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TradeText – Nigerian Stockbrokers’ Interactive SMS Portal

It’s ready.

We have recently been collaborating with Pay Express, a leading financial services technology provider, on several projects. The first one to be released is called TradeText.

TradeText is a customer-focused, interactive mobile portal providing convenient query responses and periodic reports like trading account balances, mini-statements, trade/transaction alerts and real-time stock quotes via SMS.

It’s on SlideShare…

And on YouTube…

Get IT Secure

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A Presentation Of Cyberoam NG UTM Appliances to Financial Services Firms with a view for helping them meet IT Security Requirements.

Increasing attack rates and ever evolving threat landscape no more leave network security as an option for organisations. Along with this, the emerging network trends like virtualization, cloud computing, applications explosion, and more, demand future-ready security. Next Generation security with future-ready features and ease of implementation have never been more important. Your network security should not only be proactive today, but should also be easily scalable for the future.

Vicinity Limited invite you to a detailed understanding and sharing of security trends and Cyberoam’s next-generation security for your networks over a presentation.

Seats are limited! Confirm today! Click here to register or to find out more

Venue: Southern Sun, Ikoyi Lagos | Date: 26th June 2014 | Time:  10am – 12pm

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Announcing Another Silver Competency

Vicinity Limited Achieves a Microsoft Silver “Devices and Deployment” Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network

Vicinity Limited Earns Distinction through Demonstrated Technology Success and Customer Commitment

Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria — 8 March, 2013 — Vicinity Limited, the Complete IT Support Company, today announced it has achieved a Silver Devices and Deployment Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft Silver Competency, partners must complete a set of tests to prove their level of technology expertise, submit customer references and employ or contract a required number of Microsoft Certified Professionals who are skilled on current technology relevant for the competency. Vicinity Limited is a member of the Microsoft Small Business Specialist Community that is committed to helping people and businesses use technology more efficiently, every day. Since 2001 the company has been providing IT services to businesses in Lagos.

Vicinity is extending and deepening it’s engagement with Microsoft, having already obtained the Midmarket Solution Provider as well as the Volume Licensing Silver Competency. “Once again, we have shown our commitment to providing small and midsize businesses with the technology advantages that larger organizations enjoy. The Silver Devices and Deployment Competency showcases our expertise in today’s technology market and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and their products,” said Aide Ojigbede, the Managing Director of Vicinity Limited. “We hope to accelerate our customers’ success by serving as technology advisors for their business demands.”

“By achieving a Silver Competency, partners have proven themselves as specialized technology experts with the skills needed to best serve customers,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “The Silver Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network is designed to help customers identify services and solution providers that have demonstrated proof of their capability to deliver quality outcomes and customer satisfaction.”

The Microsoft Silver Competency defines partners’ success as technology market leaders within a specific technology competency, with each competency having a unique set of requirements and benefits formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the industry. Requirements for the Silver Competency are comparable to the formerly recognized Microsoft Certified Partner criteria. All 28 Microsoft technology competencies differentiate a partner’s specific technology capabilities, helping customers find qualified solution providers with expertise in discrete areas quickly and easily.

Office 2013

Attaining the Devices and Deployment competency demonstrates partner expertise in designing, deploying and supporting desktop solutions based on the latest Windows 8 operating system and on other products like Windows 7, Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack and Microsoft Office productivity software. Equipped with exclusive training, the latest software and support, partners help their customers focus on the business instead of the technology. As many customers begin their migration in 2013 from earlier platforms like Windows XP, earning the Devices and Deployment competency helps partners capture this unprecedented market momentum and act as a trusted technology advisor to their customers, helping them through a successful migration. In addition, Windows 8 brings new capabilities and enables a wide range of scenarios (bring your own device, mobile workforce support, portable workspace) that require additional solution partner support to implement.

The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to equip organizations that deliver products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers superior experience and outcomes. Vicinity Limited is a multi‐disciplinary IT Solutions firm that supplies, installs, integrates and maintains hardware and software systems for small and mid-sized business computing, information and communication solutions. Vicinity understands the challenges facing small and medium sized businesses and provides value-for-money services and solutions with prompt and courteous service through the ComCare managed IT support program for SMBs all over Lagos. Vicinity specialize in helping companies gain control over their systems and their data by implementing structured networks, server management, planned backups and data recovery. We are experts in all the Microsoft Small Business solutions including Windows Server Essentials, Small Business Server, Storage Server and Home Server.

