Africa’s adoption of cloud technology is very diverse. Like in other technologies, people often use the homogenous nature of the continent to make the wrong assumption about the maturity levels from one country to another.
Africa’s adoption of cloud technology is very diverse. Like in other technologies, people often use the homogenous nature of the continent to make the wrong assumption about the maturity levels from one country to another. Multiple studies and research from Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) – AWS, AZURE, Google Cloud and third parties reveals that potential customers, users or interest of cloud are still at an extremely low rate outside just 3 countries in the continent. Frankly, we have personally witnessed greater excitement by Africans on Blockchain technology than cloud technology. Reminder: Blockchain technology was borne from the gaps experienced by cloud technology. So, Africa’s natural evolution in information technology should be CLOUD TECHNOLOGY.
3 countries lead in cloud services adoption and the gaps that exist amongst them mirrors the adoption across the continent. By rank, South Africa is the most advanced user of cloud technology in Africa but the gap between them and the next country Kenya is too wide, while South Africans already see the cloud as a platform for innovation and creating new business models, Kenya uses cloud technology mostly for scalability and applications efficiency. The there’s Nigeria that is still in the migration phase. To make this story short, the lack of adoption in African countries in the usage of cloud technology is due to infrastructure/Data Centers challenges. Then imagine the rest of the continent talking about blockchain?
Lately, more African countries are making strides into cloud technology and some are in robust planning stages and experimenting, namely Rwanda and Ghana but mostly theoretical. A vast majority are still thinking about how to adopt it.
Success stories across other African countries in cloud technology usage are mostly based off a foreign investment or loaned/rented infrastructure.
So how does Caasitech aim to sell cloud services to Cameroon enterprises? Simple, we educate our potential clients by conducting organic and localized based assessments to determine their priorities and then outline a technical roadmap (DLIFE™) on how they can become cloud based and evolve their core business services and improve EBIT.