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IBM Announces Expansion Of Service Program In Africa

IBM on Monday announced the expansion of the company’s Corporate Service Corps, which sends teams of professionals around the world “to work pro bono with local organizations and businesses on projects that intersect business, technology and society,” Daily Independent/allAfrica.com reports.

Later this month, 70 IBM employees divided into six teams will travel to Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania, bringing the total of IBM teams in African countries to 16.

In Nigeria, the teams will work to “determine the best information system for monitoring and recording child and maternal health; and create an information technology framework and policies to manage a computer network so that 18 different government departments can collaborate more effectively,” Daily Independent/allAfrica.com reports (Ukodie, 8/25).