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Innjoo Leapbook Defies Recession, Still Most Affordable in Nigeria

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Since its launch in January 2017, the LeapBook A100, the world’s slimmest notebook, and the flagship laptop from InnJoo, has maintained its ‘pocket-friendly’ unique selling proposition, aside various other key features.

Today, Innjoo is regarded as one of the companies ruling the smartphones and tablet market in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, UAE and other countries.

The LeapBook A100 showcases, essentially, the same product specs and design with M100, but the later is made of Plastic frame while the LeapBook M100 is made entirely of Metal frame.

One of the key unique selling propositions of InnJoo A100 is the pricing. Launched in January 2017 when the foreign exchange market was in a sorry state, the company defied all odds by pegging the device at a very attractive price-pointof about N90,000 (based on store and location). Till date, the laptop is still the cheapest in the market.

In addition, the InnJoo LeapBook is perfectly built for the Nigerian market. Why? Power!

Battery
InnJoo LeapBook runs on an enormous battery life so you can work for longer hours with this device, even without power. The A100 sustains up to 10 hours’ normal use for a whole day work on a single charge with a massive 10000mAh battery.

Working together with the low power consumption Intel chip, it even gets up to 6.5 hours’ video time and 300 hours standby time, so you can reliably carry your LeapBook with you on that business trip without worrying about dead battery or searching for power outlet to charge.

Storage
Due to the 2GB low voltage consumption and power-efficient DDR3L working together with 32GB eMMC flash storage as well as Intel Atom x5 Z8350 chipset, the InnJoo A100 runs in prompt response and gorgeously springs to life, ignoring long time standby.

Furthermore, there is an external 128GB microSD card to extend capacity for storing, gaming, watching or browsing.

Size
Available in Business Silver & Noble Gold, the InnJoo LeapBook M100 and InnJoo LeapBook A100 feature a sleek metal & plastic design measuring 18.2mm at its thickest point, with weight of 1550g.

Invented from a stand-point of portability, light in weight and thin in size; the A100 is meticulously designed with 14.1-inch 1366*768 screen in a compact body of only 18.2mm thickness anda mere 1.275kg in weight. It is an essential co-agent for business executives, students and all classes of users both in the office and on the road. Carry it any time and any place!

The A100 is devised with maximal screen but narrow bezel of less than 12mm for side edge and 14mm for top edge. With scientific keyboard spacing comfortably fit for fingers, interfaces of two USB2.0, one HDMI and one SD card; the entire Notebook is constructed succinctly and elegantly. Enjoy power, performance and artistic design all together with the A100.

Operating System/Security
The Windows 10-powered InnJoo LeapBook M100 & LeapBook A100 comes with 10000mAh rechargeable battery which last up to last 8 hours of normal use on a single charge, 6.5 hours on video playback and 300 hours of standby time.

They both feature 0.3MP cameras, built-in 8Ω/1W speaker, USB 2.0 ports and a single HDMI interface.

Camera
The InnJoo A100 offers users the pleasure of enjoying video calls like Skype; games and other exercises requiring big, quality display. As a versatile laptop, video calling is an indispensable add-on for users while chatting with business partners or kith and kin.

With the 0.3MP camera and 802.11b/g/n wireless network connected, nothing can hamper the sublime joys of the A100. The InnJoo LeapBook M100 and LeapBook A100 both carry a 14.1-inch IPS display with no form of protection. The display which is sadly not touch-sensitive has a 1366 x 768 HD pixels resolution.

Intel Chip, Power-Efficient
Intel Atom x5 Z8350 chipset, featuring 14nm advanced manufacturing process was embedded into the delicate body that manifests stronger performance and lower power consumption.

The A100 also comes with enhanced gaming and speed with Gen 8 Intel HD Graphics and 64-bit Instruction Set. Let’s enjoy this unusual notebook which boasts an expandable SD card slot, 2GB DDR3L RAM and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

Summary of Key Features:
Processor: Intel CherryTrail-T3 Quad core Z8350 1.44Ghz up to 1.84Ghz; Memory: 2GB DDR3L RAM; 32GB EMMC Hard Drive (Expandable up to 32GB Micro SD Card); Optical Storage: No; Display: Display 14.1 “1366 768; Intel Graphics: GraphicsController Connectivity: WiFi: 802.11b / g / n wireless internet and Bluetooth: 4.0; Laptop Camera: Yes; Microphone: Yes; Polymer battery: 10000mAh, use 8h, 300h standby; Connections: 1x USB 2.0; 1x HDMI and 1x Headphone Output.

