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OA News: November 24, 2010

November 25, 2010  »  NewsNo Comment
  1. Ghana: Funding to support mobile crop information project {Africa The Good News}
  2. Challenges of cloud adoption are awareness, security, and encouraging government spending.  South Africa leads in technology adoption at all levels, but Rwanda, Nigeria and Kenya are beginning to spend more on tech:
    Improved connectivity, budgets, push cloud adoption {Computerworld}
  3. Much has happened in the past couple of years:
    African innovation truly coming of age {memeburn}
  4. Web usage from mobile devices is much higher in Africa and Asia than in other parts of the world. Mobile devices are responsible for over 20% of web usage in Chad, Nigeria, and Sudan:
    Mobile web usage in developing nations higher than in Europe, North America: report {The Independent (UK)}
  5. Q2 2011 launch still anticipated for the West African Cable System:
    WACS submarine fibre cable deployment progressing well {MyBroadband.co.za}