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New Framework for Measuring ICT Impact on Resilience

RABIT – the Resilience Assessment Benchmarking and Impact Toolkit – is a new framework for measurement of resilience.

It has specifically been applied to measure e-resilience: the contribution of ICTs to wider resilience.

A Briefing Document, Implementation Handbook, and case study applications of RABIT in Central America and Africa can be found at: http://niccd.org/resilience.

 

Added by Richard Heeks on November 14, 2016 at 1:25pm — No Comments

ICT4D Masters Scholarships from Manchester University

The 2015 Development Leadership Scholarships - worth £16,000 - are available for developing country applicants to Manchester’s one-year MSc ICT4D (http://bit.ly/ICT4DMan)

 

Applicants should apply for the MSc by April and for the scholarship by end May. Scholarships cover all tuition fees including overseas fieldwork (see…

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Added by Richard Heeks on March 12, 2015 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Map of Future ICT4D Research Priorities

What should be the future priorities in researching ICT4D?

A new online paper – “Future Priorities for Development Informatics Research from the Post-2015 Development Agenda” – analyses the gaps between current ICT4D research and the future post-2015 development agenda.

This analysis produces the following map of future ICT4D research priorities, with a quick overview provided in a…

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Added by Richard Heeks on March 25, 2014 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Microsoft Advocates Software Anti-Piracy In West Africa

Microsoft Nigeria has urged West African government, agencies, corporate organisations and other stakeholders to work together to combat piracy and intellectual property pirates.



The appeal came at the heel of a study conducted by market research company, International Data Corporation (IDC) on behalf of the software giant, which revealed that software piracy costs software manufacturers, developers, and retailers loss of financial compensation to…

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Added by Linda Larbie on December 23, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Effects of outsourcing in the ICT sector on youth unemployment in Africa

ICTs are said to be engines for economic development and they can help create jobs in Africa. What do you think is the impact of outsourcing in Africa when it comes to employment creation in the last 3 years.

Added by Eslone Chama on December 2, 2013 at 12:23pm — No Comments

African ICT4D Champions Workshop/Research Network

We are organising a workshop on ICT-for-development project champions from 0900-1300 on Tuesday 10th December 2013 as part of the ICTD2013 conference in Cape Town.

 

The workshop is participative and will involve sharing understandings and experiences of project champions, and developing a research agenda.  We hope to also create a network of those who are or will be actively engaged with research on ICT4D champions and…

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Added by Richard Heeks on October 22, 2013 at 4:47pm — No Comments

The AvaBill BSS/OSS suite - an End-to-End suite comprising of a range of Business & Operational Support systems

The AvaBill BSS/OSS suite is an End-to-End suite comprising of a range of Business & Operational Support systems. Among other products, the AvaBill Suite features;

1) Convergent Customer Care & Billing (CCBS) – Fixed Line, Mobile (GSM, Analog, etc.), WiMax, WiFi, CDMA, Broad band, Cable TV

2) On-line Mediation & On-line Provisioning

3) International Settlements & Reconciliation

4) Roaming Management

5) Outside Plant Management

6)…

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Added by Hiran Wijewardene on August 27, 2013 at 1:31pm — No Comments

The 3 layers of an effective BYOD strategy

There are an estimated 11 million smart phones and 5 million tablets in South Africa. Moreover, 75% of employees are bringing these devices to work or using them for work purposes. It stands to reason, then, that companies should seriously consider implementing some form of BYOD, or Bring-Your-Own-Device policy to ensure that the company information their employees are carrying in their pockets is protected.

 

A recent survey by Deloitte and ITWeb has shown that although more…

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Added by Niven Perumal on August 26, 2013 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Cloud and HPC over Cloud infrastructure now available in Egypt

IT Synergy, leading provider of cloud solutions and development, has been chosen by the National Research Center to implement its HPC over Cloud technology in two Egyptian research institutes, the Informatics Research Institute of Alexandria (IRI) and the Electronic Research Institute of Cairo (ERI). To be developed together with computing leader Dell, this will be the first project of its kind in the region, marrying High-Performance-Computing and cloud technologies in a way not seen in the…

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Added by Vincenzo Puliatti on June 11, 2013 at 1:58pm — No Comments

QuickDo- Computer engineering startup, launching its first service : QuickDo-Market in Cameroon the summer of 2013

Hello, 

I just joined Africa ICT and Telecom Network. I'm working for QuickDo - a computer engineering company based in France and recently installed in Yaoundé, Cameroon! 

