without having to expend their own data. The cost of access by the end-user is borne by the sponsoring companies.

Globacom in a statement disclosed that Sponsored Data service is a more targeted and effective method of inducing trial of the sponsoring company’s digital products as well as free trial and free sampling of its content.

The telecom operator said the service would give better return on investment (ROI) to the sponsoring companies, adding that it will facilitate over 70 per cent increase in customer engagement and foster incremental revenue through the engagement of new customers. The company said this service would be particularly beneficial to betting companies, IT and Technology companies, manufacturing concerns, banks, schools and others.

Globacom said staff of the sponsoring companies who are on the Glo network could also benefit from the sponsored data plans.

According to Globacom, there are various options for companies and organisations wishing to use the sponsored service as they are free to choose from sponsored data buckets ranging from 200GB to 50TB, according to their needs.

Globacom said “the plans are already available on the network and are valid for renewable 30 days.”

Globacom said it would continue to come out with solutions that would boost customer’s experience, especially at the period of CoVID-19 that has increased online activities of organisations, since most customers and staff of organisations have shifted to online activities in order to align with the new normal, brought about by COVID-19 pandemic that has negatively impacted on businesses.


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Join Inlaks Live TechTalk Edition on Hyosung’s Revolutionary MV 100 ATM Model

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Inlaks, the leading Information Technology Systems Integrator specialised in the deployment of highly scalable ICT Infrastructure solutions, will on Monday September 28, deploy the second edition of its virtual thought leadership segment called “TechTalk”.

Techtalk which was formerly a pre-recorded segment hosted on the organisations YouTube channel has now transitioned into a live virtual event across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The virtual edition kicked off in August 2020 with a segment on Financial Crime Mitigation, honing in on the superiority of Temenos Financial Crime Mitigation Solution with Emmanuel Orororo, Sales Manager, Financial Business, Inlaks.

The 2nd edition of Tech Talk promises to offer the same measure of insights as it dives into the world of Automated Teller Machines (ATM) with a focus on MoniValue 100, a revolutionary ATM solution by Hyosung TNS. The MoniValue 100 is especially adapted to the present times as it is a cardless, contactless and changeless solution.

Join this virtual event live by logging on to any of the social media pages below on Monday, 28th September 2020. YouTube: Inlaks, Facebook: InlaksNg, Twitter: Inlaks, Instagram: InlaksNg

Inlaks is a leading system integrator in Sub-Saharan Africa. The company partners with leading OEMs in the technology industry to provide world-class information technology solutions that exceed the needs of its customers.

Over the years, Inlaks has built a reputation as the foremost ICT and Infrastructure Solutions Provider, helping customers effectively seize new market and service opportunities.

With an impressive customer base that includes six Central Banks in West Africa, 18 of the 24 banks in Nigeria and other major customers in the West African region, Inlaks has become the dominant Information Technology Company in Africa.

Inlaks’ customers cut across various segments including Banking, Telecommunication, Oil/Gas, Power, Utilities and the Distribution sectors of the economy. For more information, please visit www.inlaks.com


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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: Inspired by Fans for the Fans

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has revealed the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (FE), the newest member of the Galaxy S20 series. Galaxy S20 FE is a premium flagship smartphone that includes innovations Galaxy fans told us they love most, and it is also made available at an accessible price point.

COVID-19 disrupted the world as we knew it and technology is now playing a more crucial role in our lives and that is why we created Galaxy S20 FE; to deliver flagship experiences to more consumers.

Samsung took select features of the Galaxy S20 series, such as the super smooth scrolling display, an AI-powered camera, advanced chipset, hyper-fast connectivity, all day battery, expandable storage, with a streamlined premium design, in order to create the all-new Galaxy S20 FE.

“The S20 FE is an extension of the Galaxy S20 family and is the start of a new way to bring meaningful innovation to even more people to let them do the things they love with the best of Galaxy.” Says Mr. Caden Yu, the Managing Director, Samsung Electronics West Africa

All you want, to do what you love

Express the best of yourself when out on a day trip or at night catching fun with a pop of color that reflects your personal style, attitude and personality. The S20 FE comes in variant colors of Cloud Red, Cloud Lavender, Cloud Mint and Cloud Navy.

With the S20 FE, the fun never stops. The pro grade camera and 30X Space zoom help you capture memorable moments whether near or far at day time.

Plus, the night mode multi-frame and powerful performance gets you through the fun nights and the 4500mAH battery keeps you on all day with little in between time to recharge using the 15W fast charging.

And since life can be unpredictable, the Galaxy S20 FE is water and dust resistant; IP68 rated. Better yet, when accidents happens, one can rest easy knowing the 24 months warranty and Screen repair offer that comes with Pre order has got your back.

Pre order

The S20 FE is available for pre order from the 9th of October with a Wireless Bluetooth earphones, Clear Standing cover and Screen repair offer. You also get a 4 month Free Subscription on YouTube premium. Trade In Discount Offer also available from Pre order. Trade in your old phones and enjoy discount on the S20 FE

Launch

The S20 FE would be officially available in the market from the 23rd of October. Visit any of our Samsung Experience Store nationwide for an amazing and pleasurable experience.

Device Specifications

With its variants of colors, S20 FE comes with a 6GB RAM/128GB ROM, a long lasting battery of 4500mAh with 15W fast charging, a 32MP selfie camera and a 120Hz Super-Amoled display.


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