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TD Africa Debuts New Logo @ 21

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TD Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest technology, lifestyle and solutions distribution company, has launched a brand new logo.

In consolidating its position as the biggest technology distributor in the sub-region, TD Africa has renewed its identity to better situate its glowing track record of unerring excellence.

The company in the past 21 years has recorded tremendous growth and success in the distribution ecosystem.

With the values and vision of driving a technological revolution across Africa remaining intact, TD Africa has, nevertheless, seen its business model continually evolve to meet the ever-changing and dynamic needs of its customers and the fast-paced technology-driven marketplace – a major reason to unveil a new identity that celebrates the company’s proud history and also situate future ambitions for the next 20 years.

The new logo spots the head of a lion, embossed within a diamond in the company’s famous burgundy colour.

Explaining the inspiration for the new logo, Olaposii Kehinde, head of Marketing, TD Africa, highlighted the need to communicate the company’s undisputable status as front-runners, what it stands for and its true identity, all of which drove the process of creating a new logo.

“We are warmly regarded as the Tech Lions because of the vital leadership role we play in technology distribution across Africa.

“This concept was brought to life with our new logo. By this development, TD Africa hopes to reinforce its position as the number one player in the tech distribution space.

“The new iconography better conveys the values, mission and strategic direction of the company. It also hopes to engage with its various stakeholders,” he said.

While appreciating TD Africa’s esteemed customers, Olaposii further disclosed that the new logo has been received with warmth and excitement among staff and other stakeholders.

“Our partners and customers are very excited by the new look and feel in that, while the ethos of the company remains the same, this new logo gives the company image renewed energy, verve and is well placed to represent the future direction of TD Africa going forward.

“We would like to thank all our customers who have been with us over the past 21 years. It has been a tremendous journey of growth and success.

“We want to assure them that we are excited and ready for the future. Our vision of bringing technological revolution across Africa remains the same and we believe together we will accomplish great things.”

Equally important, TD Africa recently marked its 21st anniversary on Friday, May 15, 2020 with a number of memorable activities including a donation to the less-privileged, special price slashes, giveaways and other incentives for its partners as well as a digital party hosted on Instagram Live, the first of its kind on these shores.

And with the new logo circulating across the company’s official channels, partners, customers and other stakeholders are expected to get accustomed to the refreshingly new identity, even as they look forward to exciting new developments from the TD Africa stable.


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Ugo Onwuaso is an ICT enthusiast. He believes technology should be used for general good. He holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the Lagos state University.

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eTransact Posts N183m Quarterly Loss

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eTranzact International Plc has posted a loss after tax of N182.53m for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020 as against a profit after tax of N90.76m recorded a year ago.

eTransact Posts N183m Quarterly Loss

According to the firm’s audited report obtained from the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), its revenue grew to N5.92bn in Q1 2020 from N5.59bn in the same period in 2019.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange recently notified dealing members that eTranzact had, through its lead stockbroker, Meristem Capital Limited, submitted an application for the approval and listing of a rights issue.

The rights issue comprised an offering of 4,666,666,667 ordinary shares of N0.50 each at N1.50 per share, on the basis of 10 new ordinary shares for every nine ordinary shares held.

eTranzact International, a payment technology provider, engages in the processing of all facets of electronic payment transactions using its switching platform.

 


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Opinion: It’s Time to Get Serious About User Data

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By Andrew Bourne, Regional Manager, Africa, Zoho Corporation

Over the past few years, tech-savvy customers and younger, more dynamic, employees have forced businesses in all sectors to completely change their way of operating. But with that transformation has come an unprecedented threat in the shape of the harvesting and misuse of personal data by technology vendors.

For their part, customers expect every company they interact with to use technology in a way that makes their lives simpler and more efficient. After all, if they can change insurers or buy groceries with a few taps of their smartphone, why shouldn’t they be able to do the same when it comes to investing or getting property-buying advice?

Employees, meanwhile, expect to be able to interact with their companies in the same way they do with the products and services they themselves use as consumers.

