Technology changes rapidly and many innovations are born that allow services to be run more efficiently and at a much lower cost. Cloud computing is one such technology that has enabled numerous businesses ensure their services are up and running without the attendant high cost that infrastructure investments would bring. By reducing the total cost of ownership, cloud technology allows services to scale on the fly, and offer better options for data portability. However, there are some risks associated with cloud services, though they can be explained away by simple probability and cost benefit analysis.
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All Amber (www.allamber.co.uk), a UK based conference company is leading an initiative focusing on the development of the Mobile Web in Africa by organizing a series of conferences on the topic. The conferences seek to bring together all of the leading stakeholders in the mobile ecosystem to learn, network and share experiences with the aim that the potential of the mobile internet and mobile applications can be truly harnessed.
All Amber events are innovative and progressive in their nature and utilize the very best venues, with finely tuned agendas and an interactive round-table format which sets them apart from the traditional rows of seats style and contributes to all the attendees enjoying a fantastic ‘on-the-day’ experience and significantly improved outputs and networking.
All Amber’s latest event is Mobile Web East Africa (www.mobileeastafrica.com) which is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya on 3rd & 4th February 2010, is generating a large amount of interest in the region, has already attracted a host of the leading individuals and organizations from around the continent to participate and is being officially hosted by the Kenya ICT Board
During the StoryMoja festival, I facilitated a session that was aptly named “Fibre is here…now what” .It was quite a lively and informative session if I say so myself. The benefits of fibre are immense especially when looking at the delivery of better communication services and better content experiences. Thing is… everyone seems to be digging up Nairobi…Access Kenya, Kenya Data Networks, Jamii Telkom and Telkom Kenya.
No infrastructure operator wants to ride on a competitors pipes because of what most will term as lack of quality assurance and mitigation, but what I view as ego trips…mine is bigger than yours. Not that it matters anyway, we live in a capitalistic marketplace…build it and they will come. Continue Reading…