Vision Group won an Information and Technology (IT) award at the prestigious CIO 100 East Africa Annual Awards in Nairobi, Kenya.
The media company received the award for its project on virtualization, a kind of technology that helps consolidate data center technologies.
The 2011 survey, carried out by CIO East Africa, sought outstanding projects from 600 companies from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia that not only used cutting-edge technology, but also had an impact on business.
The government has succumbed to Internet market players' demands for a piece of its inland fibre optic network.
In a meeting chaired by Information permanent secretary Bitange Ndemo, and attended by telecom operators, it was resolved that a team be formed to manage the National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure (Nofbi).
Web Africa is the latest Internet service provider to slash the cost of hosting websites in SA, introducing uncapped hosting options on shared servers starting at R19/month for 50MB of disk space and unlimited bandwidth.
Historically, hosting websites in SA has been significantly more expensive than in many overseas markets, prompting some companies — especially smaller businesses — to host their sites offshore.
Moved by images of buildings crumbling like sand castles and children wandering the streets crying for parents buried in the rubble, I donated $10 to the Yéle Haiti Earthquake Fund, excited that saving the world was as simple as texting — something I do daily without even thinking.
Yéle reportedly collected more than $2 million from its SMS fundraising, which was lead by hip-hop producer and Yéle chairman Wyclef Jean.