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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.