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Airtel to invest USD 100 million in Rwanda

By admin, 31 maja, 2012, No Comment

Manoj Kohli, CEO & Joint MD, Bharti Airtel, met with His Excellency the President of Rwanda to discuss the telecommunication company’s progress in the country

•          CEO (International) & Joint MD of Bharti Airtel pays courtesy visit to H.E. the President

•          Airtel to invest USD 100 million in its operations in Rwanda over the next three years

•          Telecommunications company also plans to roll out other services in the country including its 3G network and mobile commerce platform

Manoj Kohli, CEO (International) & Joint MD, Bharti Airtel (http://www.airtel.com), met with His Excellency the President of Rwanda to discuss the telecommunication company’s progress in the country. The courtesy visit comes two months after Airtel launched operations in Rwanda, expanding Airtel’s already significant footprint on the continent.

Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/airtel.jpg

During the conversation with H.E. the President, Mr. Kohli reinforced the teleco’s commitment to work with the government in supporting the knowledge-based economy. Airtel plans to invest USD 100 million in its operations over the next three years and will work towards generating both direct and indirect employment opportunities within its ecosystem. The company will also be bringing in partners like IBM and Ericsson to set up and manage world class facilities in the country.

Commenting on the visit, Mr. Kohli explained: “Rwanda is a promising telecommunications market and we are grateful to the Government and people of Rwanda for the support extended to us since our entry into the country.”

“Our strategy for Rwanda is in harmony with the government’s vision to make telecommunications a priority,” he continued. “We plan to work closely with the government to provide access to affordable telecoms products and services across the country.”

Rwanda is among the fastest growing telecom markets in Africa and, according to the National Statistics Institute of Rwanda, mobile penetration in the country was at 38.4 per cent as of July 2011. Airtel was awarded a license by the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) late last year to operate 2G and 3G GSM mobile services. Mr. Kohli said Airtel’s overall strategy remains in line with that of the government, by ensuring that the Airtel network is extended to rural communities, ensuring convenient access to telecommunication services.

Mr. Kohli also explained that although Kigali is currently operating on a 2G network, the company also plans to launch 3G services in the market within the upcoming quarter. The launch of Airtel’s 3G platform will help stimulate change to how subscribers experience the web on internet-enabled devices technology will be beneficial for a variety of users, which include large Corporates, Small or Medium Businesses and the Youth. In addition, the organization is committed to the development of a wireless broadband infrastructure. Wireless broadband is technology that provides high-speed wireless Internet access or computer networking access over a wide area.

Rwanda will also benefit from Airtel’s mobile commerce platform – Airtel Money. The service will allow consumers and communities to take advantage of the mobile commerce reality sweeping through the industry by enabling them to conduct a range of financial transactions quickly and easily. Targeted at both banked and unbanked customers, Airtel Money will enable customers to make affordable, fast and secure financial transactions including direct fund transfers from one user to another, bill payments, top ups and mobile banking.

The company’s vision for Rwanda stretches far beyond business priorities, explained Mr. Kohli. Since launching in March this year, the company has strengthened its commitment to the community by adopting a primary school in Kicukiro. Airtel will be refurbishing the school to ensure that its students are educated in an environment most suitable for learning.

In addition, Airtel plans to bring its football talent search – Airtel Rising Stars – into Rwanda.

Since its opening season last year, this pan-African tournament has grown to be Africa’s largest youth football initiative. Its focus on identifying and nurturing budding soccer talent from the grassroots onto a national stage provides a platform for upcoming soccer talent under the age of seventeen to showcase their skills to leading scouts and coaches, which gives the participants an opportunity to further their football skills. Making a long-lasting positive impact on the community remains a priority for the organization.

