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OA News: November 11, 2009

November 11, 2009  »  NewsNo Comment
  1. ICT systems need better backup and redundancy plans:
    East Africa should integrate its ICT resources for efficiency {Business Daily Africa}
  2. Insufficient electricity, water, roads and communications technology cuts national economic growth by two percentage points a year and reduces business productivity by as much as 40%:
    Africa Faces $31 Billion A Year Infrastructure Spending Gap – Study {Nasdaq}
  3. The Business Process Outsourcing industry is being developed:
    National Data Centre To Be Established {Ghana Broadcasting Corp}
  4. The annual forum of southern African nations meets to discuss the ICT outlook:
    SATA Human Capital Development Forum starts in Lesotho {African Press Agency}
  5. There is a link between connectivity and cyber crime. New broadband users need to protect their devices:
    Could SA lead cyber crime rankings? {ITWeb}
  6. Research shows a high growth rate for WiMAX:
    The Number Of Global WiMAX Users Forecast To Grow 87% Annually Between 2010 And 2012 {OfficialWire}
  7. Non-voice services have great potential for customer retention and revenue:
    Delivering data by air and sea {Telecoms.com}
  8. A new Telkom Kenya plan eliminates installation costs:
    Telkom Brings Down Internet Cost With Landline Offer {Business Daily via allAfrica}
  9. This post is part of a series commissioned by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) on the future of ICTs and development:
    Uganda & Kenya: In Search of e-Governance {Global Voices Online}