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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Taylor advises CTO member countries to centralize databases

The Secretary-General, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), Mr. Shola Taylor has advised member nations to centralize their databases in the urge to increase trust of the citizens, especially in a developing economy like Nigeria, reports ITRealms.

Speaking at a press parley of day-one of a three-day Digital Broadcasting Africa Forum 2016 in Lagos, Taylor said that centralizing databases of the government, mostly in Africa has tendency to earn citizens trust.

Stressing that the less of the disjointed database are harmonised, the more trust a country gets from the citizens.

In addition, he said, CTO is concerned that most African countries lack the expertise, so the organization is providing training to affiliate countries through some institutions on cyber security.

This, he said, helps the benefiting countries to have a structured framework to combat cybercrimes.

ITRealms recalls that the forum, which commences Wednesday at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, would last till Friday this week, with focus on The pan-Africa transition: Achieving digital migration success.”

While some of the highlights include session on “Broadcast Technology Trends, Next Generation, Entertainment, Creation of Local Content, Digital Migration and Spectrum Allocation, Financial and Business Considerations, The consumer Perspective, Digital Radio, Achieving Digital Inclusion, and Financial and Business Considerations.”

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