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One nice thing about going to see Eckhard Pfeiffer, Compaq's CEO, whenever he makes an appearance at the gruesome Landmark Hotel, is that you get to chinwag with foreign journalists you only see at gigs like this. And so The Register found itself chatting to a colleague from other climes in the Great Western Bar in Marylebone Station, just a few yards from the Landmark. We certainly weren't aware that Joe McNally, managing director of Compaq UK, had responsibility for all the African markets, including South Africa and Kenya, with country managers reporting to him. Nor were we aware that Compaq was about to open up operations in Nigeria in the next few weeks, with the country manager there also reporting to McNally. Is this new? We don't know. But it does give a whole new meaning to EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). The 'A' drops off the end, for instance. McNally, who started Compaq UK, is obviously a more powerful player in the structure of things than we had thought. ® RegOid 555 The Landmark Hotel used to be the Great North Western Hotel, charging a mere 15 shillings (75p) a night when Marylebone Station opened 100 years ago. A night at the Landmark will set you back several hundred pounds sterling.

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