Computer News - In Brief


- Computer Professionals (Registration) Council of Nigeria (CPN), the regulatory body of all Information Technology (IT) professionals in the country, has announced the opening of new offices in different zones in the country to make it easier for Nigerians in the six geo-political zones to deal directly with CPN.

- The South African government announced the adoption of OpenDocument Format (ODF) as a standard for government communications.

- Unilever Kenya has launched its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme in education with a Sh620,000 donation towards the Computer for Schools programme.

- Hewlett Packard, HP, has announced the launch of its integrated global marketing campaign, "What do you have to say?" in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), with the aim of engaging customers in its Print 2.0 revolution. The consumer-focused campaign, fronted by singer/fashion designer, Gwen Stefani, enables users to personalise free exclusive content online.

-As part of the 'Expanding What's Possible' world tour, Dr. Craig Barrett, Intel Chairman and CEO is set to visit Nigeria and Rwanda later this month.

- Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales, will be in South Africa next month to promote the growth of the online encyclopedia in the country's various local languages through the launch of two Wikipedia Academies.