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Google Acquires Online Malware Scanner VirusTotal

By admin | On Wed, Sep 12th, 2012 - No Comments »
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Google has acquired free online malware scanner VirusTotal for an undisclosed sum. VirusTotal announced the acquisition in a blog post Friday, noting that the two companies have been partners for a while now. VirusTotal offers a free online tool that scans suspicious files and URLs to detect viruses, worms, trojans, and other malware. The service uses 44 different antivirus products to check. 

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AccessKenya launches 24/7 network monitoring

By admin | On Wed, Sep 12th, 2012 - No Comments »
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AccessKenya says its Network Operations Centre now monitors the company’s network 24/7. The company says it has been working to strengthen its core network operations starting with the company’s Network Operations Centre (NOC). NOC is an automated centre that mans the network and sends alerts and network status reports to enable the company to resolve any issues as quickly as possible. The. 

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Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition launches in Kenya

By admin | On Wed, Sep 12th, 2012 - No Comments »
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Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services to small and medium sized businesses, recently launched Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. Value for money remains king in a tough economic climate.  As a result, Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition has been optimised to offer an agile and robust Enterprise Resource Planning. 

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Land use: Fortunes tied to a new speculative force in Kenya

By admin | On Wed, Sep 5th, 2012 - No Comments »
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For generations, the fortunes of those who farmed the gently sloping hills north-east of Nairobi have fluctuated with the world price of coffee. Come next year, they will be linked to a new speculative force. The highest profile of a string of real estate developments gnawing at the fertile farmland around Kenya’s capital, involves developers transforming a 2,400 acre coffee estate into. 

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Battle for the young minds

By admin | On Mon, Sep 3rd, 2012 - No Comments »
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The responsibility of what websites children can access or programmes they watch lies with the parents. Beatrice Kerubo Nyamache has access to the Internet and satellite TV in her Nairobi house where she lives with her teenage niece and son. As a parent with a keen interest in the social and mental well-being of the children, controlling their access to the Web and TV content has been imperative,. 

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Mobile technology unlocks dairy farming potential in Kenya

By admin | On Sat, Sep 1st, 2012 - No Comments »
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  On a typical day, Susan Wanjiru checks and replies to her emails, updates and checks off items on her appointment book before she starts work at a busy Nairobi hotel. The young hotelier also receives a text message informing her of the progress of her small dairy farm in Kinangop. The message has come through an iCow application that is promising to change the way small holder farmers. 

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Kenya’s Urban transport systems set for Sh35bn upgrade

By admin | On Sun, Aug 5th, 2012 - No Comments »
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After years of chaos in the city public transport, the government is putting in place a Sh35 billion plan to regulate the sub-sector. Funded jointly by the World Bank (Sh25.2 billion) and the Kenyan government (Sh9.6 billion), the project that is taking off next year will take care of, among others, roads expansion, bus fares, financing and traffic management. A National Metropolitan Transport.