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Google Announces Scholarship Program As Part Of Initiative To Train 100 000 African Developers

This morning, Google announced a new African Certification Scholarship programme aimed at helping developers become certified on Google’s Android, Web, and Cloud technologies. For this year, Google is offering 30 000 scholarships and 1 000 grants for their Associate Android Developer, Mobile Web Specialist and Associate Cloud Engineer certifications. The scholarship program will be facilitated […]


New head of Microsoft for Africa

Microsoft just announced they now have a new executive heading the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region called Samer Abu Ltaif. He’s a Microsoft veteran who’s been with the company since 2004 in various positions.  He was apparently one of the key people driving programs like BizSpark (an initiative to support Startups with cheaper access to Microsoft business tools). His […]


Oracle in Zimbabwe: competition, applications & cloud future (Interview)

This week, at the launch of a new company called Logicode, we met up with Oracle Applications Territory manager for the SADC region, Thomas Mangwiro. He spoke to us about the companies strategic focus in the region and specifically in the country. Below is the text of the interview we had with him. Techzim: We […]


Webhosting on a dime

Snail paced servers are one of the many reasons for a website to suck and shared hosting is so 2005.Since IT departments have to compete with other departments for financial resources cost is one of the causes why IT administrators settle for poor hosting deals. Today I look at how a company or any individual can build an ultrafast safe website for under $10 a month.