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ICT

IT revolution gathers momentum in Kenya with women cutting an edge as well

 

By Lika Gueye


Up to the moment when Edna Sakwa, 22, walked into the offices of AkiraChix in downtown Nairobi, she had barely touched a computer. Trainees at AkiraChix Trainees at AkiraChix

Her lack of tech savvy meant she was puzzled when she first heard the acronym “IT” for information technology. As a young high school graduate living in the slums of Nairobi, her prospects were bleak.

Compulynx receives recognition for innovative IT application for NGOs

By Today Financial News Correspondent

Leading information technology firm, Compulynx has been recognized for its innovative IT application that helps Non- Governmental Organizations (NGO’S) disburse benefits to rightful beneficiaries.

The firm has been awarded in the just concluded Kenya ICT awards organized by the Computer Society of Kenya.

Over 11,000 small businesses already Online with Google

By Today Financial News Correspondent

Over 11,000 businesses have created websites though a joint between Safaricom, Equity and Google. 

Google has revealed that Getting Kenya Businesses Online (GKBO), a joint initiative with Safaricom, Equity Bank and other partners, has already helped bring over 11,000 small and medium size enterprises online since the launch of the initiative on the 12th September this year.  

Prepare for migration to digital broadcasting, Minister Poghisio urges broadcasters


By Ben Kinyanjui

 

The move from analog to digital broadcasting that offers variety and better signals will not take off unless consumers support it, Information and Communications Minister Samuel Poghisio has warned.Information and Communications minister Samuel Poghisio says consumers must support migrationInformation and Communications minister Samuel Poghisio says consumers must support migration

Mr Poghishio said the move only requires a fundamental change on the part of the service broadcasters but consumers of broadcasting services.

Samsung Electronics to open an engineering academy in Nairobi to address skills shortage

By Today Financial News Reporter

Samsung Electronics is set to launch the country’s first engineering academy within the next six months to address the critical technical and engineering skills shortage in country.Samsung East and Central Africa, Corporate Marketing Manager, Ms Betty Radier (left) presents donation to PC Kinyanjui  InstituteSamsung East and Central Africa, Corporate Marketing Manager, Ms Betty Radier (left) presents donation to PC Kinyanjui Institute

Samsung will develop the computing skills and infrastructure of P.C Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute in Nairobi.

Honeymoon over as Safaricom half year profits dip 48 per cent

By Ben Kinyanjui

 

Leading Mobile services provider Safaricom has witnessed a 48 per cent drop in profitability in the first half of the financial year from 10.4 billion to 5.3 billion.Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore says harsh operating envoronment has led to a drop in profitabilitySafaricom CEO Bob Collymore says harsh operating envoronment has led to a drop in profitability

Though the company witnessed a 5.3 per cent rise in revenue from Sh47.11 billion to 49.63 billion, operating expenses rise significantly from Sh21.6 billion to 26.5 billion during the period ending September 30.

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