Business Connexion, Africa’s ICT company, has made the list of Gartner Cool Vendors in Emerging Markets Worldwide for 2013.
This is for its innovative products and services relating to data, cloud services, software infrastructures, applications and outsourcing.
Each year Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company identifies new Cool Vendors in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports highlighting these innovative vendors and their products and services.
“We are excited about this recognition as a large portion of Business Connexion’s solutions are geared towards supporting social and financial inclusion in emerging markets. This allows us to offer reduced operating costs, increase flexibility and rapid provisioning time in response to our clients needs,” says Benjamin Mophatlane, Business Connexion CEO.
ICT businesses who transform the way businesses operate and get consumers to engage with technology are what Gartner calls Cool Vendor. According to Gartner, “Cool Vendors in 2013 are exploiting the Nexus of Forces of cloud computing, social, mobile, and information to challenge long-held assumptions and significant investments in traditional ICT.
As Africa’s largest provider of data centre and customised cloud computing services, Business Connexion’s title as a Cool Vendor reinforces our services and innovations and the continued impact we have in Emerging Markets; says Charles Lalieu, Business Development Strategic Analyst: Cloud Infrastructure Services.
The Cool Vendors report was started in 2004, and has since profiled more than 1 800 Cool Vendors.