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PICTURES: Computer Society Of Zimbabwe 45th Anniversary Dinner

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Only 4% Of Adults In Zimbabwe Can ‘Copy And Paste’ Files: Worrying

This may come as surprise for many to know that as much as 96% of adults in Zimbabwe cannot ‘copy and paste’ files. In human-computer interaction, ‘copy and paste’ is used to transfer data from one area to another area. These worrying figures are according to the 2018 Global Education Monitoring Report Gender Review. This […]

Event: The Zimbabwean E-Health Perspective

The Computer Society of Zimbabwe will be holding an event on e-health on 9 May 2017 at Monomutapa Legacy Hotel in Harare. Event time is 1730hrs – 1930hrs. Presenting at the event is one of Techzim’s contributors Dr. Nyakabau. NB: The Event is Free for all CSZ Members and $5 for non CSZ Members. Payments can […]

Computer Society of Zimbabwe to host a Bulawayo Business Conference

The other time, I flagged on how tech events have lower attendance compared to other “unproductive” events, which is a cause for concern considering how tech is pivotal at both the individual and country level economically. Anyway, I won’t dwell much on that since the issue was already articulated in that article. So instead, I […]

Computer Society of Zimbabwe zeroes in on IS security at upcoming Business School

Are local IT practitioners doing enough about Information Security? The answer to that question depends on several factors, but all of the responses you’ll get don’t change the fact that IS Security is a very important part of any serious discussion on tech. It’s no surprise then, that the Computer Society of Zimbabwe (CSZ) has focused […]

Local startup’s Hunter app is a virtual market with IM for users

The recently held Computer Society of Zimbabwe meet up for the Harare Chapter had a focus on emerging ICT entrepreneurs and how these guys are playing a part in the economic turnaround of the economy. One of the presentations that resonated with these themes was made on an virtual market and IM application called Hunter. […]

Computer Society of Zim hosts Emerging ICT Entrepreneurs series

On Tuesday evening the Computer Society of Zimbabwe‘s Harare chapter hosted the society’s monthly event at the Jameson Hotel in the capital city. The theme for this month’s event was Zim Asset : Opportunities for the ICT Sector – Emerging ICT Entrepreneurs Series. At the event a presentation on the Zim ASSET national economic blueprint […]

Some pictures from the CSZ “Innovation in Motion” Business Conference

On 30 November the Computer Society of Zimbabwe held a business conference in Bulawayo title “Innovation in Motion”. Amoung the presenters at the conference were, Eric Bloch, a renowned Zim economist, Roseline Ntuli, an executive from Zimra, Gerhard Hartman from Sage VIP Payroll in South Africa, Mcebisi Ndlovu from KPMG and Aidan Keates from Realtime Bytes.

Zimbabwe’s ICT Month event set for May 2012

In February, an organisation called Africa Exchange (more about the organisation here) hosted an ICT “Meeting of the Minds” event in Harare where presentations and discussion by Zim’s ICT industry leaders and government officials focused on strategies to develop Zimbabwe’s ICT sector. Part of the objective of the event was to come up with ICT Month, basically a month set aside to raise awareness and launch programmer promoting economic growth of the ICT sector. Well, the plan for the ICT Month was formulated and May 2012 will see some programmes launched.

Event: Discussion on cyber crime in Zimbabwe

We just received an announcement from the Computer Society of Zimbabwe (CSZ) for a Cyber crime discussion to be held in Harare next week. The title of the discussion is “Computer-assisted crime and the state of preparedness of Zimbabwe’s law enforcement agencies”. We think it’s important to attend this one and learn issues from an angle you’ve probably not had a chance to get yet; the Zimbabwe Republic Police angle.

The Bulawayo ICT Expo (pictures)

Last week, the Computer Society of Zimbabwe held its first ever ICT exhibition in Bulawayo at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair center. The exhibition was organized by the Bulawayo chapter team led by Victoria Phiri, Mduduzi Gwebu and Janet Kahari. According to the organisers, the exhibition attracted 16 exhibitors; Burco Technologies, Realtime, Ministry of ICT, Compu-Pro, Nust, Info-Hut, Macqtech, Speciss College, ZimClassifieds, UCNA, Prodsoftware, Munn Marketing, IwayAfrica, Telone, Africom and the Computer Society of Zimbabwe itself.

Computer Society of Zimbabwe to hold ICT Expo in Bulawayo

We were quite pleased last week to learn that the Bulawayo chapter of the Computer Society of Zimbabwe (CSZ) is ready to hold its first ICT Expo on the 24th and 25th of November (Next week). Pleased because this is yet another opportunity for the industry to showcase the potential of ICT tools for existing business and more importantly for new solutions to some of the social and economic problems faced in the country today.

CSZ: Entrepreneurial Development Using ICT

We received the notification of this month’s Computer Society function and we thought we would share it with you. First because the speaker at the function, Mr. Cosmas Rashama, is one of Zimbabwe’s most known Cisco instructors, and second because he’s speaking on a topic most of you would love to discuss, Entrepreneurial Development Using ICT.

We have 3.9G technology, says Spiritage Communications

Speaking at a Computer Society of Zimbabwe function yesterday, Spiritage Communications Managing Director Mr. Kangai Maukazuva disclosed the company has deployed a 3.9G network. Maukazuva was presenting the topic “Communication technologies for the future” to a huge group of information technology professionals. The presentation centered on the evolution in telecommunications to next generation networks (NGNs).

Spiritage presenting at Computer Society of Zimbabwe event

The Computer Society of Zimbabwe function this month (there’s one every month) is a presentation titled “Communication Technologies for the Future!” We just received the flyer from the society and we’re going to be there to listen in and interact with the techies and business people that come to these functions. But more importantly, we’re going to be there because of the opportunity to listen and speak to the presenters at the function, the Spiritage Communications executives.

The need for a self-regulating mobile VAS providers body

There’s a growing appetite for mobile value added services (VAS) in the market. This is true for mobile network operators, developers and the mobile subscribers.

Developers and entrepreneurs are seeing the opportunities that Zimbabwe’s (and that of African countries in the region) rising mobile penetration avails. Subscribers too are starting to use mobile phones in ways they did not before. The gadget has evolved into much more than just a device to make voice calls and send text messages. There’s internet, music, TV, file transfer, games, and most recently money transfer.

The Computer Society of Zimbabwe holds its AGM

This week, the Computer Society of Zimbabwe (CSZ) held its Annual General Meeting in Harare. At the meeting the CSZ president presented a report of the societies activities for the past 18 months. The society’s treasurer also presented his financial report.