Ethiopia gets ICT association

January 28th, 2011 | by addis portal |

An ICT association has been created in Ethiopia following the management of the former Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation being outsourced to France Telecom, reports News Dire.

The association known as ICT-ET is being financed by Google, and aims to expose, engage and enable the private sector within the ICT industry in Ethiopia, according to the association’s statement.

The association will have three sectors within its scope, namely information technology, communications technology and broadcasting technology. “Due to the dynamic nature of this industry, it is inevitable, however, that the three technologies converge as is evident in other parts of the world,” states the association.

CoreTrace protects Mac users

CoreTrace has introduced an enterprise-ready application white-listing solution for Mac and Linux endpoints, states Info Tech.

The solution is an ICT management and security solution. CoreTrace says the adoption of Mac and Linux platforms in the enterprise are increasing exponentially, as is the changing nature and severity of malware attacks on these platforms.

According to the company, attackers are now targeting specific information and users, regardless of the system they are on, which is rapidly driving the need to secure the devices that were previously believed to be safe.

Educators call for virtual environments

A survey of educators and ICT coordinators conducted by TechSmith has revealed lesson capture software and mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, will be the most sought after technologies in education during 2011, says Education Executive.

Over a quarter of respondents, 27%, cited lesson capture software as top of their ICT wish list for 2011, with mobile devices, tablets and smartphones ranking as the second most popular technology to be purchased at 24%.

Over two thirds of respondents, 65%, reported having a virtual learning environment or learning management system in place, with 39% stating such systems form an important part of their institution’s technology offering.

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