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Infinix Note 7 vs Infinix Note 6: Reasons to upgade

Infinix Note 7 vs Infinix Note 6: Reasons to upgade

The Infinix Note 7 was announced recently to succeed the Infinix Note 6 of last year. The aim of this post is to give you a quick and clear difference between the two phones and to help you determine whether an upgrade is worth it.

You might struggle to find anything similar between the two phones. Not to mention, both phones have a single 16-megapixel front facing camera. And both fit in the Note series category. But… How different is the Infinix Note 7 from the Infinix Note 6?


Display

The one major difference between the two phones is the display. The Note 7 has a larger 6.95-inch IPS display with a punch hole and a 720 x 1640 pixels, while the Note 6 boasts of a 6.1-inch 1080 x 2160 AMOLED screen that has no notch.

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Interestingly, the Note 6 has a better screen than the Note 7, despite the latter’s being bigger. 720p on the close to 7-incher is peanuts to 1080p that the Note 6 has and also the Note 6 has AMOLED panel much better than the IPS screen on the Note 7. Remember the X-Pen? We shall miss it so much because unlike the Note 6, the Note 7 lacks it.

Camera setup

The Note 7 visibly has four sensors on the rear, in a new round combo of 48 + 2 + 2 + 2 MP, while the Note 6 has 3 cams merging a 16-megapixel sensor with an 8 MP and a 2 MP auxiliary sensor.

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Performance and Software

The Note 7 has the new Mediatek Helio G70, which is better than the Helio P35 in the Note 6. Both phone’s CPUs are octa-core, and much as the Helio P35 is clocked at 2.3GHz while Helio G70 is at just 2.0GHz, the G70 is based on ARM Cortex-A75 while the P35 is based on Cortex-A53.

Plus, the Note 7 is built for gaming giving it a much better Graphic Processor than the Note 6. This is the reason for the Mali-G52 MC2 presence against the predecessor’s PowerVR GE8320.

The Note 7 has Android 10 based on XOS v6 Dolphin, while the Note 6 has Android 9. There is a 5000mAh battery on the 7 while a 4000mAh battery runs the 6.

The rear fingerprint scanner on the Note 6 has been replaced with a side-mounted scanner of the Note 7. Isn’t that interesting?  

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Insiders remain one of the key threats to corporate cybersecurity in East Africa

Insiders remain one of the key threats to corporate cybersecurity in East Africa

The number of insider-related cybersecurity incidents in East Africa has increased by 55 percent in the last three months as most companies lacking active monitoring of their IT infrastructure transitioned to remote work occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Dimension Data, the sudden spike has resulted from attackers taking advantage of publicly available weak systems.

Plus, most security controls designed to monitor and capture activities failing to keep up as they are intended for traditional on-premise infrastructure thereby leaving security control gaps as more employees remotely connect to company resources from mobile devices and external networks.  The Financial Services Industry (FSI) remains the most targeted sector because of the immediate monetary gain.

Speaking during the launch of Dimension Data Intelligent Security business in East Africa, the unit’s Head – Ishmael Muli said although insider threats are largely attributed to malicious employees and contractors, statistics from the company’s Threat Intelligence Centre shows that most incidences in the region originate from employee negligence and other close associates ignoring corporate cybersecurity policies, misuse data, and install unauthorized applications among others.

Dimension Data’s Intelligent Security unites all the capabilities and security offerings previously managed by its subsidiary brands Dimension Data East Africa and Internet Solutions into one business and will offer world-class solutions from global partner NTT Ltd. whilst developing locally relevant solutions tailored for protecting organizations in East Africa.

Across East Africa, we are seeing insiders take advantage of organizations that lack visibility or the ability to investigate successful cyberattacks due to limited access controls to detect unusual activity once someone breaches their network. Some of these attacks involve manipulation of transactional data, tampering of logs to limit tracing, as well as framing legitimate users – all of which make forensic investigations difficult. Cyber security plays a critical role for any business within emerging markets like Kenya. We’ve built Dimension Data Intelligent Security to ensure that we offer world-class solutions to our clients, while making sure they suit the unique needs of our clients operating within these markets. Further to this, we have plans to focus on local skills development specifically in the threat intelligence space,” says Muli.