Airtel Africa’s parent company – Bharti Airtel – is a leading integrated telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Africa and Asia. The company is ranked as the fifth largest mobile service provider globally in terms of subscribers with over 250 million customers across its operations. In Africa, the Airtel brand is present in both Francophone and Anglophone markets spanning Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

Airtel has also joined an elite club of global brands by making it to this year’s BrandZTop™ 100 Most Valuable Global Brands list. With an overall ranking of 71 and brand value of USD 11.5 billion, Airtel has been ranked ahead of top global brands such as Citi (82), Sony (86), MTN (88), China Telecom (90), and Volkswagen (96). The BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands study conducted by leading global research firm Millward Brown.

Distributed by the African Press Organization on behalf of Bharti Airtel Limited.

The BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour kicks off in Milan

By admin, 29 maja, 2012, No Comment

First event of 14-city tour demonstrates developer enthusiasm for BlackBerry 10 platform

The BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour holds its first stop in Milan today, providing Italian developers with the opportunity to learn more about the unique capabilities of BlackBerry® 10 and become one of the first to develop for the new platform. More than 200 developers pre-registered for the now sold out hands-on event at NHOW Hotel, via Tortona 35, Milan.

“The level of enthusiasm among developers for BlackBerry 10, including those here in Italy, has been amazing. We are hearing every day from partners who want to start building and showcasing their work on BlackBerry 10,” said Alberto Acito, Managing Director for Italy at Research In Motion.

Alec Saunders, VP Developer Relations, Research In Motion, added, “At BlackBerry World in May this year, we launched the BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit for native and HTML5 software development and seeded 1500 developers with a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device. We look forward to kicking off the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour in Italy and working with local developers to help them ready their apps for the launch of
BlackBerry 10.”

Developers excited to create BlackBerry 10 apps

There is already growing excitement among developers in Italy. Luca Filigheddu, developer of the Twimbow app for BlackBerry 10, said, “We chose BlackBerry 10 as the first mobile platform to port Twimbow to, primarily because it is a rich web app developed in HTML5, and the HTML5 performance of the new BlackBerry platform is so impressive. Porting HTML5 apps to BlackBerry 10 is extremely easy with the tools provided by RIM, which allows an HTML app to perform just like a native application would. Furthermore, developing on BlackBerry 10 provides great opportunities for monetization. Being on BlackBerry App World from day one is a strategic move for us, meaning our app will be visible and available to customers.”

Orazio Spoto from Mobiquity says that his team is developing several applications for the BlackBerry 10 platform. “The Mobiquity team has always been on the cutting-edge of native application development and we consider developing for BlackBerry 10 an exciting opportunity to develop for the future of the smartphone industry.”

Sebastiano Galazzo is porting the Trova Farmacie, Superbike and Mr Fridge apps to BlackBerry 10.

“The BlackBerry 10 platform is very interesting and provides us several development options, including HTML5, Adobe AIR, C/C++ and Qt with QML. This will allow a large range of developers to participate in the BlackBerry 10 community, providing a great number of applications, using the latest mobile technologies. We see the multitasking support provided by Blackberry 10 devices as resulting in better and faster applications.”

Matteo Fermi, developer of HappyMom for BlackBerry 10, added, “Since the beginning, BlackBerry devices have been designed for active people who want access to all their information in just a few clicks. This is a methodology we applied to our app, which we’ve designed as being like a ‘Swiss Army Knife’ for modern moms, in the first years of their kids’ lives. We’ve been impressed with the fresh approach RIM has taken with BlackBerry 10, including the idea of a continuous flow between apps, supported by multitasking and a polished and innovative UI. These are all really promising innovations. From a development perspective, the native SDK is easy to use and a powerful tool that helps deliver high quality products. To develop our own application we’ve used native development in C++ and leveraged Cascades to build a smooth UI. We will polish our app in the following month and are excited about the great results we expect once BlackBerry 10 is launched.”

To help developers get started on the BlackBerry 10 platform, attendees of the BlackBerry 10 Jam event in Milan will be provided with a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device in order to test their apps and to help ensure their apps are ready and available for customers when the first BlackBerry 10 devices are expected to launch in the latter part of 2012.