For more information, contact:

Oge Anyanwu, Vicinity Limited, 0802 777 4188 info@vicinitylimited.com, www.vicinitylimited.com

Vicinity Cloud V – Your Virtual Office

Our Cloud Storage & Cloud IT Solution 5.0

The leading cloud file Storage, sharing, collaboration, back-up and FTP hosting service. An easy, secure and reliable online solution. Setup instantly and save cost!

Vicinity Cloud V is the leading cloud-based Virtual Office, Server & IT services provider. Our services range from quick & simple Online Storage, Sharing and Backup services to advanced Cloud-based Server Hosting services to enterprise white label services. Vicinity Cloud V service can replace your local File Server, FTP Server, Email Server and Backup Solutions; it saves money and offers more & better features than in-house solutions.
 
                                                 
Remote File Server          FTP Server          Online Backup          Email Backup & Hosting

About Vicinity Cloud V

Vicinity Cloud V is the first company offering a complete cloud-based “Basic IT System” Service. Our system includes Remote File Server, Email Server, Data Backup System, FTP Server & Web Server, etc. Almost all businesses need such a “Basic IT System”.

Vicinity Cloud V service mainly targets small businesses. Many small businesses don’t have the budget and expertise to setup a secure reliable IT system. By utilizing Vicinity Cloud V cloud-based service, small businesses can easily setup and manage a high-end IT system, dramatically lower IT cost while achieving increased productivity without changing their current business applications.

Vicinity Cloud V service is designed to be very scalable. A group account administrator can create more group administrators, sub-group administrators, regular users and guest users. Using our group administration tool, a company can easily create 10,000 users! Vicinity Cloud V system is capable of supporting hundreds of thousands of files and terabytes of data with superior convenience, security and reliability.

Vicinity Cloud V has a strong technical team who pioneered cloud-based computing. We make no hypes but deliver great products and services to our customers. A lot of companies have embraced Vicinity Cloud V service as a cost-effective and reliable alternative to their self-managed in-house solution. For references, please contact info@vicinitylimited.com.

Services offered are of a wide variety and there’s a solution for everyone. Some of them include:

Remote File Server: Easy and quick Web-based remote file server, sharing, group administration and group collaboration tools. No software installation required, works everywhere, any time!

FTP Server: A feature-complete FTP Server. You can use any FTP client on any OS platform (incl. Mac and Linux) to access FTP.vosibiz.com. Custom domain FTP is also supported.

Online Backup: Offsite backup files, emails & database. Easy, secure, automatic; backup multiple PCs, laptops & servers. No need to buy back up devices!  Vicinity Cloud V Remote File Server uses high-end RAID storage system, redundant server equipment and redundant sets of data to ensure higher-level data protection than your own file servers.

Email Backup & Hosting: Low-cost Email Server Hosting; Group Account; Private Domain; Outlook Access; Outlook Email & Contact Backup; Drag & Drop Emails / Contacts; Share Group Contacts.

For a demo of these products and a free sign up, visit http://vicinitycloudv.vosibiz.com/Default.aspx.

Redefine the online storage

Vicinity Cloud V Group online storage offers advanced online storage services for colleagues, partners and clients. Your Vicinity Cloud V Group storage is easily accessible through web browser, Vicinity Cloud V Group FileManager, FTP, and Windows Explorer. So you no longer need USB keys or emails to share files.

Stored remotely at our secure, fully-redundant storage servers and protected by encryption, your data is more secure and reliable at Vicinity Cloud V Group storage than your own computer.

Easier collaboration among colleagues, partners and clients

Easily access your files remotely from anywhere, anytime; no need for complicated VPN. Remotely share documents / folders with branch offices or customers and set different levels of permissions. Automatically synchronize folders among multiple users and multiple PCs. Share storage space and exchange information fast and securely; make Vicinity Cloud V your virtual workspace.

Save thousands of files online, ready for you anywhere, anytime

Save family photos, life memories, financial information, or anything else on our limitless storage facilities via an easily accessible channel anytime you want!

Maintain complete control over data access

Our patent-pending permission-control technology lets you manage sub-user access with great flexibility and complete control.

Easy upload and download like never before

With FileManager, transferring files is as simple as drag-and-drop.

Save Costs

Save 90% of your file server cost! No need to pay for file server hardware and software; file server administration is a snap; basic service is FREE! Typical In-House / Self-Managed File Server solution will cost as much as $1000-3000 or more (you must buy a file server machine; also need to setup / configure / manage the server).

With as little as $0-29.9/month, $299/year for VOSI-5 plan (which includes far more features than just a File Server), you’re in business! See http://vicinitycloudv.vosibiz.com/Features/PricePlan.aspx for full details on prices and plans.

