By NBF News

An indigenous ICT firm – Digital Communications Konsult (DCK) Nig. Ltd has appointed a General Manager to stir the affairs of the company. She is Mrs Anne Ojonoka Abiodun. According to a release signed by the company's Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Tunji Gafaar, the appointment of Mrs. Abiodun emerged after a careful interview and considerations from both external and internal candidates.

Her technical and management experience plus chequered commitment, drive and resourcefulness gave her this feat, a landmark achievement which is said to be first in the history of the company.

Mrs. Abiodun started her career as computer system Engineer 15years ago and has proven competence in the design, Implement, Support and management of various ICT solutions and projects.

Before her appointment , she co-ordinates a vibrant team of industry certified and experienced Engineers and integrators as well as managing the company's HP ,Dell ,Microsoft and Symantec business.

UGO 'more speed at same price' campaign
Cobranet, a leading Internet Service Provider in the country has introduced the UGO 'more speed at same price campaign' on its UGO product to its existing and potential customers from February 1 2011,

After a successful 50 per cent free offer campaign that lasted for two months due to popular demand, the company has embarked on another UGO campaign, aimed at adding more value to their subscribers, while encouraging new subscribers to come on board, and enjoy the Internet solution that offers the highest speed consistent service, and a 24/7 customer service, that is active and responsive. 

Mr. Marcel Bejjani, general manager, Cobranet, said the UGO product is offering a 50 percent extra speed on all the Happy hours time plans, and that Home Silver clients are to enjoy a double speed and more quota limit at the same price. Also, Home Bronze customers would enjoy a double speed and a 50% more quota limit at the current price, while Home Gold would enjoy an enhanced speed and a 60% extra quota at the same price, with up to 100GB of free download in the free browsing hours of 12 am- 6am  

He said with the new offer, corporate customers would be saving more than twenty thousand naira on the purchase of the UGO top-up card, enjoy an unbeatable speed, its trade mark low contention ratio, and this will also see the company's Home users speed doubled, with double quota limit.  

According to him, these will be permanent offers on all the UGO Plans, as there is more value -driven offerings from UGO to all its subscribers.  

He said the company will also organise a corporate UGO Forum for its corporate users, to feel their pulse, and also explore ways of helping them derive the much needed benefits from the UGO solutions. The forum which promises to be very instructional and useful to UGO users, would see attendees going away with the UGO Internet modem and subscription, which would be tied to their corporate account and serviced for free

Panabiz tips consumers over fake consumables detection

Private Individuals and Corporate organizations that use Panasonic and Canon office automation and telecommunication equipment in Nigeria have been alerted on the influx of fake consumables and spare parts which are harmful to their equipment.

This was revealed at a Press briefing addressed by Panabiz , Nigeria 's leading provider of digital imaging and office solutions as part of its corporate responsibility to inform the public and protect their interest from the heinous activities of the peddlers of the fake and substandard products.

Speaking at the Press briefing, the National Sales Manager, Mr. Ashok N Kadadi explained that it became imperative on the company to address the Media to reach out to the general Public to be aware of an increasing trend of influx of fake consumables and spare parts in the market.

He admonished consumers to ensure that they purchase all consumables and spare parts for all types of Panasonic and Canon office equipment from only Panabiz or at any of its accredited distribution channels spread across the nation which he said is the only way to guarantee consumers of buying genuine products.

He stressed further that Panabiz is the sole representative for Panasonic and Canon in Nigeria for office automation, telecommunication and digital imaging solutions

Also speaking at the forum, the consumables and contract manager, Mr.

Jacob Funmi Ogunmola likened buying a fake or substandard product to the age long maxim of 'Penny wise, Pounds Foolish' in which consumers patronize the peddlers of fake products because they are cheap but end up spending more on the long run.

In the same vein, the Regional Sales Manager, Mr. Monday Omodiaogbe revealed that installing fake spare parts in any of the office automation equipment like Photocopiers, printers and scanners does more harm to the equipment than good. He explained that fake spare parts may reduce the efficiency and life span of the equipment or cause outright damage.