But if organisations aren’t careful with the technology vendors they use, they may not only be putting their customers at risk, but also their own reputation and ultimately, their bottom line. As organisations evaluate their path forward, it is therefore critically important to step back and determine what they are giving up to rapidly stay ahead.

From a personal perspective, it is generally understood that using Google, Facebook, and Twitter comes with a compromise – people pay for these free services by allowing them to track their online behaviour constantly, giving up control of their data. They are, essentially, “surveillance companies”.

The majority of websites monitor customers, users, and prospective customers through cookies; small lines of code designed to track a visitor. Companies pay significant amounts to access the information these cookies collect, so they can target them with advertising. This happens secretly, and without an individual being aware their data has been packaged and distributed to other companies with ulterior motives. What we must recognise is that it happens in the business-to-business (B2B) world as well.

B2B companies allow surveillance companies to track their users while on their properties. Surveillance in the form of trackers can be found everywhere on B2B websites. Salesforce, SAP, WorkDay, NetSuite, and Slack, common applications in today’s professional environments, all employ surveillance tools that track things such as user browsing habits.

It’s not surprising that most Nigerians feel a massive disconnect between how their personal data should be treated and how it actually is. According to a survey by the Web Foundation, 97% of Nigerians view the treatment of their personal data as a major concern.

B2B companies use products and services from surveillance companies in exchange for their users’ data, but users are not informed about it. This practice happens on websites, and it happens on mobile devices. It is everywhere.

Data is priceless, and safeguarding it should be an organisation’s greatest responsibility. It’s important to challenge any company that collects and sells user data to stop adjunct surveillance to protect – and respect – customer privacy.

All organisations should ask if their technology vendor is running its products on a public cloud, where they can track you or client’s behaviour or data. Most public cloud companies also have ad-based business units, and as we know, ads and privacy don’t mix. In order to remove trackers from all ad-supported companies, have they developed tools internally? Where are the “Trojan horses” within the confines of their products?

It has been said that data has surpassed oil in value. For businesses who grow by exploiting consumer’s personal data, it’s gold dust. Sure, some things can be monetised; personal data should not be one of them.


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21st Century Technologies Launches Konet, Solutions to All Communication Needs

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21st Century Technologies Limited, Nigeria’s ICT powerhouse has launched Konet- a wholly grown indigenous fully customizable, real-time collaboration tool that allows users to work and share.

21st Century Technologies Launches Konet, Solutions to All Communication Needs

Wale Ajiesebutu, EVC/CEO, 21st Century Technologies

With Konet, users  can: chat with people from all over the world, create newsgroups, organize remote meetings, build  professional network or even follow the news of their contacts

Wale Ajiesebutu, executive vice chairman/chief executive officer, 21st Century Technologies, said that “ Konet allows for real-time collaboration and improved productivity in your workplace. There are no limits, be you an individual looking for affordable solution, a small business owner, or large organizations” he added.

Some of the security and protection on Konet include: cloud 24/7 NOC & technical operation; secured media and signaling flows; encrypting data during traffic and during storage; and unique and dedicated, only includes the user group you defined.

Others are: generalized to your company, includes all the users you defined along with all your company and subsidiary users;  public, your company users and the rest of the world; and for quicker approval process of documents shared.

Konet adapts to user’s needs and those of the teams by offering fully customizable tool.

It has inbuilt instant chat messages to keep in touch with your teams and users can organize group discussions.

Users can also share files in their workgroups so that members can access them at any time.

It has the latest activities and notifications available in one click from the  dashboard.

Konet has flexible rates according to the number of collaborators without limit of the number of meetings or documents exchanged.

For conferences; users can call to organize remote meetings with their  teams around the world.

The mail service is very easy to use and with modules like; scheduled mail delivery, auto forwarding, auto response, filtering (inbound and outbound address ip ad domain) To-do.

Another feature ofKonet  is spam protection and account delegation as well as disclaimer and can automatically sort emails into different categories to reduce clutter. This feature is really helpful.

 

 

 

 


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