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MTN Cloud cover for Cote d’Ivoire

August 16, 2013 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and Telecoms, West Africa

MTN Group CEO Sifiso Dabengwa. (Image source: File)

MTN Group CEO Sifiso Dabengwa. (Image source: File)

In keeping with its mission to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world to customers, MTN today announced the extension of its bouquet of cloud services to Cote d’Ivoire.

The introduction of MTN Cloud in Cote d’Ivoire this week comes on the back of a highly successful launch of the services in Ghana and Nigeria earlier this year. MTN plans to launch the MTN Cloud offering in three other markets in the coming months, namely Uganda, Cameroon and South Africa.

MTN Cloud provides business automation tools to enterprises across professional services, micro-finance, health and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sectors.

“Our focus as MTN is to contribute to the development of enterprises and the sustainable growth of economies in the countries where we operate. MTN Cloud is integral to our strategy to achieve this, particularly as enterprises are key economic growth drivers in most of our markets,” says Pieter Verkade, MTN Group Chief Commercial Officer.

The MTN Cloud services are aimed at satisfying the growing appetite of businesses for ICT solutions that are relevant, customised and affordable. To this end the impressive array of MTN Cloud services include cost-effective e-mail and collaborative software such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM, a customer relations management tool, as well as security powered by McAfee.

MTN Cloud aims to deliver on the company’s promise to make the lives of customers brighter by leading the ‘delivery of a bold new digital world’ to them. As a result, the cloud services approach entails the centralisation of access to services, wherein a third party, in this case MTN, acts as the single point of contact for customers.

“The focus is on convenience, as centralising access to services eases the administrative burden for business, where instead of dealing with multiple service providers, they now deal with one,” adds Verkade.

As with the launches in Ghana and Nigeria in April, this week’s introduction of business automation tools in Cote d’Ivoire is part of the first phase of MTN Cloud services designed primarily for SMEs across professional services, and the health and micro-finance sectors. The second phase of MTN Cloud offerings will cater for major corporates and multinationals.

“The uptake in Ghana and Nigeria has been positive. We are optimistic that MTN Cloud will receive a similar response in Cote d’Ivoire, and in the other markets when it’s launched,” concludes Verkade.

Staff Writer

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