Currently in beta, the BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit includes the BlackBerry® 10 Native SDK with Cascades, which allows developers to create graphically rich, high performance native applications in C/C++. The Native SDK for BlackBerry 10 has a rich set of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that give developers access to core device features and a range of BlackBerry application services, such as Push and Payment services. Cascades is a powerful native application development toolset that allows developers to easily build visually stunning applications in C/C++ or QML without having to write complex, low-level graphics code.

The toolkit also includes support for HTML5 application developers with the BlackBerry 10 WebWorks™ SDK, allowing them to create native-like applications using common web programming technologies. The BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK allows developers to use HTML5 and CSS for building apps and provides JavaScript bindings to native device APIs along with RIM’s open source UI toolkit, bbUI.js, to create applications with native-like capabilities. In this initial release of the BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK, developers have access to a core subset of the full WebWorks APIs, including Identity, Application and App events, System and system events.

Applications created with any of the BlackBerry 10 tools will run on BlackBerry 10 smartphones as well as BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablets when the new platform becomes available for the PlayBook. All of the SDKs will be updated to give developers access to more of the unique capabilities of BlackBerry 10 over the coming months.

The BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour continues Thursday, May 31, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.

iPad sales still buoyant at The Notebook Company- despite price increases

By admin, 29 maja, 2012, No Comment

iPads are stilling flying off the shelves at The Notebook Company (www.notebook.co.za and www.laptop.co.za) despite a recent hike in the cost prices of the latest iPads from Apple due to the continued weakness of the Rand.

Christopher Riley, MD of The Notebook Company, said that with the Rand consistently hovering above the R8.00 range to the US dollar, import prices had been affected. “The Rand is pushing past the R8.30 mark – and today was at R8.33 . This is placing further pressure on iPad prices. But, despite landed cost prices going up more than 6% with orders placed over the past few days, we are not seeing a slowdown in sales.”

Riley said that while Apple sales had accounted for a small percentage of sales before the arrival of the iPad, they now accounted for a “lion’s share” of total revenue at The Notebook Company.

“We are selling very few other iPads. Apple is still the market leader – by a long way. And end users are still willing to pay extra to get their hands on the latest iPad. With those people – and companies – with reasonable disposable incomes, price is not the major hurdle. Right now, getting hold of stock is – and this is one of the reasons why we are succeeding: we are landing stock for end users, at any cost,” said Riley.

Nashua Mobile helps Comrades Runners to the finishing line

By admin, 29 maja, 2012, No Comment

Nashua Mobile will be there to support runners taking part in the Comrades Marathon in Kwa-Zulu Natal on Sunday, 3 June. The independent telecommunications service provider will be manning a water point for runners in need of refreshment, and providing a telephone station.

Runners will be able to call their loved ones for support or to provide a progress report from the Nashua Mobile Comrades water point in Gillittis. This will be a welcome pick-me-up for tired runners needing some words of encouragement to spur them on to the finishing line when the mighty Inchanga is looming ahead of them.

Says Nashua Mobile Managing Director Chris Radley: “Nashua Mobile is putting Comrades runners first because we know just how challenging this race can be. As a proud supporter of South African sport at every level, we’re behind Comrades runners every step of the way.”

 

Summit announces confirmed exclusive lead sponsor speaker to address BPO sector within East Africa

By admin, 29 maja, 2012, No Comment

The East Africa Outsourcing Summit will be held in Nairobi from 5 to 6 June 2012. The summit will act as a platform for the Corporate world, existing & potential outsourcing companies and the Governments in the East Africa region to network and gain insight from the major regions and trends in the outsourcing industry.

International business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events in proud partnership with the Kenya ICT Board are proud to announce confirmed speaker Spanco BPO’s Global Business Development Director, Anil Wadhwa on board to speak at the anticipated summit.

Spanco BPO is a part of Spanco Limited; a publicly traded company listed on the Mumbai and National Stock exchange in India with revenues of over USD 340 Million in the last year. Spanco group has diverse business interests in Power, E-governance, and Systems Integration and BPO space.

