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- NICE Systems, a provider of multimedia digital recording solutions, applications and related professional services for business interaction management, and Dimension Data, a leading global technology company providing solutions and services that optimise and manage the performance of IT infrastructures to enable business to build competitive advantage, last week announced they have signed a global distribution agreement.

- AMF, a supplier of bakery systems in the US, has chosen Johannesburg-based Technology Concepts over other international suppliers to consult on the re-engineering of its systems supporting sales management and proposal generation. "We are delighted to have won the AMF deal against some of the top software vendors in the world," says Wayne de Nobrega, Technology Concepts MD.

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- Technology outsourcing company T-Systems will soon impose a round of redundancies in a campaign to slash R77m off its annual operating costs. Its 950 staff are all being evaluated, and although no number has been put on the likely job losses it will be substantial as the company aims to cut its salary bill by up to R55m.

- The Uganda national ICT Association was inaugurated on April 5th and that for Tanzania on April on April 8th. These associations have been set up with the support of USAID through its IT Mentors Alliance (ITMA) Program (see the ITMA link on the CSK website http://www.csk-online.org ).