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Archive | July, 2007

Can ICTs improve living standards in Zambia?

Many initiatives have been undertaken, mostly by civil society organisations, towards the bridging of the digital divide between the north and the south. The pressing concerns have been on the ability of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) to improve the standards of living of the poor in societies. If harnessed and directed properly, ICTs have the […]

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Which Way For Zambia? (Wireless or Fiber)

ZAMTEL is currently constructing a fiber optic line to connect Zambia to Zimbabwe. What is interesting is the fact that ZAMTEL has in collaboration with ZESCO at a cost of between $11M and $31M found it viable to mount the fiber optic network on ZESCO’s electrical poles.  Fiber optic technology represents both the past and […]

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History will show Bush’s greatness

“History will judge, but I know enough to know – myself as an historian – that today’s headlines are rarely the same as history’s judgment and I think that’s going to be the case here as well.” – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. — It’s the year 2102 […]

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Illova Sugar IT Upgrade

According to news reports, in May 2007, Illova Sugar received a major information systems upgrade. The project consisted of the implementation of the CaneLab software developed by a South African firm called InfoWave. The CaneLab solution is an integrated laboratory information management system, weighbridge cane testing and payment system. InfoWave sales and marketing director Cindy von Pannier says […]

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Learn a New Word in a Femtosecond

Every now and then, I come across a word I wish I had learned in college, because I would have used it many times. “Callipygian” is one such word. It means “having shapely buttocks” and if you’ve never been called “callipygian,” trust me, it’s only because you refused to go on that date with the […]

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