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Without satellite, cloud service is just a concept Q-KON

Without satellite, cloud service is just a theory. That is the view of Dr Dawie de Wet, CEO of Q-KON, who says that cloud services are entirely dependent on reliable networks and none of the current available options - including ADSL, 3G or satellite on its own - offer the level of reliability required to accommodate critical business networks on the cloud.

Source: Press release

Computing - In Brief

- Uganda: Almost four hundred iPads acquired at about Shs 1bn to ease MPs' workloads and reduce Parliament's expenditure are not functioning beyond the confines of the House. MPs said on Monday that the 375 iPads can only be used within the precincts of Parliament. In response, Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige blamed the service provider.

Lagos Transforms Yaba Into Silicon Valley

The Lagos State Government said it had ambitious plans to transform the Yaba area into “Africa's next Silicon Valley.” Silicon Valley in the United States is home to many of the world's largest technology corporations, as well as thousands of small startups. Locally, Yaba is where ICT firms are concentrated.

The State's Commissioner for Science and Technology, Adebiyi Mabadeje, said with the on-going massive broadband project and other clusters of IT-driven businesses cropping up in Yaba, the Government was hopeful of achieving such goals.

Somalia: AU Donates IT Equipment to Somali Parliamentary Committee in Mogadishu

The Political Affairs Unit of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) last week donated ICT equipment to Somalia's Parliamentary Committee on National Security, Interior and Governance. The donation is part of an ongoing AMISOM's three-phase project aimed at building capacity for the Members of the Parliamentary Committee.

During the handover at AMISOM's headquarters in Mogadishu, the Special Representative for the Chairperson of the African Union (SRCC), Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif reiterated AMISOM's support to the people and Government of Somalia.

Source: Dalsan Radio

Computing - In Brief

Zimbabwe: Government will introduce a digital system that enables easy identification of mining claims and proper licensing procedures to curb disputes over concessions, an official has said. The cadastral system would be introduced in June and enables miners to effectively plot their claims on a computer and create a map that cannot be tampered with.

Rwanda: Mentors to Get Net Books and Projectors

Approximately 1000 net books and projectors will be distributed to senior and school-based mentors to support high quality teacher training in English language and teaching methods.

The five week national distribution and training kicked off on January 13 at Club House La Palisse Hotel, Nyandungu.

The distribution is in partnership with Rwanda Education Board (REB) and the USAID-funded Literacy, Language, and Learning (L3) Initiative.

Source: New Times

Angola: Telecommunications Minister Lays Cornerstone for Building Cazenga Media Library

The first stone for the construction of the Media Library in Cazenga municipality in Luanda was laid on Thursday by the Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology, José Carvalho da Rocha.

The structure, to occupy an area of 2.600 square metres, will comprise leisure spaces, garden, rooms for reading and studying with capacity for 3000 books, space for internet, audiovisual, cinema and video games, among others.

The construction works are under the responsibility of an Angolan company and will last 13 months.

Source: Angola Press

Computing - In Brief

Zimbabwe: Government will introduce a digital system that enables easy identification of mining claims and proper licensing procedures to curb disputes over concessions, an official has said. The cadastral system would be introduced in June and enables miners to effectively plot their claims on a computer and create a map that cannot be tampered with.

Rwanda: Mentors to Get Net Books and Projectors

Approximately 1000 net books and projectors will be distributed to senior and school-based mentors to support high quality teacher training in English language and teaching methods.

The five week national distribution and training kicked off on January 13 at Club House La Palisse Hotel, Nyandungu.

The distribution is in partnership with Rwanda Education Board (REB) and the USAID-funded Literacy, Language, and Learning (L3) Initiative.

Source: New Times

Angola: Telecommunications Minister Lays Cornerstone for Building Cazenga Media Library

The first stone for the construction of the Media Library in Cazenga municipality in Luanda was laid on Thursday by the Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology, José Carvalho da Rocha.

The structure, to occupy an area of 2.600 square metres, will comprise leisure spaces, garden, rooms for reading and studying with capacity for 3000 books, space for internet, audiovisual, cinema and video games, among others.

The construction works are under the responsibility of an Angolan company and will last 13 months.

Source: Angola Press
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