Operating system: Windows 10 Home (64 bit); Dimensions: 334x220x18.2 mm; Weight: 1.275kg and Colour: Business Silver and Noble Gold.

The laptop is available for sale at Yudalaonline and offline stores nationwide, Jumia, Konga and other retail platforms.

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IPV6 Council Nigeria @ Internet Solutions Harps on Early Migration

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L-r Chairman, Communication & Advocacy Committee (CAC) IPv6 Council Nigeria, Remmy Nweke, Council Member, Chief Chris Uwaje, Finance Manager, Internet Solutions (IS), Safiriyu Abiodun Rosenje, Chairman, IPv6 Council Nigeria, Mr. Muhammed Rudman, Project Manager IS, Ms Ifeoma Egbe, Head, Network Operations, Mr. George Olunwa, and member CAC, Mr. Chike Onwuegbusi, during a courtesy visit by IPv6 Council Nigeria to Internet Solutions, recently in Lagos

Internet Protocol Version Six (IPv6) Council in Nigeria has harped on the need for early migration and adoption, as part of its mandate and effort in creating awareness among service providers in the nation Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector.

 

Speaking during a courtesy visit to Internet Solution Nigeria, a leading Internet Service Provider in the country, Mr. Muhammed Rudman, council chairman, noted that the visit was designed to interact with Internet Solutions Nigeria, which the Council believes could be paving the way towards the realization of IPV6 migration, which is seen globally to provide enhanced Internet service experience.

 

Rudman decried the low level of IPv6 ready networks, as well as usage in Nigeria, despite the fact that the country occupied first and eight positions in internet usage in Africa and the world respectively.

 

“We are worried that some countries in Africa have started migrating to IPv6 networks, yet Nigeria that prides itself as number one in terms of Internet usage in Africa is not making a serious move,” he said.

 

He commended Internet Solutions for deploying IPv6 on its network and urged other service providers in the country to consider migrating to IPv6 for Nigeria to maintain its position in Africa and move higher in the global ranking.

 

He also said that migrating to IPV6 would create more robust and realtime end-to-end Internet connectivity and avert the possible blockade from the exhaustion of Internet Protocol Version Four (IPv4) addresses.

 

Responding, Mr. George Olunwa, head, Network Operations at Internet Solutions, said that Internet Solutions, has since deployed and advertised IPv6 block on the Internet, but the challenge is largely apathy from the enterprise customers, who are yet to see a pressing need for the implementation of IPV6 on their networks.

 

While thanking the IPV6 Council Nigeria for the advocacy visit and efforts so far, Olunwa assured that Internet Solutions would continue to push the idea of implementing IPv6 to its customers, admitting that the cost of migrating from IPv4 to IPv6 is next to nothing.

 

“What we have seen is that most of the clients are still going for IPV4, even though the cost of getting IPv6 is minimal. But, we believe that with this sort of advocacy being carried out by the IPv6  Council Nigeria, service providers as well as enterprise networks will begin to see a need for the deployment.

 

He also suggested a possibility of providing virtual lab for IPv6 within country, saying that will assist towards capacity building which can help to upscale the deployment and adoption of IPV6.

 

IPv6 is the most recent version of IP, the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the internet.

 

An Internet Protocol (IP) address is essentially a postal address for each and every Internet-connected device. Without one, websites will not know where to send the information each time a person performs a search or try to access a website.

 

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NESG Challenge: Accenture Gives Free Technology, Advisory Services To L & L Foods, Accounteer & MyPadi.ng

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Three companies that emerged tops at the recently held Nigerian Economic Summit Group start-up pitch in Abuja will receive free technology and business grooming services from Accenture.

Mr. Niyi Yusuf, the country managing director for Accenture Nigeria, who confirmed this in an interview with our correspondent in Abuja, said the grooming service was the company’s contribution to the emergence of future business giants.

Yusuf said, “Conventionally, Accenture works with large companies; but this is our own way of contributing to the nation’s development. We have been part of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group since inception 24 years ago.

“Now that NESG is looking at promotion of indigenous entrepreneurs who can be globally relevant and globally competitive, Accenture’s role in that process is to provide free advisory services on how to redefine their business model.”

He also said, “That is our own way of contributing to the development of the nation and building the next generation of entrepreneurs who will hopefully have big companies in the future that can then become clients of Accenture.

