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Telecel Makes Per Second Billing Optional for Prepaid Subscribers

Telecel, the second largest mobile operator (by subscribers numbers) launched ‘Per Second’ billing on its network on 1 September. We started seeing adverts for the new service this week and noticed something that made us sto
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Econet to Launch ‘Econet Broadband’

We just learnt from a contact that Econet will be launching new broadband services shortly. The new services will be branded ‘Econet Broadband’. The services will be a combination of the 4G mobile WiMax from Ecoweb (a subsidiary) and the 3G services introduced by Econet last year
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Botswana Fibre Optic Breaks, Affects Zim ISPs

Yesterday, the Botswana fibre optic cable that supplies wholesale International bandwidth to Powertel (a state owned Internet provider) broke. The cable damage was on a section in an area outside Francistown in Botswana.
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ZELLCO Introduces VoIP Services

In an email yesterday, ZELLCO a mobile virtual network operator invited subscribers to register for public VoIP services. According to ZELLCO, the service is being offered by a local network called Gigatel.
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Social Engineering as a Hacking Technique

Political science refers to social engineering as an attempt by government or private groups to change the views and behaviour of citizens. In computer security, social engineering is the art and science of tricking people into revealing confidential information
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Clouds of Change, Your Role in the Clouds

Cloud computing and virtualization are bringing a paradigm shift for the classic IT function. Adapting your skills to the new technical requirements could make all the difference and ultimately increase your visibility and depending on your current situation, those clouds on the horizon bring welcome relief or are the beginning of the end to your career.
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The Verbal POTRAZ Response on Line Registration: We’re Talking to Telecel

Ok, so three days ago we complained that the telecoms regulator, POTRAZ will not respond to our questions about the validity of Telecel’s mobile line registration methods. Yesterday, we finally got something, a verbal response. According to Mr. Chiripanhura the POTRAZ finance director the official response was will be coming “maybe before the end of […]
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Yeah, I Know Your Password!

Passwords are the primary way various systems, networks and applications verify that the user logging into the system is who he claims to be. This is why password security is enormously important for protection of the computer user, the workstation, and the network.
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Econet Introduces Per Second Billing

Today, Econet, Zimbabwe’s largest mobile operator announced that it has introduced ‘per second’ billing for its subscribers. The move is in compliance with regulatory requirements issued by POTRAZ earlier this year.
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NetOne Makes Gradual U-Turn on Line Registration, Urges Subscribers to Register Lines

Since the directive to register SIM cards was issued by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) NetOne maintained in the press that their subscribers were registered. Statements like the following one in The Herald of 22 June were common:
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Getting the Facts Right Part 2: The Role of Leaders in Protecting Information

Getting the facts right: The basics of Protecting Information first article gave us a foundation on the fundamentals of information protection. I must say that this is a broad and technical area that requires a unified approach and effort among all key stakeholders. The expectation is that those that have been charged with the responsibility, the board of directors are taking the lead.
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Chips Launches Sage ERP X3 Version 6

Chips Computing Services, which represents Sage Enterprise in Zimbabwe, officially launched the latest version of Sage Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) X3, at a function at Meikles Hotel on Tuesday (July 13).
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