Apple has announced a new plan to make its products officially available in Nigeria through its official Apple channels. This is the first time the company will make such move in the Nigerian market.
The growing importance of the Nigerian market and the need to give Nigerian buyers a new level of customer experience and full product guarantee may have attracted Apple's new move to the Nigerian market.
The outlets will ensure products available through official channel partners in the country.
Opinion: Growing up in Mufakose in the 1980s, life was very simple and basic. We would spend the day roaming the streets and in the evening we would huddle on the carpet in a neighbour's house to watch TV. Since television sets were a preserve of a few families, the whole neighbourhood converged at either the Muchenje or Madiro homestead early so that you could at least secure a place by the floor and partake in the dramatic antics of the Mukadota Family and the spine chilling episodes of the feature film, Children of the Stones.
Econet Zimbabwe has moved the EcoCash service from a platform supplied by Pattern Matched Technologies to one powered by Comviva. The Comviva platform, called "Mobiquity", has been widely adopted globally by over 55 leading banks and mobile phone operators.
The migration was accomplished with minimal disruption and paves way for the introduction of an over-the-counter merchant payment functionality that allows EcoCash customers to pay for their retail purchases using EcoCash.
The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority says it will spend at least US$21 million from the Universal Services Fund to construct 43 new base stations in under-serviced areas throughout the country.
The USF is a fund into which the country's licensed telecommunications companies contribute 2 percent of their annual revenue.
The fund was established to finance the expansion of telecommunications services in outlying areas which are under-serviced.
Small to medium enterprises have been urged to utilise new information technology software in order to improve business efficiency. Pastel (South Africa) product manager Alfred Nhira said most companies in the country, especially the smaller businesses, were using antiquated technologies. He was speaking at a recent IT seminar hosted by Omni Africa.
"Most of the software programmes that most companies are still using are now outdated, inasmuch they are costly to maintain and difficult to use as well as susceptible to being broken into," said.
Econet Wireless and Telecel, two of the country's three mobile phone service providers, last week refuted claims they are overcharging customers. Representatives of the companies appeared separately before the Portfolio Committee on Media, Communication and Information Technology to give evidence on the state of their operations. They said their tariffs compared favourably with those prevailing in the region.
One of the country's leading Internet service providers, Utande, has introduced an innovative broadband service designed for households and small businesses. The latest offering from the data services provider that falls under the Dandemutande Investments group promises to provide unrivalled connection quality, true broadband speeds and unbeatable service for households and small businesses.
Zimbabwean firms are set to benefit from a new cloud computing platform, the Sage Enterprise Resource Planning X3 Cloud.
The new Internet-based computing product, which will allow for sharing of resources, software and information, is a partnership between Chips Computing Services, which represents Sage Enterprise in Zimbabwe, and Utande Internet Services.
The product was launched in Harare last week. In terms of the partnership, Utande Internet Services is supporting Sage with "cloud" infrastructure.
The sun provides a huge amount of energy and this energy is fully renewable, free and available for 6 to 8 hours per day on average. In Zimbabwe we have an abundance of quality sunshine throughout most of the year and this can be converted into electrical energy for power and thermal for heating. A correctly designed and installed solar system for both power and water heating will provide many years of green, safe and reliable service and the advantages are many and varied;
As part of part of M-Net exciting plans for the expansion of the popular AfricaMagic channels, MultiChoice wishes to advise DStv subscribers that M-Net Africa (Channel 102) will be swapped with a brand new channel -- AfricaMagic Entertainment (Channel 128) on DStv.
To facilitate this change M-Net Africa (Channel 102) was switched off air on Sunday at 23:59 and the new channel AfricaMagic Entertainment (Channel 128) was launched yesterday at 18:00 CAT.