Published On: Wed, Dec 3rd, 2014

Managed service solution launched in Kenya



NAIROBI – GONDWANA International Networks (GIN), the Pan African telecommunications operator, announced that its iWayAfrica business has launched a managed infrastructure and services solution in Kenya.

The new product offering, iManage has been developed in conjunction with managed services company, SevenC Computing and is according to iWayAfrica, a welcome reprieve for local SMEs.

Winston Smith, General Manager, Terrestrial Services for GIN and iWayAfrica, says the launching of the iManage is timely as Kenya welcomes a new dawn in terms of how business ICT services are managed.

“At a time when data is a key decision-making tool, its optimal management and protection is paramount and the launch of iManage in Kenya is thus happening at the right time,” Smith said.

Smith says that the partnership with SevenC Computing has already proven beneficial in several countries.

“With the recent addition of Uganda and Ghana, coupled with the success achieved in Namibia and Zimbabwe, we anticipate tremendous growth in Kenya. There is great demand for level three managed services support in Africa, as cloud simply cannot deliver on its own,” Smith said.

SevenC Computing Managing Director, Darren Osbourn, says Kenya is a fast developing country and needs the SME sector to succeed, propelling the
economy forward and creating long-lasting employment.

“Given that IT skills across Africa are lacking, IWayAfrica has a significant opportunity to successfully introduce a unique managed service solution in conjunction with SevenC Computing,” says Osbourn.

Ken Munyi, Managing Director: iWayAfrica Kenya, says that the local market faces several IT challenges including data loss, lack of efficient delivery of content to multiple platforms, attacks from cyber criminals and hackers, high cost of ICT services and difficulty implementing disaster recovery plans.

The iManage solution according to Munyi will address the majority of these local IT issues, making it much easier for Kenyan organisations to concentrate on building a vibrant economy.

– CAJ News






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