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Spawning Africa’s digital dragons in the cloud

By Chris Willcocks, Director: Cloud and Line of Business at SAP Africa

Earlier this year, technology research house Gartner released a report entitled “Taming the Digital Dragon” as part of its 2014 CIO Agenda. In it, it suggests that if CIOs don’t respond quickly to a tsunami of digital opportunities, they will be washed away – but if they do, untold success lies in store.

The problem is, that for much of Africa, the digital dragon has not yet been born, let alone soar aloft. If we’re going to awaken the slumbering digital dragon on this continent, we’re going to have to spark a new generation of African solutions and opportunities. And thankfully, in the cloud, we have the ideal incubator to nurture dragons and opportunities alike.

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