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World Economic Forum launches global resilience initiative to cyber risks

The World Economic Forum January 27, 2012 launched a new initiative to improve global resilience to major cyberrisks. The initiative is called the “Partnering for Cyber Resilience”. The Davos-based Forum says the initiative, developed through multi-stakeholder dialogue across the globe, with Deloitte LLP acting as project advisers, is a set …

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Broadcast technicians introduced to New Generation Transmitting equipment

Radio and communication broadcast technicians have been advised to avoid the use of multiple earthing points as this has the potential to damage transmitting equipment during lightning storms. The advice was given at a day’s workshop organised to upgrade the knowledge of radio and television broadcast technicians by EuroTel Broadcast …

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Glo Mobile cautions Ghanaians against fraudsters

Glo Mobile Ghana Limited, has warned the public about the activities of certain unscrupulous individuals parading as Recruitment Agents and Human Resource officials of Glo. These people are extorting monies from innocent persons under the pretext of getting them job placements in the company. A statement signed by Management said: …

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MTN renews Ericsson’s management services contract for Ghana operations

Swedish-based Ericsson says January 30, 2012 that telecoms operator MTN has extended its management services agreement for Ghana. “Under the extension, MTN will retain full ownership of the network and responsibility for its strategic direction, while Ericsson will manage the network operations, optimization and field maintenance for MTN’s 3G sites,” …

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Ghana ranks last in top 20 country users of Twitter in Africa

Ghana placed 20th out of the top 20 African countries using social media website Twitter in the last three months of 2011, according to a study released January 26, 2012. The survey titled “How Africa Tweets” – conducted by Portland Communications and Tweetminster, indicated that Ghana recorded 2,150 tweets during …

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Take advantage of ICT to produce cheap energy – John Mahama advises

The Vice-President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has called on policy makers to take advantage of ICT to produce energy at a cheaper cost to feed industries and also reduce the cost of importing energy at high cost. The development of the ICT infrastructure which is currently on-going, the vice-president noted, …

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Ghana to commence implementation of Open Data Initiative

The Ghana government in collaboration with World Wide Web Foundation (WWWF), an NGO, is to commence the implementation of the Ghana Open Data Initiative to make government data available to citizens for re-use. The initiative if implemented will make government more transparent, improve efficiency and spark off innovation from the …

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Tech firm rLG to employ 30,000 youth by end of 2012

Mr Sam Kwesi Fletcher, Head of Corporate Affairs of rLG, on Wednesday said Information Communication Technology (ICT) was a revolution of a knowledge based society which Africa and Ghana could not afford to miss. Mr Fletcher said ICT skills played an integral part of global phenomenon that facilitated not only …

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Gambian delegation visits Ghana to learn more on e-government project

A six member delegation from The Gambia has paid a visit to the Ghana National Data Centre as part of a five day tour to understudy Ghana’s e-government project in Accra. The e-government project is being implemented by the government of Ghana, under the sponsorship of the World Bank, to …

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