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Microsoft grants Ekovolt seed funds to deliver affordable Internet and cloud solutions in Nigeria

Microsoft grants Ekovolt seed funds to deliver affordable Internet and cloud solutions in Nigeria

Microsoft has announced it has granted Ekovolt, a Nigerian telecommunications and Information Technology company, seed funds to deliver affordable Internet and cloud solutions in the country. Using the fund, granted through Microsoft’s Affordable Access Initiative, Ekovolt will roll out a series of solutions that will give currently underserved communities and markets access to the Internet


Synergyse to extend Google Apps training to Google customers across the world

Synergyse, a company with a mission to teach the world how to use Google Apps, will be extending its services to all Google customers across the world. Through its Synergyse Training for Google Apps, the company puts a virtual guide into Google Apps, helping users get the most out of their Google Apps experience and training


African HR and Payroll provider, PaySpace receives international ISO 27001 certification

PaySpace, a true cloud-based HR and Payroll solution, has received the International ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) 27001 certification for security and data protection – the first Human Capital Management and Payroll Software service provider in Africa to do so. The ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation is a bespoke specification for information security management systems (ISMS) which


Hitachi Data Systems launches next generation platform for big data deployment

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., has announced the launch of its next generation Hitachi Hyper Scale-Out Platform (HSP), a sophisticated, software-defined, hyper-converged platform for big data deployments. HSP offers a software-defined architecture to centralise and support easy storing and processing of these large datasets with high availability, simplified


Cloud services provider, Node Africa officially launches in Nairobi

Node Africa, a Kenya-based cloud infrastructure services provider which aims to become Africa’s largest network of validated cloud services, has officially launched today in Nairobi. The launch sees Node Africa join the growing list of firms such as DataBank and others that aim to provide cloud and infrastructure business in Kenya. Node Africa, whose maxim


Seagate launches 10TB Helium Enterprise HDD for Cloud-Based Data Centres

Seagate, a world leader in storage solutions, has announced the launch of its first 10TB (terabytes) enterprise capacity hard disk drive (HDD) specifically for cloud-based data centres. The 10TB HDD merges high capacity with the industry’s lowest power and weight available to meet the growing storage requirements for private and public cloud-based data centres. The


C5 Accelerate Limited Launches Cloud Accelerator For Middle East and African Startups

C5 Accelerate Limited, a London and Bahrain-based technology investment specialist has announced the launch of a Cloud Accelerator focused on startups in the Middle East and Africa with businesses in the manufacturing, financial services and technology sector. The Cloud Accelerator, which will located in Bahrain, aims to drive growth in the local and regional business

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