Pamoja is the value-added services business entity and strategic arm leading Seacom’s entry into content aggregation and Cloud computing services.
The Company is using its rich pool of expertise and leveraging off access to Seacom’s established bandwidth connectivity to bring Cloud computing to Africa through the creation of market-related Cloud services.
Brian Herlihy, founder of SEACOM and Pamoja and current CEO of SEACOM delivered the keynote in which he explained the symbiotic relationship between the two companies. In essence, the Cloud requires internet capacity and SEACOM as an internet company benefits from the Cloud services distributed by Pamoja.
Albie Bester, General Manager at Pamoja, reiterated the strategic importance of the company in facilitating the transfer of business-building services, including Software as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service and Platforms as a Service, to the market via its reseller network.
The Company is poised to help businesses across the continent take advantage of the shift towards Cloud, the impact of the internet and social networks on the corporate space and the relevance of Cloud computing to core operations across most businesses.
Presentations made reference to the significance of this shift, with one statistic, attributed to Forrester Research which forecasts that the global market for Cloud computing will grow from $40,7 billion to more than $241 billion in 2020.
A number of Pamoja partners used the opportunity to explain how they have utilised the Company’s Cloud platforms in Africa to roll out their products, solutions and services to the market.
Representatives from operations across several industries, including HR & payroll, Security and corporate software solution development and integration, offered details of how the Cloud has helped to add value to service delivery.
Bester, along with representatives from Seacom and Microsoft, said that Cloud has evolved locally to the point where take-up is a reality and there’s a definite advantage that could be attained through strategic acquisition and the right service provider.
“We are very excited about drivers like the internet and consumerisation…
The intention going forward is to contribute meaningfully towards the establishment of an aggregated experience in order to bring Cloud to the consumer.
Liza du Plessis
Liza du Plessis