XpertHR is a Human resource software solution that helps support an organization small or big by providing tools to achieve strategic business goals, it is capable of responding quickly to changes in the industry and stay attentive to the needs of the HRM. The pace of change is increasing thereby intensifying the need for skill development.
In employee management, XpertHR helps record the number of employees according to division, keeps personnel records such as appraisals, search facility for easy finding of staff, Xpert HR saves time and risk when managing employee from multiple portfolio.
In training and development, XpertHR conduct customized training for maximum effect and appraisal system can be integrated into the recruitment process to constantly monitor individual training and development needs.
In attendance management, XpertHR incorporates biometric system for authentication, set an absence target for the organization, measure the employee absence rate, benchmark absence rate, organ
ize cover for long time sickness absence, conduct a return to work interview.
In task reporting, XpertHR helps to keep a finger on the pulse of the organization by tracking key workforce metrics. New trend and opportunities can be spotted early on and emerging problems can be addressed before they significantly impact the business.
In performance management, Every manager needs workforces who perform well, turn up to work on time and puts in effort to go the extra mile and by managing workforces properly there is no reason this cannot be achieved with XpertHR.
XpertHR is a solution developed by Vatebra limited.
Creativity and Innovation are the key drivers of organizational success. Change is the inevitable result of this creative and innovative process.
Let’s ponder on this:
“When Apple created iTunes it didn’t just create a faster, cheaper, better digital format for music, it altered the very nature of the relationship between music and people. eBay did not just create a platform for auctions, it changed the way we look at the experience of shopping and how community plays a role in the experience”. (Thomas Kouropoulos 2012)
How is Innovation Changing Us?
Incremental Innovation – It utilizes your existing technology and increases value to the customer (features, design changes, etc.) within your existing market. Almost all companies engage in incremental innovation in one form or another.
Architectural Innovation – It is simply taking the lessons, skills and overall technology and applying them within a different market. This innovation is amazing at increasing new customers as long as the new market is receptive.
Radical innovation – It is about new technologies replace old existing technology. i.e., Fax machines replacing telex machines. Email replacing fax machines. Radical innovations are for the most part new inventions that can be market disruptive.
Disruptive Innovation – Disruptive innovation, also known as stealth innovation, involves applying new technology or processes to your company’s current market. It is stealthy in nature since newer tech will often be inferior to existing market technology.
What does it mean to game-change?
Game-changing innovation transforms markets and even society. These innovations have a radical impact on how humans act, think and feel in some way. Innovations that reach this level are always able to define a new category and fulfil an essential unmet wish or need consumers to have.
The Relationship Between Creativity & Innovation
Ponder on this…
CREATIVITY + INNOVATION = LEADERSHIP (Market Leader)
|BASIS FOR COMPARISON||CREATIVITY||INNOVATION|
|Meaning||Creativity is an act of creating new ideas, imaginations and possibilities.||Innovation is the introduction of something new and effective in the market.|
|Related to||Thinking something new||Introducing something new|
Key Differences between Creativity and Innovation
The following are the major differences between Creativity and Innovation:
- The quality of thinking new ideas and putting them into reality is creativity. The act of executing the creative ideas into practice is innovation.
- Creativity is an imaginative process as opposed to innovation is a productive process.
- Creativity can never be measured, but Innovation can be measured.
- Creativity is related to the generation of ideas which are new and unique. Conversely, Innovation is related to introduce something better into the market.
- Creativity does not require money. On the other hand, innovation requires money.
- There is no risk involved in creativity, whereas the risk is always attached to innovation.
By Ben Iyoha,
Understanding sources of learning have become a major area of research in Education Management. Building on the assumptions that crowd learning is distributed across societies and educational institutions and that it creates an innovative perspective for education for next-generation over the time.
Crowd-learning means studying by interacting with each other. The tool is web-based, social and increases naturally. It puts the method in frontal view and takes us ahead of the problems that exist with e-learning. Crowd-learning shows that education is not only something that is spoon-fed, in a top-down and inside-out fashion. The crowd-learning platform triggers interaction and encourages good ideas.
