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- Personal computer shipments for Europe, the Middle East and Africa rose six percent in the fourth quarter, the second straight quarterly increase, but a recovery is still a long way off, Gartner Dataquest said last week. Continued growth in the sale of laptop and notebook computers led the resurgence, the market research firm said. For the year, PC shipments in the region grew three percent.

- Fujitsu-Siemens has opened its doors for the first time in Botswana through a ‘close to market’ distributor, ChannelTec. "Our go-to-market strategy throughout Africa includes establishing a distribution channel ," says Jane Tully, Fujitsu Siemens Computers’ Business Development Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa. "Botswana is going through substantial growth and there is a substantial market for notebooks, PCs and servers," said Meempat Narayan, Managing Director of ChannelTec.