As part of an effort to discuss, dispel myths and predict the journey of cloud in Africa, Routed is hosting workshops throughout November as part of its Hype series.

The workshops will be hosted by Teraco and will take place in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. The workshops will play host to principal analyst at Xalam Analytics, Guy Zibi.

While a number of sectors have embraced cloud solutions, there are many more which haven’t. Despite this Zibi says that eventually the cloud will touch all sectors.

“While some sectors such as financial services are leading the way, the pressures around optimising IT infrastructures and better leveraging troves of data assets are increasingly applying to broader swathes of the economy. In time, the cloud will touch all sectors of the economy,” says Zibi.

Throughout the workshops Zibi will also discuss what is holding African businesses back when it comes to transitioning to the cloud.

“In particular, we will look at why the phases of migration towards more elaborate adoption will differ from what we’ve seen in other developed and developing markets, and why 2020 will be pivotal for deeper adoption,” Zibi adds.

For more information about the Hype series contact Routed on 065 979 1617.

“We view our role within the cloud sector as an important one. There are so many aspects at play, enterprise businesses need professional and knowledgeable advice when looking to develop and implement a cloud strategy. There is a concerning lack of skills within the channel, leaving little room for movement. As a neutral provider, we hope to assist the channel to develop the skills required, while assisting the enterprise sector to successfully implement cloud strategies,” managing director at Routed, Andrew Cruise, said.

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