Good crowd-learning sources are already available to us, and they include HealthData.gov, Google’s busy times’ data for businesses and public spaces, Waze, Wikipedia and more. We anticipate that more news organizations—as well as marketers, activists and other groups—will start harnessing data in creative ways. That’s because our thinking results in behaviour (like searching for “what is the EU?”). Our behaviour results in data. And that data can be used to learn something about us.
There is a specific need of taking into account also other types of different forms of social software that aggregates interaction, i.e. many-to-one, the type of the synchronous and asynchronous communication that can transform into direct and indirect interactions. The comparison of the forms of social software, that are elements of crowd learning are listed in the Table
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Google; Bing; Apple; Microsoft; Investigative Reporters and Editors; National Institute for Computer-Assisted
Reporting; various U.S. government websites; various state and local government websites; the websites of government agencies worldwide. (Source: 2018 trend report)
In conclusion, Crowd-learning”, is where students experience deeper learning through collaboratively creating learning materials for each other. Crowd-learning practice is envisioned to produce large “banks” of subject matter problems generated by students themselves, in a crowdsourced way, as the students learn new subjects; these problems can then serve as learning and assessment materials usable at scale.
Chairman, Governing Board of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), Prof. Leonard Karshima Shilgba, has urged its officials to conduct fraud-free National Business Certificate (NBC) and National Teachers Certificate (NTC) examinations.
He made the appeal yesterday ahead of the examinations, which begin today across the country.
Shilgba charged all monitors of the examinations nationwide to expose any centre, public and private schools, where they discover any malpractice.
He further enjoined them to reveal any NABTEB official who is found to have engaged in any malpractice, such as undue delay in the retrieval of answer booklets, or extortion from examination centre owners.
Shilgba warned against photocopying of question papers before the subject examination.
He also urged the candidates to report any person or group that makes them to pay more than N11, 500 for the examination.
The chairman enjoined the Registrar and members of the Governing Board, as well as the management and staff of NABTEB, to monitor the conduct of the examination.
He said: “The conduct of examinations is the primary task of NABTEB, and therefore its monitoring is an undeniable assignment for you the governing board members.”
He reminded them about the Education Minister, Adamu Adamu’s statement in Abuja on March 22, 2018.
“As we take strategic steps toward positioning NABTEB for the broad tasks for which the agency was established in 1992, I urge you all to address your mind to the noble task, having your eyes focused on the testimony of history,” the minister had said.
Shilgba promised to forward the list of all NABTEB examinations centres in the country on state-by-state basis to all board members, to enable them monitor the examinations.
Foremost software solutions provider Vatebra Limited recently mobilized support for orphans with a charity walk to the Living Fountain Orphanage in Lagos, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives tailored towards alleviating the plight of orphans and the less privileged in society.
Tagged ‘Vatebra Walks for Charity’, the CSR effort also saw Vatebra donating bumper consumables and toiletries to the Victoria Island-based orphanage founded by Lady Bethy Obieri in 2007, as corporate support for the daily upkeep and well-being of residents.
Mr. Mike Aigbe, Deputy Managing Director, Vatebra, said the company has been involved in pockets of CSR initiatives targeted at youth development, but deliberately included charity for orphans in its programmes to enlist public support for their well-being.
Aigbe, who assured that the initiative would be institutionalized going forward, also hinted that as an innovative and forward-looking ICT player, Vatebra would in the near future bring like minds together to discuss revolutionary strategies to leverage technology for economic growth.
“We take CSR very seriously and wish to show our support for the growth of the Nigerian economy by walking for charity,” said Chinyelu Chikwendu, Head, Strategy and Branding, Vatebra while presenting the gift items to the visibly elated founder of the orphanage.
“Through this effort, we are complementing our CSR initiative in ICT education, where we train budding graduates to become seasoned developers,” she added.
Last month, Vatebra equipped youthful tech buffs with hands-on software development and programming training at the maiden edition of its CODIFY meet-up in Lagos. The initiative seeks to bridge the technical skill gap in innovation technologies and provide first-class pre and post-graduate technology training which will impact the ICT space and business environment in sub-Saharan Africa.
So, you finally managed to pass such an important exam as GCE. It’s naturally, that you are very interested in topic “what’s my GCE result?”. Sometimes there are situations when the access to a computer or laptop is simply missing and then the most accessible way to find out your result is a mobile phone. It is always at your hand and the process of checking the result will literally take you a few minutes.
