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New technology could help prevent sickle cell anaemia

New technology could help prevent sickle cell anaemia

Tech, Technology, TECHNOLOGY
A Professor of Anatomy, Oladapo Ashiru, has said that with the advent of technology, sickle cell parents could avoid giving birth to children with sickle cell anaemia. Ashiru in an interview with our correspondent, in commemoration of World’s Sickle Cell day,  said it was important for everyone to know their genotypes before going into any relationship that would lead to marriage. He said, “For those who are married and are sickle cell carriers, the danger is that they can have a child with the full blown sickle cell disease. In this age, there should be no reason why they should bring a sickler into the world because there are now technologies available to determine the genetic composition of a baby before the embryo is implanted. “We now have infrastructure in Nigeria which
Experts advocate technology as better tool to boost customer experience

Experts advocate technology as better tool to boost customer experience

Tech, Technology, TECHNOLOGY
Facility management experts have advocated the need to deploy emerging innovative technologies as better tools to boost customer experience and improve business relationships. They argued that finding innovative ways to improve customer relationship was integral to the success of businesses, noting that businesses in Nigeria still face challenges in their approach to customer feedback, especially as the country parades the largest population in Africa. Executive Director, Eliezer Workplace Management, David Korede, speaking at a news conference in Lagos, said customer service in Nigeria, which was the most-talked about concept a couple of years ago, led to better customer relationship. According to him, such approach worked for those businesses across all sectors, but the devi...
Equatorial Guinea Implements the International Monetary Fund’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System

Equatorial Guinea Implements the International Monetary Fund’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System

Tech, Technology, TECHNOLOGY, Telecommunication
Making this information easily accessible in both human and machine-readable formats will allow all users to have simultaneous access to timely data and will bring greater data transparency Equatorial Guinea has implemented the recommendations of the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through the National Summary Data Page (NSDP). The page aims to serve as a one-stop publication vehicle for essential macroeconomic data on the national accounts, government operations and debt, monetary and financial sector, and the balance of payments. These data will be disseminated in both human and machine-readable formats. The e-GDDS was established by the IMF’s Executive Board in May 2015 to support improved data transparency, encourage statisti
Madesoftlogic Unveils Software For Entrepreneurs

Madesoftlogic Unveils Software For Entrepreneurs

Enteprise, Inside, News, Tech
An indigenous technology company, Madesoftlogic, has unveiled a cloud-based Point of Sale software – ESOPOS, saying that it is a social marketplace solution for retailers, wholesalers and other Small and Medium-scale Enterprises in the country. The Chief Executive Officer, Madesoftlogic, Mrs Faith Imade, said the new solution was part of the company’s enterprise platform and aimed at supporting SMEs. She explained that the software had addressed challenges such as poor power supply, high cost of operations and poor inventory management system faced by small-scale businesses and entrepreneurs. Imade said that the solution helped to manage key business activities and managerial processes such as sales register, product stocks, customer data management and expense management. “We
Microsoft Showcases Tech Start-ups With Social Impact

Microsoft Showcases Tech Start-ups With Social Impact

Inside, News, Start-ups, Tech
Microsoft, through its 4Afrika initiative, is empowering start-ups that are proffering technology solutions that improve lives and drive Africa’s digital transformation. Some of these start-ups are MAX, Flutterwave and Riby, which provide solutions to facilitate mobility, online payment and savings in Nigeria, respectively. The achievements of the three start-ups since they began operations were showcased at a fireside chat in Lagos. The Microsoft 4Afrika, launched in 2013, supports start-ups in their digital transformation journeys through programmes like MySkills4Afrika and Interns4Afrika. The Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder at MAX, Chinedu Azodoh, described the enterprise as a platform connecting businesses and consumers to safe motorcycle taxis on-demand in areas known
Cybercrimes: Consultant Opposes CCTV project, Suggests Alternative Measures

Cybercrimes: Consultant Opposes CCTV project, Suggests Alternative Measures

News, Tech
A United States-based security consultant, Mr. Gill Onwudiwe, has said that Nigeria can effectively combat armed robbery, kidnapping, assassination and other forms crimes in the country with appropriate technology. He, however, described as outrageous the use of $400m for the procurement of closed circuit televisions to be mounted in strategic places across the country, insisting that there were better technological alternatives, which could complement a functional security system. Onwudiwe, who spoke to journalists in Owerri, Imo State noted that in adopting a security system or module, the government should first evaluate where and how it had worked in other places. He said, “For instance, if I should proffer a reliable security model for Nigeria or any state government, it will
New CTO Report Heightens OTT Argument

New CTO Report Heightens OTT Argument

Inside, News, Tech, Telecommunication
Since the turn of digital economy, the traditional telecom operators and their over the top, OTT service provider counterparts, have been enmeshed in cold war. The issue is that the activities of Over the Top, OTT operators appear to be creating unrest for telecom operators particularly in the areas of revenue growth. Many traditional telecom service providers are of the opinion that traditional telephony and SMS revenues are under threat from newer, IP- based alternatives like WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, among others, who are purely over the top services providers. Similarly, third party web content and social networking companies such as Google and Facebook are increasingly generating huge revenues and driving high levels of data traffic which ride on the broadband networks of traditio...
How Smart Technologies Will Drive Africa’s Electrical Expansion

How Smart Technologies Will Drive Africa’s Electrical Expansion

Africa, Business, Innovation, Inside, Tech, Technology, Urban
The use of advanced metering technologies is steadily on the rise in Africa, but, to evolve the business models of the electrical utilities operating on the continent, utilities still need to harness the full digital potential of technologies such as smart metering.   This is according to Abraham Ortega, Senior Executive Consultant at state-of-the-art electrical equipment and solutions provider, Hexing, who says that smart meters have already improved the operation of many utilities, contributing to increased grid stability. “However, smart metering is just the tip of the iceberg. When incorporated into an advanced, fully integrated system, utilities will be able to significantly change the way that they operate. The continuing challenges faced by utilities can only be overcome by introd
Google CEO tends to train 10 million people in Africa in online skills

Google CEO tends to train 10 million people in Africa in online skills

Africa, Tech
Alphabet Inc's Google aims to train 10 million people in Africa in online skills over the next five years in an effort to make them more employable, its chief executive said on Thursday. The U.S. technology giant also hopes to train 100,000 software developers in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa, a company spokeswoman said. Google's pledge marked an expansion of an initiative it launched in April 2016 to train young Africans in digital skills. It announced in March it had reached its initial target of training one million people. The company is "committing to prepare another 10 million people for jobs of the future in the next five years," Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told a company conference in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos. Google said it will offer a combination of ...
Sotheby’s Reports Fourth Quarter Loss of $10 M. to $19 M.

Sotheby’s Reports Fourth Quarter Loss of $10 M. to $19 M.

Tech
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