Leading retail bank, Diamond Bank Plc, has announced the launch of a finger print recognition feature on its Mobile App, a first in Africa.
Rwanda is now home to the first utility-scale solar energy project in the whole of East Africa — thanks to Gigawatt Global’s 8.5 megawatt (MW) solar project located at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, a residential community in rural Rwanda. The $23.7 million solar energy project which was completed in early February is expected to boost…
Gemalto, the world leader in digital security has announced the deployment of prepaid EMV banking cards to complement Vodacom’s m-pesa mobile wallet service in South Africa.
Microsoft is set to hold its Mobility Summit and Exhibition with the objective of introducing participants to the Microsoft mobile-first and cloud-first world.
Caremedica, a web-based Electronic Health Record system for doctors to store and access relevant information and data about their patients has been launched.
Tayo Oviosu’s mobile payment service, Paga launched in Nigeria in April 2009, about 5 years ago. It hasn’t been an easy journey because it took Paga 2 years, after launch, to get a CBN operating license. But since then, the platform has grown to working with a network of over 4,470 agents in 25 states, and…
South Korean electronics giant, Samsung on Tuesday unveiled Samsung 360 Services for Business, a one-stop shop for enterprise customers who need technical help as more of their employees bring their own devices to work and as the company supports more technology vendors. “We’ve listened closely to our customers when they talk about their pain points.…
Lenovo and IBM have announced the completion of the initial closing for Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business. As part of the agreement, Lenovo will serve as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to IBM and will resell select products from IBM’s industry-leading storage and software portfolio. Lenovo is acquiring System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers…
SkyVision, a leading global communications provider, today announced its recent partnership with Unity Bank, one of Nigeria’s leading retail financial institutions to create a robust, reliable and highly secure communications solution to meet the Bank’s needs. SkyVision provided its satellite-based Virtual Private Network (VPN) services via its local Nigerian hub to support Unity Bank’s LAN network,…
Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled its next Windows operating system, Windows 10, and gave a first look at an early technical preview for the PC available Oct. 1. The announcement highlighted advancements designed for business, including an updated user experience and enhanced security and management capabilities. [Source: Press Release]
ERPAL for Service Providers, the first enterprise application built on the open source framework Drupal has been developed by Germany-based Bright Solutions. The web-based application which helps small and medium-sized service organizations with fewer than 300 employees to work on a project or assignment is available for free download.
Whogohost has emerged the largest domain name and web hosting company in Nigeria with over 7,000 domain names hosted on its servers, according to WebHosting.Info.
For more than three years, Tizeti, a Lagos-based Information Communications Technology (ICT) provider has been deploying uncapped high-speed internet access to estates, offices, multi-tenant buildings, malls, etc using a next generation WiFi technology.
The Central Bank of Nigeria will re-introduced cash withdrawal fees for transactions made on another bank’s Automated Teller Machine (ATM) with effect from September 1, 2014, according to Dipo Fatokun, the Director of Banking and Payment Systems Department at the apex bank.
Google has teamed up with a host of telecom giants, including China Mobile, China Telecom, Global Transit, KDDI and SingTel to back FASTER, a $300 million fiber optic cable that runs between Japan and the US. The system would be ready for service during the second quarter of 2016. [Source: Press Release]
The White House launched a new team on Monday to improve government websites and upgrade U.S. technology infrastructure in an effort to prevent a repeat of the problems with last October’s botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act website. [Source: Reuters]
Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Chinedu Nebo has said that the government plans to adopt solar technology solutions, thus replacing traditional use of generators as primary source of energy for the rural electrification projects across the country. [Source: Daily Independent]
Orange today launched West Africa’s first very large-capacity IP Point of Presence (PoP) to enable local networks to access the Internet through an interconnection point with long-distance carrier networks. Based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the Internet infrastructure would enhance Internet connectivity in the sub-region by offering faster connection speeds and improved reliability for wholesale customers.…
WebConnectPlus, an online payment gateway powered by electronic transaction switching and payment processing company, eTranzact has reduced its set-up fee from N150,000 to N60,000 in order to make it affordable for businesses to accept payments online.
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