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South Africa’s Nomanini launches eLula, to drive efficiency for enterprise prepaid distributors

South Africa’s Nomanini launches eLula, to drive efficiency for enterprise prepaid distributors

Nomanini, a South African-based enterprise payments platform provider has announced the launch of eLula, its second generation product designed for informal markets. The eLula provides enterprise prepaid distributors with more sophisticated business insights via an enhanced cloud platform, and merchants with the means to sell different types of services electronically. The new eLula platform comes


Alcatel-Lucent To Provide Government of Burkina Faso With Cloud Technology

Alcatel-Lucent, a French global telecommunications equipment company has announced it is to provide the government of Burkina Faso with cloud networking technology, thereby enabling it develop new digital public services such as e-learning, e-health and e-government. Burkina Faso will be supplied with Alcatel-Lucent’s NFV (Network Functions Virtualization), Cloudband and IP platforms, which will be integrated


Businesses Should Adopt Data Centre Colocation And Enterprise Cloud Solutions, says MainOne Cable Company

MainOne Cable Company, an African-owned communications services company has called on businesses in Nigeria and emerging markets to adopt data centre colocation and enterprise cloud solutions to be able to surmount the current economic challenges facing businesses. This call was made at the MainOne/Microsoft Enterprise Seminar on “Innovative Business Models: Achieving Improved Efficiency with Data

Microsoft is cutting down OneDrive storage plans, drops unlimited option

Microsoft has announced that it’s reducing the massive and unlimited OneDrive storage space it earlier allocated users of its various bundles to something better suited for just productivity and collaboration. It’ll now offer users a a monthly 50GB plan priced at $2, cutting down users on the 15GB plan to 5GB (removing the 15GB media

Dropbox now integrates well with Adobe Acrobat Reader and Acrobat DC for better PDF editing

Cloud storage provider Dropbox is now making it easier for users to edit PDF files on the go in a recent update to its client app. By simply connecting your Dropbox account with a suitable Adobe app, you’ve already bettered your document workflow, as you can now easily access them from the cloud without switching

MainOne’s Tier III Data Center, MDX-i launches cloud-based service

MainOne’s Data Center subsidiary, MDX-i, today announced the launch of its new cloud-based service offering. The solution, which is built on Microsoft Azure’s enterprise grade infrastructure, provides flexible, highly available and fully secure private computing environments to companies on a Pay-as-you-Go basis. As the first Cloud offering MDX-i is launching in partnership with Microsoft, MDX-i

MTN Business South Africa partners Microsoft to launch Cloud Services

MTN Business will be providing its customers with pan-African Cloud computing services from its data centres as a result of a strategic partnership with Microsoft. The Microsoft technology-powered cloud computing services will be built on MTN’s existing Global MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) network which is present in 23 points across the globe. According to Alpha


Kenya’s solar-powered internet service provider, Mawingu Networks receives US$4million from OPIC

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the US government’s finance institution, is investing in Kenya’s Mawingu Networks in a reported US$4 million deal. The move is to help Mawingu, which means ‘cloud’ in Swahili, connect millions of Kenyans to the internet for the first time, and to further expand its use of TV White Spaces


Ghana’s Cloud-Based Freight Tracking Startup, Vestracker Moves To Europe

Vestracker, a cloud-based software that allows freight forwarders to easily track consignments has launched offices in Uppsula, Sweden and Accra, Ghana. “These offices allow Vestracker to be closely aligned with the major shipping centers of the world,” says Osam Sarsah, the company’s co-founder and CEO. The MEST-backed startup provides freight forwarders with unique features to


EMC To Hold Annual Forum in Lagos on November 25

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. To this end, the EMC corporation is holding a forum in an effort to catalyze the growth and development of Nigeria’s IT sector. This follows the successful edition which held last year. Aimed


IBM Earnings Show How Difficult Transformation To Cloud Really Is

Last week, it was reported that IBM’s most recent quarterly update was as bad as the former. This, unfortunately, for IBM is the 10th straight quarter of falling revenue, representative that maybe something’s not quite right. IBM’s earnings perhaps illustrate the challenge they face as they transform themselves into a cloud-centric company. This is perhaps a deep

Microsoft announces new Office 365 business plans

Microsoft today announced three new Office 365 plans for small and mid-size businesses, namely Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Essentials, and Office 365 Business Premium. The Office 365 Business package will feature the full Office applications, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher and OneDrive for Business cloud storage, which makes it easy to

WhoGoHost offers web domain and hosting discounts this October

As part of the Nigeria Independence Anniversary celebrations, leading web hosting company in Nigeria, WhoGoHost is offering up to N300 off any of its web domain and web hosting services throughout the month of October. Customers who want to make .ng,, and domain registrations during this month can use the coupon code “dotNGOct2014” to

Google unveils Drive for Education with free, unlimited storage

Google has unveiled ‘Drive for Education’, an academic version of its online storage solution which boasts unlimited storage and support for individual files up to 5TB in size and automatic encryption. According to Ben Schrom, Project Manager for Google Apps for Education, “Every file uploaded to Google Drive is encrypted, not only from your device to Google