Category Archives: Environment

Nokia: Innovators wanted ahead of the Open Innovation Africa Summit 2012

Kenyan innovators have a chance to showcase their prowess in a new challenge co-sponsored by phone-maker Nokia, infoDev and Capgemini.

Creators of the 3 best ideas will be invited to the second Open Innovation Africa Summit 2012 (OIAS2) to be held in Nairobi from May 28-30 2012 to share their thoughts with ‘respected thought leaders.’

Dubbed ‘Ideas to Innovation’ the global competition seeks to get societal, structural, financial and technological ideas that will help foster innovation leadership in Africa. Continue reading

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KDN unveils a state-of-the-art data centre

By James Ratemo in Nairobi
Kenya Data Networks (KDN) has finally unveiled its state-of-the art eco-friendly data centre which will serve East and Central Africa.

The ultra modern KDN-data-centre


Located at Sameer Park, off Mombasa road the data centre is proposed for hosting applications to serve international and local businesses.
It is expected that the centre will relieve the region from having to seek back-up services in Europe and America. Continue reading

Are you using a fake phone in Kenya? Directive to switch off fake phones good but untimely

Follow me on twitter  and be my friend on facebook to take the debate on fake phones a notch higher…also read this post to know how to detect a fake phone

Many phones being sold in Nairobi are probably fake...for a common consumer however it is hard to tell. Photo | Courtesy of Business Daily

A genuine phone registers both the IMEI code along with caller’s number on  mobile companies’ systems while fake gadgets record only the caller’s details. This makes it easier to clamp down on counterfeit phones meaning mobile phone users whose phones do not register an authentic IMEI ( unique serial number)  were surely going to be put off air.

But here comes a reprieve. Continue reading

Samsung unveils automated ‘Virus doctor’ as it eyes to expand market in Africa.

BY JAMES RATEMO In Sandton, SouthAfrica

It is now possible to battle deadly airborne viruses allergy causing dust mites without involving a medical practitioner.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a market leader in consumer electronics, has unveiled the latest air filtration technology among its new range of premium air conditioners.

The gadget dubbed ‘Virus Doctor’ kills more than 99.9 per cent of harmful airborne viruses including SARS and H1N1, to guarantee contamination-free indoor air.

In an Interview with The Standard during the company’s Africa’s forum in South Africa, Samsung Chief Operations Officer George Ferreira said the company’s sub- Saharan African unit plans to increase its share of the electronics market on the continent to as much as 33 percent by 2015 from 20 percent now. Continue reading

E-waste menace in Kenya refuses to go away

BY JAMES RATEMO IN NAIROBI,KENYA

E-waste menace around the world has been a major concern to environmental conservationists.

In Kenya and other developing countries, balancing between the need to serve masses with affordable computers and curbing technology dumping has often put Governments and distributors of used computers on a collision course. Continue reading