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HP reveals role in SA elections

May 12, 2009 • Enterprise IT

oliver_fortuin.jpgHewlett Packard, has revealed its role in the just-ended general elections in South Africa which culminated in the inauguration of Jacob Zuma as president on Saturday.
HP South Africa Managing Director, Oliver Fortuin, said his company supported the Independent Electoral Commission ensure the elections were held in a free and fair manner.
This partnership with the IEC, he said, dated back to 1994 when South Africa held its first democratic elections.
“HP ProCurve Networking, part of the HP Technology Solutions Group supported the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) by providing them with the networking backbone for the National and nine Provincial result centres for the April 22nd elections.

HP ProCurve has been working closely with IEC since South Africa attained its democracy in 1994, to assist them to consistently deliver on their mission to ensure free and fair elections in South Africa,” he said.

“For 15 years HP ProCurve has been the network of choice for the IEC. It is an honour to partner with an organisation like the IEC which provides eligible South Africans the opportunity to participate in their country’s future.”

Savious Kwinika
Johannesburg

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