In brief

3 February 2017

Computing

Lepide has appointed Refresh Networks as their main distributor in South Africa to help them grow their channel in the region

Niyi Adekunle, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria's Lotgrand, whose company promotes the lotto business in Nigeria with the Machine Number Series (MNS), has revealed that the West African country's purchasing and maintenance of technology to run the lottery costs the country $79 million per year. Adekunle also explained that the hardware component alone made up 40 percent of their technology expenses to run the Nigerian lottery while software licenses and services make up another 20 and 40 percent respectively of their annual technology budget.