24 — Vanguard, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2019 MOBILE MARKET Smart televisions with amazing qualities across Nigeria online shops By Juliet Umeh HAVING quality devices at home such as a good television set that delivers amazing colours and brightness is one of the ways of relaxing Scanfrost 40-Inch Movie HD LED TV With this Scanfrost 40- inch TV, you can turn your home into a cinema. It provides top-notch 1080p resolution for Full HD movies, videogames and more. Also, with its LED backlighting, it assures a bright high-definition picture with outstanding clarity and colour detail. •Hisense TV •Scanfrost Movie HD-LED TV LG LED Television 39" LN5100 The LG LED Television 39 inches LN5100 has a high quality and a very good viewing angle. It has been built with an IPS Panel that gives it a crisp clear, more consistent and powerful screen. Also, it has brilliant LED backlighting that displays very clear images, natural blacks and the most colourful life-like colours on a flat screen. 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It displays full HD with 1920 x 1080 panel resolution. •LG LED Television •Hitachi 55 Inches Smart TV By Juliet Umeh With the objective of depleting Nigeria’s unemployed population, ICT Infrastructure Solutions Provider, Inlaks, embarked on ATM Academy project in 2016. The project was its own Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, platform directed at training young Nigerians to acquire the skills of ATM building and maintenance. The six-month long programme trained technically-inclined graduates; giving them a complete knowledge of the rudiments of an Automated Teller Machine, ATM service for the purpose of building a team of ATM experienced engineers who are well qualified for recruitment within Inlaks, locally and internationally. The curriculum of the programme also involves customer management, store and inventory management, logistic operation, power system engineering and Printed Circuit Board, PCB, technology. Having trained about two sets since inception, the third set has just completed the course last February and Inlaks believes it has contributed its own quota in building the Nigerian army of skilled workers. Inlaks’ MD/CEO Africa Operations, Mr Femi Adeoti, expressed pleasure that the successful completion of ATM Academy 3.0, through a world-class training process has Samsung rolls out Galaxy A Series for better mobile connection By Prince Osuagwu APPARENTLY re acting to market forces and strong demand for its products, device maker, Samsung Electronics rolled out four new smartphones under its Galaxy A Series. The new smartphones, according to Samsung are designed with improvements to the essential device features. The key features of the series include immersive viewing experiences, longer lasting performance and high resolution camera quality. Head of Information and Mobile Technology, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Adetunji Taiwo, said: ATM Engineers Inlaks increases Nigeria’s skilled workforce with ATM Academy project, graduates 3.0 set created a new ATM Feeder team that can take the world by storm. According to Adeoti, the Academy which is free of charge has graduated 57 students with 16 trainees from ATM Academy 3.0 being given an intensive and practical-based ATM training and eventually inducted as ATM Support staff in this leading ICT company. He added that applicants to the Academy are required to hold an Ordinary National Diploma, OND, in Engineering or Physics as well as ability to scale other assessment stages. Executive Director, Infrastructure Business at Inlaks, Tope Dare, also described the significance of the program saying: “Unlike most things that can be “This is a series that has also embraced affordability in a big way and is set to capture the imagination of more people, in many ways. Ultimately, the new Galaxy A Series is designed for the way that people are connecting today – sharing, capturing and consuming live content on-the-go.” He said the new series offers diverse, powerful devices that can keep up with these spontaneous, collaborative interactions. Also, Managing Director at Samsung Electronics West Africa, David Suh, said: “We are committed to providing meaningful searched out on the internet, adequate knowledge of Automated Teller Machine services will require a deliberate training to gain the status of an ATM engineer. It is a great opportunity for the selected candidates as the ATM training comes with a job opportunity. He said: “Inlaks, a partner of Hyosung TNS, a global leader in ATM manufacturing services is known for supplying, installing and maintaining over 6000 ATMs within Nigeria and Africa. It is therefore needful to properly groom a well versed team capable of handling the ever evolving nature of the ATM industry and improve the company’s capacity to service its present and prospective customers. innovation to everyone for a better mobile experience. That innovation starts with the all new Galaxy A Series. “People are changing the way they connect, and their smartphones need to keep up. Our new Galaxy A Series offers improvements to the essential features that will support these live interactions, with diverse options to meet their ever-changing needs,” he added. He, however, noted that with the Galaxy A Series, consumers can also seamlessly experience the Galaxy ecosystem using key services such as Samsung Health, Samsung Members, and Bixby. Suh said: “The allnew Galaxy A Series is filled with enhanced features across the range. The entire A series is power-packed with innovations and upgrades that empower people to do so much more. The series will also bring better value to more people, effortlessly.”