Anil Wadhwa

Anil Wadhwa is the Global Business Development Director of Spanco BPO. He is an industry professional with more than 19 years experience during which he has been credited with the creation of three large businesses.

Anil serves on the Board of Directors of Spanco’s BPO companies across the globe. In his current role he heads business development initiatives across the global markets and also serves as CEO for Spanco’s USA and UK BPO businesses.

Anil will lead a topical interactive discussion at the summit, focusing on global trends within the business process outsourcing sector in East Africa, underpinning what it takes to achieve the market penetration and recognition needed to develop East African countries as major outsourcing hubs, this focus in turn, will support the development of a strong information technology and business process outsourcing industry.

The strategic event also aims to explore the alignment of people, process and technology; offering insight into the solutions available to contact centres today, assisting companies in the negotiations and selecting the tools best suited to their needs.

For more information, to apply to attend, comment or photographs, visit www.eaosummit.com or contact Shaunei Meintjes on +27 21 555 0866 or shaunei@kineticevents.net. Follow @ITLeadersAfrica and @KineticEventsSA on Twitter for daily updates and news feeds.

Twenty of the Top Twenty Financial Institutions in North America and Europe Leverage QlikView Business Discovery Platform

By admin, 29 maja, 2012, No Comment

QlikView empowers business users and decision makers in thousands of financial services institutions, providing access to on-demand analysis and insights

QlikTech, a leader in business discovery (user-driven business intelligence – or BI), has announced that over 2 500 financial services institutions use its software – including 20 of the Top 20 financial institutions. The platform has repeated the feat in South Africa, where it is used by the major banks and insurance companies, says Davide Hanan, MD of QlikView South Africa.

“The global financial crisis shook the foundations of institutions, both fundamentally and permanently. In order for them to survive and flourish in this harsh economic climate, they need to find solutions which transform their businesses and increase their margins,” he says.

“Now more than ever, a powerful, affordable, and simple BI analysis capability – available directly to business users – is helping to drive the right decisions that can determine survival and overall success.”

With a deep and thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing financial services organisations, QlikView is providing a new way for business users to view, interact, and interpret a multitude of data from disparate sources.

While it can be applied to practically any business area, QlikView has published a Top 10 Business Discovery Solutions for Financial Services whitepaper, which highlights some of the most common areas in which its models are deployed across the financial services industries:

• Executive dashboards and scorecards
• Risk management and regulatory compliance
• Expense management
• Customer analysis and targeting
• Asset management and investment analysis
• Client servicing
• Financial management
• Sales and revenue analysis
• Transaction monitoring
• IT management

“Financial services companies are constantly looking for new ways to meet regulatory compliance while managing risk and growing revenues through better customer intelligence,” said Michael Saliter, senior director global market development – financial services at QlikTech.

“We have continued to see enterprise growth among our customer base, because QlikView provides a much faster time to value compared to traditional BI solutions. Whether users are in the C-suite, risk managers, sales, trading, finance, client servicing or operations, QlikView provides easy-to-use business discovery capabilities that facilitate better and faster decisions.”

For more information about QlikView business discovery for financial services, including the “Top 10 Business Discovery Solutions for Financial Services” whitepaper, please visit: http://www.qlikview.com/us/explore/solutions/industries/financial-services.

The BI industry – a realistic look a new developments

By admin, 29 maja, 2012, No Comment

By Len de Goede, Vice President Systems Integration, T-Systems in South Africa

  • Understand business requirements
  • In-memory computing – the challenges
  • Free-to-fee – outsourcing BI

Like so many other elements of the IT marketplace, Business Intelligence (BI) continues to evolve and with it the challenge to understand what is relevant to your organisation.

Indeed, one often has to hit the pause button on technology to allow the business to drive technology and not the other way around. The key is to understand South Africa’s unique challenges and how these should be met, with the understanding of local constraints such as regulatory requirements.

