It’s a completely new idea to build an ecommerce website on Facebook which allows direct selling on Facebook Facebook shop app is not just about selling on Facebook but it also provides marketing activities helping you reach directly to your fans and their friends too. Now because it allows you to sell on Facebook, it makes your product available digitally to be brought by fans and hence we call this app as Facebook ecommerce store Now, your query must be “Can I sell on Facebook?” Yes, you can. Selling on Facebook is not a particular industry idea. You can sell anything on Facebook. From Match tickets, bus tickets, airlines ticket to movie tickets, clothes, computer accessories. Anyone can sell anything on Facebook via Facebook ecommerce store. It is just like another ecommerce store with the only difference being is that it will be on Facebook itself having a Facebook shopping cart. Now, your query must be “how can I sell on Facebook?” Facebook shop app is placed along with the other Facebook apps as a tab below your cover photo on your Facebook page. After creating a new Facebook tab, we create a Store on Facebook just like a store on website (ecommerce website).You can add, delete and update any product and category on the store. This store is now set to sell products on Facebook itself. So, we have answered your query of how you can sell your products on Facebook Now your next query must be “why to sell on Facebook?” The following are the reasons why your business should have a Store on Facebook •Brand Image Enhancement: Helping your Facebook fans buy what they like directly on Facebook will help you build and enhance a great brand image amongst your fans. •Not just selling, but also marketing and promotion: Each product displayed via this app will have a viral marketing tool. Each product will have an option wherein your fans can share your products on social networking sites such as twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Facebook. This promotion . . .
Cape Town - 8th of November 2013: To support the seeding of innovative start-ups in the Western Cape, the Methys Technology group organizes the Methys Innovation Challenge to provide Western Cape entrepreneurs with an opportunity to pitch a project and receive a R50 000 subsidy in development value for a Website or a mobile application (Android, BlackBerry, iOS or Windows). Submissions will close on December 8th at midnight. Methys is an international technology group with its headquarter in Paris and which has recently promoted its South African office as an innovation hub for the group. The Cape Town based Methys Labs has successfully incubated or provided seed capital and technology to start ups such as Powertime, Energy intelligence, PayGenius, Top12Wines, Kwami – all operating from the Silicon Cape and developing internationally. Its approach is to provide entrepreneurial support blending technology and business modelling capabilities. More info on: http://www.methys.com/labs.html. The Methys Labs Innovation challenge is about providing Western Cape based entrepreneurs the possibility to deliver a digital innovation to their start up or existing business. A development value of R50,000 – to be used against development of either a digital store, a Web site or a mobile application (Android, BlackBerry, iOS or Windows) will be awarded to the entrepreneur(s) coming out with the most innovative concept. Criteria such as business idea viability, disruption potential, customer adoption potential and design will be used for the determination of the winner. A panel comprising Methys folks and independent business people will adjudicate the award, which will be announced at the December 13th Cap40 event at the Mount Nelson. Submissions are to be sent by December 8th at midnight to email@example.com and include a 1-pager and an application form that can be downoaded at http://www.methys.com/MethysInnovationAwards.pdf. Christophe Viarnaud, co founder and . . .
Municipalities across Africa are adopting new technology and ICT (Information and Communication Technology) options in their efforts to increase revenue collection. Increased revenue collection, and the management thereof, will improve the ability of the municipality to sustain and even expand service delivery to their residents and customers. Many African countries have already recognised the pivotal role that technology plays in achieving successful revenue collection. A recently launched electronic tax payment system in Tanzania has shown remarkable increases in revenue collection. Since it was launched earlier this year nearly US$3million has been collected, a 57% increase on the same period for the previous year. The new system allows tax payers to remit their payments using mobile phones. In Osun State in Nigeria, deployment of a new ICT system has enabled a 100% rise in the monthly internally generated revenue from US$1.8million to US$3.7million over the course of a year. The previous methods of payment and tax administration, which were fraught with leakages and loopholes, have been discarded and a new ICT driven revenue and taxation management system was introduced with instant results. The state now stands on much stronger financial ground which has enabled it to serve the people better. African municipal managers and town clerks from across the continent are heading to Johannesburg for the Syntell Sustainability Forum next month, to learn more about how technology can save money for their municipalities. The forum is unique in that it is uniting municipalities, utilities and road traffic authorities from across the continent to confront the massive challenges they are facing with revenue collection, management and accountability. The event will encourage all key stakeholders within the local government sector from Africa to share best practices so that pockets of excellence can be replicated. “This timely forum provides an opportunity for . . .