Current attacks within East Africa are being linked to hackers employing smarter methods to distribute their server networks and occasionally purchasing command and control systems in other countries, with traffic being routed through myriad systems making it difficult to trace its origin.

According to the Communication Authority (CA) Annual Report 2018/2019, malware attacks were the most prevalent threats accounting for approximately 78 percent of all cyber threat detections by the National Kenya Computer Incident Response Team – Coordination Centre (National KE-CIRT/CC). Web application attacks and botnet/denial of service threats accounted for approximately 11% and 9% percent respectively of detected cyber threats.

The first half of the year has also seen an increase in reconnaissance attacks accounting for 40 percent of all observations in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region according to NTT Ltd. Global Threat Intelligence Report 2020. A rise in Web Application attacks on common Content Management Systems (CMS) such as Joomla and WordPress accounted for over 20 percent of observed attacks. Whilst service-specific attacks increased by 40 percent targeting known vulnerabilities that may have remained largely unaddressed by various organizations.

The current COVID-19 crisis has seen an upsurge use of technology as many companies adopt work from home and bring your own device policies, increasing organizational risk as cyber security etiquette shifts to end users. As a result, the most prevalent attacks include phishing and social engineering.

With the trend set to continue as the volume of information insiders’ access, store and transmit rises – and remote working becomes the status quo, Muli advised organizations to invest in threat intelligence services to gain regular visibility of what is happening in their internal networks – to automatically detect and remediate stealthy attacks that would otherwise be missed. He urged organizations to conduct insider risk assessments on their critical business functions that could be leveraged by Insiders for fraud.

Moving forward, cyber criminals will increasingly automate cyberattacks. This requires organizations to automate a lot as well with intelligence analysis and orchestration tools, especially in terms of incidence response, to reduce the average remediation time. The future is going to be all about how to recover fast from an attack as networks, systems and processes get more sophisticated for integration,” Muli emphasized.

Dimension Data’s global integration with NTT Ltd. allows for Dimension Data Intelligent Security to provide its clients with solutions that protect their businesses from noted threats all over the globe and harness key innovations from international markets. At the same time, Dimension Data Intelligent Security is investing heavily in research to develop solutions offerings that speak directly to the pricing, scaling and security needs of local businesses.

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Infinix Note 7 unboxing and first impressions

Infinix Note 7 unboxing and first impressions

Given that it was announced globally in April, we’ve been anxiously waiting on the Infinix Note 7 to be launched in Uganda. In fact, we were a little concerned about the product’s availability given the coronavirus pandemic. But after patiently waiting, we finally got the handset in our hands.

As interesting as it may be playing with it, we haven’t had the Infinix Note 7 for that long. It’s been just over a day, so we can’t give you a full review of the phone just yet. However, with a number of interesting features here and there, we can give you some impressions to go by.

What’s inside the box?

The Infinix Note 7 is wrapped in an attractive box, in a colour similar to what the Hot 8 and S5 came with. When you unwrap it, you’ll find the phone, charger head, a transparent phone case, earphones, micro USB charger, screen protector, and a few documentation guiding you on how to use the phone.

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A completely new Infinix Note design

The very first thing you’ll notice about the Note 7 is that it’s a lot different from anything Infinix has released in the last half decade. Yes, the transition is clearly parallel to the advancement in technology and the constantly changing trends all over the industry.

The Note 7 is a stylish phone with bright colour options and a rather unique camera design. The screen is a pretty huge 6.95-inch display, almost 7-inches, which is not a surprise for a Note device. Is it too tall? That’s hard to tell just yet, but we’ll address that in our full review.

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The front-facing camera comes in the form of a punch hole, or is it an in-display? It is close to what we saw with the S5. The rear cams are a round shaped combination of 4 sensors with a Quad-LED flash.