I'm looking forward to sharing experiences, ideas and thoughts with you concerning ICT in Africa and bringing better living to African populations through the use of ICT in all fields of activity ! 

Have a wonderful day!

Best…

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Added by Ulrikke Fhail-Oernholt on June 11, 2013 at 11:55am — No Comments

Informatics Masters Scholarships from Manchester University

The 2013 Development Leaders Bursaries - worth £15,200 - are available for African applicants to the one-year MSc ICT4D programme (http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses/06237/?code=06237&pg=all)

 

They are also tenable on the MSc Mgmt & Info. Systems programme:…

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Added by Richard Heeks on April 24, 2013 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Vodafone sponsors “S3Geeks Upper Egypt Tech Train” Initiative

Vodafone Egypt sponsors and supports the 2012 “S3Geeks Tech Train”, which aims to spread technological awareness and to forge connections with the Upper Egypt’s youth who are into ICT, and entrepreneurship. Eng. Mohammed Al-Ayouti, Vodafone Xone Senior Manager, stated that Vodafone is keen to sponsor this promising initiative to promote and…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on January 18, 2013 at 12:57pm — 1 Comment

MTN Uganda plans to deploy LTE in Uganda making it the first in East Africa

MTN Uganda plans to deploy Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Uganda during the coming months, which will make it the first to offer this technology in East Africa.

Popularly known as 4G, LTE is a ‘standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals’. A 4G system provides mobile ultra-broadband internet access.

MTN Uganda…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on January 15, 2013 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Vodacom announces the return of Power Hour

Vodacom has brought back Power Hour which has proven to be a very popular promotion for prepaid subscribers. The new promotion will offer customers one hour of talk time for only R10 from 10 January to 28 February 2013.

Prepaid customers who purchase a Power Hour bundle for R10 a day will receive one hour of talk time to call Vodacom customers. The bundle can be purchased between…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on January 11, 2013 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Etisalat and Ericsson partner to provide quality network and services to subscribers in Egypt

Ericsson has announced a new agreement with Etisalat Egypt to transform the telecom operator’s radio network to enable a full range of converged information and telecom services that will bring improved quality and speed of services to its subscribers.

As part of the deployment, Ericsson will provide Etisalat Egypt with its latest RBS 6000 radio base…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on January 11, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments

IBM Helps Kraft Foods Deliver Smarter Service Across Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa

IBM and Kraft Foods (part of the Mondelēz International group of companies) have announced the extension of their engagement until September 2015 to continue helping Kraft in their strategy of implementing three SAP instances globally in three years. This includes the roll-out of a corporate template to harmonize business process across their Developing Markets in CEE and…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on January 8, 2013 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Airtel Completes 4G LTE Trial in Nigeria

Leading Telecommunications Services Provider, Airtel Nigeria (http://www.airtel.com) has taken a giant stride in its quest to pioneer innovation and lead a new phase of telecoms revolution in the country as it announces the successful completion of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) trial in Lagos, the commercial nerve centre of…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 21, 2012 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Kenyans Emerge Top at Global Development Challenge

Two Kenyans have scooped top honours in the recently concluded Appstar Challenge held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Gerald Kibugi who presented a game "Tough Jungle", took the first position in the Appstar Challenge sponsored by global telecommunications giant, Vodafone, while Gilbert Rono took the second slot with an educational application dubbed "Eureka".

Kibugi…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 21, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments

MTN launches new and improved MTN Play portal

MTN has launched its revamped content portal, MTN Play (www.mtnplay.com), in line with its commitment to enhance users’ experience and its delivery of digital products and services.

First introduced in 2009, the upgraded portal caters for a range of mobile handsets and operating systems, from very basic models to today’s most…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 21, 2012 at 1:48pm — No Comments

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