Darren Wilkins

Liberia’s ICT 2014 Forecast: What to Expect, What Not to Expect

A few years ago, access to Information and Communications Technologies or ICTs (computers, phones, TV, etc) was binary: some people had access to technology, and some did not. That disparity endures even though we have made significant progress over the years. There is no doubt that we have evolved from very little or no technology, to a mobile and fast technology that actually supports a range of communications, participatory, and transactional applications. Now, access to ICTs is more essential and valuable and disconnection from ICTs is consequential for society.

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As Bank Robberies Plummet, Cyber-Theft Soars: Are Our Banks Prepared To Tackle The Latter?

I recently read an article that was published on the BBC’s website, written by Dave Lee, the entity’s Technology Reporter, regarding the decrease in armed bank robberies in recent years. The article cited a British Bankers Association statistical report which indicated that, there has been a 90% drop in robberies on British Bank branches in the past decade. According to the British Bankers Association, there were 66 robberies in 2011. This is only a fraction of the 847 robberies that occurred in 1992.

The Year 2013 in Retrospect: What We Did and Did Not Do

Another year has come and gone again; so quickly that I can vividly remember writing similar article a year ago, like it was yesterday. Yet, that time has come again when we look back at the activities in our ICT sector, both our triumphs and our failures. The former often form part of our legacy, while we reflect and embrace the latter and find ways to improve on them in the ensuing year. So, let’s take a look at what happened in 2013!

Liberian Youth in African ICT Week 2013

2 Liberian Youths Participate in African ICT Week

The 2013 African ICT Week has started in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa , the event converged  ICT and technology industry players to talk on the progress and success of the sector in Africa . The Departments of Infrastructure and Energy -Information Society Division is brain behind the 2013 African ICT Week which will be celebrated across the continent.

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A Few Things to Consider When Purchasing a New Laptop

While tablets get all the attention these days, many people still can only afford laptops and are more comfortable using laptops than tablets. But what do you consider when you go to buy a laptop? Do you simply consider the look of it, or is it because a friend has the same brand? In today’s article I will discuss a few things that you need to know or the questions you need to ask when you go and purchase a laptop.


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