Olabisi Olaleye ; Perpetua Egesimba
The managing director of Oracle Nigeria, Mr. Adebayo Sanni, disclosed in Lagos recently that, with the International Data Corporation (IDC) projecting the country’s ICT market to grow to $10 billion in 2018; Nigeria is fast emerging as the hotbed of technological innovation in Africa.
Sanni, who spoke recently during a discussion with technology writers in Lagos on the key factors of Oracle cloud solutions in Nigeria that would drive the rapid adoption noted that local expansion, increased workforce and latest cloud solutions drive rapid customer growth. While emphasising that key technology trends in Nigeria were expected to be adopted in 2018 by organisations.
He said, with cloud computing, enabling unmatched speed, value and better returns on investment, businesses and public sector entities in Nigeria are accelerating their digital transformation initiatives with Oracle.
“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.
“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 organisations and thus drive solid momentum for Oracle cloud in Nigeria,” Sanni said.
Predicting how technology would affect Nigeria in 2018, he said enterprise security would become company job number one with much of it being automated.
According to him, in 2018, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will cement its place in enterprises and by the end of 2018 most customer support would be conducted by chatbots.
He reiterated that Blockchain would emerge as a transformational technology, adding that IoT would evolve from individual components to an integrated platform, and regulated industries will move to the cloud en masse.
“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,” Sanni said.