War on Cyber crimes intensified

By JAMES NGUNJIRI A report by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has given updates on previous years’ insights and offers recommendations for companies’ boards – on why cyber security should be high on their to do lists. It recommends cyber security training to staff – as criminals are now targeting workers to provide unauthorized access to data. Accidental loss of confidential company information is as a result of workers’ actions such as clicking on infected links. “Until businesses get better at linking cyber risks with…

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Internet users increase in 2017

By Agencies Internet penetration in Uganda jumped from 16.4m to estimated 17.1million users in the second quarter of 2017 representing a 3.7 per cent increase, according to the Uganda Communications Commission which regulates the industry. The report also shows that Uganda registered a 14.5 per cent growth in mobile internet subscriptions, adding estimated 1.6m new subscribers. Fixed internet subscription grew by 3.2 per cent, with 4,850 subscribers added during the same period. “The internet penetration increased from 43.8 per cent to 45.4 per cent (1.6 percent increase),” the report reads…

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ICT key to socio-economic transformation: Kivejinja

By ABCafrica reporter First Deputy Prime Minister Ali Kirunda Kivejinja last Week said that local ICT innovations will transform Uganda from a predominantly peasant society to a middle income country. Al hajj Kivejinja made the remarks while officiating at the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the National ICT Innovation Hub at the Nakawa Institute of Information and Communications Technology. “ICT is one of the key pillars for societal transformation,” he said, adding that it will propel Uganda’s growth as government establishes more infrastructure, especially to enable the youth acquire…

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Multi-billion shilling solar park opens in Tororo

By Agencies Italian renewable energy provider ‘Building Energy’ has cut the ribbon on a new multi-billion solar plant in Tororo district, eastern Uganda. The plant with a capacity of 10 MW, consists of 32,240 photovoltaic panels distributed over a 14-hectare site. The facility is designed to generate around 16-gigawatt hours (GWh) of energy annually, catering to the energy needs of more than 35,838 people in the area. The solar power plant was developed under the Global Energy Transfer Feed-in Tariff (GET FiT) support scheme for renewable energy projects, which is…

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