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Cloud Computing event slated for 1 November

On the 1st of November; Techzim Events will be hosting a Breakfast Briefing on Cloud Computing. The event is being held in conjunction with EMC SADC and Utande. It will allow the two partners to inform attendees about their cloud based solutions and also empower IT managers, directors and executives with industry trends and localisation strategies. Along with an increase in mobile connectivity, Cloud computing has become one of the most significant technologies to happen in the last decade and presents significant cost and efficiency advantages.

The event is specifically targeted at IT Managers, Directors, Support Services Providers, CEOs, COOs and other relevant stakeholders. A cloud computing representative of EMC will share the stage with Colin Franco (Utande’s CTO) with presentations focusing on :

  • SAAS (Software As A Service)
  • IAAS (Infrastructure As A Service)
  • Cloud Computing: EMC’s continental and global experiences
  • Weighing the costs and benefits of migrating to the cloud
  • Mitigating infrastructure and energy challenges through the cloud
  • Data Security and the Cloud

Prospective attendees are advised to make a booking through with the following information:

  • Name
  • Job Description
  • Company

Utande is also expected to showcase its cloud based SAAS CRM and accounting solution which scooped ICT Africa 2011’s most innovative product/service prize.

About EMC
According to its corporate profile; EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver Information Technology as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.

EMC works with organizations around the world, in every industry, in the public and private sectors, and of every size, from startups to the Fortune Global 500. Its customers include banks and other financial services firms, manufacturers, healthcare and life sciences organizations, Internet service and telecommunications providers, airlines and transportation companies, educational institutions, and public-sector agencies. EMC also provides technology, products, and services to consumers in more than 100 countries. The company employs 48 000 people worldwide and is a key component of the S&P 500 index.

About Utande
Utande is the trade name of Dandemutande, which in turn is an investment of London listed Masawara PLC. The company is one of SEACOM’s local partners and is setting up Zimbabwe’s biggest data centre . It has been in operation since 1996 and counts Zimbabwe’s biggest company by market cap as one of its core clients. Its main focus is on enterprise data solutions but is also on record as considering the consumer market.

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6 thoughts on “Cloud Computing event slated for 1 November

  1. Correct me if Im wrong, but we don’t have any data centers in Zim. What value would this add if we dont have a major building block to cloud computing, i.e a Hosted Data Centers.

    1. Apologies, didnt notice the statement below :-
      “The company is one of SEACOM’s local partners and is setting up Zimbabwe’s biggest data centre”

  2. The biggest challenge is in begining, thanks for taking the first step. I am behind you all the way, good luck and good day!

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