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Monday, February 20, 2017

Recession, motivator for MainOne’s cloud deal with Microsoft

The Chief Executive Officer of MainOne, Funke Opeke has said that the current recession in the country was a motivator for her company to leverage Microsoft cloud, which led to the debut of its HoloLens, reports ITRealms.

Opeke in her address to the occasion with the theme: “Disruptive Technology: Achieve More with Less” said the economic downturn has left businesses with no alternative than to adopt and leverage disruptive technology to drive efficiency, save cost and deliver economic value.

She noted the need to align business needs with technology, the need to be agile and the importance of security, citing the successes recorded in the e-payment, e-commerce sectors with businesses such as eTransact, Konga, Jumia and Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBBS) as of the adoption of disruptive technology in Nigeria.

Ms. Opeke reiterated that the annual Nerds Unite conference is a commitment of MainOne and its partners to sharing knowledge and ideas aimed at transforming the businesses of its customers.

“At MainOne, we believe that our customers are the most able in this society to bring about disruption in the Nigerian economy leveraging technology. Nerds Unite provides a vantage platform for us to enable our stakeholder community with new ideas to disrupt the Nigerian business landscape”.

In its third year, Nerds Unite 2017 featured world-class leaders from global, blue chip IT firms sharing knowledge on new trends and other disruptive technologies facing today’s technology landscape.

The event also had in attendance, MainOne partners including Radware, Cisco, SAP, Huawei and Samsung, with representation from the Internet Society.

Chuks Egbune/GEE 
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Pix: From left: Senior Development Manager, Internet Society, Michuki Mwangi;  CEO, Venture Garden Group, Bunmi  Akinyemiju; CEO, MainOne, Funke Opeke, and Principal Group Manager, Microsoft Corporation, Robert Di Benedetto during the Nerds Unite 2017, organized by MainOne at Landmark Center, Oniru, Lagos.

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