There are some additions worth trying out! The side-mounted fingerprint was something we didn’t look forward to. Infinix beat us right there! The corning Gorilla Glass is another amazing addition, which adds some life to the screen beyond what we are used to.

Overall this new design is an interesting one. It feels like a shift from the same old thing we’ve come to expect from Infinix every time there is a new phone to be released.

Infinix Note 7 specs

Screen: 6.95 inches
Camera: 48MP+2MP+2MP+2MP on the rear, 16MP on the front
Memory: 128GB/64GB+6GB/4GB in terms of ROM + RAM respectively
OS: Android 10, alongside XOS 6.0
Battery: 5000mAh
Chip: Mediatek Helio G70 (12 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)

Looking forward

Our full review is coming next week, but in the meantime, let us know what you think of the phone. Is it a worthy upgrade from the Note 6 and does it fit in the mobile trends today?

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Tecno Camon 15: Specs, Price, and Availability in Uganda

Tecno Camon 15: Specs, Price, and Availability in Uganda

Tecno Mobile has officially launched the Camon 15, the latest handset in the camera smartphone series by the company. For anyone that loves taking selfies and beautiful photography, you surely know what the Camon is capable of – or at least have heard.

The new phone comes in four versions with three of these readily available; the Camon 15, Camon 15 Air and Camon Premier.

Let’s take a look at the specifications of each of these.

Tecno Camon 15 Specifications

The Tecno Camon 15 comes with a 6.6-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720×1600 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The Camon 15 is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 processor that features the Cortex-A53 CPU.

It comes with 4GB of RAM, runs HiOS 6.0 based on Android 10 and is powered by a 5000mAh non-removable battery. It packs 64GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card with a dedicated slot. The Camon 15 is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM cards.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Tecno Camon 15 on the rear packs a 48MP+2MP+2MP+QVGA camera combo with quad-LED flash. It sports a 16-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

Connectivity options on the Tecno Camon 15 include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, GPS, Micro-USB, FM radio, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/magnetometer, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. The Tecno Camon 15 also supports face unlock.

The Camon 15 is available in three colors of Shoal Gold, Fascinating Purple and Dark Jade

Tecno Camon 15 Premier Specifications

The Camon 15 Premier comes with almost similar specifcations as the Camon 15 but with a few upgrades.

Its 6.6-inch touchscreen display has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The Camon 15 Premier is powered by an octa-core Mediatek MT6765V/W Helio P35 processor that features four 2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 and four 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53.

It comes with 6GB of RAM, runs HiOS 6.0 based on Android 10 and is powered by a 4000mAh non-removable battery. It packs 128GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card with a dedicated slot.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Tecno Camon 15 Premier on the rear packs a much brighter 64MP+5MP+2MP+QVGA camera combo with quad-LED flash. It sports a pop-up 32-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

The Camon 15 Premier comes in two colors of Ice Jadeite and Opal White

Tecno Camon 15 Air Specifications

The Camon 15 Air is the lighter version that comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the 6.6-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720×1600 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. Like the Tecno Camon 15, the Air is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 processor that features the Cortex-A53 CPU.

It comes with 3GB of RAM, runs HiOS 6.0 based on Android 10 and is powered by a 5000mAh non-removable battery. It packs 64GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card with a dedicated slot.  

Camra-wise, the Camon 15 Air on the rear packs a 48MP+2MP+2MP+QVGA camera combo with quad-LED flash. It has a 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

The Camon 15 Air in three colors of Malachite Blue, Ice Lake Blue and Misty Grey.

Tecno Camon 15 Price and Availability

The Camon 15 costs UGX 666,000 while the Camon 15 Premier goes for UGX 1,025,000.

All these are available countrywide in TECNO branded shops and MTN Service Centres near you. All customers that purchase Camon 15 or Camon 15 Air get Free 3GB internet data every month for three months and 100% data bonus on every data bundle purchased.

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7 ways to make your web browser more secure

7 ways to make your web browser more secure

People’s dependency on the internet often makes us forget about the lack of security that our web browsers have. Your security can be compromised in numerous ways from tracking your location to hacking into your system and stealing your private data. Does this mean that you need to fearfully surf the web? Of course not. You simply need to make your browser more secure.

