Computer News - In Brief


* The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) is to organise a three-day training workshop for its members in the North East geopolitical zone on e-governance. According to a statement by the association in Abuja last week, the training, which has been approved by the ALGON national headquarters, will take place between Nov 8 and 10, 2010.It will draw five participants from each of the local governments in the North East geopolitical zone comprising Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe, Adamawa and Borno states.Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State will serve as the chief host of the event scheduled to take place at Zaranda Hotel, Jos Road, Bauchi.

*Bharti Airtel has said that its recent Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) partnership deal with IBM, Spanco and Tech Mahindra, would create over 30,000 jobs in all its 16 operations across Africa in the next two years.

*Uganda's software developers have been urged to seize global opportunities to market their mobile applications to make money. Ms Dorothy Ooko, the communications manager for Nokia East and Southern Africa, noted that software applications from East Africa are very competitive but the developers are shying away from global markets for their products and services.

*The West African Examinations Council( WAEC) has deployed 28 Cyberoam units across geographical spread to boost its online services, aimed at helping thousands of private candidates in the country register for the examination.

* Haile Resort is located in Ethiopia’s Hawassa and was constructed at a cost of around 200 million Br. It has purchased an IT system worth 10 million Br. The agreement for the procurement and provision of the software was signed with Offshoring 2.0 Technology Services Plc, in collaboration with eVentive LLC The 10 components of the IT system will be installed separately, and the vendor will be paid by phase of installation once the components have been tested, according to the agreement.