COMPUTING

Computer News - In Brief

- To ensure that products from senior high schools are equipped with requisite skills that will prepare them adequately for further academic work and possibly the job market, Information Communication Technology (ICT) will soon be introduced as an elective subject in Ghana’s senior high and technical schools, hopefully by 2011.

- Rwanda’s National Data Centre (NDC) that will store all public and private sector data is set for April this year according to the Minister in charge of ICT in the President's office. According to the Minister Ignance Gatare the centre is targeted for end of April unless if other challenges are encountered in the course.

- Microsoft's $250 million collaboration with HP is set to benefit about 10 000 channel distributors in South Africa. The deal, the largest to date in the companies' 25-year partnership, will also see some of the $250 million coming into SA in the form of marketing spend, skills development, and research and development investment.

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