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Dimension Data, VCE co-sponsor Innovation Dinner Nigeria

By Abe Wakama
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02 September 2015, Johannesburg- Africa’s technology news leader IT News Africa , today announced that Dimension Data will be the lead sponsor of the next edition of the IT News Africa Innovation Dinner Series in Nigeria, in partnership with VCE .

On the 16th of September 2015, senior technology executives will convene at the Wheatbaker Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria, for another edition of the Innovation Dinner series, under the theme: Transform to Better Perform: Information Technology’s role in driving competitive advantage, customer value and business growth in an uncertain economic environment.

A recent World Bank report warns that Nigeria will face a series of tough challenges in 2015 and 2016. These challenges include the looming prospect of higher borrowing costs as the West African country adapts to a new era of low prices for oil and other key commodities. This, according to the World Bank Group’s latest Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report released recently.

Low oil prices have considerably reduced growth in commodity-exporting countries (Angola, Nigeria), and also slowed activity in non-oil sectors.

In responding to the challenging business environment, senior management is increasingly looking to IT to provide innovation and transformation, reduce costs and improve business efficiency.

These challenges will require a new vision and operating model for IT infrastructure and service delivery—one that is far more responsive, adaptive, scalable and efficient than yesterday’s version.

This Innovation Dinner will address the many challenges faced by today’s IT leaders in Nigeria, and provide a roadmap towards delivering sustainable business.

About Dimension Data:
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. Visit:

About VCE:
VCE, an EMC Federation Company, is the world market leader in converged infrastructure and converged solutions. VCE accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that reduce IT costs while improving time to market. VCE delivers the industry’s only fully integrated and virtualized cloud infrastructure systems, allowing customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating, and managing IT infrastructure. VCE solutions are available through an extensive partner network.