Computer Society of Zimbabwe Recap of Inaugural Broadband Forum
On Friday the 10th of May, Zimbabwe’s inaugural Broadband Forum was held. The event welcomed over 150 participants from Zimbabwe and the region. The event was organized by Techzim with Computer Society of Zimbabwe as a strategic partner. Since dollarization, a lot of investment and developments have occurred within the telecommunications sector. Such changes have led to a reduction in prices and a greater choice for consumers. The event was held to get stakeholders together and discuss the state of broadband including challenges and opportunities. Broadband has become an asset through which nations can leverage on for growth and development. A great deal of dialogue and knowledge sharing took place, of which the following are highlights that were discussed on the day:
2012 Christmas Message from the Computer Society of Zimbabwe
It’s that time again. 2012 is almost in the past and most people will be doing reality checks on achievements and progress during the year.
So – what happened in 2012?
The Green Event That Was
“ICTs for Sustainability”Elephant Hills, Victoria Falls (14-17 Nov 2012)
Another year, another Summer School, and this year – even more successful than ever before!
17 November saw the curtain brought down on what could arguably be the most exciting Computer Society of Zimbabwe so far. It was an all green affair and the team made sure the colour was splashed out everywhere loud and clear. From green t-shirts, caps and green-wrapped presents, delegates were informed that in the interests of aligning with the theme there was no material that was printed and issued out to delegates as has been the norm during previous events. The event program was projected onto a screen just next to the registration desk on the day of arrival, and shown during the conference at regular strategic intervals making sure that its absence in the delegates’ bags did not turn everyone into headless chickens with no idea what was next on the agenda. Speakers’ profiles were shown on projector screens as they did their presentations. Members were encouraged to use online platforms that were presented such as Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter and email for feedback during the event including any comments and questions.
Innovation Business Conference
*********WINNING PRIZE UNVEILED!*********
The prize for the Golf Day winner this Friday has been unveiled and it is a year’s worth of free browsing via a home broadband package from arguably the leading ISP in the country, Yo Africa. The package includes international browsing speeds of up to 760kbps during peak hours and up to 1.5mbps during off peak hours.
The usage is uncapped and comes with several extras. It caters for up to 4 computers.
In total the package is worth about $1700! This is currently Yo Africa’s best home deal and, as if this wasn’t enough, comes with the required hardware device, a Wimax indoor unit.
Visit http://www.yoafrica.com/home/index.php to see more about the offer under the
Hot Broadband package.