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iHub By Jimmy Gitonga / November 13, 2013

Kenya Java Day: Oracle States its current business, get ready East Africa.

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Recently, Oracle held an Oracle Day at Safari Park. This was not all, Oracle later opened a business and training hub in conjunction with Interdist Alliances, a UK company with offices at the Riverside, Nairobi. Clearly the gloves are off for the race to give Africa its integrated systems solutions. According to a survey carried out by Oracle on leading Corporate Finance Officers (CFOs), there are 4 important technologies that will deliver the most value to their organisations. These are Mobile Computing, Cloud, Big Data and Social Marketing.

According to a video post on the Oracle Media Network, a number of CFOs were asked what technologies matter to them in terms of growth and adding value to their organisations. The top 2 were Mobile Computing and Cloud. What are the hindrances for them to realise the potential of these technologies? Organisational shortcomings where there is a lack of leadership and talent was at 49%. The next challenge was the lack of IT capabilities at 39%. 2/3 of them said Mobile Device Management was on #1 thing on their wish list.

Increasingly, developers need to know what other technologies enable and work in tandem with their applications to create solutions that would interest CIOs, CTOs and ultimately CFOs.

For more on this, join Oracle Kenya and the iHub at Panafric Hotel on the 21st of November 2013. Register here for the event.

Author : Jimmy Gitonga

Jimmy is a founding member of the ARK, a design house that developed the Zuku brand for Wananchi and designed the iHub space. He is a member of the Planet Rackus crew, who were winners at Pivot East 2012 in the entertainment category, as well as the overall competition winners with their Ma3Racer mobile game. He was the founding Lead for the iHub Cluster. At iHub he now has the title, "Hype Master"


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  • Enterprise The next frontier at 16:34:31PM Saturday, November 23, 2013

    […] was the buzz word as developers came together for the Oracle & iHub Kenya Java day at the Panafric Hotel yesterday (22nd November). It was a great gathering of like minded Java […]

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