IBM has predicted that the cloud technology adoption in Nigeria will grow to about 80 percent by 2015. This prediction was announced by the company’s Country General Manager, West Africa, Taiwo Otiti.
According to him, the adoption of cloud technology in Africa is currently at a tipping point and Nigeria is expected to record more than 2 times increase in adoption by next year.
He added that adoption of mobile phones and tablets is increasing the opportunity to interpret data patterns to anticipate needs and deliver improved services. The company also revealed that the continent is quickly moving to the center of global attention as the last big emerging market of the current economic era.
He said: “Our investment in this centre is in line with our strategy to help fuel growth in Nigeria’s IT sector and to support the use of advanced technology service delivery for the public sector and commercial business growth, particularly expansion in West Africa.IBM Innovation Centres are designed to help clients envisage their future, illustrated using IBM social, mobile, analytics and cloud solutions, combined with industry focused experience and expertise. Through this centre, we will bring the reach of IBM’s global capabilities and thought leadership closer to local and regional clients.”