Yes or no? Government mulling Microsoft deal

January 27th, 2011 admin Comments off

The government was this week mulling over an offer by software giant Microsoft for a deal that would see the government receiving special incentives on the purchase and use of Microsoft products.
The offer by Microsoft would amongst others overlook the current unlicensed use of Microsoft software in some government departments. The other incentives include special [...]

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Siemens Africa Profile Awards looking for best science and technology writers

January 26th, 2011 admin Comments off

Midrand, South Africa: 6 January 2009 – The 2009 Siemens Africa Profile Awards competition has opened for entries, seeking to honour African journalists excelling in science and technology journalism.The Siemens Profile Awards, now in their eighth year, are the only pan-African awards that exclusively promote science and technology journalism. African journalists are invited to submit [...]

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Golfers can benefit from new technology – FlightScope Golf

January 23rd, 2011 admin Comments off

The Namibian golfing fraternity now have a chance to improve their golfing skills. This is based on a new technology called FlightScope, a machine that was launched in 2003, and is now also available in Namibia, for a realistic off-course golfing experience.

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Siemens turnkey contractor at Ohorongo

January 22nd, 2011 admin Comments off

Ohorongo Cement, the first cement factory to be built in Namibia, has received a major boost with the delivery of all its turnkey electrical equipment from Siemens Ltd. The Ohorongo cement plant will be sited between Otavi and Tsumeb, and plans to start production by December 2010. A statement from the company says a groundbreaking [...]

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Microsoft introduces tools for business efficiency

January 22nd, 2011 admin Comments off

Software giant, Microsoft says by using their latest tools for business efficiency, local companies can cut technology costs by as much as 30%.
Microsoft this week held an operational efficiency session in Windhoek, which was aimed at IT professionals and business managers. The focus of the session was on exploring how Microsoft’s Windows Server System solutions [...]

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Brilliant Accounting on Microsoft SQL platform in 2008

January 22nd, 2011 admin Comments off

Brilliant Business Systems, a Softline company, has announced it’s plan to release a Microsoft SQL-enabled version of its flagship product Brilliant Accounting, in the third quarter of 2008.
Codenamed eVolution, the product is the first locally developed SQL-based accounting solution for the small medium enterprise (SME) market,” said Mohammed Mosam, development director at Brilliant Business Systems. [...]

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Microsoft takes positive steps for legit software users

January 21st, 2011 admin Comments off

Early next week Microsoft, the global software developer, will enhance its anti-piracy engineering, education and enforcement efforts by expanding its ‘Windows Genuine Advantage’ programme in Namibia.
The programme – which checks the authenticity of a user’s operating system whenever security or functionality updates are downloaded from Microsoft’s web site aims to curb the detrimental economic impact [...]

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Microsoft to Open Computer Refurbishment Centre

January 17th, 2011 admin Comments off

Microsoft Namibia is conducting what is known as the Namibian PathFinder. This is a public private partnership between the Parliament of Namibia and Microsoft. It has the objective of testing both technology solutions and reference models to help bridge the knowledge and digital divides in the Namibian public school system.
Microsoft is building a schools strategy [...]

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Regional Science Service Centre support climate change

January 16th, 2011 admin Comments off

According to a report by the Namibia Agricultural Union, the establishment of a Regional Science Centre for Namibia is currently investigated with the financial aid of the German government.
This is part of an initiative which includes Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Angola.
A workshop was held last week in Windhoek to, inter-alia, discuss the activities and research [...]

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UNAM holds science, technology week

January 16th, 2011 admin Comments off

The University of Namibia (UNAM) had its National Science, Technology and Engineering week (NAMSCI) titled ‘Science plus Technology equals Life’. The science fair that ended this week was officially opened by Prime Minister Nahas Angula.
For entertainment the students had organised performances by cultural groups.
“After checking that, you know what problem you are having, and then [...]

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