Vodacom Business Nigeria promotes ICT education in schools

Lagos, Nigeria: Enforcing its commitment to knowledge development in the education sector through ICT, Vodacom Business Nigeria consistently organizes field trips for schools aimed at further development of students understanding of information and communication technology with practical learning beyond the classroom.

The company recently hosted the Senior Secondary students of Children’s International School, Lekki on a 1 day field trip to its facility in Lagos, taking them on a tour of its Data Centre, exposing the students to the technology behind cloud computing, online gaming and other applications like Facebook and Instagram used on a daily basis while encouraging the students to develop skills required in ICT innovation.

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Vodacom Business launches superior telephony solution for Nigerian businesses

Lagos Nigeria- Vodacom Business Nigeria has enhanced its enterprise voice suite with the launch of two new solutions, Business Connect and Business Express. These are enterprise-grade fixed telephony solutions made for Nigerian businesses and specifically designed to give superior and cost-effective voice services.

Vodacom Business Connect enables enterprises with existing PBX (Private Branch Exchange) infrastructure to make and receive external calls. It integrates seamlessly with the customer’s legacy PBX and supports a wide range of protocols and interfaces including SIP, FXO and E1.

For enterprises without an existing PBX, Vodacom now offers Business Express, which is an IP PBX solution hosted from Vodacom’s data centre. This solution provides businesses with the functionalities of a PBX without the need for any CAPEX investment.

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Vodacom Business Nigeria opens new offices in Ibadan and Kano

Lagos, Nigeria — Vodacom Business Nigeria, a leading provider of enterprise-class communication solutions, announced today the opening of new offices in Ibadan and Kano. These new offices are part of Vodacom Nigeria’s expansion plans which will strengthen services to customers in these regions and the surrounding areas.

Vodacom Business Nigeria will leverage its extensive national communications network to provide secure and agile communication solutions to customers in these regions. These services include enterprise voice, cloud and hosting solutions as well as machine–to–machine solutions.
Vodacom Business Nigeria’s Managing Director, Guy Clarke said “We expanded into Ibadan and Kano in response to the demand for converged communications. These are thriving markets where companies are investing in cutting-edge telecommunication solutions to increase customer engagement and loyalty.”

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Vodacom Business Nigeria Wins Big at the Beacon of ICT Awards 2014

Lagos Nigeria; Vodacom Business Nigeria’s outstanding contribution to connecting and enabling enterprise businesses in Nigeria was recognized at the Beacon of ICT (BoICT) Awards ceremony held last Saturday in Lagos. Vodacom emerged winners in Enterprise Solutions Provider of the Year and the Cloud Service Provider of the Year categories.

The BoICT Awards is an annual ceremony which recognizes stakeholders, contributions and commitments to the growth of the Nigerian ICT industry. This year over 250, 307 Nigerians voted in different categories with Vodacom Business Nigeria emerging as the clear winner of the Enterprise Solutions Provider of the Year category for the second year running and also the Cloud Service Provider of the year category.

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Vodacom continues to empower youth through ICT education

In its continuous effort to bridge the gap between theories taught in the classroom and real life situations, Vodacom Business Nigeria organised a two day Industrial tour for students from the Department of Engineering and information Technology, Covenant University, Nigeria. The visit was aimed at providing first–hand experience and a unique opportunity for the students to gain insight into a working environment related to their field of study. The industrial tour which took place at Vodacom’s offices in Ikoyi focused on “Demystifying Cloud Computing” and students got an in-depth knowledge of Cloud technology, how it works and how it is applied to modern businesses.

The Managing Director, Vodacom Business Nigeria, Guy Clarke, said “Our commitment is centered on the concept that the more knowledgeable the youth are, the greater their opportunity for employment. We know that Cloud Computing plays a big role in the ICT industry today and it would contribute to the further growth of Nigerian businesses as the technology is gaining wider acceptance in the business world”. According to him, the workshop is one of the company’s many contributions towards the development of skills and job creation opportunities for young people.

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Vodacom Tackles Key business IT challenges through Cloud technology

Cloud computing is a leading trend in today’s ICT industry as well as at the forefront when it comes to technology hype. However, indications are that Nigerian businesses still lag behind, with only a third of them currently using Cloud technology.

According to Nkosi Kumalo, Vodacom’s Executive Head of Cloud and Hosting Services, “Cloud is the ultimate place to do Business. Most CIOs spend their time managing complex IT delivery however, by adopting Cloud technology; corporates have reduced their Total Cost of operation (TCO) and increased productivity. Cloud technology transforms the way we do business”. He made this statement during his speech on Utilizing Cloud as a key business tool, at the CIO forum sponsored by Vodacom Business Nigeria in Lagos.

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Vodacom Business Nigeria hosts students on an ICT tour to learn about Cloud Computing

Lagos Nigeria In an effort to further its mission to make its resources available to a broader number of Nigerian students, Vodacom on its “power to you” initiative has extended its ICT field trip and tour opportunities to schools in communities where it operates.

Vodacom Business Nigeria typically invites a number of primary, secondary and tertiary institutions to its facility, enabling hundreds of Nigerian students to benefit from complementing their science, computer, engineering and electrical electronics studies with field trips to the company’s facility. February 28th will be remembered by students from the Computer craft trade of the Federal Science and Technical College, Yaba, Lagos as they were taken through the technology and the benefits of cloud computing.

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