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ICT

World Bank gives Kenya Sh5 billion to expand ICT services

 

 

By Today Financial News Reporter

 

 

The government has secured an additional US$55.1 million to scale up digital inclusion, content development, and e-government and shared services.

The money would assist Government to scale up online servicesThe money would assist Government to scale up online services

Government opens new health data centre in Nairobi

By Today Financial News Reporter

Global integrated IT solutions provider, Hewlett Packard (HP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) has launched a Health Data Centre at Afya House with the objective of speeding information to save lives.Health sector lagging behind in use of ITHealth sector lagging behind in use of IT

The project is set to improve the quality and efficiency of disease surveillance to enhance protection and prevention by making processes such as HIV testing fast and easy. Swift communication once disease is detected will ensure quick administering of treatment.

Samsung Electronics continue efforts to impact skills

By Today Financial News Writer

The second Samsung Electronics Engineering Academy in Africa has been launched at the Woodvale Centre in Nairobi. 

A core part of Samsung’s vision to fast-track the entry of African youths into the electronics job market, the Engineering Academy program has a short-term goal to develop 10 000 Electronics Engineers across the continent by 2015, and aligns to the government’s 2030 Vision to encourage entrepreneurship and self-employment initiatives.

Award-winning YoungAfricaLive youth mobile community partners with Safaricom - now live in Kenya

By Today Financial News Reporter

YoungAfricaLive (YAL) has launched in Kenya, adding substantially to the award-winning mobile community portal’s presence in East Africa which commenced when YAL Tanzania launched on December 1, 2011.ICT empowering youthICT empowering youth

In bringing the vibrant mobile community to Kenya, Praekelt Foundation has partnered with leading integrated communications firm, Safaricom. This partnership allows young Kenyans to share and discuss the issues they confront daily, via their mobile phone.

Mobile money transfer increases as postal services dwindle due to competition from internet services

By Ben Kinyanjui

Mobile Money transactions increased by 17.5 per cent from Sh48 billion in the second quarter of last year to Sh56 billion in the last quarter, the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) has said.Information and Communications PS Dr Bitange Ndemo says the sector has recorded impressive growthInformation and Communications PS Dr Bitange Ndemo says the sector has recorded impressive growth

CCK says in its quarterly report that the money transfer service currently being offered by all the four cellular phone companies Safaricom, Airtel, Essar Communications and Telkom Kenya has continued to gain popularity among mobile subscribers.

Samsung extends training to boost small and medium sized enterprises

 

By Today Financial News Reporter

Samsung Electronics has partnered with local training institutions to improve the competitiveness of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME’s).Sumsang makes a variety of globally competitive electrical goods  Sumsang makes a variety of globally competitive electrical goods

Samsung has piloted and implemented an internet hub at the Kabete Technical Training Institute (KTTI) with plans to roll out similar ones across country in the next one year.

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