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CWG, confirmed data centre, cloud services player – EMP boss




The Chief Executive Officer, Emerging Markets Payments Group (EMP), Mr. Murat Ozulku, has declared the Computer Warehouse Group (CWG) as a reputed brand in data centrea nd cloud services management sector in the country, reports ITRealms.


led a delegation of the Company’s executives on a working visit to the corporate head office of Computer Warehouse Group (CWG) Plc in Lagos. The visit aims at deepening the partnership between both firms.


Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CWG Plc, Mr. Austin Okere, observed that in line with the firm’s cloud services under the new CWG2.0 business model, the group operates a data centre for her use, as well as the use of her customers. 


“The Data Centre is a state of the art category 3 facility manned by a complement of experienced and certified technical personnel,” he said.


In addition, he said, CWG adheres strictly to a Standard Operating Procedure and provides a checklist for all clients’ equipment to ensure that they meet best practices including dual power and network sources for all devices. 


“This is further complemented with Managed Services for Level 2 and level 3 technical support. With this facility, we have been able to offer EMP the platform they require to support their customers in Africa and the Middle East with unparalleled payment services” he said.


The visiting Chief Executive Officer, EMP Financial Payments Solutions, Mr. Murat Ozulku, remarked that they aimed at strengthening the relationship between the two companies and build upon mutual aspirations. 


“CWG is a recognized brand in the Data Centre and Cloud Services management sector, and a strong partner that has given us the technical backup we need to support the rapid growth in our clientele across Nigeria,” he said. Stressing that the visit would gives them the unique opportunity to discuss ways of collaboration and expand the range of innovative solutions, to engender fast growing payment industry in Africa and beyond. 


EMP delivers electronic payments services to more than 130 banks and 30,000 merchants across 45 countries. The company is committed to supporting the rapid and secure expansion of the payments industry in these fast growing markets. It is noteworthy that EMP was the first processing company to introduce cutting-edge Europay, Mastercard and Visa chip-and-pin technology to Africa and thus making the African payments industry more secure.


True to her mission of deploying technologies that enable growth, CWG boasts of technology innovation and services that have improved the operations of financial institutions in Nigeria. It will be recalled that CWG recently powered the migration of United Bank for Africa (UBA) and Associated Discount House (ADH) to the Finacle 10 banking solution. 


She also champions the course of financial inclusion in West Africa using her FinEdge Financial Platform to power products such as MTN XaaS in collaboration with MTN for Microfinance banking, and the Diamond Yello Account, in collaboration with Diamond Bank and MTN for Mobile Money applications.

 +ITRealms DSA +Remmy Nweke (ITRealms) +CWG Africa @EMP Nigeria

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Pix: L-R: Mr. James Agada, Group Chief Technology Officer, CWG Plc; Mr. Hany Fawzy, Chief Information Officer, EMP; Mr. Austin Okere, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CWG Plc; and Mr. Adetoyese Oyerinde, Data Centre Manager, CWG Plc at the corporate head office of CWG Plc, in Lagos

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