During the month of October, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s School of Information and Communication (ICT) and First LEGO league will partner up to the bring First LEGO® league (FLL)in the Eastern Cape . Nine teams from schools around Nelson Mandela Bay will compete for the first prize. The winning team will then go on to compete in Johannesburg for the SA FLL National Championship. Teams who perform well at the SA FLL National Championship may also be invited to participate in the FLL World Festival hosted in St. Louis, Missouri early next year. The international robotics programme is designed to introduce children between the ages 9 and 16 to the fun and excitement of science and technology ,develop children’s abilities to work in teams and furthermore stimulate children’s use of creativity in the problem solving process. Zoliswa Charles from the NMBM Disaster Management Centre will be attending and addressing the audience in support of the theme, ‘Nature’s Fury’ of which the tournament is based on. The event will start at 09h00 on 12 October and will be held at the NMMU Vodacom Indoor Sport's Centre. Entrance is free. More Info link:: http://www.fllsa.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NMMUSchoolofICT Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NMMU.FLL YouTube: Author: Samkelwe Gqomo from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One For high res version/s of these One image/s please contact: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Images: Photographer: Photographer: . . .
RUBBYTAD Group unveils Smart Meter Tech On a world-wide basis, both domestic and commercial consumers are faced with the ever-rising cost of electricity, water and gas ; commodities essential in the support of our frenetic modern life-styles. At one and the same time, utility supply companies wrestle daily with the problems of ever-increasing consumer demand and the consequent need for infrastructural enhancement, as well as the high cost of grid maintenance. Add in the often fraudulent abuse by an ever-increasing number of consumers of the very commodities supplied and the issues of managing these obvious problems becomes ever more daunting. Thus said, ensuring revenue collection and protecting every cent of income so derived is essential to providing service and maximizing the bottom line profit. Utilities meters have evolved over the past decades from simple electro-magnetic measuring devices through automated meter reading instruments to “smart” meters. Similar meters, usually referred to as interval or time-of-use meters, have existed for years, but "Smart” Meters involve real-time or near real-time sensors, power outage notification, and power quality monitoring. These additional features offer more than the simple, previous generation, automated meter reading technological systems [AMR]. ensuring accuracy and integrity of data relayed bi-directionally between meter and back-end control centre. The meters can be switched remotely from credit to pre-paid function and vice-versa. In pre-paid mode, the hardware and it’s vending support system is certified by the STS Association. In 2005, having provided manual meter reading services to utilities for a period in excess of 6 years, Reuben Sekwele the Chief Executive Officer of Rubbytad Group - being aware of global technological advancement - sought to bring “state of the art” metering to the South African marketplace. As principal of the Rubbytad Group of Companies, Reuben Sekwele signed a . . .
Over the past decade the Green Point City Improvement District (GPCID) has worked with the City of Cape Town and other entities to create and constantly enhance a safe and welcoming space around Prestwich Memorial; with trees, green lawns, benches, wide paved walk ways and clean public toilets at St Andrew’s Square. The latest addition to these facilities is unlimited free Wi-Fi, which launched on 12 September 2013, for both locals and visitors to Green Point to enjoy. Says Marc Truss, GPCID Chief Executive, “We are constantly looking for ways to make Green Point a more accessible and attractive place to live, work and play, so it’s wonderful to have the free Wi-Fi up and running.” To access this Wi-Fi, simply select “GreenPointCID- FreeWi-Fi” from the list of available hotspots. This area has become a real hub of activity over the past few years, particularly since the fan walk was created for the FIFA 2010 World Cup; so free Wi-Fi is bound to add to its appeal. MD of SA Computers, David Szivos, was responsible for setting up the Wi-Fi and comments that, “this is truly a free Wi-Fi service with no strings attached. No registration, no credit card details. Just lie back on the grass and enjoy being online and connected. SA Computers is very proud to be part of this initiative, hopefully with more to follow in the near future”. More Info link:: http://www.gpcid.co.za/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mango_omc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MANGOOMC YouTube: Author: Lika Tolken from MANGO-OMC. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: Two For high res version/s of these Two image/s please contact: MANGO-OMC Images: . . .
Team Sprint Media will be attending the ad:tech London, to be held on September 11-12 at the National Hall Olympia. This event will throw some light on European digital marketing industry, wherein the conference attendees will discuss on secure access to a cross-section of global brand, agency and publishing players, gain new strategic insights and 2013’s hottest digital marketing issues. For Sprint Media, this is an opportunity to meet the trend-setters in the field of digital marketing, and to contribute to the top-level discussions. Sprint Media will exchange new ideas, build contacts and enhance understanding of its future actions. If you're interested in arranging a meeting with a member of team Sprint Media, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be contacted at a convenient time. To know more about this event, please visit the ad:tech London website. More Info link:: http://sprintmedia.wordpress.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/SprintMediaNews Facebook: https://facebook.com/sprintmediamobile YouTube: Author: Smith Jones from Sprint Media. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One For high res version/s of these One image/s please contact: Sprint Media Images: Sprint Media Photographer: Sprint Media . . .
