The Cloud World Forum, incorporating Enterprise ICT Africa, is touted as Africa’s largest Cloud and ICT event for enterprise and telecommunication professionals. The objective is to bring together stakeholders and network over issues affecting Cloud adoption, and to discuss the results businesses experience in migrating to the Cloud.
Additional themes to feature at the Event include BYOD, consumerisation of ICT in Africa, Big Data and Africa’s transition to digital technology.
Forrester Research forecasts that the global market for Cloud computing will grow from $407 billion to more than $241 billion in 2020.
“We believe that Africa is ideally positioned to embrace Cloud computing and thereby drive economic growth. Countries on the continent are rapidly addressing challenges like quality and availability of connectivity and power resources to lay the infrastructure required to facilitate Cloud adoption,” explains Albie Bester, CEO of Pamoja.
The Company recently deployed its second Cloud computing platform for Africa at Liquid Telecom’s East Africa Data Centre in Nairobi.
“We selected Kenya and the country’s Capital as our Cloud service delivery base to the East Africa market. By integrating our platforms through the Seacom submarine cable infrastructure we are able to firstly provide Cloud services with a regional presence and secondly offer geographic redundancy to customers who demand this,” Bester adds. With dedicated bandwidth on SEACOM’s submarine cable Pamoja is also leading the market in bringing Global Cloud services to Afria.
The Company is looking to leverage off its participation at the Event and add value to a number of new features and topics included in this year’s programme.
Hadoop: capturing Big Value in Big Data
Open Data Center Alliance: Use Cases, standards and pre-requisites to enable interoperability and portability
CIO & CTO Focus Session: Are CIOs in sync with the business issues faced by CEOs?
How can you internally communicate the benefits of moving to the Cloud?
Recruitment in the Cloud: The Cloud as tool for recruitment in South Africa
Social Enterprise Spotlight: Innovation and Reconstruction in South Africa
Bester says the Company is pleased to be a part of the Cloud World Forum Africa event. He looks forward to showcasing Pamoja’s strength in the market and the advances it continues to make in helping carve out a route to greaterCloud service adoption and integration across the continent.
Liza du Plessis
Liza du Plessis