However, in order to make these decisions it is important to have a clearly defined strategy. In the case of BI, one version of the truth has always been the mantra both providers and companies should subscribe to. Ultimately, BI is a key enabler for organisations to understand and act on intelligence to better execute their strategy. This explains why year after year, it remains a hot topic within CIOs’ agendas.

And the good news is, BI continues to offer exciting strides – the key is to understand what advancements serve your company’s own requirements. For example, in the operational reporting space, fast analytic turnaround and processing times are critically important. Counter that with the strategic importance of executive information which is based on longer trends, but where the presentation of the information is key combined with ease of use and mobile accessibility.
One technology that is enjoying considerable hype and addresses the above is in-memory computing, which enables companies to analyse huge volumes of data at the speed of thought, detect patterns quickly and adjust their operation almost immediately. Data can therefore be analysed in seconds rather than hours, providing an edge to adapt to an ever-changing demand.

Consider this

Clearly in-memory is taking BI to a whole new level and represents a tremendous leap in the application of it; however – as with most technology developments – it also brings a new set of considerations.

As mentioned, one version of the truth is a fundamental principle of classic BI; in the case of in-memory computing, the principle stands.

Improved performance created by in-memory computing makes BI mobility an accessible and achievable reality.

Most organisations run a number of legacy systems that have been harmonised and consolidated in a data warehouse – one set of data throughout the enterprise. The objective of in-memory computing is to support and not replace this – for now at least.

There is considerable value in in-memory computing; the key is to determine whether or not it is relevant for your organisation right now and if so, what information should be accelerated considering the current cost of in-memory computing.

Pressure on Capex

Whilst In-Memory computing is relatively new in the BI space in SA, there are other developments that are impacting the marketplace. One of the most important is the increasing demand for Opex based models, which in essence sees BI and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) offered “as a service” and at a fixed monthly rate.

Companies are therefore saying that BI is not their core focus and they may choose to outsource BI to partners with the skills and technology infrastructure associated with ensuring it meets business demands in a reliable and effective manner.

Clearly, the BI industry is going through some exciting changes; however, as an organisation we continue to find that it is critical to understand why companies require BI. For one, BI is and remains a discipline that helps us focus on effectively and efficiently executing our strategy; technology is purely the enabler.

BI should remain the foundation from which decisions are made and this emphasises the importance of carefully considering technology within the context of your strategy.

Faronics Deep Freeze and Anti-Executable and the Los Angeles Police Department

By admin, 29 maja, 2012, No Comment

Background

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is the third largest local law enforcement agency in the United States, after the New York City Police Department and the Chicago Police Department.

With just under 10,000 officers and more than 3,000 civilian staff, covering an area of 498 square miles (1,290 km2) containing a population of more than 3.8 million people, it is one of the most innovative and recognizable law enforcement agencies in the world.

The population size and density, the large geographical area, and the cultural diversity of the City of Los Angeles provide complex challenges for policing by the LAPD.

Problem

The LAPD patrol cars are set up with Mobile Data Computers (MDCs). There are currently 2053 patrol cars equipped with MDCs that run Windows XP. The MDCs provide access to a critical application called CAD (computer aided dispatch), which is used to connect the patrol officer with the 911 operators. CAD is a mission-critical system that needs to be up and running at all times to ensure uninterrupted connection for the patrol officers in the field. The LAPD relies on the 24×7 reliability of the MDCs to do their jobs.

Because cars are shared amongst officers, it is critical for the department to have MDCs perform consistently for every shift. The department was looking for ways to lock down the MDCs to prevent officers from downloading applications or making configuration changes to the operating system, which could cause degraded system performance and impact the integrity of the application. Another issue was ensuring officers are not distracted by unnecessary applications running on the MDCs.

“When in the field, officers need to react fast to dangers around them such as someone pointing a gun at them,” shares Sanjoy Datta, Senior Systems Analyst for LAPD. “To aid their situational awareness, as far as possible, their eyes should be on the community, not looking down at their patrol car MDC dealing with computer issues.”