Best Value, Low Price

Many companies offer online storage, but they don’t have reliable ways to upload large files. They have limited features and use cheap storage to save cost.

Compared with us, their service is like a USB external disk, and ours is like a server computer loaded with group file storage & sharing, automatic folder synchronization and web hosting / publishing services.

For starters, Vicinity Cloud V offers FREE 1GB storage and up to 1GB download per month. You just need to use our state-of-the-art features to get it. Vicinity Cloud V uses redundant high-end storage systems, which are extremely reliable and fast. Still, what you get is 100 times more and better than just storage. In fact, you get un-matched quality software, many times more features and great, long-term service from a respected company in this industry. Vicinity Cloud V service is extremely affordable. You can use our service from anywhere. You can install Vicinity Cloud V FileManager on any number of PCs. Please compare features & prices with major online storage / online backup service providers. You might find cheaper services; but don’t risk your data with them. Those services can disappear faster than your PC crashes.

Contact us for a FREE IT infrastructure assessment for your business today! Send email to assessment@vicinitylimited.com or call 0802 777 4188.

Microsoft Office free on Windows 8 RT

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Microsoft confirmed yesterday that it will include a free version of Office on all Windows 8 RT tablets to be released October 26 this year. Microsoft is calling it Office Home & Student 2013 RT.

Windows RT is Microsoft’s term for its ARM-based tablets which are lower-priced, aimed at consumers and come with longer battery life. The  second type of PC or tablet runs on Intel processors and is aimed at businesses; it is named Windows 8 and is higher-priced. It therefore contains more Apps that will be used and needed by enterprises. This is why the free Office on the windows RT does not contain apps like Outlook for email so as not to to tempt businesses to purchase this instead of RT.

Aside for a few differences from Office Home & Student 2013, Office Home & Student 2013 RT really has all the features consumers might need and none they’ll miss. This free Office will however not be present in the release in October but rather will be available for automatic update via Windows Update sometime between November and January.

This free Office is limited to Windows 8 RT devices.

Microsoft Surface: Surprise! Surprise!

Microsoft Surface with Touch Cover

Mere days after Samsung revealed its Galaxy S III, Microsoft makes known the latest addition to their hardware. Uncommonly secretive about this product unlike Apple (masters of secrecy) – it is reported to have been originally birthed in an “underground bunker” by a special hardware unit before moving to a more conventional building with an ‘airlock’ door.  

New Release Office 2013: Touch Friendly

Office 2013

Office 2013 is Microsoft’s latest technology application software and it’s slated for release next year. Built to use new Windows 8 OS (to be released in October), Microsoft says when released it will be on subscription services and each new subscription offer will include the new 2013 editions of the Office applications — Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access.  

Windows 8: A ‘bomb’ like Vista?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Windows 8: A ‘bomb’ like vista?

As each day passes, there are mixed feelings about the newly launched Windows 8. Some have termed it another bomb like Vista, others think there’s great advantage to its dual efficiency. And even others welcome it’s new technology, especially the server OS. Here’s what I have gathered from various reviews.  

GetIT Ready Media Coverage

Last month, Vicinity Limited held an Executive Briefing/Seminar titled GetIT Ready to Trade: Meeting the Information Technology requirements specified by the Nigerian Stock Exchange for Dealing Members. Members of the press were there to record the event and attend the press conference held by the companyGetIT Ready Press Conference. Among the distinguished members of the Fourth Estate to grace the occasion were Yemi Adepetun, Business Desk of the Guardian Newspapers, Emma Okonji, Communications & e-Business Editor of ThisDay Newspapaers and event photographers from Punch Newspapers and Vanguard Newspapers. You can find detailed articles and pictures on the event in Monday 30th April editions of Punch, ThisDay, BusinessDay and Vanguard Newspapers; as well as the online version on our site.

Windows ‘Live’ is dead?

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”Windows Live” refers to software for your PC (Windows Live Essentials) as well as a suite of web-based services (Hotmail, SkyDrive, and Messenger), and your account relationship with Microsoft (Windows Live ID). And, a host of other offers……  The naming confusion is one of the reasons Microsoft had to adopt new names for their services and decided to kill off ”Windows Live”. Microsoft account is now the identity service for individuals who use Microsoft products and services. You can use your Microsoft account to sign in to your Windows 8 PC, and then use the same account to connect to services like Xbox LIVE, Zune, and the Windows 8 app store. You can sign up for a Microsoft account with any e-mail address.  

 
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