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Simple Technology that Makes Any Business More Efficient

There have been so many new technologies to sweep the business world over the past few years. Every business feels obligated to have the latest and best of all these new technologies. Many businesses fear that they will become obsolete ...

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The Best Ways to Build Brand Recognition with Technology

Brand recognition is essential for any business. Businesses need to have the general public recognize their brand and logo and understand the message that comes with that brand. This is one of the most difficult and time consuming tasks that ...

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The Pros and Cons of Having Personal Technology in the Office

The Pros and Cons of Having Personal Technology in the Office Everyone never leaves the house with at least a few things. For most people, it is keys, wallet, and mobile phone. It is true that almost everyone has their mobile ...

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Towards A Business Model For Funding African Startups – 2 Years Later

Towards A Business Model For Funding African Startups – 2 Years Later[i]  Author: Brian Laung Aoaeh   Editor’s Note: This article which is also available here (PDF) is exclusive for Tekedia. While you can link it from your platforms, do not copy verbatim. Contact Tekedia ...

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Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond The Election By Chukwuma Charles Soludo

by Chukwuma Soludo, former Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria     Indeed to preface this article with a few clarifications. I have taken a long sabbatical leave from partisan politics, and it is real fun watching the drama from the balcony.  Having had ...

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It is safe to say that Google has redesigned every aspect of our lives. They have changed our way of learning. We have outsourced our brains to the Google algorithm and you do not need to remember anything. It is that simple: what is the capital of Peru? Recall the AT&T ad that ran in U.S. last year. The man will google Lima and his friend won a jackpot. Do not just try to recall […]

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Everyone likes GTBank because they are very innovative. This company has a tradition of bringing news things in Nigeria’s banking scene.  The newest one is allowing customers to do instant online payments to other banks. That means that “latency” period has been eliminated. Right now, you can only transfer within banks in Nigeria and you will see the funds within seconds.  This is nice as you can also confirm the beneficiary’s account details before you […]

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Nigeria’s naira depreciated to its weakest level in three months against the dollar after the central bank failed to meet lenders’ demands for the U.S. currency at an auction yesterday.   The currency of sub-Saharan Africa’s second-biggest economy retreated 0.3 percent to 157.15 naira per dollar in interbank trading at 3:44 p.m. in Lagos, the lowest level since June 16, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Nigeria sold $350 million compared with $467.6 million demanded […]

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Student Competition THE IBM/IEEE SMARTER PLANET CHALLENGE: STUDENT PROJECTS CHANGING THE WORLD     Dear [Name] Are you ready to use your engineering skills to develop unique learning experiences for future students and also contribute to solving real-world problems? IBM and IEEE are in search of creative team-based student projects that can help students at any level learn about applying engineering, science and other disciplines to solve today’s urgent challenges.   Through the IBM/IEEE Smarter […]

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With a mission to be an original equipment maker or OEM to mobile device makers running the Windows Mobile platform, the Taiwan-based High Tech Computer Corporation or better known in the markets as HTC, has become the world’s largest Windows-based smartphone maker for both its OEM clients and direct consumers. It is estimated that it has a clear 80% commanding hold on all Windows gadgets ever built.   That includes PDAs, PocketPCs and Mobile phones. […]

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One of the greatest frustrations for several tech entrepreneurs in Africa is having to adjust applications and solutions to be usable with a poor internet bandwidth. However, the new kid on the block of ISPs seems to be ushering in a service that will benefit web operators and online business in a major way.   Speed YooMee is the first operator in Cameroon to provide a seamless internet experience. Stephane Abrahams, the Managing Director, demonstrated […]

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The advent of cloud computing offers customers new choices in how to architect their IT infrastructure for the best possible blend of performance, availability, cost, and control. A critical requirement is the ability to integrate public and private services with optimized connectivity to build a flexible hybrid cloud environment.   Riverbed brings this business agility with a comprehensive range of high performance solutions for the hybrid cloud including WAN optimization, network performance management, and cloud […]

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