By Prince Osuagwu
AS Nigeria currently undergoes harsh economic weather where businesses are suffering and business executives, small and medium enterprise (SME) owners eagerly looking for solutions to their present economic predicaments, Oracle has promised to bring an innovative change in the way businesses are run.
Although the country has been part of the evolution of new business methods from the post office mail to the electronic mail; the walkie-talkie to the mobile phone and social media, Oracle says that data usage, storage and retention have also become issues that must be tackled to keep pace.
In providing Oracle Cloud, the technology says it’ s offering the world and indeed Nigerians a model for enabling convenient, on-demand natural access to a shared pool of configurable computer process with technologies that enable customers create solutions for their businesses using speed, cost efficiency and security.
Formally launching its products and services recently in Nigeria and the entire sub-saharan Africa, Oracle Cloud, a company that specializes in helping organizations drive innovations and business transformations says it will help Nigerian businesses increase business agility, lower costs and reduce information technology complexity.
The company says it is poised to affect businesses in Nigeria with their technological innovations by offering a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications, platform services and engineered systems.
Speaking at the launch of oracle products and solutions in Lagos, Oracle country managing director, Adebayo Sanni said that his company was poised to bringing changes in the way businesses are run in the country. He said that just like some companies have changed the way they do businesses in the world today, Oracle Cloud, is all about doing the same thing in a new way by offering a cost effective services aimed at improving businesses through the use of cloud data to offer software services, platform as a service and infrastructure as a service all aimed at improving businesses. Mr. Adebayo also noted that among what Oracle Cloud stands for are cost reduction mechanisms as businesses or customers pay for what they consume at their own speed; completeness, choice and flexibility to business forward.
“We have some companies in the world that offer software as a service, infrastructure and software as a service but what Cloud offers you that completeness, choice and flexibility aimed at ensuring your business growth and that is what makes us unique. Oracle offers you the total complete package. You also have choice and flexibility to decide which one of these that is important to your business. Customers also have the choice of deciding whether to go for private cloud(for private businesses) or public(for public businesses like that of the government) cloud. The bottom line in oracle is to answer the question, how do I use technology and software to do my business and at the same time reduce cost, ensure security and have flexibility that is choice”. According to Mr. Sanni, for customers who wish to subscribe to Oracle Cloud in order to ensure efficiency in their businesses, all they need to do is to first all identify Clouds business requirements like cost, mobile interaction between Cloud and its customers and then Cloud’s business strategies.
When these are achieved, the customer can order for the Oracle Demo through online download. Busineses among others that stand to benefit from Cloud’s array of services are the telecommunication companies, banks, insurance firms, government agencies, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and a host of other businesses.