Taking precautionary measures will make things harder for anyone who tries to track your steps. Make the internet a more secure place so that you can surf the web without thinking about malicious software and other threats. Here are some simple steps that will help you increase web browser security.

1. Update Your Browser Regularly

Browsers are consistently running updates to improve their service and ensure better user satisfaction. One of the features they are working on is security. Keeping your browser up-to-date will help the browser protect you from recently identified threats.

To ensure that your browser is updated, you can go to the “About” page in your browser. Browsers mostly run the updates automatically but this option can allow you to do check-ups.

2. Review the Browser’s Privacy and Security Settings

Start from the very basic – configuring your browser’s privacy setting. Many people overlook this possibility. Most browsers have security default settings that expose the user’s data. However, they do leave you the option to change the settings to suit your privacy requirements.

You can read the Department of Homeland Security’s “Securing Your Web Browser” manual. There you can find outlined recommendations for each browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.)

In any case, the least you can do in your privacy settings to secure your browsing is the following:

  • Set the browser to ask permission before accessing your location, camera, and microphone
  • Disable automatic downloads since they can contain malware
  • Disable pop-ups
  • Disable redirections
  • Delete cookies after browsing
  • Turn off third-party access to cookies

Get familiar with all the options within security settings. Take time to read through them and check and uncheck the boxes so that you create a safe environment for your web browsing activities.

If you don’t know where to find the security settings, here’s the information:

  • Firefox privacy settings: Three vertical lines (in the top right corner of the browser) > Preferences > Privacy and security
  • Chrome privacy settings: Three dots (in the top right corner of the browser) > Settings > Privacy and security
  • Microsoft Edge: Three dots (in the top left corner of the browser) > Privacy and security
  • Safari Privacy Settings: Safari > Preferences (in the top corner of the browser) > Privacy

3. Install Browser Security Extensions

For some additional security measures, you can install browser security extensions or plug-ins. They enhance your browser’s security and it only takes a few clicks to get them up and running.

What you need to be careful about is which extensions you install. You don’t want to fall into a trap of installing malicious software. The best security extensions for Chrome and other browsers are the ones that are endorsed by your browser. Also, make sure that you enable automatic updates for extensions.

For starters, you can check out the following recommended security extensions:

  • AdBlock Plus (for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Edge (beta), Opera, Maxthon, and Yandex)
  • Click & Clean (for Chrome and Firefox)
  • HTTPS Everywhere (for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera)
  • Privacy Badger (for Firefox, Opera, and Android)
  • Disconnect (for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera)

4. Sign Up for Alerts

Google Alerts is a handy software that sends you notification on any given keyword, topic, or issue. You can look at it as a know-it-all personal assistant. Set up Google Alerts to alert you if there are any security issues. In that way, you can act promptly to prevent the exploitation of your data.

Estelle Leotard, blogger and tech writer at TopEssayWriting and ClassyEssay shared her opinion on why she finds Google Alerts to be a useful tool for more secure browsing.

Most people would use Google Alerts to get updates on their business or content they are interested in. However, I use it to increase my browser’s security measures. If there are any security issues or if someone tries to use my data Google will let me know,” said Estelle.

5. Install Antivirus Program

Don’t let unwanted programs to take over your computer through your browser. Set up a security wall in the form of an antivirus program. Keep in mind that you need a reputable antivirus program if you want to be fully protected.

Without security software protecting your device, hackers can take down your system. You can potentially lose all the data you have on the device which would be devastating for anyone. That’s why an antivirus program is a must.

6. Turn on Private Browsing

While you surf the internet freely, your browser cache, web history, form data, and cookies are being stored. This means that anyone can retrace your steps and see what you were doing even when you quit the browser.

Protect your privacy by using the private browsing tab. The private browser in Chrome is called Incognito Mode. Firefox and Safari also have a private web browser available. When you use this browser, your browsing history will be completely erased and shielded from everyone. You can need to close it completely after you’re done.

