Dominica announced that Turkey would be donating 50 computers to the country’s Ministry of Agriculture as part of the island’s goal of making advancements in the information and communication technology sector.
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) today (Sunday, November 30) launched its free Short Messaging Service (SMS) Notification and Alert service to provide information via cell phones to the public on issues relating to food and product recalls. “It is an important component of the Commission’s outreach mechanism so as to enable the flow of quality information to consumers on a timely basis,” CAC
, said at the launch.
Though it might have always been the case, the recent announcement of Cable & Wireless Communications Plc’s intention to purchase Columbus International Inc. (which trade as LIME and Flow, respectively, in the Caribbean) has truly brought home that consumers tend to be an afterthought in the region’s telecoms space. Indeed, the proposed purchase might be the most prominent issue in the region’s ICT/tech space, but there are others, which although they might not have the far-reaching implications of the sale, nevertheless emphasise the eroding position of consumers.
The spotlight for the evening at La Cantina last week was supposed to fall on Digicel’s new offering, Fibre to Business, a cable based enhancement of its thriving Digicel Business initiatives. But CEO John Delves couldn’t just leave it at that. Flush with the excitement and buzz in the crowded room and the enormous support present for another provider of cable based broadband, he let the other shoe drop.
The Jamaican Government has signaled that it is preparing to end the free ride for providers of internet calling and data services, known as Voice-Over Internet Protocol (VoIP), some of whom have refused to enter into licensing agreement with telecoms on whose networks their services terminate.
Businesses can cut costs by up to 20% using the technology, says European Commission…
As many as 80 per cent of businesses can cut costs by up to 20 per cent using cloud computing, according to the European Commission.Consequently, five million jobs are expected to be generated worldwide as companies adopt the technology. “We’re already preparing for jobs that don’t even exist as yet,” Ative Ennis, head of enterprise solutions at Digicel Business, was quoted in a news release from the telecoms giant.
DIGICEL Business says it has partnered with a second mobile device management (MDM) provider as part of its thrust into the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) market. According to Digicel, the ICT solutions provider, named AirWatch, will use the partnership to further leverage its parent’s position in the mobile phone market. Digicel already has enterprise mobility management solution provider, Citrix, on board.