By Prince Osuagwu
Oil and Gas Executives across the country are in Portharcourt now, listening to how video solutions could improve their businesses and boost their economies.
This is as systems Integration company, Resourcery Plc and its networking partners, Cisco put up a one-day business seminar for business executives in the Oil and Gas sector of the economy.
This C-level business gathering is going on today at Novotel Hotel in Port-Harcourt. Tagged “Breaking down the wall of communication;” The event is aimed at addressing the business benefits of the effective application of Cisco Video conferencing, WebEx, Internet Protocol (IP) telephony and digital media signage as it relates to the peculiar oil and gas sector of our business environment.
Earlier last week, Eastern Regional Manager, Resourcery, Mr. Ifeanyi Ikoro had said that considering that the oil and gas workforce had become more mobile, business executives should also position themselves to appreciating the benefits and growing impact of video as an integral component of the development of their organizations.
According to him, “whether you are an indigenous or international oil and gas company growing your information technology infrastructure to support the use of video as an effective business tool, this meeting provides you a veritable opportunity to see and test how this is applicable to your business environment. With competent professionals from Cisco and Resourcery, we aim to fully explore some of the technical applications of these business solutions as it affects our local businesses here in Nigeria.”
“The Cisco video conferencing solution that started out as a technology that would alter the way we meet has evolved into something much more. It is transforming the very way that organizations do business. Forever changing how petroleum rig operator in the Jubilee Oilfield at Cape Three Points in the Western Region of Ghana seeks subject matter expertise from an engineer in Nigeria.” he added.
Meanwhile, Business Solution Manager, (voice and video) Resourcery, Mr. Gbenga Adanlawo added; “we recognize the shift in global work practices which also affects how we do business here in Nigeria. We also know that technology needs to evolve to allow people communicate and collaborate in a more social, more virtual, more mobile, and more visual way. That is why we are providing this opportunity for our oil and gas sector customers to experience how seamless business video communication can enhance their internal and external service delivery.”
Cisco’s Territory Business Manager, Mr. Jideofor Onwuemelu, said the time is ripe for the oil and gas sector to fully embrace the benefits that Cisco’s Video Collaboration suite of services has to offer. With Cisco’s video conferencing solution suite, local offices can easily integrate video with their workplace tools thereby transforming their business environment. No doubt video transforms how we access our phone books as well as enhance the way we relate with our colleagues, customers.