7. Use a VPN (Virtual Proxy Network)

The best way to secure your web browser is definitely a VPN. Virtual Proxy Network uses the encryption protocols that ensure that you are the only one who can see your data. It encrypts your data before they ever get to the internet.

What VPN service does for you is that it hides your IP address and location, it packs your data and moves it within a private tunnel, and overall, makes it impossible to hack. Even if you are using a public Wi-Fi network, VPN will protect you.

Final Thoughts

Besides the above-mentioned tips, there is one last thing you should do – be careful about the pages you visit and emails you click on. Stay away from non-HTTP websites and be careful about downloading files that aren’t from reputable websites.

The internet is a tricky place so you need to be alert when you browse the web. Investing some time and effort into securing your browser may not be the most interesting process but it is necessary for carefree browsing.

The author, Marques Coleman, is a blog writer at BestEssayEducation.com and SupremeDissertations. He combines her passion for writing with her interest in research and creates thought-provoking content in various fields.

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Tecno Spark 5: Specs, Price, and Availability in Uganda

Tecno Spark 5: Specs, Price, and Availability in Uganda

Towards the end of last year, Tecno released the Spark 4 – the fourth iteration of its Spark series of smartphones. There is something about the Spark smartphones that keeps the company pushing more of them. They always sell out when they hit the market and the specifications are ever on point, especially in regards to the trends. Now, here comes the Tecno Spark 5.

This Spark 5 takes on a 6.6-inch screen with an in-display selfie camera, which is a complete upgrade from the notch we saw on the Spark 4. The big screen is a new-normal with most of the latest phones. Probably manufacturers now see the need for more of video streaming and gaming.

Memory wise, we see the Tecno Spark 5 adopting 2GB of RAM and 32GB ROM. The backside has a four-array setup comprising of 13MP+2MP+2MP+QVGA cameras; as well as an 8MP front camera sensor to capture all the selfies. It is worth noting that the Spark 4 had 3 cameras on the rear.

This phone comes with 4G Network connectivity and a 5000mAh battery capacity. This is another upgrade from the 4000mAh that the predecessor possessed.

Tecno Spark 5 Specifications

Screen: 6.6 inches
Camera: 13MP+2MP+2MP+QVGA on the rear, 8MP on the front
Memory: 32GB+2GB in terms of ROM and RAM respectively
OS: Android 10, alongside HiOS 6.1
Battery: 5000mAh
Chip: Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22
CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53

Tecno Spark 5 price and availability in Uganda

The Tecno Spark 5 is priced at UGX 525,000 and is available at all Tecno branded outlets in Uganda.

Tecno Mobile recently sealed a partnership deal with MTN Uganda that will see any purchases its phones receiving a 100% bonus for every bundle bought or activated in the first three months using an MTN SIM card. This is in addition to the 5GB data received upon the purchase of the phone.

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The rise and fall of the Nokia phone brand

The rise and fall of the Nokia phone brand

Once upon a time, Nokia was the biggest mobile company in the world but now it is hard to convince one that this is part of history. The name that once determined who spoke to who on phone no longer features on the list of top-selling phones anywhere yet it has all rights to be.

Let’s take a look at how the brand rose to so much popularity all around the world, and why it has failed to keep up to the trends in the industry. 

The beginning

Nokia was founded in Finland in 1865 by Fredrik Idestam, a mining engineer. It derives its name from on the town Nokia located on the banks of the Nokianvirta River. The company was at first involved in electricity generation, before being involved in rubber works after the first World War, and then later producing telephone, telegraph, and electrical cables.

The company dealt in cables until the 1960s when its focus on mobile phone technologies grew. It had started producing commercial and military mobile radio telephones. But as Nokia built these military base stations, it needed a push to penetrate deeper into the commercial market. It had active competition from other mobile phone enthusiastic companies including Salora – a television producer, AGA and Televa – a state-owned electronics firm. 

In 1979, Nokia partnered with Salora, forming a 50-50 venture they called “Mobira Oy”.

