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By Martin Ekpeke Mart Networks Nigeria Limited, one of the leading technology Value Added Distributor, yesterday engaged its partners in Nigeria to showcase the company’s latest technologies, especially innovative enterprise solutions for data centres and small and medium enterprises in Nigeria. Some of the partners present at the event, organized in Lagos, include vendor representatives from Siemon, Sophos and various product managers and management from Mart Networks. Speaking at the event, the Managing Director for Mart Networks Nigeria Ltd, Mr. Moiz Maloo, said the Company strives to provide leading edge technology to its customers by partnering with vendors that…

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Is it possible for any organisation to fight cybercrime without the aid of artificial intelligence or machine learning, especially, for those with complex systems like the financial institutions? This article is more or less focused on the financial services industry, especially, the banking sector, for two main reasons. First, I believe that when it comes to technology adoption in Nigeria, the banks are really at the forefront and secondly, I was invited to join some bank executives for a one day exposition themed, “Defense In-depth with cognitive security,” organised by ActivEdge Technologies and IBM, both of which are leaders in…

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  By Emmanuel Osie The 2017 Facts & Figures released by the International Telecommunication Union, an arm of the United Nations for information and communication technologies (ICTs), show that 830 million young people are online. The figure represents 80 per cent of the youth population in 104 countries. It shows that youths (15-24 year olds) are at the forefront of Internet adoption. In Least Developed Countries (LDCs), up to 35 per cent of individuals using the Internet are aged 15-24, compared with 13 per cent in developed countries and 23 per cent globally. In China and India alone, up to…

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  By Kester Omu For indigenous businesses to become major players in the fast-paced digital economy, they must  accept the presence of technology around them and structure their business model in line with the needs of their local environment   This position was taken by Sir Demola Aladekomo, founder, Chams Group Plc and Chairman, SmartCity Resorts Plc, when he delivered a Keynote Address at the Information Communication, Technology and Telecommunications Exhibition and Conference (ICTEL EXPO 2017), organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry.   Aladekomo, whose address was on the exhibition’s theme; “The Digital Economy: Strategies for Growth…

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  Nigeria’s first 4G/LTE-Advanced network has announced the appointment of Abhulime Ehiagwina , the company’s former Chief Financial Officer as the Acting Chief executive Officer. The appointment follows the resignation of its pioneer Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Kamar Abass, who has stepped down due to what the company described as ‘urgent personal and medical considerations’ . In a statement signed by Osondu C. Nwokoro, Director, External Affairs, the company said the NatCom board named Abhulime Ehiagwina as Acting CEO and is embarking on the search for a substantive CEO in due course. No details were provided concerning the the ‘urgent…

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  Cyber security has taken a front burner and has been among the biggest challenges facing the world today. It featured prominently in the recently concluded elections in the United States of Americas as well as the Gulf States brawl, where Qatar claimed that its server was hacked and an inappropriate content was then pushed out. Away from the way cyber security affects nations, businesses and individuals across the world are not left out, as every day, thousands of online accounts get compromised, one way or the other. I was with Helen George, Cyber Security Awareness Trainer, a while ago…

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  By Martin Ekpeke Tecno Mobile, one of Africa based franchise retail network offering low-cost smartphone in the continent sold over 9 million smartphones in 2016 alone, says a GSMA report. The report titled ‘Accelerating affordable smartphone ownership in emerging markets’that was published few days ago disclosed that the handset brand, which first entered the African market in 2006 and since then has sold more than 45 million mobile phones across the continent, also accounts for about 50 per cent of the total smartphone market share in Africa, especially Nigeria where over 15 million people are said to be using…

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  By Kester Omu The 2018 budget will see much of technological inputs as the Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Mr. Ben Akabueze has confirmed the budget will be prepared using the Integrated Financial Management Information System. “We have resolved to prepare the 2018 budget with the Integrated Financial Management Information System. Hence, over 4,250 government officials involved in budget preparation from about 800 MDAs across the country would be trained on how to use the system,” he stated. He said the training becomes necessary so that budget officers in the MDAs can be equipped with the knowledge, skills…

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ESET, one of world leading IT security software and service provider has inked a strategic partnership with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to provide standards and guidelines in the protection of Nigeria cyberspace. The standards and guidelines will ultimately guarantee the safety of all Federal Government MDAs’ IT infrastructures, and will enable NITDA, Nigeria’s IT regulatory agency and other Governments institutions’ IT administrators have access to periodic Cyber security training by ESET experts on emerging threats. According to Dr. Isa Ali Pantami PhD, Director-General of NITDA, the partnership with ESET becomes necessary because Nigeria is presently at…

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