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June 2012 Blog Posts (38)

Globacom Partners Banks to Launch “Verve M-PIN”

In line with its concerted efforts to support the federal government cashless policy, Globacom has launched a robust mobile banking product tagged Verve M-PIN which is powered by Glo Txt Cash.

Speaking at the formal launch of the product at the Mike Adenuga Towers, Lagos, Executive Director, Globacom, Mr Adewale Sangowawa, disclosed that Globacom was partnering some…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on June 29, 2012 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Glo Launches Pocket Internet

Globacom has launched a new package, Glo Pocket Internet, which will enable internet users to enjoy fast internet bundle plans straight on their mobile phones. The new product is an internet package which enables subscribers to access the internet on their mobile phones at an unprecedented speed.

General Manager, Prepaid Marketing, Ashutosh Tiwary said, "…all Glo subscribers…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on June 29, 2012 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Econet Wireless Chooses Zimbabwe as First Commercial Site for its Highly Acclaimed Solar Powered 'Home Power Station'.

The award winning system, which was invented by Econet Wireless engineers in South Africa, has received global recognition for innovation, and has been reported on by some of the leading media in the world.

Until now Econet Solar, the company set up to promote the invention has been running field trials in South Africa's Kwazulu Natal province, but now the team has begun to…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on June 29, 2012 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Former MTN Zambia CEO to head up Enterprise Business at MTN Group

The MTN Group has appointed Farhad Khan as Executive for its Enterprise Business division, effective 1 July.


Khan, former Chief Executive Officer of MTN Zambia, will head up the newly created portfolio, reporting into the Group Chief Commercial Officer, Christian de Faria. The appointment of an internal candidate to such a critical function speaks to the richness of MTN’s leadership pipeline, which is underpinned by a deliberate talent investment strategy to address current…


Added by Linda Larbie on June 29, 2012 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Glo International Top-Up cards now available online - Also in 400,000 outlets in Europe, US and Canada

Nigeria's national telecom operator, Globacom, has now made available its international top up cards in over 400,000 outlets in the UK, United States and Canada. This makes it possible for Glo subscribers to recharge instantly while roaming abroad or receive instant airtime from friends and family overseas.

With the development, the Nigerian expatriate community in North America and Europe which is…


Added by Linda Larbie on June 29, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Facebook follows ZunguZ into real currency

Consumers are more interested in using technology to facilitate payments and avoid the difficulties associated with traditional banking processes. In particular they want their own currency, not credits or virtual currency. The advent of social media and social websites has helped give rise to the social graph, allowing consumers the opportunity to transact and manage accounts across secure, always-on’ platforms.

The social graph and growth of services like Facebook has opened up a…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on June 29, 2012 at 8:51am — No Comments

Cost reduction at the heart of ICT procurement strategy

Deliberate and focused intent to reduce cost of operation and ownership of ICT infrastructure is still the driving force behind any ICT procurement and integration strategy today.

The decision maker has a great deal to consider when devising and implementing an ICT strategy for the organisation. Not only does this strategy have to meet with the core requirements of the organisation and its objectives, it also has to adhere to regulation and good corporate governance.



Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on June 27, 2012 at 12:25pm — No Comments

ATEC identifies opportunity in biometric access control at IFSEC 2012

The integration of biometric technology with security systems is on the increase as more users look to leverage off innovation within identification infrastructure in order to improve access control.

It is this trend and related technology that ATEC Systems and Technologies (ATEC), a national ICT and software company focused on telecommunications, security and management systems, emphasised at the IFSEC South Africa 2012 security industry conference held recently.



Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on June 27, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Banks should partner with social payment specialist to secure future

The relevance of mobile payment platforms and banking via social media offers bricks & mortar banks a clear opportunity to expand their service portfolios and capitalise on a new generation of e-bankers.

This is the view of local entrepreneur Robert Sussman, joint CEO behind the deeply integrated Facebook multi-tier mobile payment platform, ZunguZ.

He believes the global trend of consumers using disruptive technology and social networks as a primary channel through…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on June 26, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

FOXit Recognized as 2012 Microsoft Mobility Business-to-Business Application Partner of the Year Award

Today, FOXit proudly announced it has won the 2012 Microsoft Mobility Business-to-Business Application Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

“This is a major achievement for FOXit and a strong endorsement of our expertise and ability to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding marketplace. Our determination to…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on June 25, 2012 at 8:25am — No Comments

Virtual Project Management Office – How will cloud services influence traditional services?

