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Tuesday, 04 December 2012/ The Standard.

New measures could include setting up “toll” charges for information across borders, and censure by governments.


wcitThe head of the UN’s telecommunication overseers sought Monday to quell worries about possible moves towards greater internet controls during global talks in Dubai, but regulations are likely to face stiff opposition from groups led by a major US delegation.

The 11-day conference-seeking to update codes last reviewed when the Web was virtually unknown-highlights the fundamental shift from tightly managed telecommunications networks to the borderless sweep of the internet.

But others at the Dubai conference –including a 123-member US delegation with envoys from tech giants such as Google Inc and Microsoft Corp-worry that any new UN oversight on the internet security could be used by nations such as China and Russia to justify further tightening of Web blocks and monitoring.


Digital TV to switch off millions


Daily Nation Tuesday, December 4  2012

TVpxMore than 80 per cent of Nairobi residents will be without television signal come December 31, when the government implements a self-imposed deadline for digital television switch.

The government has said it will stop all analogue television transmission within Nairobi at the end of the year as part of the ongoing migration to digital TV.

“It has become expensive to manage and we need to free up the resources it takes up so that we can expand access to high-speed internet,” Information and Communication Permanent Secretary Bitange Ndemo said.


Analogue TV switch off set for December 31

 By Fredrick Obura

The Standard Saturday, December 01 2012

analogueIf you live in Nairobi and have not bought a decoder that enables your television to receive digital signals, you better get one immediately or else you will not get any TV signals by December 31.

This is according to the Information Ministry and the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) that have arrived at December 31 as the date they will switch off analogue TV signals in the capital.

This means that unless your TV set can receive digital signals, you have to acquire a decoder or acquire a gadget that receives the digital signals and decodes them for viewing on analogue TV sets. Most of the local TVs are analogue.


College takes cue from expanding Kitengela



Daily Nation Monday, December 3  2012

It is one of the latest private colleges in Kitengela town and does not have much to offer in terms of an institution of higher learning.

But the formerly sleepy town is coming alive with buildings being erected here and there with more people moving in to settle or do business.
When Apogee Institute of Professionals (AIP) opened its doors early this year, therefore, it did so with the intention of filling a void.

The expanding Kitengela town meant that there would be more young people in need of higher education.

Strangely, despite its expansion, Kitengela does not seem to have caught the interest of the growing thirsty universities and colleges in Nairobi and other towns.


Why business continuity plans fail


Business Daily Wednesday, November 28  2012

businessLast week, I discussed the need for local organisations to create business resilience plans. In response to this article, I received a number of comments on the same topic and a number of readers requested that I address the top reasons why business continuity programmes fail and how to address these gaps.

Most business resilience programmes fail is because most organisations manage business continuity programs in silos with poor coordination, no communication, and limited collaboration.


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