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2020-01-30 - The rise of data centres in Africa

Thu, 30/01/2020 - 18:17
Now and again, a new Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solution sees a combination of factors unite to create a ‘perfect storm’ of demand – one that is exacerbated by the various vendors’ inability to keep pace with it. One such industry is the multi-tenant colocation data centre... Development

2020-01-30 - President Trump Signs USMCA Trade Deal that ‘Exports’ US Copyright Policy

Thu, 30/01/2020 - 18:17
Last month the United States, Canada, and Mexico signed off on a new trade deal, which replaced the quarter-century old the NAFTA agreement. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will accommodate changes in trade that the three countries have witnessed over the years, especially online... Economic Legal

2020-01-30 - AbSec’s position on Indigenous data sovereignty

Thu, 30/01/2020 - 18:17
2019-12-01 00:00:00 | Position paper Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec) Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec) [field_teaser] Indigenous Legal Security

2020-01-30 - Samsung launches worlds first 5G tablet

Thu, 30/01/2020 - 18:17
Samsung has officially launched the worlds first 5G compatible tablet – its Galaxy S6 Tab. In an official post, the tech giant says, “The Galaxy Tab S6 5G features 5G mobile communications, a thin bezel 10.5-inch super-amorphous display, AKG’s sound technology, and quad speakers with Dolby Atmos,... Development

2020-01-30 - 8 tech developments to look for in 2020

Thu, 30/01/2020 - 18:17
2019 was a significant year for the technology sector. It brought rise to numerous technological innovations and new business models that have changed the face of global economies. 2020 promises even better technology. We’re on the edge of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), where the speed of... Legal Sociocultural

2020-01-30 - India's Cybersecurity Budget FY 2013-14 to FY 2019-20: Analysis of Budgetary Allocations for Cybersecurity and Related Activities

Thu, 30/01/2020 - 18:17
This is an edited excerpt of Part V and Annexure ‘C’ of CCG’s Comments to the National Security Council Secretariat on the National Cyber Security Strategy 2020 (NCSS 2020). The full text of the Comments can be accessed here. Note on Research Methodology CCG compiled the data on allocations (... Security

2020-01-30 - In Pictures: Digital Retail Forum 2020

Thu, 30/01/2020 - 18:17
The Digital Retail Forum 2020 took place on 29  January at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference focused on emerging technologies such as Ai, IoT, drones, digital payment solutions, new eCommerce models and mobility are disrupting the retail sector. Gathering over 200 retail... Economic

2020-01-30 - CCG's Comments to the National Security Council Secretariat on the National Cyber Security Strategy 2020

Thu, 30/01/2020 - 18:17
The Centre for Communication Governance at the National Law University Delhi (CCG) is grateful to the National Security Council Secretariat for this opportunity to make meaningful contributions to its mandate of formulating a futuristic National Cyber Security Strategy 2020 (NCSS). In response to... Security

2020-01-29 - We are looking for a Junior Systems Engineer

Wed, 29/01/2020 - 18:16
JOB DESCRIPTION Department: IT %26 Engineering Unit: Infrastructure Job title: Junior Systems Engineer   1. Job Background Job Purpose/Mission of Role You participate in the installation, monitoring and management of server, storage and backup systems. You provide technical support to AFRINIC... Infrastructure and Standardisation Legal

2020-01-29 - NCC Displays Results of 8-Point Agenda (2015-2020); Articulates SVP to Link With Policy Goals

Wed, 29/01/2020 - 18:16
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) after due consultation with industry stakeholders articulated a Strategic Vision Plan (SVP). The SVP provides a roadmap, focused on an 8-Point Agenda that responds to the policy goals of the NCC. Here is a graphical summary of the SVP outlining the 8-... Development Economic

2020-01-29 - Panelists Call Federal Privacy Legislation Necessary and Express Optimism Toward That Goal

Wed, 29/01/2020 - 18:16
WASHINGTON, January 29, 2020 – Federal privacy legislation is necessary to ensure standardization of legal treatment, technology experts said Tuesday at the 2020 State of Net conference. On a panel on “Privacy and Preemption” at the annual tech policy gathering, speakers acknowledged the role of... Legal Security

2020-01-29 - NCC Set to Harmonise Consumer Outreach Programmes

Wed, 29/01/2020 - 18:16
Radically review consumer outreach programmes Tasks committee members on prompt delivery The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) earlier today (29/01/2020) inaugurated an in-house inter-departmental committee to concretely harmonise existing consumer outreach programmes and to develop a more... Economic

2020-01-29 - Promoting Pirate Apps Lands US Phone Store in Court, Again

Wed, 29/01/2020 - 18:16
Millions of people around the world use pirate apps on their mobile devices to stream TV-shows and movies. In recent years copyright holders have tried to tackle the problem, both in and outside of court. Hawaiian attorney Kerry Culpepper has been particularly active on the legal front.... Economic Legal

2020-01-29 - Data Privacy Day 2020: Expert Calls On Buhari To Assent To Data Protection Bill

Wed, 29/01/2020 - 18:16
As the world marks Data Privacy Day 2020, a cybersecurity expert, Mr. Remi Afon has called on the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, to assent to the Data Protection bill, which was passed by the 8th National Assembly, in May 2019. Afon, who is, also, the President of the Cyber Security Experts... Security Sociocultural

2020-01-29 - STL's Innovative Retractable Cable Solution

Wed, 29/01/2020 - 18:16
Global bandwidth consumption is growing at an exponential pace and operators are rapidly deploying FTTH networks to support this demand. STL's innovative Retractable Cable solution, with its unique design, construction and application, enables operators to roll out networks faster and more... Development

2020-01-28 - GUEST ANALYSIS What I learned at NRF – five themes that matter to retail now

Tue, 28/01/2020 - 18:16
This year the industry has dialled back on the sexy stuff, so less around experiences and robots, and more of a renewed focus on understanding the customer and getting the basics right, says David Gore of BJSS Economic

2020-01-28 - Sainsbury’s commits to spending £1bn to reach net zero emissions by 2040

Tue, 28/01/2020 - 18:16
Sainsbury’s has become the latest retailer to set out its sustainability ambitions, with an ambitious commitment to invest £1bn over 20 years in order to become a net zero emissions business in its own operations by 2040. This would see it cut its carbon emissions from a current footprint of one... Economic

2020-01-28 - ‘Short-term discounting isn’t the answer to the high street’s problems’: study

Tue, 28/01/2020 - 18:16
The rise of ecommerce, and the emergence of widespread discounting have both influenced the way that shoppers buy in recent years, new research suggests Economic

2020-01-28 - UK Says It Won't Implement The EU Copyright Directive, Which Wouldn't Have Passed Without Its Support During A Crucial Vote

Tue, 28/01/2020 - 18:16
As Techdirt has reported, the EU member states are starting to transpose the EU Copyright Directive into their national laws, and the results are as bad as we feared. France wants to implement the Article 17 upload filters without user protections, while Germany plans to place ludicrous... Economic Legal

2020-01-28 - Bank Foreign Currency Exchange Rates Today – 28 January 2020

Tue, 28/01/2020 - 18:16
Here are the foreign currency exchange rates for the US$, ZW$ and Rand on the interbank and black market… Interbank rate USD to ZWL$: 17.2892 ZWL$ to RAND: 0.8435 Data according to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Black Market rates OMIR32.51USD / ZWL$ zimrates.com24.6USD / ZWL$ zwl365.... Economic

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