February, 2015 – Lagos, Nigeria: Vodacom Business Nigeria, has become the newest addition to the list of signatories of the Convention on Business Integrity (CBi), after signing an undertaking to observe the values of the Code of Business Integrity within their own organizations and in their dealings with their customers and partners. On Monday February 9, 2015, the company represented by Douglas Craigie–Stevenson, Managing Director Vodacom Business Africa and Guy Clarke Managing Director Vodacom Business Nigeria, signed documents to formalize the company’s membership to CBi.
January, 2015 – Lagos, Nigeria: United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has become the first Nigerian-based multinational to join the ranks of Vodafone Global Enterprise customers. Vodafone Global Enterprise is part of the Vodafone Group, dedicated to simplifying the management of global communications for the world’s largest multi-national companies.
UBA, with operations in over 19 countries and over seven million customers, has continuously demonstrated the ability to leverage its capabilities and IT infrastructure to exponentially grow its business across Africa. The move puts UBA among over 1700 of the world’s largest enterprises entrusting their communications services to Vodafone Global Enterprise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.