Mobile Computing

The next generation of business models

According to forecasts from Informa Telecoms & Media, mobile subscription growth is still set to increase by 26.6 per cent year-on-year.

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Mobile broadband: filling the communications vacuum

Spinoza said, "Nature abhors a vacuum" - in much of Africa, for too long there was an information vacuum; Central and Western countries, in particular, have lacked a real landline infrastructure.

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Nigerian student works to improve performance of popular search engine

A Masters student from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, has found a way to improve the performance of one of the world's leading search engines.

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Faster process will increase competition

If South Africa is to truly move into being a global economy, issues such as limited or no connectivity need to be addressed; international research has shown that there is a direct correlation between pervasive broadband and fast-tracked economic growth, but in order for pervasive broadband to become a reality, the obstacles to building extensive networks must be addressed.

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Exporting e-waste to emerging markets

Despite European regulations to prevent electronic waste from being dumped in Africa and Asia, a hidden flow of end-of-life electronics has been threatening to drown West Africa. Consumers International has been calling for tighter government monitoring and greater corporate responsibility to prevent the effective dumping of toxic electronics on the developing world.

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