The rise of Nokia

The first product of the venture was a car phone released in 1982.  It was known as the Mobira Senator, and weighed 10kgs. This success saw Nokia buying off Salora including its television business in 1984. The same year, Nokia upgraded the Senator with the release of the 5kg Mobira Talkman, the first transportable phone that could be used in and out of the car.

Move on to 1987, when the company launched the Mobira Cityman, a lighter 800g phone that could be used right about anywhere. This was the phone that introduced the Nokia brand to the world and was nicknamed the “Gorba”.

In 1989, Nokia-Mobira Oy was renamed “Nokia Mobile Phones”, and in 1990, the company predicted that there would be 40 million mobile phone users by 1999 hence focussed their efforts on producing mobile phones.

1992 saw the release of the Nokia 1011, making the company huge sales all over Europe and the Americas. Then came the first feature phones – the 2100 series in ’94 – which proved to be the best-sellers globally. The company had projected sales on 1 million devices, but instead sold over 20 million of the 2100s.the nokia story

And this was the first mistake the brand made: Misjudging the market! 1999 came and instead of the anticipated 40 million users, there was a demand for 250 million handsets.

At the time, Nokia was the most dominant company capturing almost 25% of the global market, with Motorola coming in thereafter. Between 2003 and ’05, the Nokia 1100 and 1110 were the best-sellers. About this time, the company had 70% market share in Asia. 

But as the market was progressing, Nokia failed to adapt.

The fall

The late 2010s saw the introduction and adoption of iOS and Android in the US and Europe. The Asian and Middle-East markets were flooded with cheaper and more convenient Samsung and Motorola phones, just as Chinese local mobile manufacturers were beginning to crop up.

As most phone manufacturers were siding with Android, Nokia seemed very comfortable with Symbian. The increase in popularity of Apple and Google became a nightmare for Nokia’s existence. Interest in software was becoming the thing, but Nokia’s focus was on building the hardware.

In a bid to bounce back, things became worse instead. Instead of opting for Android as the running operating system for the company’s smartphones, Nokia executives chose Windows mobile OS in a bid to be unique from the other manufacturers. Another mistake, probably the worst of them all.  

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Windows OS was not compatible with mobiles the way Android or iOS is. The software had no ecosystem, unlike the other two that can accommodate as many apps as they can. We all know that since Windows was built to work on big screens, there was no way it could be fitted into small mobile phone screens. This was the bullet that finished off the Nokia spark.

Any efforts to revive the brand have been mere kicks of a dying horse. 

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Dimension Data rebrands its Internet Solutions subsidiary

Dimension Data rebrands its Internet Solutions subsidiary

Dimension Data is in the process of consolidating its businesses across East Africa in order to enhance efficiency and deliver better on the changing technology needs of its clients. The consolidation will see its subsidiary that operates in the region as Internet Solutions (IS), rebrand and operate as Dimension Data East Africa.

The IS brand will be retired by the end of this year.

The realignment has also seen Internet Solutions Managing Director Richard Hechle, appointed to head the group’s consolidated business in East and West Africa.

Commenting on the changes, Hechle says that bringing the companies together will help the firm unlock opportunities for greater innovation, as well as give clients the power to build their futures using game changing technology.

Bringing all our people and operating companies together will allow us to effectively and efficiently execute our go-to market strategy and enable our clients’ success in a digital-first world. This digital-first world is characterised by technologies that are converging to deliver unified, hybrid and holistic solutions for real business impact.”

Similar Changes elsewhere

Dimension Data is also effecting similar changes in the Middle East and other parts of Africa where it has operations. Hechle reassures clients that Dimension Data will continue to deliver services seamlessly and efficiently even as the company works through the integration process.

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He notes that as the market continues to evolve, the company was conscious of the need to remain relevant by delivering products and services that enable clients to meet the increasing demand for personalisation and customisation.

Leveraging technology is critical for businesses and our products and services play a vital role in empowering them to build their future.”

