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AxizWorkgroup offers Green office tech tips

Chris N. Fernando
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Green Office Week is a national initiative intended to raise awareness of the importance of eco-friendly offices and educate workers on how they can make a positive impact on the environment while at work. AxizWorkgroup, an IT infrastructure and software distributor, is passionate about the environment and constantly provides solutions and information that can assist companies and employees in implementing green IT practices in the workplace.

Africa e-Waste greens the IT wastelands

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Africa e-Waste has developed a process that addresses these issues. More importantly for Van Wyk, however, is the role Africa e-Waste is playing in the preservation of South Africa's environment. Consumer awareness and education is a large part of Africa e-Waste's strategy. Despite the media attention e-waste has received, consumers don't understand the far-reaching impact of irresponsible disposal.

Nolio appoints Blue Turtle as sole distributor for Southern Africa

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Blue Turtle Technologies recently signed up an sole distribution agreement with Nolio to distribute its products and services across southern Africa. Apart from sales, Blue Turtle will also offer sales support, training and implementation of Nolio Application Service Automation Platform (Nolio ASAP) in Southern Africa region. Nolio ASAP automates release deployment processes of multi tier, distributed applications and their configuration settings across the application life cycle in different environments.

Alcatel-Lucent to transform Tunisiana mobile

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Alcatel-Lucent announced that Tunisiana, a mobile operator and a subsidiary of Qatar Telecom, has selected Alcatel-Lucent to transform its mobile network to IP as Tunisiana prepares to evolve to 3G and Long Term Evolution (LTE). Based on its High Leverage NetworkTM (HLN) architecture, Alcatel-Lucent’s IP solution gives Tunisiana the infrastructure necessary to meet the demands of its customers for increasingly sophisticated and high bandwidth mobile services. This includes offering a genuine mobile broadband experience with video, multimedia and data services as well as mobile banking applications. In addition to driving new revenues, Tunisiana will garner significant benefits of an all IP transformation with increased reliability, scalability and speed all while reducing operational cost and complexity.

Bytes brings Kronos Mobile workforce app to SA

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Bytes Systems announced revolutionary mobile applications as the next step in its vision for the next generation of workforce management. Kronos's new mobile applications improve productivity by making it easier for managers and employees to complete a wide range of workforce-related tasks using a variety of mobile devices. Kronos's mobile applications give employees and managers flexibility in how they interact with each other and provide an anytime, anyplace, instant connection to the Kronos Workforce Central suite.

Square Enix teams up with Megarom

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Square Enix the leading gaming vendor recently teamed up with Megarom to distribute all its new releases in South Africa. This new tie-up will further consolidate Megarom’s position as the leading distributor of interactive video games in South Africa. Megarom, since its inception over 10 years ago has been to be a totally focused gaming products distributor and to only represent interactive gaming publishers with long standing reputations of producing high quality titles that the gamers know and trust and will always support at retail. Square Enix fits Megarom’s distribution model perfectly.

RapidEye eyes Africa

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RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, signed a distribution agreement with Kenya based Ramani Geosystems to distribute RapidEye products throughout the entire continent of Africa except Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Western Sahara.

NEC appoints ENCOM to expand in North Africa

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NEC Unified Solutions, specialists in communication solutions for small, medium and large enterprises in both the private and public sectors, recently announced the appointment of ENCOM. Morocco based ENCOM will be distributing NEC’s complete range of solutions including its UNIVERGE SV8000 Series communication servers as well as applications for the growing SMB and Enterprise market segments. ENCOM specialises in network, telecom and multimedia solutions. The company has been building professional solutions for local business, commercial, educational and government clients since 1991. The NEC UNIVERGE SV8000 series is designed to deliver next-generation, open standards-based solutions that provide businesses the capability of offering advanced applications and the flexibility for growth. The product range together with the full range of applications for Mobility, Unified Communications and effective Management allows enterprises to create new ways of generating revenue and increasing customer responsiveness while simultaneously improving efficiency and reducing costs.

Data Afrique to distribute eXpd8

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Data Afrique, the IT solutions company focusing on the financial services sector, announced that it has secured the exclusive rights to market and distribute the eXpd8 legal software suite in South Africa and Namibia. eXpd8 is a software interface that brings all client information into one central, searchable, easy-to-use screen. All the relevant information is available at a user's fingertips, meaning the information is available how they want it and when they want it –leading to increased efficiencies. Information – or any relevant file, is never misplaced or lost.

Ghana sees growth in telecom sector

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BMI's latest update on Ghana's telecoms market contains revised forecast figures for the country's mobile telephony and fixed-line markets. Our new mobile forecast includes December 2010 data as published by Ghana's telecoms regulator, the National Communications Authority (NCA), for YE10 and Q310 market data published by leading mobile network operators, including MTN Ghana, part of South Africa's MTN Group, and Tigo Ghana, owned by Luxembourg's Millicom International Cellular.

KeMU launches EC-Council professional IT security courses in Kenya

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EC-Council, leaders in information security training and education in conjunction with SIMOS Consultancy Services launched globally recognized professional courses in IT Security at Kenya Methodist University, (KeMU) in a bid to address some of the major loopholes in the current IT industry in Kenya. KeMU will offer variety of EC Council globally recognised certifications like Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), EC Council Certified Secure Programmer (ECSP), EC Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA), among others that cater for a wide range of security perspectives.

Samsung unveils new partner program Africa

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Samsung unveiled its new partner program for Africa by laying down the importance on building relationships with their valued channel partners. The Program has been set up primarily to ensure the availability of a value channel to serve Samsung customers in the best way possible and create customer delight. It has also been put in place to incentivise the value reseller channel through differentiation and increased profitability. The program is designed to help differentiate partner services and ensure partner credibility, which in turn, provides a platform for end-users to not only access the company’s database of partners, but provides peace of mind in that they are dealing with a Samsung accredited and authorised retailer.
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