Businesses turn to cloud computing to cut IT costs.Moses Kemibaro 2010-10-19
This is an article on cloud computing in Kenya that was featured in today’s Smart Company Magazine in the Daily Nation in which I was quoted. You can read it here>
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Moses Kemibaro is the Founder of Dotsavvy, Kenya’s first Digital Business Agency which he established in 2002. Until December 2018, he also served as the Commercial Manager in East Africa for the Perform Group, the leading global digital sports media business that owns Goal.com, the world’s leading digital destination for football content with over 70 million users per month globally - and 2 million in Kenya.
Moses is a seasoned digital services professional having worked in Africa’s Internet Industry for over 15 years. In 2012 he was the Sales Director for Africa at InMobi, the world’s leading Independent mobile ad network where he led sales in Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana. Between 2010 and 2012, Moses was the Founding Regional Manager at Dealfish East Africa (now known as OLX Kenya) which he grew from scratch to become the leading online classifieds on mobile and desktop in Kenya and Uganda.
Previously, Moses worked at companies such as 3mice Interactive Media and Africa Online at the very start of Kenya’s digital revolution. Moses is also an award-winning and often quoted TechBlogger at MosesKemibaro.com where he rants and raves about all things digital in Kenya and Africa.
been a while since I been to this site.
Like the new design. Very modern and clean.
As for cloud computing it’s nice to see companies going cloud.
I’m not a big fan of cloud computing though but I guess its a good option for bigger companies to go that way. Smaller companies I think might find it worthwhile as well touse it although they may find costs adding up after a while to actually make it worth their while.
At the end of the day I guess the scenario its used in makes the difference as to whether its worth their while.
Unfortunately 9 out of 10 people who talk about cloud have no idea what it really is – i.e. how it differentiates itself from a regular “hosted” solution, or grid-computing.
One big problem with cloud computing in East Africa is the amount of bandwidth required. With bandwidth prices still ridiculously expensive (and often with very limited support) I doubt there is a lot of saving to be done at the moment.
Putting business critical applications in the cloud means that the Internet connection must always work so basically two Internet connections would be required.
That would be around 1,200USD a month for a reliable dedicated 1Mbps connection (600 + 600). 1Mbps is nothing for bandwidth intense applications among 5-10 users.
Would love to see some calculations on how it would actually save money in Kenya instead of the usual hype considering server admin salaries here.