Daily Archives: February 15, 2017

Three Critical Uses of Data for Off-Grid Telecom Power

By Thomas Rahkonen, Chief Technology Officer & Vice President eCentre, Flexenclosure read more

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Developers in Middle East and Africa to compete for $20,000 in Facebook Bots for Messenger Challenge

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Somaliland: Fools Rush Where Angels Fear to Tread

By Mohamed Ahmed Abdi Ba’alul. read more

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Drought is Driving Food Insecurity in East Africa, Says FAO

Strong El Niño weather event that ended only last year and poor erratic rainfall in recent months is driving food prices high causing food insecurity in East Africa region. Local prices of maize, sorghum and other cereals are near or at record levels in swathes of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania, according to the latest Food Price Monitoring and Analysis Bulletin (FPMA).  Prices of staple cereals have doubled in some town markets within the region. According to FAO senior economist and coordinator of the Global Information and Early Warning System, Mario Zappacosta, “Sharply increasing prices are severely constraining food access for large numbers of households with alarming consequences in terms of food insecurity.” read more

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Digitisation and the rise of Generation C

Charles Darwin said that it won’t be the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it’s the one that is the most adaptable to change. With the rapid evolution of digitisation, and Cisco’s predictions that 40% of business will die in the next ten years, digital transformation is critical to survival in the new world order. Cassie Lessing, managing director, Strato IT Group, developer of StratoPOD, a mobile business application for delivery documentation, says 2017 has seen a wave of new interest in digitisation. read more

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ISACA Survey: Cyber Security Skills Gap Leaves 1 in 4 Organizations Exposed for Six Months or Longer

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