Paradigm Group, the innovative and South-Africa-based information and communications technology (ICT) company that is heavily focused on cloud computing and mobility, today announced Net Drive, a ‘configure and forget’ cloud backup solution that requires no technical expertise and can be accessed from any location. “According to the KPMG Data Loss Barometer 2012, which exposes some of the latest trends and statistics for globally lost and stolen information in 2012 as well as a view of trends over the last five years, data loss incidents have risen by 40% since 2011 with hacking the number one cause,” commented Nolan Daniel, Director of Paradigm Group. “Hence the importance we attach to being able to provide users with affordable and secure backup capabilities, and the introduction of our Net Drive application that is available as an entry-level product or in a more advanced form that includes many extra facilities such as a synchronisation capability and the ability to share files with other people. “We have been selling this solution for about two years on our Paradigm Solutions site and have several hundred users already,” continued Daniel. “However, with the advent of cheaper, unlimited bandwidth and wider acceptance, ie increased ‘trust levels’ of cloud services, we have decided to rebrand it as a separate solution. “From a user perspective, they will need to install a client utility on either their PCs or Macs and then select the folders they need to be backed up,” concluded Daniel. “The utility will monitor all selected folders and automatically upload any file additions or changes to the cloud in real time. Up to 30 versions of each file are saved and the files can then be accessed via our Net Drive Web site or by using a mobile application that is available for the iOS, Windows and Android environments.” For further information, please contact Net Drive; tel. 086 1234 477; e-mail email@example.com. URL: http://www.netdrive.co.za Twitter: . . .
MYCOZA, a Cape Town Web Service Company, founded in 2004 has firmly established themselves with an international client base - such as the United Nations, the FFA group of companies and the Angolan Government - while also specialising in assisting SME’s to establish their Web Footprint. With over 7 years of servicing the domain registration, hosting and Web development market in South Africa, coupled with extensive knowledge and unparralled service and support by means of honest and relevant expertise that adds real value to our clients and their businesses, MYCOZA offers everything a business needs to build a dynamic Web platform. MYCOZA’s Web Development is based on and utilizes Content Management Systems (CMS) allowing the user to upload and manage the content of their website, alleviating most of the cost incurred for ongoing maintenance of a website. MYCOZA is not just a 'Web Technology Company '- it has a solid history of empowering entrepreneurial strides from within the townships-, nor are we 'profit only' focused. Instead our existence is rooted as a community driven, technology training and information resource and we have various socially driven projects underway that run parallel to the company itself. We wanted to aid township and rural areas in bridging the economic access to web based technologies. This inspired the creation of the one of the most innovative web related products “the Pre-paid Domain Voucher System”. Athan Malambo, chief technical director of MYCOZA and the creator of the pre-paid voucher system, says "The system was developed to bridge the economic access to web based technologies for townships and rural areas by eliminating the need for debit orders, credit card, on-line purchases and EFT’s to buy domain names and hosting products". The creation of the similar pre-paid airtime for mobile phones gave rise to economic development through telecommunications access within the developing communities. Now the pre-paid . . .
Telmap, an Intel company, has upgraded its personal navigation app, Telmap Navigator, especially designed for South Africa, free of charge to the end user, and with strong appeal to local advertisers. The latest version of Telmap Navigator turns your Android, Apple or BlackBerry smartphone into a personal guide, with voice guided real time GPS-based navigation and features including tips for travel, dining options and money-saving vouchers. Through its native advertising capabilities, this revamped app delivers assured and measurable return on investment for advertisers. The click through rates Telmap Navigator has enabled advertisers through the previous version of the app ranged between 6% and 8%. These are projected to increase significantly given the enhanced exposure in the new version. Advertisers can choose to position or promote their brand in several compelling ways: · The brand can be depicted via a hi-resolution spinning 3D icon while the user is en route. The user can then click on this icon, retrieve additional information and of course navigate directly to the advertiser's place of business. · The brand can be positioned on the app homescreen in the form of a clickable widget. · The brand can be promoted in users' sponsored search results. · Banners triggered by relevant keywords and even through branded location detail screens. · Another innovative feature allows car manufacturers to feature a car model of theirs on the homescreen and even allow the user to navigate with that car in full 3D with navigation voices associated with that brand. In South Africa alone, Telmap boasts over 800,000 users, with over 65,000 new users joining every month. Gilad Goldshtein, Telmap Director and South Africa’s Country Manager says, “Telmap Navigator is a compelling app for advertisers since it’s used by people who are out and about. Its real-time location-based nature means advertisers can engage people when they are in the vicinity . . .