Though cloud computing is said to be the most disruptive technology of our information age, it is yet to be accepted by both the public and service providers of business options. We believe that the African market remains at the forefront of Enlightenment phase of Gartner’s Hype Cycle that elaborates the phases of adoption for an emerging technologies (it is safe to state cloud remains an emerging technologies in Africa while the rest of the world has embraced it).
The Slope of Enlightenment phase is characterized by more firms financing pilot cloud projects, while the conservatively minded companies stay cautious and suspicious of cloud options along with the filming of these endeavors. For the African economy to ‘catch-up’ to the other regions such as Greater Europe and the US markets, and ascend to the Plataea of Productivity phase, which is characterized by cloud technologies’ wide market applicability and relevance clearly paying — a variety of things Will Need to be demystified: —
- Cloud is Just for SMEs
- Companies have to pick one or another between on premise solutions and cloud-based solution and not a mix of both
- The Cloud is not secure
With the present 6.8 to 10% broadband penetration in Nigeria, the market still remains a massive market for computing. As businesses move deeper in the cloud, they could decide what’s core to the successful and continuing operations of their organization, and what can be better run as a managed support whenever and yet the need arises — hence putting aside ICT practitioners from daily systems maintenance, some of which is rooted in legacy systems and legacy processes.
With the cloud solutions from SAP, the daily management of ICT then becomes a question of managing Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) rather than maintaining hardware and procuring the back door. To put it differently, the cloud evolves ICT processes more closely with company objectives, freeing key staff to work on innovations that aid in the development of the company.
In the present economic situation in Nigeria and in actuality, the rest of Africa, virtualization of servers, computers, applications, storage and other elements of the business infrastructure could be a core part of the shift to the Plataea of Productivity phase.
AIRBNB, Alibaba and Uber, who have been cited as affirmation digital disruptors, are designing a brand new universe that leverages technologies to modify their respective sectors. The facts about cloud computing are understood by two-thirds of large businesses, which makes one third unsure of the advantages of a few of the most critical developments in the ICT landscape. For many enterprises, a private cloud should be the closest match to their objectives, however, the travel to the cloud is really a step-by-step one that starts with virtualisation and finishes with transferring mission-critical applications into the cloud. However, many enterprises fall at the hurdle of safety, but others find applications as a natural fit, but are less sure about their hardware infrastructure.
TTCS’s skilled ICT strategists are researching the possible advantages of cloud computing and virtualisation, such as virtualisation of storage along with the information centre, together with managed solutions in the cloud. Many businesses recognise that ‘cloud computing’ — software, infrastructure and system delivered as on-demand providers — can provide strategic advantages concerning scalability and cost effectiveness in order that technologies can scale to accommodate spikes in demand as opposed to be built for use scenarios that rarely arise.
We believe that firms must navigate the complexities of digital transformation without disrupting daily business operations. Together with SAP cloud alternatives, we could offer a framework to do just that. The model business approaches have been tried and proven. They are effective in providing faster time to value, predictable results and company transformation, all of this done by way of a PILOT of our BusinessByDesign, SuccessFactors, Hybris and Ariba alternatives.
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