ISPON Goes Green – Endorses Samsung’s Solar-Powered WERED Notebook

The Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) recently endorsed Samsung Solar-Powered Netebook. That was certainly a good endorsement for the first ever solar powered notebook.


The Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) is the apex body of computer software and related services industry in Nigeria growth of the software-driven IT industry in Nigeria. It was formed in 1999 with the primary objective of being a catalyst for the growth of the software-driven IT industry in Nigeria. It was specifically set up to facilitate business and trade in software and related services and to encourage the advancement of research in software technology. It is a non-profit organization. It will serve as a single point of reference for any information on software industry in Nigeria


Mr. Yinka Tanimowo, MD of Connect Nigeria who spoke on behalf of ISPON boss, Chris Uwaje, during the launch of the product in Nigeria said that Samsung’s notebook is basically what the nation needs. He commended the vision behind the Solar -Powered WERED Notebook which has received good press across the globe. Unequivocally, he endorsed the device:


I therefore wish to congratulate Samsung Nigeria for promoting the concept of knowledge society and sharing the concept and solution of a Solar-powered Notebook with the Nigerian ICT Community. This is indeed a great effort towards resolving a critical challenge presented by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).


The Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) therefore endorses the Samsung Solar-Powered Notebook as a strategic instrument for developing the Nigerian knowledge economy. It will also assist in resolving part of our enery problem in the Industry.


Responding,  IT Director, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Chioma Iwuckukwu-Nweke, said

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the product is a smart life device specifically designed for Africa, and tech savvy individuals who seek to increase the turnaround time of their work. The product is packed with the latest mobile technology for optimized performance and ease of use on-the-go. It provides the optimum balance of functionality, energy efficiency and a safe environment.


Tekedia thinks it is important for the government to encourage local and international companies to develop and distribute green tech inspired products like this laptop. This is surely what the nation needs. We commend ISPON for this act which we believe Samsung deserves.

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