Computing

Pamoja’s Cloud Service ecosystem taking shape in Africa

Pamoja, a leading Cloud services and content aggregation business entity in the SEACOM stable, has entrenched the value of its service in East Africa and officially made this high-growth region its base. Armed with partnerships, expertise and the right resources, the company intends to build on its value added reseller network and strengthen the Cloud service ecosystem it has long envisaged for the continent.

SkyVision gives Education and e-Learning kits to Orphans In Ghana

SkyVision has donated its flagship satellite connectivity solutions to further support students at Ghana’s Crossover International Academy.

SkyVision’s donation included upgrading the academy’s communications equipment with the support of VT iDirect, and providing Internet connectivity for an additional year, enabling students to access online educational programs and related e-learning tools.

Kenya National Library Services Launches E-Resource Centre for accessing information offline dice design

The Kenya National Library Services (KNLS) has unveiled an e-granary server referred to as “the Internet in a Box” at its Nakuru branch. The facility offers instant access to over 32 million digital resources for researchers with insufficient internet access.

Avaya & HP Enterprise Service to jointly Offer African Enterprises cloud services

Avaya and HP Enterprise Services (ES) have signed an agreement stating that the two will offer cloud-based unified communications and contact centre technology, and management solutions for enterprises.

The two companies will be selling a combined portfolio of unified communications as a service, contact centre as a service, and infrastructure modernisation services.

SAP to Accelerate Innovation and Growth in Africa With Up to US $500 Million Investment

SAP has announced a seven-year plan to up-skill local African talent and drive sustainable innovation and growth in Africa. With more than 1,300 customers across the continent, SAP is already enabling African businesses and governments of all sizes to grow, scale and globalize, as well as make the transition to a networked, technology-driven innovative economy. As part of this commitment, SAP Africa is now taking responsibility for SAP operations across 51 African countries, including Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia and Mauritania.

Source: PR Newswire

Cargo clearance in Kenya goes digital

Cargo clearance in Kenya has been digitalised, with importers of cargo required to apply for their Import Declaration Forms (IDFs) through the Kenya National Electronic Single Window System (Kenya TradeNet).

The Standard reports importers now also have to apply for Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) consignment approval through the same system.

Source: humanipo

Computing – In Brief

- The federal government and Anambra State government have signed an agreement to accelerate the rollout of critical information communication technology (ICT) infrastructure across the state necessary for development. The essence is to promote the 'Smart State' initiative geared towards engaging governors and relevant authorities at the state and federal level to address the issue of multiple taxation impeding the acceleration of the rollout of critical infrastructure across Nigeria. The Ministry of Communications Technology and the Broadband Council chaired by the Minister, Dr.

Kenya Govt Procurement Finally Moves Online

The IFMIS Department, National Treasury has launched electronic procurement (e-Procurement) with the aim of promoting openness and accountability in the use of public money, thereby easing the cost of doing business.

E-Procurement is an automated business process which includes procurement planning, management of suppliers, requisitions, quotations, contracts and receipts will be shifted to a more effective and cost efficient online transaction.

Source: CIO East Africa

Computing – In Brief

- Ghana’s Fidelity Bank has signed a five year deal with IBM for the management of all the bank’s technology infrastructure and services, as the bank seeks higher efficiency to support its growth plans for new markets, services and products.

Rwanda: MTN Rwanda Launches Cloud Computing Services

Through its Business General Manager Norman Munyampundu, the telecommunications giant announced that it would be offering cloud services to businesses in Rwanda and providing access to ICT services while helping them minimize their infrastructure costs.

He went on to add that this move would help the businesses share a common pool of resources and operate more efficiently.

Source: CIO East Africa
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