So how to check my GCE result on my phone? The point is that the process of checking your result using the mobile phone or smartphone is not complicated. In today’s article, we’ll look at the result verification option, which helps to find out the result in just two minutes after sending the request. The result is displayed accordingly on the screen of your mobile device. All that you need is to follow the guidelines closely and write a certain combination.
You will need to enter the combination on your mobile device and send SMS directly to WAEC.
Write the following combination as it shown on a picture below:
In the line “Receiver” it is necessary to enter the following information:
- 32327 and then click send.
- In general, your message will look something like this:
- And then enter the recipient’s number in the line “Recipient”
The main point, you should pay a special attention is that you need to clearly type the combination that was mentioned above. Remember that there should be no spaces between letters and numbers, everything is written together! Otherwise, the results that you expect will not be available.
Sending this request SMS is not free and it will cost you about N30. If you entered all the information correctly, the SMS with the result will be received as soon as your request is processed, usually it is no longer than 2 minutes. According to the information published by WAEC, the passing of the exam will take place in several stages starting from 2018.
The first stage of examination is planned for the period from January to February 2018. The second stage of the examination will be held from August to October 2018. The WAEC also noted that in the first stage of passing the exams, is intended mostly for urban residents. This year WAEC also drew a special attention to the problem of obtaining education among prison inmates.
That is why WAEC announced its plans to conclude partnership agreements with interested parties and thereby to open access to passing exams and for prisoners. Such a decision on the statements of the head of WAEC, will help in the development of education among prisoners, and also increase their chances of getting work in the aftermath.
GCE result checker mobile app
There is also another way to check the results with your mobile phone. For this purpose, a special mobile application was developed. This application is a tool for verifying the results of the GCE. At the moment, the application is valid only for residents of Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and the Gambia.
This application is a so-called mobile platform, through which each of the WAEC examiners can learn about their results. This concerns both to students who have officially passed exams at school, and candidates who passed the exam privately.
The results that you can get with this application are absolutely accurate and official, which is easy to verify by getting your results online on the web. In order to get results, you need to enter the following data in the application:
Examin. Numb./Examin. Year/Examin. Type/Result Checker Ser. Numb./Res. Checker Pin Well, here you have learned how to check GCE result and now you can do it at any convenient time. However, it should also be noted that the above verification procedure has certain limitations. The fact is that with the help of your mobile phone number, you will be able to make only 5 requests for the GCE result. As soon as you run out of these 5 attempts, you will need to insert another sim card into the phone, and then you can make 5 queries in WAEC again.
Microsoft, Facebook and more than 30 other global technology companies on Tuesday announced a joint pledge not to assist any government in offensive cyber attacks.
The Cybersecurity Tech Accord, which vows to protect all customers from attacks regardless of geopolitical or criminal motive, follows a year that witnessed an unprecedented level of destructive cyber attacks, including the global WannaCry worm and the devastating NotPetya attack.
“The devastating attacks from the past year demonstrate that cyber security is not just about what any single company can do but also about what we can all do together,” Microsoft President Brad Smith said in a statement. “This tech sector accord will help us take a principled path toward more effective steps to work together and defend customers around the world.”
Smith, who helped lead efforts to organize the accord, was expected to discuss the alliance in a speech on Tuesday at the RSA cyber security conference in San Francisco.
The accord also promised to establish new formal and informal partnerships within the industry and with security researchers to share threats and coordinate vulnerability disclosures.
The pledge builds on an idea for a so-called Digital Geneva Convention Smith rolled out at least year’s RSA conference, a proposal to create an international body to protect civilians from state-sponsored hacking.
Countries, Smith said then, should develop global rules for cyber attacks similar to those established for armed conflict at the 1949 Geneva Convention that followed World War Two.
In addition to Microsoft and Facebook, 32 other companies signed the pledge, including Cisco, Juniper Networks, Oracle, Nokia, SAP, Dell and cyber security firms Symantec, FireEye and Trend Micro.
The list of companies does not include any from Russia, China, Iran or North Korea, widely viewed as the most active in launching destructive cyber attacks against their foes.