Vanguard, Wednesday, APRIL 10, 2019 — 25 How Microsoft Azure ticks the box for public, private cloud demands — Olokodana BY PRINCE OSUAGWU Software giants, Microsoft, is claiming a bragging right to trusted public cloud riding on its Azure cloud package which it said is capable of instantly turning users' ideas into solutions faster. It also claims to be the only cloud services provider to debut with a cloud package with four distinct requirements for cloud users to be comfortable with a safer data. The global software maker says its Azure package ticks four important boxes of productive, hybrid, intelligent and trusted business models for any client. Productive: The Azure cloud solution is said to have more than 100 services with great end-to-end tools to make a user successful. Hybrid: It is developed and deployed wherever the user wants, being the only consistent hybrid cloud in the market, with ability to extend Azure on-premises using Azure Stack. Intelligent: It creates intelligent apps using powerful data and Artificial Intelligence, AI services. Trusted, for them, means that having over 95 per cent of Fortune 500 businesses, startups, governments, running on the Microsoft Cloud today is a testimony that on Azure, a user can be sure of his data security and privacy among others. Not taking anything on face value, Hi-Tech recently engaged the company’s Business Lead, Intelligent Cloud, Middle East and Africa-Emerging markets, Mr Wale Olokodana to get more insight on what Azure does differently for cloud users... CYBERCRIME: Why telcos must protect subscribers Continues on Page 23 military websites or distributing propaganda. Common Cybercrimes Identity Theft: This cybercrime occurs when a criminal gains access to a user’s personal information to steal funds, access confidential information, or participate in tax or health insurance fraud. They can also open a phone/internet account in your name, use your name to plan a criminal activity and claim government benefits in your name. They may do this by finding out user’s passwords through hacking, retrieving personal information from social media, or sending phishing emails. Cyberstalking: This kind of cybercrime involves online harass- There’s this bragging right Microsoft seems to be claiming on public cloud services... Where we are today in the world is really about transformation. Technology is progressive and businesses are rethinking how to be more competitive in the ever increasing global world. The global market place now is that people can develop solutions here in Nigeria and sell it anywhere in the world and what that has enabled is what we call the era of digital technology. Digital technology is about two things: Making infrastructure and services available in the cloud and the progressiveness of data. So in this digital transformation age, the platform that allows one to transform his competitive edge is the one he should work with. It means a platform that will help you to get your products and solutions to market faster using the tools and services that you are most comfortable with; it must be hybrid, it must be intelligent, allowing When you think about Azure, think about a public cloud that provides platform for people to build solutions on. ment where the user is subjected to a plethora of online messages and emails. Typically, cyberstalkers use social media, websites and search engines to intimidate a user and instil fear. Social Engineering: Social engineer- •Olokodana *From left: Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice-Chairman, NCC; Mr. William Ijeh, an official of ITU; Alhaji Baba Madugu, Nigerian Ambassador to Switzerland and Mr. Usman Malah, Chief of Staff to the EVC of NCC at the opening ceremony of the 2019 World Summit on the Information Society, WSIS Forum 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland you to transform intelligently, infusing artificial intelligence, things like machine learning into the solutions and also such platform must be trusted to house your plans, transparency, privacy, and security. Without these four strengths, cloud service is meaningless. We claim the bragging right to having an Azure cloud platform that checks all four responsibilities. You sound like Azure is only fit for mega organisations? Microsoft Azure is actually a cloud platform for all comers whether you are start-up, big enterprise, small and medium business. Like I explained, it is cloud platform that is productive and hybrid, intelligent and trusted. These are four things that differentiate Azure from the rest. Microsoft through Azure stack brings public cloud to users data centres so they can run public cloud light services inside their own data centres ing involves criminals making direct contact with the victim, usually by phone or email, trying to gain his confidence and usually pose as a customer service agent so as to gain necessary information needed. Phishing: This type of attack involves hackers sending malicious email attachments or URLs to users to gain access to their accounts or computer. Users are tricked into emails claiming they need to change their password or update their billing information, giving criminals access. Online Scams: These are usually in the form of ads or spam emails that include promises of rewards or offers of unrealistic amounts of money. Online scams include enticing offers that are too good to be true and when clicked on, can cause malware to interfere and compromise information. and connect seamlessly to our data centre out there. That is the big differentiator in the Nigerian market. It helps them to own the solution and be able to do more when need be. There are Microsoft licensed cloud partners, is your solution not in direct competition with theirs? No. It is actually complementary. Everybody has a skill to sell. We have our local service providers, they use our technology but they are serving at a different scale compared to what we are serving. The services we provide are complementary but sometimes differ when you think about us providing platform as a service. First of all, it is important to understand the concept of hyper skilled cloud. It is cloud services in 54 different regions around the world offering different types of services. Cloud services differ, you have cloud platform as a service, software as a service; so it differentiates from what the service providers here provide. We provide infrastructural services, things around artificial intelligence; public cloud that democratises artificial intelligence using the power of hyper skill. Hyper skill means it is in many locations but connected together in different regions. What in Azure’s DNA speaks to the complexities of the emerging markets? When you think about Azure, think about a public cloud that provides platform for people to build solutions on. It enables even a start-up in Nigeria to build a solution based on its own local needs. Users can, upon local market demands, build solutions from the platform to solve their needs, and the global stature of the platform will not be distorted. Yet, in terms of purchase too, there is localisation. Customers can purchase through our partners , through our cloud solution providers and pay in naira denomination . Through our CSP programme, we are able to do some level of localisation to acquisition of this platform. In the African market today, you have local solutions, some made in Nigeria, that are expanding across the world. Imagine the amount of the investment Azure has to make to empower infrastructure and allow people build on it, that is the power of public cloud. If an individual user or cloud service provider has to buy own server, it would cost so much and worse still, if it doesn’t work, that money is gone down the drain. That is cost saving power we brought to the local market and even democratised up to the point that you can make a local purchase through our several partners and pay in local currency. Impact of Azure on Small business? Azure helps the small businesses accelerate transformation by providing the capabilities and bringing it down to the local market. We have also raised awareness that one can accelerate his transformation, infuse intelligence into applications, reduce cost and build scalable global applications by using the power of computing. Secondly, the Azure style ensures they can run hybrid net. Everything doesn’t have to stay inside the Azure. We have also launched Azure High Converge Infrastructure HCI making sure that people can actually build and buy the hardware once Azure services put it in their data centre, build and run visualisation and have the same consistent experience as though they were using the Azure.