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

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

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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

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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

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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, .com.ng, .org.ng and .name.ng 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

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