Orange Business Services sponsors Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Africa 2011

Orange Business Services demonstrates commitment to Africa by sponsoring and presents at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Africa 2011

August 23, 2011

Orange Business Services continues with its commitment to the African corporate market, and is sponsoring the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Africa 2011 for the third time. The business services arm of France Telecom Orange will use the opportunity to outline its vision of cloud computing and how it can help businesses in Africa.

In addition to having a stand at the event, Rudolf Sarah and Philippe Jacquier from the Orange cloud computing consulting team will speak at the conference on August 24, 2011, in a session entitled ‘How cloud computing revolutionises IT’.

In the session, they will explain how cloud computing is going to change the IT industry by enabling users to pay for only what they use, and removing the complexities surrounding business applications and infrastructure resources. They will also give delegates working examples and case studies, and demonstrate how simple it is for businesses in Africa to harness the benefits of cloud computing.

Lionel Reina, vice president EEMEA at Orange Business Services, commented: “Africa is a key market for us, and this event is one of the most important gatherings of senior IT executives this year. At this exciting time for business, we’re going to be discussing the challenges companies are currently facing and how technology, including cloud computing, can help them achieve their business goals.”

The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Africa 2011 runs August 23-25, 2011 in the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa. The programme will highlight how new and evolving information technology can revolutionise the way in which ICT not just supports the enterprise but becomes an integral part of the enterprise. This includes cloud and social computing, the consumerisation of IT, business intelligence and data mining, and unified communications.

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