Computer News - In Brief

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- The cost of computers has not reduced in the Zambian market despite Government’s duty reduction on computer products from 15 per cent to five per cent. One World capacity building specialist, Yese Bwalya, said in an interview in Lusaka last week that the ICT equipment prices had not reduced, claiming most companies still have the old stock.

- In response to latest figures from BMI-T estimating that 80% of all South African companies experienced IT security breaches in 2003, Faritec last week launched an R8 million security operations centre, from which it is offering its managed security service for a monthly subscription fee.

- Symantec has appointed Nanoteq as a First Tier Business Partner in recognition of the company’s depth of skills and standing as one of South Africa’s leading security solutions providers.Nanoteq, together with NetCure, won the largest high-end security deal for Symantec in South Africa during 2003. This was one of the factors that prompted Symantec to upgrade Nanoteq’s status, along with its investment in building its Symantec skills base.