ByÂ Prince Osuagwu
The Bijimi Sage and PRO Laptops are fast emerging the PC of choice for most organizations and professional bodies in Nigeria. The latest organization to standardize on the Bijimi is the Church of NigeriaÂ Anglican Communion which has stepped up the computerization of her clergy through a partnership with Zinox Computers.
The Anglican communion through the Primate, Archbishop Peter J. Akinola ordered the Zinox Bijimi laptops for all the Anglican Bishops in Nigeria thus confirming the image of the Bijimi as the fastest selling laptop brand, among discerning targets, in Nigeria.
To lubricate the partnership Zinox said it decided to offer the Bijimi Sage laptops atÂ rebate prices to help the work of God. The Church was also encouraged to pay either in full or in installments. When contacted on phone the Ven. Emmanuel O. Adekunle, the outgoing General Secretary of the Church said that the exercise was part of an ongoing computerization program which, he hoped would continue based on the enthusiasm of the clergy. He confirmed that they chose the Zinox Bijimi because its ruggedness andÂ compelling aesthetics.Â Â Meanwhile, Zinox has also announced that the Dunamis International Church in Abuja has also joined the list of Churches distinctively computerizing their workers through the Bijimi Laptop Brand.
The company added that the performance of the Bijimi has also earned it the patronage of the Nigerian judiciary with the order of over a hundred laptops for key officers of the Court of Appeal. The acceptance of the Bijimi cuts across all sectors including the educational sector where the University of Education, Ikere Ekiti has empowered the faculty and staff by nearly a thousand Bijimi laptops.
According to Zinox Head of Business Development Ms. Christy Yisa,â€ Bijimi has become the fulcrum of the IT infrastructure at Ikere Ekiti, providing platforms for staff computerization, studentsâ€™ ownership scheme, digital centers and laboratories. The market penetration and the growing market share of the Bijimi has not come as a surprise to us because of the world-class quality of the productâ€ she added.
Branded Bijimi after the Hausa name for the tireless work horse, the Bijimi PRO runs on T3400 â€“ Duo Core 2.16 GHz/250gb HDD with a memory of 2GB DDR, Touch pad, Net Trace â€“ Theft Tracker, built-in Blue tooth, built-in 2M pixel Camera, and Wireless LAN CARD. The Bijimi PRO comes with Microsoft Windows PRO/Vista Business and will also come standard with 500,000 e-books with effect from October 1, 2009.Â Yisa, said that the Bijimi PRO has become the new benchmark for laptopsâ€™ performance and dependability for users in the corporate category. She revealed that the Bijimi, remarkably, has the least return rate among laptops in the Nigerian market today, expressing the hope that the Bijimi variants â€“ Bijimi PRO and the Bijimi Sage would be the flagship of the Zinox range of IT products destined to lead Nigeriaâ€™s charge for development.
Zinox Technologies Limited commenced operations in 2001 as the manufacturer of Nigeriaâ€™s First Internationally Certified Branded Computers. Rated second best selling computer in Nigeria and the largest Premium Partner for both Microsoft and Intel in Sub Saharan Africa, Zinox aims to be the preferred brand in Africa.