News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 79 on 28 September 2001

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HEWLETT PACKARD UPGRADES ITS AFRICAN PRESENCE

28 September 2001

For most international IT companies Africa is often their smallest market. As it sits at the bottom of the pile, it does not usually merit much attention. Since late last year Hewlett Packard has been operating two divisions in Africa: one for South Africa and another for the rest of the continent. With its recent merger with Compaq and its e-Inclusion programme these things might have a wider significance than the usual shifts in sales channel arrangements. Russell Southwood looks at how Hewlett Packard would like this change to affect its work.   The announcement of the launch of HP's…