Alcatel-Lucent and Burkina Faso to apply cloud networking technology to stimulate economic growth through digital public services

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE: ALU) is to provide the government of Burkina Faso with cloud networking technology that will enable it to develop new digital public services, such as E-government, E-learning and E-health.

Alcatel-Lucent will supply the West African nation with its NFV (Network Functions Virtualization), Cloudband and IP platforms, which will be integrated into the 'G-Cloud' infrastructure to being built around virtualized network resources from cloud nodes in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital, and five provinces.

WestconGroup introduces cloud programme

The CAP programme helps partners build better cloud-centric businesses, says Westcon's Leane Hannigan.

The CAP programme helps partners build better cloud-centric businesses, says Westcon's Leane Hannigan.
WestconGroup Southern Africa yesterday introduced a reseller-focused Cloud Acceleration Programme (CAP) to meet growing end-user needs.

Africa: Comesa Signs MoU With Microsoft

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with global technology group, Microsoft, in a bid to collaborate in areas of access to technology and enhancement of trade in the region.

COMESA through its business council and Microsoft took a step towards strengthening their working alliance by signing the MOU, which sets out how they will collaborate in areas of access to technology, development of relevant skills and fostering of innovation in COMESA's 19 Member States.

Webafrica unveils inew ADSL capped data prices

Webafrica has launched new capped ADSL packages, offering subscribers better value for money and 1,000GB of free after-hours data.

Webafrica has unveiled new capped ADSL packages, offering subscribers better value for money and a minimum of 1,000GB of free after-hours data.

Webafrica’s existing capped customers will receive up to double their previous allocation of anytime data, at no extra cost.

All subscribers will also be upgraded to at least 1,000GB of Download Plus data – which can be used between 00:00 and 06:00 – free of charge.

Africa: Global Mining Leaders and SAP Discuss Digitized Mine of the Future

Johannesburg — African Media Agency (AMA)/- SAP SE announced that more than 15 members of the SAP Advisory Council for Mining are meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, for two days of in-depth discussions on the processes and technologies that will support and drive the digital mine of the future.

This Modular Hi-Tech Buoy Is Helping Africa to Monitor Its Coasts

A hi-tech buoy that provides real-time data can play a key role in helping South Africa manage its coastal waters. It could also be deployed beyond the country’s waters.

Devised and tested virtually using 3D computer simulation technology, the buoy will feature locally sourced components as opposed to the current fully imported flotation systems.

The coastal observer is a compact modular data-collecting buoy purpose-made for a range of commercial and scientific applications at sea.

Uganda's Infinity Computers Awards Services and Cloud Deal To IBM

Leading Ugandan IT services provider Infinity Computers has chosen IBM (NYSE: IBM) to deliver cloud, analytics and IT services to support a wide range of new web and mobile offerings for its clients.

Infinity Computers –or I3C –provides a range of services to clients in East Africa, South Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. The portfolio includes services for developers in the vibrant East African tech startup community, Internet domain registration, Web and cloud hosting, as well as fiber optic and mobile communication installation.

Kaymu Kenya sellers to utilize Facebook to increase sales

Kaymu Kenya just recently launched a Facebook shop aimed specifically at increasing sales for its sellers.

The shop is an automized feature that displays the seller’s Kaymu shop on their Facebook page. To set up the shop a seller presses a button, located on their Kaymu account page, which redirects them to Facebook for the creation.

“This shop will allow sellers to share their products on their Facebook feed, access analytics and tracking on their shops performance and also create and manage Facebook campaigns,” a press release by Kaymu read.

Kenya: Biometric Exercise Boosts Kenya Adolescent Girls

Nairobi — Thousands of Kenyan girls that regularly attend school, as well as their households, are set to benefit from a biometric registration exercise a United Kingdom aid agency is supporting.

UKAid is supporting the Adolescent Girls Initiative- Kenya (AGI-Kenya) to conduct a biometric registration exercise for 3 000 adolescent girls in 60 schools in Wajir County.

Implemented by Save the Children, the exercise uses easy-to-use and inexpensive equipment to read students' fingerprints to record daily attendance.

Ethiopian schools connectivity project boost with China Huawei

ADDIS ABABA (Xinhua) -- Chinese telecom solution provider Huawei has delivered a project that aims to promote resources sharing and educational exchanges among schools in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital.

The Addis Ababa School Net Project will create connectivity among 65 education institutions, including 64 secondary schools and one university college through information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure.

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