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Microsoft grants improve affordable internet access

Microsoft awards grants for internet access

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MICROSOFT is accepting applications for its Affordable Access Initiative grant fund for a second year. The fund assists companies working to bring internet access and new technologies, services and models to underserved markets. “Too many people around the world lack internet connectivity and the educational, commercial and economic […]

Technology strengthens Uganda border security


From HASSAN ONYANGO in Kampala, Uganda KAMPALA, (CAJ News) – UGANDA is making the most of technology to speed visa issuance and strengthen border security. The landlocked East African country’s adoption of technology is anticipated to help the country facilitate travel, enhance national security and protect travelers from identity theft. Gemalto, the Dutch-based international digital […]

UBA, Mastercard drive financial inclusion


From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – UNITED Bank Africa (UBA) has introduced its first merchant-focused app in the continent, with a view of driving financial inclusion. The app aims to create a SMART (secure, mobile, accessible, reliable and transparent) network of 100 000 micro merchants. It will include Masterpass QR, a […]

Blackberry bouncing back after move to software

Blackberry bouncing back after move to software

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BLACKBERRY’S shift from devices to software appears to be paying off after the Canadian firm posted a profit for the third quarter of the year and raised its revenue forecast for 2017. The company has recorded a non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) gross margin of 70 percent and […]

Companies mustn’t get carried away at holidays

Claude Schuck Regional Manager for Africa Veeam

TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – WITH the impending December break, companies have been urged ensure corporate applications, services and data remain continuously available. Claude Schuck, regional manager for Africa at Veeam, says a modern business relies on delivering round-the-clock availability, regardless of employee holidays. Veeam develops backup, disaster recovery and virtualization management software. Schuck […]

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