Computer News - In Brief


- The Seychelles' public sector ICT workforce will shrink considerably as a result of the current restructuring being undertaken by the government. In a recent interview the minister responsible for Information and Communication Technology, Jacquelin Dugasse said his ministry intends to outsource most projects to the private sector.

"This is an opportune moment for our young professionals to apply their trade in the private sector or even set up their own businesses," says Dugasse.

- Ghana signed a master franchise agreement with a South African company for the introduction of educational information communication and technology computer for kids. Ghana, represented by E-toys & More, Children's Education and Skills Development Company, would promote the Computers 4 Kids, a renowned Educational ICT Company based in South Africa, branded as the exclusive marketer and franchisee in Ghana in addition to the comprehensive Schools Solutions it already offers.

- KnowledgeTree, the Cape Town-based open source document management company, has partnered with Novell to offer their system to SUSE Linux Enterprise customers.

-Nigeria’s Access Bank Plc has implemented a robust Enterprise Network Security Solution using Cisco's suite of security products. The security enhancement which was uploaded by Resourcery Limited promises safer and more secure service channels for the bank's customers.

- The open source instant messaging (IM) program Pidgin is now available in Afrikaans, thanks to the efforts of