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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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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

IGF: Microsoft showcases Super Wi-Fi network

By James Ratemo, Nairobi.
Leading software company, Microsoft in partnership with hardware supplier, Adaptrum, is testing a technology that would see unused television spectrum (white space) used to relay Internet broadband.
Dubbed as super wi-fi, the new technology of wireless data transmission is seeking to solve the headache of clogged mobile data spectrum that comes with a high number of subscribers. Continue reading

Microsoft, Google, Intel take market share war to schools

Global companies are jostling for Kenya’s lucrative education sector by unveiling programmes that promote uptake of technology in classrooms. The multinationals, including Microsoft, Intel Corp and Google, are targeting teachers and learners with a myriad of ICT solutions to ensure strategic positioning once the local education sector goes big on technology. Continue reading

Study shows value of computer Software theft in Eastern and Southern Africa totals sh9 billion

By James Ratemo in Nairobi

Ignorance is the leading cause why software piracy business is thriving in Africa.The illegal business  has seen genuine corporates lose over sh9 billion.

The commercial value of unlicensed software installed on personal computers in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA), which excludes South Africa, reached $109 million in 2010 as 83 percent of software deployed on PCs during the year was pirated. Continue reading

Makerere University Students Win 2011 Microsoft technology competition

By James Ratemo

Solutions to most of Africa’s problems lie in technology. This explains the myriad of technology projects and competitions started by leading companies across the globe to unravel solutions to Africa’s pertinent challenges.

Team QuestO from Uganda’s Makerere University is the winner of 2011 edition of the regional contest of the Microsoft sponsored technology competition on problem solving. Continue reading

Software maker Microsoft, Internet giant Google go local to drive up numbers

By James Ratemo

You do not have to understand English to navigate the computer.

Kiswahili is just sufficient, at least as seen in a new approach that software and Internet Search Engine firms are taking to break down barriers. Continue reading