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- HP has combined the HP and Compaq channel programmes and incorporated them into one set of initiatives, demonstrating, it says its strong commitment to its channel partners.

- Intrinsic Technology has become a business partner and solution provider for IBM iSeries and xSeries (Intel) servers to the Angolan market. Storage solutions and services for implementation, integration and support are also covered by the contract; these will be delivered through Intrinsic’s Luanda-based office.

- Afrik.com reports this week on another front of Microsoft’s war on software pirates: Mauritius. The culprits in this instance will be tracked down with assistance from the Police Anti-Piracy Unit. The potential penalty is 300,000 Rs or two years in prison.