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African leaders gather to discuss digital transformation in the public sector

NairoIMG_5820bi, Kenya – 6 March 2017 – Microsoft is confirming its commitment to digital transformation in the public sector in Africa, by bringing together government decision makers from across the continent, at events Nairobi, Kenya.

The event will address Microsoft’s mission to empower sectors like agriculture, health, justice, transport, public finance and shared services, through digital transformation. Microsoft will unveil some of the key solutions on offer in the transformation of these verticals. Continue reading

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DaktariPopote mobile app brings health services to comfort of your home

By James Ratemo,

Technology is percolating all spheres of our lives.

DaktariPopote, a healthcare consultation app was launched this week by Global Technologies Ltd.

The app is a mobile and web based consultancy service that will aid people in acquiring health consultancy services from General Doctors, Gynecologists, Dermatologists, Pediatricians, Sexual Health Advisors, Dieticians & Nutritionists, Urologists, ENT specialists, Psychologists/Counsellors etc at the comfort of their home, office or any other place.

According to World Health Organization (WHO) figures, Kenya’s doctor to patient ratio currently stands at an alarming one doctor to 100,000 patients. DaktariPopote is meant to reduce the huge burden that many Kenyans face in seeing health specialists including long distances, long waiting hours and high cost of medical consultations.

Statistics show that only 28 percent of health issues require a physical examination by doctors and a substantial 72 percent of health issues are common illnesses that do not require physical examination. DaktariPopote can be used for the 72 percent of health issues confidently.
According to Chris Oyugi, Director, Global Technologies Ltd, the service is low cost, convenient and confidential.

“Doctors are able to send prescriptions through the app and patients can visit the nearest pharmacy for the medications. The app enables people to take and send pictures to doctors or attach test results such as X-ray, Ultra sound etc. People have 5 days to chat with the health specialist for free after paying the consultation fee. This will allow the specialist to follow up on how they are progressing. Users can consult health specialists through a WhatsApp like chat, audio or video,” says Oyugi.

In a written statement, Mr Oyugi says all doctors who are available for consultation are qualified and licensed by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board. Other specialists are also qualified and registered by their bodies.
People can download the app from Google store through the link http://tinyurl/daktaripopote or through the DaktariPopote website http://www.daktaripopote.com . Users also have an option of using the service directly from the DaktariPopote website.
The website and app also features useful health tools like BMI Calculator, Ovulation Calculator and Due Date Calculator.

DaktariPopote is currently working on partnerships with pharmacies, clinics, and labs so users can get prescriptions, follow up healthcare, or tests if necessary.

Reviewing the ASUS GL552J – A Gamer’s Perspective

By David Gitonga

Its not every so often that you come across a laptop built for gamers. Fortunately, I had just that opportunity recently to test out an ASUS gaming machine. The experience, of course, is a gamer’s dream as you might expect.

At first glance, the GL552J looks nothing like your average laptop. The dark, sleek figure will immediately tell you that this machine is built to be used for extended periods of time, and rightly so. Continue reading

Microsoft launches windows 10 in Kenya

Microsoft Director, Windows Business Division, for West, East and Central Africa, Rotimi Olumide, explains how Windows 10 works.

Microsoft Director for Windows Business Division, West, East, Central Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, Rotimi Olumide

Giant technology firm Microsoft has officially unveiled Windows 10 operating system  in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday.

Microsoft Director for Windows Business Division, West, East, Central Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, Rotimi Olumide said users can take advantage of the free upgrade offer, or purchase a new Windows 10 PC. Continue reading

Vincent Lobry is the new Telkom Kenya CEO

“Change of Guard: Board Chair of Orange Telkom Kenya, Eddy Njoroge (centre) congratulates Vincent Lobry (right), the new Chief Executive Officer of the company, upon his appointment which takes effect September 4, 2014. Mickael Ghossein, the immediate former Chief Executive of Telkom Kenya (left) becomes Senior Vice President of Orange Business Services – Middle East.

“Change of Guard: Board Chair of Orange Telkom Kenya, Eddy Njoroge (centre) congratulates Vincent Lobry (right), the new Chief Executive Officer of the company, upon his appointment which takes effect September 4, 2014. Mickael Ghossein, the immediate former Chief Executive of Telkom Kenya (left) becomes Senior Vice President of Orange Business Services – Middle East.

Vincent Lobry is the new Chief Executive Officer for Telkom Kenya taking over from Mickael Ghossein.

Mickael Ghossein has been appointed Senior Vice President of Orange Business Services – Middle East. Continue reading

Kenyan journalists who successfully completed the MOOC Data- driven Journalism course

The list below is a list of all students that scored 17 or higher on the Final Exam Quiz, applied for the certificate, and agreed to have their names listed on the DDJ website

Kenya Oscar Alochi Mr website
Kenya Anja Bengelstorff Africa Correspondent
Kenya Burhan Farah Hassan Journalist website
Kenya Hellen Githaiga Online Subeditor
Kenya Patrick Kibet Journalist
Kenya Kinuthia Mburu Journalist
Kenya Harry Misiko Mr/journalist (sub-editor) website
Kenya Whitney Mwangi Freelance Journalist website
Kenya Sophia Mbugua Broadcast Journalist
Kenya Fred Mbugua Online Editor website
Kenya Lynette Mukami Sub-editor, Business Daily Africa website
Kenya Dauglas Mwanga Journalist website
Kenya Samuel Njihia Online Editor website
Kenya Percila Njira Freelance
Kenya Rose Odengo Journalist website
Kenya Winnie Osika Freelance Journalist
Kenya Dorothy Otieno Journalist website
Kenya James Ratemo Digital Media Trainer/ Journalist website
Kenya Millie Wachira Visual Communication Specialist

Data J Cert

 

Kenya to expand fibre optic coverage

ImageKenya is about to expand its fibre optic infrastructure with an additional 1,600KM of National Optic Fiber Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI) phase 2 being embarked on in July.

Already, 4,300KM fibre optic cable has been laid out since 2009. In the second phase all 47 County Governments are earmarked for connection.
NOFBI Phase 2 is funded through USD72.5 million loan from EXIM Bank of China, through a concessional Government to Government loan agreement and M/S Huawei Technologies of China is the project contractor.
NOFBI Phase 1 is already in use by (government in 28 counties, Telkom, Safaricom and Jamii Telecom,) utilizing more than 3,000 KM of the cable.

The government aims to build the ICT infrastructure which is key to helping Kenya catch up with opportunities using the next generation of telecommunications in line with ist vision 2030. This will also aide in the development of rural ICT and access to e- government services.