The group is reorganising five go-to-market areas to deliver Intelligent technology and services that are aligned to clients’ journeys, including; Intelligent Infrastructure, Intelligent Workplace & Customer Experience, Intelligent Business Applications, Intelligent Innovation and Intelligent Cyber Security.

Reorganising ourselves to deliver what the market demands is driven with growth in mind and we’re very excited about the future and are committed to bringing these changes online quickly. The role of technology in business is changing and, therefore, how it is consumed, and the decisions related to technology are changing. We are adapting to align our organisation to that of our client choices.”

Hechle further explained that the way the company collaborates with its clients ensures creation of the most significant value and sustainable business outcomes for them.

The logic is clear: the more we focus on seamless client experiences, the more focused we become on delivering solutions that work. We believe that when we understand our clients’ needs, we deliver better solutions.”

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Jumia at 8: The Jumia Anniversary sale is back!

Jumia at 8: The Jumia Anniversary sale is back!

Leading e-commerce platform Jumia Uganda is celebrating 8 years in Uganda with the return of its annual campaign known as “Jumia Anniversary”. The campaign which will run from the 15th to the 30th of June will offer customers that visit the Jumia app discounts of up to 50% off on a wide range of products.

While announcing the launch of the campaign, Jumia Uganda CEO Ron Kawamara said the campaign will focus on offering consumers much needed products at discounted prices and delivering them safely to their homes.

This has been an unprecedented time for all of us, our consumers, our vendors and our partners. With this campaign, we are offering consumers bigger discounts to a wider assortment of products and for our vendors we are offering them a platform where they can sell their products and access customers with the help of our last-mile distribution network.”

During the campaign, customers can look forward to discounts on a wide assortment of products ranging from daily essentials like sugar to products from international brands such as Coca-Cola, LG, Nokia. This year will also feature a discount on a cow priced at UGX 35,000.

The campaign will also include deals from restaurants, supermarkets and fresh food market vendors registered on the Jumia Food platform.

In the wake of COVID-19 a lot of restaurants, market vendors were unable to access customers and vice versa because of the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, it was therefore important for us to offer our platform to help restaurants and food vendors access consumers in need of meals and fresh produce,” said Timothy Mugume, Jumia Food Country Manager.

Keeping with safety measures customers will be able to opt for the ‘contact-less safe delivery’ option that has been implemented through MTN Mobile Money. This enables consumers across the country  to make prepaid payments for products online and get it delivered without  direct body contact or cash exchange with the delivery agent.

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How to create a Messenger Kids account for your child

How to create a Messenger Kids account for your child

Like we all enjoy using Facebook Messenger on our mobile devices and desktops, even the kids do. That is the reason for the existence of Messenger Kids, a video chat and messaging app designed for kids to communicate with family and close friends.

Messenger Kids features include the ability for parents to set up and manage their child’s Messenger Kids account through their own Facebook account; Parents supervising their kids’ friending; and parents using their own Messenger account to message and video chat with a child who’s using Messenger Kids.

Also, adult family and friends who are added as contacts to a Messenger Kids account connecting to the account through their own Messenger accounts.

Messenger Kids is now available in sub-Saharan Africa in the App Store for iPad, iPod touch and iPhone, the Amazon Appstore for Fire tablets, and the Google Play Store for all other Android devices.

The app is now available in all African countries.

How to create a Messenger Kids account for your child

To create an account for your child:

  1. Download the Messenger Kids app onto the device that your child uses. Open the app and tap Next.
  2. Tap Confirm.
  3. Enter your Facebook login information and tap Authorize Device.
  4. Enter your child’s name and tap Continue.
  5. Tap Create Account, then follow the on-screen instructions.

After you finish setting up your Messenger Kids account, these steps should be completed by your child:

  1. Tap Take a Photo.
  2. Choose a color to decorate the app and tap Continue.

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Alternatively, if you are using a desktop, you should log into your Facebook account. From your News Feed, go to the section on the left side and click Messenger Kids. If you don’t see it, click See More… and scroll down to find it.

Below Accounts you manage, click Create Another Account. Type your child’s first and last name, click Continue, click Create Account, and then click Done.

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