Oracle Cloud gaining momentum in Nigeria
With cloud computing enabling unmatched speed, value and better return on investment (ROI); businesses and public sector entities in Nigeria are accelerating their digital transformation initiatives with Oracle. Speaking at an event in Lagos, Adebayo Sanni, Managing Director, Oracle elaborated on the key factors driving the rapid adoption of Oracle cloud solutions in Nigeria besides also highlighting key technology trends, organizations in Nigeria are expected to adopt in 2018.
“Cloud is now a mainstream approach in Nigeria and we are increasingly seeing business leaders opt for solutions that allow them to free up resources for creating unique customer experience; drive innovation or reduce ownership costs”, said Adebayo Sanni. “Over the past few years Oracle has invested in expanding its footprint, increasing the workforce and introducing latest cloud solutions in the country. This sustained engagement has helped us support the digital transformation initiatives of a host of organizations and thus drive solid momentum for Oracle cloud in Nigeria”.
During the event, Oracle has also made the following predictions for how technology will affect Nigeria in 2018:
- Enterprise security will become company job #1 with much of it being automated.
- In 2018, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will cement its place in enterprises.
- By the end of 2018, most customer support in will be conducted by chatbots.
- In 2018, blockchain will emerge as a transformational technology.
- In 2018, IoT will evolve from individual components to an integrated platform.
- In 2018, regulated industries will move to the cloud en masse.
“With IDC projecting the country’s ICT market to grow to USD 10Bn in 2018; Nigeria is fast emerging as the hotbed of technological innovation in Africa and we are working with customers that sit right on the edge of this potential,” added Sanni. “In a market defined by growth, development and change, Oracle Nigeria has focused on redefining the capabilities of cloud, the potential of technology and the relevance of innovation. From the ubiquity of next-generation cloud to the reliability of blockchain, we continue to invest in solutions and services that will help bring transformational change for our customers”.