The LAPD also needed to eliminate any opportunity for hackers and malware to access the MDC and acquire sensitive data or impact system performance of the CAD. “We needed to reduce the surface area for attacks,” says Mr. Datta. “In the field, when situations develop extremely fast, there’s no time to waste fixing computer problems. Officers need the utmost performance and reliability for their MDCs and they need it all the time.”

Solution

The LAPD decided to deploy Faronics Deep Freeze, an instant system restore solution that restores the MDC to its original configuration with a simple restart. To lock down computers and ensure officers focus on their patrol duties only, the LAPD implemented Faronics Anti-Executable. As a security solution, Anti-Executable allows the LAPD to restrict any unauthorized applications and malicious executable files from installing and running on the MDCs. Using a whitelisting approach, the LAPD can allow only approved applications to run on the MDCs, thereby ignoring any application that was not approved on their whitelist.

“Deep Freeze and Anti-Executable are crucial to preserving an image determined for mission critical law enforcement systems used 24×7 to ensure reliability and security with minimal downtime and with the least reliance on IT personnel,” says Mr. Datta. “Without these two solutions, we would be getting a lot more problems with the patrol cars and troubleshooting MDCs would be significantly increased.”

Benefits

Improving mission-critical systems uptime

“This configuration setup with Anti-Executable and Deep Freeze will reduce the amount of staff needed to manage the laptops while still keeping them up and running,” said Tom Hsieh, Senior Network and Systems Analyst at the LAPD. “I have seen all the problems that can occur in a workstation environment, but in a mobile environment, it is completely different because we have less time, staff, and resources to work with — and the service level is very important.”

Since Deep Freeze restores the computer to its original configuration upon each restart, patrol officers starting their shifts are assured they will not run into system problems and will be able to do their jobs effectively.

Prevent malicious attacks on MDCs

Although the LAPD has an anti-virus solution on each MDC, it is often unreliable due to problems with network connectivity. “Often, the anti-virus updates can’t complete since there’s no reliable connection to the Internet,” reports Mr. Datta. “This means MDCs are vulnerable to attacks since they don’t have the latest signature files for malware out there.” Since Faronics Anti-Executable doesn’t rely on signature updates, it can protect the MDCs at all times from malicious executables, which will otherwise evade anti-virus solutions.

Keeping patrol officers and the community safe

The LAPD places great emphasis on the safety of their patrol officers. Any distractions on their MDCs such as a social media application, game or any unwanted program poses risks to the situational awareness of the officers. Since Anti-Executable can restrict unwanted or unauthorized applications from installing and executing, officers remain focused on their mission of protecting the community and staying alert at all times.

 

Introducing Faronics Anti-Virus

By admin, 29 maja, 2012, No Comment

When evaluating the options provided by current anti-virus products, consider Faronics Anti-Virus Enterprise. In this section you can learn if Faronics Anti-Virus is right for your environment. Here are some common questions and answers:

Q: I understand that deployment of the anti-virus client should be easy. What is Faronics’ solution to easy deployment and management?

A: Faronics Anti-Virus is managed and deployed with Faronics Core, Faronics’ complimentary network management platform. You have one central place to see all managed computers in your environment, even if they are not members of a Windows domain.

Faronics Core can quickly discover computers on your network, send the anti-virus client to them and do the installation without any user interaction.

Optionally, you can send an installation package to the client via Group Policy, SCCM or your own software management system. Or, you can also use the package to manually install clients across a network or from removable media.

Q: Management is often the hardest part of any system. What does Faronics Anti-Virus do to help me manage my new investment?

A: Once the end-point is in the Faronics Core database, each computer can be configured, examined and reported on. Anti-virus settings can be defined in policies and remotely applied to an individual computer, a group of computers, or your entire enterprise. Selection parameters are very flexible, computers can be grouped by their configuration settings, or physical location.

