Computer News - In Brief


- JSE-listed UCS Group has been named Top IT Company in Gauteng at the Top 300 National Companies Awards held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Gauteng on October 16.

- SA ICT market analyst BMI-TechKnowledge has announced the release of its report: South Africa multifunctional peripherals forecast and analysis, 2002-2007. The report indicates that the local multifunctional peripheral (MFP) market exhibited a robust growth of 22,7%, from 57 300 units in 2001 to 70 306 units in 2002. It expects the sub-Saharan PC market to reach 2.29 million units by 2006, with notebook sales showing the fastest growth. It says in its Sub-Saharan Africa Personal Computing Forecast and Analysis 2002-2007 that PC sales in the region totalled 1 246 550 units in 2002, with a value of $1 404.36 million.

- Mauritius Telecom, the incumbent telco, has selected Sun Fire servers supplied by Sun Microsystems sub-Saharan Africa to power its operational support systems.