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ITPulse is a wholly information technology communication (ICT) news website, with a special focus on the African continent. The website provides up-to-date biz-tech news, analysis and comprehensive and thorough insight into the continent's ICT terrain

The outlook for data centre growth on the African continent looks bullish.  With a population of almost 1.5 billion people, the African marketplace possesses a significant advantage in terms of market size and potential. Importantly, whilst the continent might lag behind countries like China and India when it comes to sheer population size, what sets it apart is the average age of its population which is between 18-19 years.  It is a young generation that is well-equipped to adapt to the digital’s environment continuous change. This younger generation has a natural affinity for learning and working with technologies such as…

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Application has been opened for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) in Nigeria to get a ₦75 Million equity-free fund through Google’s Hustle Academy SMB Fund. This opens up an opportunity for 15 Nigerian small business owners to get N5 million each. This will go a long way to addressing some of the challenges of entrepreneurs in Nigeria, who face the perennial obstacle of securing vital funding. According to the World Bank, African SMBs face a staggering financial gap of $330 billion. Additionally, only 25% of SMBs in Africa have access to bank loans, a percentage that sharply contrasts with the…

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The duo of Cassava Technologies and Atlas AI have sealed a partnership deal that is aimed at strengthening the impact of connectivity and digital services across Africa, using data-driven insights to accelerate digital transformation and economic growth. Through this partnership, Cassava will be able to deliver cutting-edge AI development capabilities custom-built for its enterprise customers, catering to the unique needs of businesses on the African continent Announcing the partnership in a statement, Hardy Pemhiwa, President and Group CEO of Cassava Technologies said: AI and data analytics are a core part of our digital transformation journey across all Cassava Technologies business…

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Over 15, 000 youths in Imo State have graduated from the Skill-Up Imo programme organized by the Imo State government in partnership with the frontline technology giant, Zinox Technologies. Apart from each graduating youth receiving either a brand-new Zinox or HP laptop, equipped with cutting-edge specifications for high-key performance, the 15,000 youths have also been equipped with digital skills to make them wealth creators in the tech-driven global ecosystem. Speaking at the graduation ceremony held at a packed Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri, Gov. Hope Uzodinma disclosed that his administration will continue to provide digital empowerment opportunities for the youths…

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Global lifestyle and wellness-focused direct selling company QNET, in partnership with its Nigerian franchisee, Transblue, has successfully concluded the second phase of its signature financial literacy programme, FinGreen, in Lagos state. FinGreen Phase 2 has equipped over 750 Nigerian youths with essential financial knowledge and skills, surpassing the achievements of its pilot phase and further underscoring QNET’s commitment to economic empowerment and sustainable development in Nigeria. Lauding the initiative, Biram Fall, Regional General Manager of QNET’s Sub-Saharan Africa region said, “We are immensely proud of the impact achieved by FinGreen Nigeria in just 2 months. The interactive workshops and train-the-trainer…

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Interswitch has emphasized that microfinance banks have an important role to play in driving Nigeria’s economic growth, even as it affirmed its dedication to promoting financial inclusion in the country. Speaking at the third edition of the TechConnect 3.0 series hosted at Bridgewaters Hotel, Enugu-SouthEastern Nigeria, Innocent Itobore, Group Head, Data and Lending Services at Interswitch noted that microfinance institutions, despite prevailing challenges, play a critical role in mitigating poverty levels in the country, providing individuals and small businesses with access to financial products and services and democratising financial services. “Over the years, we have witnessed a remarkable shift in…

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Today at Made On YouTube, the platform unveiled a suite of AI-powered capabilities that will help both new and established creators and artists create, edit, and share content in bold new ways. These AI-powered tools will help unlock powerful new forms of creative expression, take the friction out of the creative process, and allow YouTube creators to reach more viewers. Showcasing the limitless potential AI can bring to creators, artists and the creative industry, today’s key announcements include: The introduction of Dream Screen, a new generative AI feature to unlock creative expression on Shorts: Later this year, YouTube will introduce…

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In a statement signed by the chief executive officer, CEO, DOTMAC, Micheal Ayoade stated that the Tech Innovation Awards, now in their seventh year have become a benchmark for recognizing and celebrating outstanding contributions to the technology sector. Each year the award honors organizations that have demonstrated exceptional prowess in driving technological advancement and reshaping the industry landscape. Ayoade further stated that Dotmac Technologies Ltd has been at the forefront of the regional Internet service provider company consistently delivering top-tier services to their customers. According to him, we are thrilled to receive this recognition from the Tech Innovation Awards. This…

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The Nigerian leading tech recognition platform, Tech Innovation Awards (TIA), has conferred the honour of The Most Supportive Company for Digital Drive Award on IMBIL Telecoms Solutions Nigeria Limited at the just concluded seventh edition of the awards. At the ceremony held in Lagos, Mr. Akin Naphta, chief executive officer of Instinctwave, organisers of the award, described IMBIL as a one-stop shop tech hub for telecoms and ICT solutions that drive Nigeria’s digital economy forward. According to him, the 2023 edition of TIA was more dynamic as it raised the bar of recognising excellence in IT innovation and leadership in…

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The 2023 edition of the Nigeria Innovation Summit (NIS) has received the support and partnership of the critical stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem. Some of them include CoinEx; the Office for Nigeria Digital Innovation (ONDI); International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM); PwC; NITDA IT HUB (Nithub); VC4A; CcHub; African AI Foundation; Lagos State Employment Trust Funds (LSETF); Asoko Insight; Dochase; Zinox Tech Experience Centre, African Innovation Academy, among others. The summit also has the following as its media partners Brand Times; Techeconomy.ng; ITPulse; Coinnewsextra; Techbuild; Coinratecap; Technext; Innovation Village; Techtrends Africa; Lagosspy NG, and more. NIS has recorded thousands of…

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