Nigeria’s leading provider of network solutions and communications services for business, MainOne, recently hosted IT professionals, IT enthusiasts and other technology players at the second edition of its annual Nerds Unite Technology Conference, which took place at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos.
Created for IT professionals, Nerds Unite is MainOne’s technology platform to bring together its customers and partners for impactful knowledge sharing sessions and social networking. With topics ranging from best practices to address emerging challenges facing Enterprises in Connectivity, Data Centre, Cloud and Security, Nerds Unite delivered a wealth of new content, unparalleled networking opportunities and key insights to enrich the technical audience.
Speaking during her presentation on “The Shape of Things to Come”, MainOne’s CEO, Funke Opeke, analyzed latest trends including the Internet of Things, Data Centre and Cloud services, Managed Security and Social Business and urged IT professionals to adopt new technologies for enhanced operational efficiency for their organizations. She noted that the IT space is highly competitive and early adopters and pioneers stand to benefit more from new technologies.
“In light of economic realities, it is important for businesses to take a closer look at their operational costs and take advantage of Data Centre, Cloud and Connectivity solutions to manage costs and drive improved operational efficiency during this challenging period”, she said.
Nerds Unite 2016 featured break-out sessions facilitated by representatives from Microsoft, Cisco, DBH, Schneider Electric, Arbor Networks and MainOne who delivered enriching content in interactive discussions on build versus buy analysis for data center and cloud services, specific cyber security threats faced in Nigeria in 2015 and strategies to mitigate against them. The event also provided social networking opportunities featuring gaming, raffle draws, music and lots of fun activities to wrap up the day after the intensive workshops.