Foreign Companies Partner With Local ICT Firms To Grow Business

Foreign Companies Partner With Local ICT Firms To Grow Business

In Summary Mauritius-headquartered Pan African telecoms operator Gondwana International Networks (GIN) through iWayAfrica, is the latest entrant last week. “Companies in the Middle East are putting money into the sector, 100 technology companies from India are also coming to invest in the market,” said Dr Matiang’i at a Media briefing. Government statistics show an estimated 7.5 million SMEs in Kenya, providing about 80 per cent of total employment and contributed over 92 per cent new jobs. Foreign technology companies are increasingly setting up camp in Kenya, investing billions of shillings in partnerships with local firms… Continue reading →

Kenyan University JKUAT Makes First Laptop Assembly – Taifa A3

Kenyan University JKUAT Makes First Laptop Assembly – Taifa A3

The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology is set to begin the roll out of their laptop, Taifa A3. The Taifa A3 sports a 2.4Ghz, 4th generation core i3 processor. It comes with 4 GB RAM and 500 GB hard disk. It also features 3 USB ports,  HDMI port and capable of holding up to 7 hours of charge.  The 14-inch laptop runs on Windows 8.1 and is set to retail at Kshs. 49,000 in selected stores that include BJ Electronics and Red Dot. The laptop which was launched today marks the completion of… Continue reading →

JKUAT XDK BOOKCAMP & Hackathon @ JKUAT June 13, 2015

JKUAT XDK BOOKCAMP & Hackathon @ JKUAT June 13, 2015

Intel students partners presents:- JKUAT XDK BOOKCAMP & Hackathon Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EAT) JKUAT Main Campus Assembly Hall. Event Details Get acquainted to the INTEL XDK and learn how you can work with XDK to maximize your software development efforts across many form factors, platforms and operating systems using CSS, JAVASCRIPT and HTML5. certificates will be awarded for participants and refreshments will be available.

To Develop, Kenya Needs Technology Skills To Use Billions From Donors

To Develop, Kenya Needs Technology Skills To Use Billions From Donors

The announcement last week that Kenya will receive Sh321 billion from the European Union to finance mega projects under Vision 2030, had a significance beyond the amount of money on offer. The statement that the EU would work as a partner with Kenya to identify priority areas to support and jointly define the way in which the support will be rolled-out marks a significant departure from the days when development partners would be the ones who identified the programmes and projects to fund. The additional funding gives the Government the confidence it needs to push… Continue reading →

WHY CAREER FAIRS ARE IMPORTANT TO JOB SEEKERS

WHY CAREER FAIRS ARE IMPORTANT TO JOB SEEKERS

This was exhibited last week, when thousands of young job seekers turned up at the People’s Park in Machakos County to register their details with the county government and even blue chip companies with the hope of securing jobs. The job seekers had an opportunity to meet with corporate honchos. The lucky ones secured jobs on the grounds. Others left with the hope that they will be invited for interviews. Job fairs are becoming popular with the unemployed as they enable them to meet potential employers and perhaps secure employment. With many jobs unadvertised openly,… Continue reading →

AFRICAN UNION CALLS FOR CHEAPER INTERNET CHARGES IN KENYA

AFRICAN UNION CALLS FOR CHEAPER INTERNET CHARGES IN KENYA

  The African Union has urged the Kenya government to reduce the cost of the Internet by cutting that of spectrum. Ms Souhila Amazouz, senior policy officer for radio communications at the union, said the cost of acquiring rights to transmit is still very high in the country and parts of the continent. This has hampered faster and proper connectivity. “Countries within the continent must lower Internet costs; demand for spectrum is increasing with time and regulation also becomes an issue,” Ms Amazouz said during the 10th African spectrum management workshop in Nairobi Wednesday. The… Continue reading →