By Toneo Tonderai Rutsito
July has seen lots of technological events lined up for Harare and this particular one has caught my interest.
The Cloud Computing and Information Security Conference Africa 2013, ( CCISC Africa) will be demystifying the concepts behind going cloud, to store your data and accessing it remotely balancing it with real security issues associated with going cloud.
The issues of information security calls for greater attention with rampant attacks of networks exposing sensitive data to unknown assailants.
Tackling information security is of paramount importance to increase safety and reliability of online data transfer, the internet can not be perceived as a threat with current serious cyber attacks and network fallouts, proper skills will have to be applied to enhance security.
There has also been great talk of Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) but the real uptake and the understanding of the technology in Zimbabwe has rather remained shrouded.
Cloud computing is still a new phenomenon not just in Zimbabwe but world over as the implementation has gradually accelerated with direct benefits already being realized like cost cutting, security, reliability and unlimited availability.
A full team of regional experts will be jetting in Harare to help enterprises and decision makers to fully understand and embrace the technology to help them move from the traditional ways of using technology as the world has rather gone cloud to store and process data remotely at the click of a button.
Speaking to the, CCISC Africa 2013 official, he said the 3 day event will be going Live in Harare from the 24th to the 26th of July, few weeks from now.
Here is more from their recently updated Press Realease
In a little under a month, the Cloud Computing and Information Security Conference Africa 2013 will be commencing in Zimbabwe from the 24th-26th of July at the Rainbow Towers Hotel & Conference Centre. The CCISC Africa 2013, a platform to get in depth knowledge on information technology will address companies in the various sectors across industry. African enterprises including telecommunications companies, product and service providers and IT firms in attendance will be able to acquire relevant knowledge and growth for the ultimate benefit of their respective organizations.
It is a matter of note that to ensure the greater benefit of companies across Africa especially the host country Zimbabwe, the prices per delegate who wish to attend the CCISC Africa 2013 have been reduced to US$ 345.00 (inc 15% VAT) with additional discounts for companies and organizations with more than 5 delegates in attendance.
3 days of relevance and growth delivered by 15 speakers from 6 countries across Africa all at 1 venue in Zimbabwe. Make a date with the future of technology and learn from expert speakers such as Michael Mbuthia, the Head of Information Security at the Co-Operative Bank of Kenya who will be presenting on Current trends in Information Security & Implications for business continuity planning and Gareth James, who is a Virtualization Guru, Author and IT advisor who will be presenting on Public Sector Clouds as a Key driving force in the Cloud Ecosystem. CCISC Africa 2013 will also present opportunities to network with delegates and organizations from across Africa and arrange meetings that will be beneficial to companies and organizations across Africa. Also presented is the opportunity to learn and experience new technologies from exhibiting companies at the conference representing vast fields of information technology innovations and technologies.
With an expectation of more than 400 delegates from across Africa in attendance, every organization, big and small, relying on the limitless power of information technology for competitive business performance and social development in a world going more digital by the day is invited to attend this event and participate in this unique uniquely learning and networking opportunity.
Opportunities are still open for organizations who might want to take part in the CCISC AFRICA 2013 Conference through EXHIBITING or SPONSORSHIP. Please contact below.
CCISC 2013 is proudly brought to you by Eventus Worldwide. For more information on how to register, exhibit or partner visit the official event website at www.cciscafrica.com
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