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The value of transactions carried out over Point of Sale (PoS) terminals in the country dropped by N16 billion in January this year compared to the figure achieved in December 2016, as Nigerians slowed shopping after the frenzy of the yuletide.
A report by Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) the industry Payments Terminal Service Aggregator (PTSA), stated that value of transactions over the platform in December 2016 was N108 billion dropping to N91 billion in January this year.
Voting has continued for this year’s Beacon of ICT (BoICT) Awards, as nominees and individuals are wooing friends and associates to cast vote for them.
Investigation showed that most of the nominees have placed special request/calls on their respective websites canvassing for votes, while others adopted WhatsApp Groups, Facebook walls, and bulk SMS drum up support for votes too.
WhatsApp has 1 billion monthly active users worldwide as at February 2016. It is a very popular instant messaging platform that has eased the way we communicate. Nigerians are not left behind.
They are also active users of Facebook-owned WhatsApp. One area it is very useful is in the area of education. WhatsApp is really helping many of Nigerian students in her Ivory towers. Jumia Travel identifies some of the exciting and interesting ways WhatsApp is helping Nigerian students.
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has concluded plans to deploy a special National Identification Number (NIN) Enrolment Centre at the Technology Times Outlook 2017 Business Summit.
The summit with the theme ‘National Identity-Unlocking Possibilities for Knowledge-Driven Nigeria’, is scheduled to hold in Lagos on the 23rd and 24th of February, at the Muson Centre, Onikan.
Nokia won the UAE Drones for Good (D4G) Award in the international category last evening for showcasing the use of drones to facilitate efficient rescue operations for first responders.
Using its ultra compact network, a highly portable base station, Nokia demonstrated the creation of an instant high-speed LTE network to establish connectivity between video camera-equipped drones and a control center.
H. H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, presented the award to Nokia Saving Lives team at the award ceremony.
You love technology because it has significantly simplified our lives. In fact, you eat, dream and sleep technology today unlike in the past when you have to make painstaking effort to get things done.
Also, you can just sit on your sofa and you are interacting with the world.
This is good. But, at the same time, it has made you lazy. Jumia Travel, the online booking agency, shares ways technology has made many of us lazy.
Global revenue in the business intelligence (BI) and analytics software market is forecast to reach $18.3 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.3 percent from 2016, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. By the end of 2020, the market is forecast to grow to $22.8 billion.
According to Gartner, modern BI and analytics continues to expand more rapidly than the overall market, which is offsetting declines in traditional BI spending.
HotelOga and Savanna Sunrise have decided to align their expertise, signing an agreement to merge, creating an African giant in hospitality marketing technology, shifting their focus to global frontier and emerging markets.
HotelOga was founded by Marek Zmysłowski and Maciej Prostak with an initial backing from Polish VC SpeedUP and a prominent Indian Garg family.
In 2016, The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) called on countries to adopt a new, more ambitious target for what counts as ‘affordable’ internet access — a 1GB bundle costing no more than 2% of monthly incomes, or “1 for 2”.
Nigeria recently became the first nation to formally endorse this target.
A4AI is a broad coalition of member organisations from across the civil society, public, and private sectors. Through a combination of advocacy, research and knowledge sharing, A4AI works together to enable affordable Internet access for everyone, everywhere.