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SCIENCE & TECH

 

SEBASTIAN
WANZALLA

Graphic Designer, Photographer and Calligrapher

Technology has its pros and cons. It seems to be dividing the world and at the same time making life more comfortable but at a cost. The family is the basic unit of any community and as much as Skype calls, Facetime and the social READ MORE

A TECHNO-CULTURAL DILEMMA FOR AFRICA

Recently I had an opportunity to attend a forum where a group of Ugandans in the diaspora met to discuss ways in which they can develop ‘their region’ in Uganda through education, particularly through the provision of information technology. This is because IT is seen as a superior supportive instrument of any development programme in the modern world.[...] READ MORE

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LILLIAN NDUATI
FOUNDER-RED CAPE CONSULT

I am a driven and passionate individual who seeks to do what she loves - I eat, dream, work and live passionately. I love to see people succeed and achieve their goals. I am a people person and happiest when am getting to help people. [...] READ MORE

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TECH TALK

STEVE BIKO

Techie ¦ Blogger | Voice of the Voiceless | Opinionated

Steve Jobs because of his mind, resilience and brilliance. His quote, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. More importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” This is my driving motto. It makes me believe that I can change my environment. I believe that he has inspired many.
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TECH TALK

ROBERT ALAI

I joined tech in 2000 after spending almost two years in the cold upon completing my high school because my father was unable to raise school fees for my college. I missed Joint Admissions Board university admission by just one point so I proceeded to the African Virtual University at KU. I also enrolled at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies besides acquiring other certifications elsewhere.[...]

Mobile Dependency

When I was in primary school Pogs was the must-have game. Then it was Gogo’s before Yo-yos came back into fashion. I had none of these games. Not that I cared. I was more than content with a football at breaktime. [...]

“KENYA’S Silicon CITY”

Konza Techno City, as described by the Ministry of Information and Communications, will be a world-class technology hub and a major economic driver for Kenya[...]

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KENYANS ON TWITTER ( KOT)

To some, the title could mean as much as the above equation: Nothing! However, those who are on Twitter are no stranger to the acronym preceded by a hash-tag - Twitter won’t let you add punctuations when tagging. To them, this is an eponymous title: .[..]

 

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CREATING A STRONG PERSONAL ONLINE

Many of today’s first impressions are formed online. Chances are that before people meet you for the first time, they’ve already done a quick initial online check on you. [...]

UPGRADE YOUR TECHNOLOGY CAPABILITY

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SOLVING REAL NEEDS .

Technology is an enabler, catalyst and facilitator.

When we focus on the tool more than the tool’s possibilities, we limit the extent to which we are able to leverage its true power. Whether it is Android, Java, HTML 5 or even Robotics in the greater scheme of things what is most relevant is its application. [..]

THE EFFECTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA- ISSUE .

The advantages of social media cannot be lauded enough. However, when the government announced that it was planning to work with Communications Commission of Kenya to protect Kenyans from offensive material ahead of the coming elections it got me thinking.[..]

TURF WARS IMPEDE ICT IMPLEMENTATION.

I recently restored our company’s network after a four months hiatus of internet ‘unconnectivity’. It had become almost impossible to work from the office due to the intermittent availability of this essential facility. Many preferred to work offsite and only. [..]


CLOUD NINE

CLOUD NINEAsk any Chief Information Officer (CIO), anywhere in the world what comes to mind when they think of Kenya... Their response will be about technology: MPESA; Konza Technology City and, more recently, cloud computing. The MJ that used to run this town wasn’t Michael Jackson,.[..]

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