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- Although e-commerce has increased by 83% last year in Tunisia with 115,993 transactions against 63,700 a year before, 76% of the transactions are international e-purchases made by foreigners.

- Software developer SAP has appointed Satyam Computer Services as its strategic services partner for the Middle East and North Africa region, extending their existing relationship. Under the agreement, Satyam will manage over 20 per cent of SAP's Mena business as its strategic services' partner.

- Prestigious IT training institution, Makau Polaris has opened its doors to IT students and other professionals in Lagos. Designed to be the first of its kind in Nigeria , the institute with a fully installed array of state-of-the-art IT equipment admits both first level students and highly skilled professionals with its wide range of courses.

- International standards body ISO is expected to announce the formal adoption of the Microsoft-backed OOXML document standard today but already the news of Microsoft’s victory is filtering through.