In my opinion, the industry that will benefit the most from using a Virtual Project Management Office would be the services industry because access to information and mobility will always be key.

Problems experienced with having a traditional PMO in the services industry:

1.    Resources are mobile and rarely in one given location all the time. This makes the lives of Project Managers and Administrators difficult as they literally have to phone around all the time to get…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on June 25, 2012 at 8:16am — No Comments

Build your online community now – let Syncrony show you how

Syncrony Developing Social Websites Using DotNetNuke 6.2

Syncrony, a national provider of Web design and content management services, has beefed up its arsenal of website development and Content Management System (CMS) tools with the recent inclusion of DotNetNuke (DNN) 6.2.

DNN 6.2 is a social CMS that enables the creation and deployment of powerful internal social collaboration solutions and online communities for customers, partners and…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on June 25, 2012 at 8:09am — No Comments

Unique job portal launched

Amid reports that the South African job market is still shrinking, jittery graduates have been thrown a unique lifeline. The online job portal with a spring in its step, GradZ, was unveiled at a recent career day held at the University of Pretoria.

Traditionally, online job portals allow job seekers to upload their CVs via the Internet and make them available to a wide range of recruiters. There are literally hundreds of online job portals available to the South African market,…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on June 25, 2012 at 8:04am — No Comments

SMC Networks switches on network power with latest EZ Switch release

8 and 16-Port EZ SwitchTM Models Combine Ease of Installation and Top Performance with Green Design

SMC Networks, a global provider of LAN hardware and broadband connectivity devices, has announced the launch of the latest members to the EZ Switch™ 10/100 family: two Fast Ethernet PoE switches SMCFS801, SMCFS1601P, and the Gigabit Ethernet PoE switch SMCGS801P.

PoE ports can automatically detect and supply power to IEEE 802.3af/at-compliant…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on June 25, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Bharti Airtel Strengthens Investments in Malawi

 Manoj Kohli, CEO (International) & Joint MD, Bharti Airtel paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency the President of the Republic of Malawi, Mrs. Joyce Banda, to update on the telecommunication company’s investments in Malawi.

During the visit, Mr. Kohli outlined Airtel’s commitment to Malawi through a number of innovations, investments and continued human resource development.

Mr. Kohli who heads the African operations at Bharti Airtel also…


Added by Linda Larbie on June 22, 2012 at 6:05pm — No Comments

CEO INTERVIEW: Aldo van Tonder - FOXit (Pty) Ltd - Inspiring Innovative Technologies

This week Africa Business Communities brings you this interview with Aldo van Tonder, CEO at FOXit (Pty) Ltd.…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on June 20, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Integr8 Group stronger amid volatile markets

Despite turbulent economic conditions affecting critical markets – including ICT and telecommunications – there are companies that have absorbed the pressure and used the experience to strengthen their strategies.

Recently established technology company, HP, announced that globally it would shed 27 000 jobs, about 8% of its international workforce. Nokia has also reported its intention to cut 10 000 jobs worldwide.

Facebook recently officially listed on the New York Stock…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on June 20, 2012 at 8:46am — No Comments

Glo Mobile Ghana pays US$200,000 fine to NCA

The National Communications Authority (NCA) says Glo Mobile Ghana Limited (Glo) has fully paid the US$200,000 fine for failing to meet its network roll-out obligations in its Mobile Cellular License.

A statement posted on the website of the NCA said Annex F of the Mobile Cellular License granted to Glo specifically required the company to roll-out its network to cover six (6)…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on June 19, 2012 at 10:35am — No Comments

Cell C helping to empower women in the workplace - Accsys

The annual Cell C ‘Bring a Girl Child to Work Day’ initiative is keeping the role of women in the workplace on the minds of decision makers and business leaders claims management at Accsys.

The company, a member of the Business Connexion (BCX) Group, has again hosted learners from Wendywood High School and Alexandra High School for a day as part of its contribution to Cell C’s annual campaign.

Accsys is a national supplier of people management software and hardware…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on June 19, 2012 at 9:20am — No Comments

Orange Money reaches 4 million customers and launches in Jordan and Mauritius

Orange Money has reached the threshold of 4 million customers in Africa and the Middle East and celebrates its commercial launch in Jordan and Mauritius. These two additional countries mean that the service is now available in 10 countries across the region.

Orange Money, the Group's mobile payment service, was first launched in Côte d’Ivoire in December 2008. It has…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on June 18, 2012 at 3:12pm — No Comments

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