Oracle showcased its latest Cloud-led digital solutions to top business and government leaders at the International Modern Business event in Nairobi, also dubbed Oracle Modern Cloud Day. The event was held to emphasise Oracle’s commitment to help Kenya achieve its strategic socio-economic objectives as identified by the country’s Vision 2030 framework.
“Digital transformation is a key priority for Kenya’s public and private sector entities as organisations look to deliver transparent citizen services; drive business growth with high ROI; introduce new products and deliver an exceptional customer experience in a highly mobile and digital economy of the future”, said David Bunei, the MD of Oracle Kenya. “At Oracle, we have delivered an incredible amount of innovation to our customers in Kenya including the Oracle Autonomous Database, AI embedded Business Applications and the Generation 2 cloud infrastructure.”
(TOP: David Bunei, the Oracle Kenya MD, addresses the media during the Oracle Modern Cloud Day. On the right is Dr Avinash Ramtohul, the Oracle MD for Mauritius and the Sales Consulting Director for African Operations).
“The International Modern Business event is an opportunity for us to highlight the true impact of these technologies and showcase how Kenyan organisations can unlock unprecedented growth with cloud led digital transformation”, added Bunei.
During its annual Oracle Open World (#OOW2019) held in mid September, Oracle announced its plans to launch 20 new Oracle Cloud regions by the end of 2020, for a total of 36 Oracle Cloud Infrastructure regions, with South Africa hosting one of these cloud regions to support seamless cloud transition for customers across the African continent.
Other regions to host the facilities include US, Canada, Brazil, UK., EU, Japan, South Korea, Australia, India, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and new government regions in the UK and Israel.
Oracle has also recently unveiled the world’s first Autonomous Operating System; AI Voice for the enterprise and the world’s fastest database machine.
The opening up of new cloud infrastructure regions is aimed to enable customers and partners harness the power of Oracle Cloud to unlock innovation and drive business growth. With the dual regions, customers can deploy both production and disaster recovery capacity within their country or jurisdiction to meet business continuity and compliance requirements. Customers will also have access to all Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services including Oracle Autonomous Database; as well as Oracle Fusion Applications, in these regions.
Oracle Cloud has so far opened 12 regions in the past year and currently operates 16 regions globally – 11 commercial and 5 for government institutions.
The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for Sales, Service, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, plus Highly Automated and Secure Generation 2 Infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database.