“Accenture will work with them for three to six months to redefine their business models and make them more attractive to investors. Access to capital is an issue. As we work with them, they should stand a better chance of getting investors. Money is the lifeline of the business.”

The start-up pitch event hosted by NESG saw three companies emerging tops from an initial list of more than 260 start-ups. The three companies are L & L Foods, Accounteer and MyPadi.ng.

L & L Foods, which won $15,000 for coming first, distributes peanuts; Accounteer, which won $10,000, helps business owners to manage their administration and help the businesses to professionalise, grow, and automate their administrative processes; while MyPadi.ng, which won $5,000, is a hostel booking platform.

Yusuf said for a start-up to succeed, it needs to be driven by people who had passion and competence while the business must be addressing problems relevant to the environment.

According to him, for a business to attract investors, the business needs to be driven by a team rather than an individual.

The Accenture boss said investors were more interested in investing in businesses founded and run by teams because teams would make for cross fertilisation of ideas as well as longevity of business.

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Reasons Kaspersky Lab Is Opening Three Transparency Centers Worldwide

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Kaspersky Lab has announced the launch of its Global Transparency Initiative (GTI) as part of its ongoing commitment to protecting customers from cyberthreats, regardless of their origin or purpose.

With this Initiative, Kaspersky Lab will engage the broader information security community and other stakeholders in validating and verifying the trustworthiness of its products, internal processes, and business operations, as well as introducing additional accountability mechanisms by which the company can further demonstrate that it addresses any security issues promptly and thoroughly.

As part of the Initiative, the company intends to provide the source code of its software – including software updates and threat-detection rules updates – for independent review and assessment.

As society today depends ever more on information and communications technologies (ICT), cyberthreats continue to proliferate and evolve. Because of the frenetic pace of both ICT deployment and the expansion of the threat landscape, Kaspersky Lab believes that increased cooperation to protect cyberspace is more crucial than ever.

Trust is essential in cybersecurity, and therefore trust should be the foundation of any collaboration among those seeking to secure individuals, organisations and enterprises from cyberthreats.

However, Kaspersky Lab also recognises that trust is not a given; it must be repeatedly earned through an ongoing commitment to transparency and accountability.

Kaspersky Lab’s Global Transparency Initiative is a reaffirmation of the company’s commitment to earning and maintaining the trust of the company’s customers and partners every day. The company has never taken this trust for granted, but it wants to strive for continuous improvement in every way it can.

The initial phase of Kaspersky Lab’s Global Transparency Initiative will include:

The start of an independent review of the company’s source code by Q1 2018, with similar reviews of the company’s software updates and threat detection rules to follow;

The commencement of an independent assessment of (i) the company’s secure development lifecycle processes, and (ii) its software and supply chain risk mitigation strategies by Q1 2018;

The development of additional controls to govern the company’s data processing practices in coordination with an independent party that can attest to the company’s compliance with said controls by Q1 2018;

The formation of three Transparency Centers globally, with plans to establish the first one in 2018, to address any security issues together with customers, trusted partners and government stakeholders; the centers will serve as a facility for trusted partners to access reviews on the company’s code, software updates, and threat detection rules, along with other activities. The Transparency Centers will open in Asia, Europe and the U.S. by 2020.

The increase of bug bounty awards up to $100,000 for the most severe vulnerabilities found under the company’s Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure program to further incentivise independent security researchers to supplement our vulnerability detection and mitigation efforts, by the end of 2017.

In addition to launching this initial phase of its Global Transparency Initiative, Kaspersky Lab looks forward to engaging with its stakeholders and the information security community to determine what the next phase of the initiative – commencing in H2 2018 – should include.

Speaking of the need for this new initiative, Eugene Kaspersky, chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, said: “Internet balkanisation benefits no one except cybercriminals. Reduced cooperation among countries helps the bad guys in their operations, and public-private partnerships don’t work like they should. The internet was created to unite people and share knowledge. Cybersecurity has no borders, but attempts to introduce national boundaries in cyberspace is counterproductive and must be stopped.

“We need to reestablish trust in relationships between companies, governments and citizens. That’s why we’re launching this Global Transparency Initiative: we want to show how we’re completely open and transparent. We’ve nothing to hide. And I believe that with these actions we’ll be able to overcome mistrust and support our commitment to protecting people in any country on our planet.”

Kaspersky Lab will share details of the Initiative’s progress and additional activities regularly.

By collaborating with its various stakeholders, Kaspersky Lab hopes that its customers and partners will join it on this journey.

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