Major U.S. technology companies Amazon, Apple, Alphabet and Twitter also did not sign the pledge.
Reporting by Dustin Volz; Editing by Dan Grebler
The demand for coding skills is skyrocketing, and not just for developers; programming is playing a bigger role in every career path, It is for this reason that the first edition of CODIFY tech meetup happened in Lagos. Technological innovations in Nigeria and perhaps Africa in recent times have burgeoned in leaps and bounds and it is in furtherance of this growth that tech enthusiast and players in the sector gathered at the first edition of “CODIFY – Tech Meetup” to discuss the future of tech as it relates to Africa.
Like meetups obtainable in other climes, CODIFY aimed at narrowing the knowledge gap by preaching, permeating and predicting the future of man which will be rooted in great codes. Some of the determinations for the organisers of CODIFY was for people to meetup in smaller, interest-driven groups, to share, learn and grow together, to help youths focus on the right technical skills so they can pursue a more fulfilling career.
Topics critically discussed and analyzed at the sessions of the maiden edition of CODIFY included Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Machine Learning, Intelligent Apps, Intelligent Things, and Virtual & Augmented Reality, Digital Twin, Mesh App and Service Architecture.
In shedding light to how these technologies can shape our world Soji Egbonwon of CHAMS Limited, Ody Mbegbu of Cyberspace, Bola of Eminent Software’s and Evans Okosodo of Vatebra Limited all gave detailed presentations of the futuristic leanings from the programming point of view.
In his opening discourse, the MD/CEO of Vatebra Limited Mr. Kunle Akinniran enjoined Participants of the meet –up to lead from the front as the technology industry is in need of brilliant youths with out-of-the box ideas, as it is with such ideas that Africa can be easily transformed.
At the peak of the event, graduates of Vatebra Academy received certificates of achievement upon completion of study at the Academy which was presented to them by the Deputy Managing Director of Vatebra Limited, Mr. Mike Aigbe.
The CODIFY initiative is a creation of Vatebra Academy, the academy was set up to provide a bridge to the technical skill gap in the areas of innovation technologies. It is also positioned to revolutionize the IT industry by providing first class pre and post-graduate technology-training which will have a positive impact in the Information Technology space and the business environment in Sub Saharan Africa.
Vatebra Academy teaches students several in-demand programming languages. Students learn to code through real-world, hands-on software development training. Vatebra Academy graduates are well-rounded, full-stack, medium-level software developers that can code on the front-end and back-end. The academy offers courses in Building Scalable Web Applications, Mobile App Development (Android & iOS) and Software Architecture.
Vatebra Academy is located in the heart of Yaba at No. 39 Olonode Street, Alagomeji – Yaba. Lagos.
From wearables to personal sensors, the Internet of Things and new developments with connectivity are driving growth, innovation and new market opportunities with the personal security market.
The emergence of an innovative market fusing technology and connectivity for the purposes of business and home security is highlighted in a new report from Frost & Sullivan, titled “Sensors in Security & Surveillance, Global Forecast to 2023.”
The report discusses how the accelerating developments with of Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial IoT is placing an increasing emphasis on security and surveillance. The study examines a range of different sensors including image sensors; LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging); RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification Devices); motion sensors; gesture sensors; biometric sensors; sound sensors; flame detection devices; smoke detector instruments; biosensors; gas sensors; and explosion detection instruments.
The study looks at the overall market as well as the specific technologies. With the market, the types of applications include perimeter security, intrusion detection, and access control. Strong growth in terms of sensor purchases and expansion of sensor use into new areas is predicted through to 2023.
In terms of value, IFSEC Global assesses the market to be have been worth $6,267.9 million in 2016. This could grow to $12,012 million by 2023. This represents an increase of 91.7 percent. In terms of the strongest candidate for growth, image sensors top the list. A second area for growth will be robotic devices like automatic guided vehicles, the report finds.
These trends are affirmed in a second report into the sensor area, from Future Market Insights. Here analysts note how attractive insurance policies, offering discounts for businesses and home owners who fit the latest security sensor technologies, is helping to fuel market growth as well as technological innovation.
As an example of a novel type of security sensor called Duo, see the Digital Journal article “New portable security sensor Duo to makes any space safe.”