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Office Dynamics wins ICT awards

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 -- BY STAR REPORTER

office.dynamicsTECHNOLOGY solutions provider Office Dynamics has won two awards in ICT convocation awards for its role in helping small and medium enterprises acces products suited to their business scope and nature.

Office Dynamics won the best ICT project award and best print solution provider awards at the event organised by Computer Society of Kenya.

Director of Office Dynamics Sanjay Bhudia said the company is determined to win the award again next year as it seeks to introduce new advanced products that will cater for the technological needs of small entrepreneurs.

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Inside Kenya’s trendiest and most expensive school

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Daily Nation

By KENFREY KIBERENGE

Saturday, December 1  2012

The classroom looks like a computer lab. Only that it is eight-year-olds busy on the laptops and iPads as the teacher introduces today’s lesson. It is history for Year 4 pupils.

In an ordinary Kenyan school, one would find them crowding their heads on a dog-eared book that has seen better days. The lesson would probably be about the origins of “our” people, phenomena and what to find in the school’s environment.

Not in this school in Nairobi’s Karen neighbourhood. Here, each of the pupils is glued to a laptop or iPad with Wi-Fi connection.

Their teacher, Ms Rachel Cain, is also working on a laptop. Everyone is tech-savvy at Kenya’s trendiest and most expensive school, the GEMS Cambridge International School. It is arguably Nairobi’s newest school, being only three months old.

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Digital TV to switch off millions

By MUTHOKI MUMO

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.

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GROUPS LOBBY AGANIST UN INTERNET OVERSIGHT AS REVIEW MEETING STARTS.

Tuesday, 04 December 2012/ The Standard.

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

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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.

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College takes cue from expanding Kitengela

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By PONCIANO ODONGO

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.

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