Q: I am interested in a layered defense approach. What other solutions can I utilize to establish a solid layered defense perimeter?

A: In addition to anti-virus, Faronics offers an application whitelisting solution, Faronics Anti-Executable, and an instant system restore product called Deep Freeze.

Although Faronics Anti-Virus is one of the most effective anti-virus solutions on the market, it cannot control unauthorized or unlicensed applications that are not malicious. Faronics Anti-Executable automatically creates an approved “whitelist” of applications permitted to run, and denies all other programs from running.

Faronics Anti-Executable is also the most effective method for preventing new “Day Zero” executable malware from running on your systems. It was designed to work with Faronics Anti-Virus and accommodate virus definition and engine updates without reconfiguring the whitelist or relaxing security policies.

Download a free 30 day trial of Anti-Executable.

Deep Freeze is 100% effective in removing any configuration changes on a protected workstation with every restart. The absolute majority of malware requires a reboot in order to become active. Even if such threats penetrate the layer of active anti-virus or application whitelisting, Deep Freeze can eliminate such threats upon restart. Deep Freeze was designed for integration with Faronics Anti-Virus, allowing definition updates to be retained between restarts even on protected end nodes.

Download a free 30 day trial of Deep Freeze.

Q: How will I notice malware found in my organization?

A: The Faronics Core console includes extensive reporting options. In addition to a variety of detailed and summary reports for anti-virus, reports for Anti-Executable and Deep Freeze can be created.

Q: Is Faronics Anti-Virus proven, stable and fast?

Although the Faronics Anti-Virus solution is new, it is built on Sunbelt Software’s highly regarded VIPRE anti-virus technology. VIPRE is well-known for being light-weight in resource usage but a “heavy” in detection and protection. West Cost Labs, a prominent security certification and accreditation organization has awarded Faronics Anti-Virus its feature Checkmark certification. You can also visit www.faronics.com to check out recent testimonials and case studies of Faronics Anti-Virus, Anti-Executable, and Deep Freeze.

Q: How will I address my various Windows machines (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2008)?

A: Faronics Anti-Virus is available for all currently supported versions of Windows, including 32 and 64 bits versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008.

 

Snapplify selected for Nokia innovation challenge

By admin, 29 maja, 2012, No Comment

Recognised for African innovation leadership

Cape-based mobile application provider Snapplify was selected by Nokia to demonstrate leading innovation at the Open Innovation Africa Summit in Kenya which took place on 28 May.

In reply, the fledgling firm showcased its online platform that instantly digitises content for mobile devices including iOS and Android to an audience of 105 of its peers, as well as organisers Capgemini, infodev and Nokia,

It is this very solution that made Snapplify the leading mobile app developer in Africa in just 12 months since inception.

Foster innovation
Snapplify CEO Wesley Lynch says the contest was to come up with “societal, structural, financial and technological” ideas that could foster innovation leadership in Africa.

The competition aimed at stimulating the innovation debate in Africa, to facilitate inclusive socio-economic growth and transformation.

“It is an exciting time to be African, because we can make a global difference,” he says. “Africa knows mobile, and it is through mobile that we will show the world what we’re capable of.”

Run of success
Snapplify is currently making global inroads with its turnkey online platform that allows content producers or distributors such as authors, artists, publishers, retailers and corporates to manage, distribute and monetise content in custom branded mobile applications.

It has had an amazing run of success, signing multiple global clients including Ka Boom Studios (the creators of Peanuts), Kotobarabia (the leading publisher of Arabic content), iMaverick (a leading daily magazine, published only on iPad), New Holland Publishing SA and Random House Struik.

The company recently returned from a whistle-stop global tour where Lynch exhibited at the Frankfurt and London Book Fairs, signed regional channel distribution deals and set up an operation in London.

Other plaudits
The tool also won recent plaudits when it came first in the Cape Town Entrepreneur Competition.

Next it will represent Cape Town in that capacity at the Barcelona Global Entrepreneurship Competition in June.

 

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