Dimension Data today launched cloud services in Namibia. Private organisations, service providers and governments around the world are fast engaging the concept of cloud computing and how African organisations are taking advantage of its benefits is truly an exciting journey.
“Although adoption is gradual, as cloud providers demonstrate its benefits, I believe that Africa is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the benefits of cloud” says Tony Munro, Solutions Executive: Dimension Data Africa.
Cloud technology presents a new consumption model for ICT solutions and services wrapped in a predictable, monthly commercial model which allows its adopters to reduce cost as cloud reduces the total cost of ownership of managing infrastructure and applications. Fewer assets mean less capex outlay. Organisations also increase their agility, as Cloud improves the ability to adapt rapidly to new technologies and changes in the market. Companies will be able to focus on their core business, accelerate time to market as well as implement new business models to capture new markets.
“Dimension Data’s comprehensive range of Cloud Services helps clients at each step in their journey towards cloud architectures” explains Rowan Kleintjes, Managing Director: Dimension Data Namibia. “Organisations have a lot of options in the cloud, and our role is to advise our clients where to start.”
“Organisations in Namibia can take advantage of the benefits of cloud and we will assist our clients to achieve the transformational potential of cloud computing. Because all Dimension Data’s Cloud Services are delivered on a consistent platform, it’s easier and more cost-effective to expand from one cloud model to another as the demands of the business change.”
“Namibia is set to join the rest of Africa in the adoption of cloud, and will leverage it to leapfrog its technology adoption, without having to incur exorbitant infrastructure costs and enjoy world class ICT services on a pay as you go model,” concludes Kleintjes.