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Enterprise Business Manager of Dell, Mr. Akin Banuso has said that the rise of open standards, frameworks and architectures, and a shift from proprietary models will give way to new solutions with regards to networking in the Nigerian business landscape. He made this known as he highlighted three networking paradigms that are shaping the business landscape across the world today.
According to Mr. Akin Banuso, the Enterprise Business Manager for Dell, ‘Broadly speaking there are three major trends within the networking space that are currently shaping the industry; convergence, distributed networking and software defined networks. These topics are not new to the table, but having been discussed for some time, they are now beginning to hit the mainstream in terms of the maturity of the technology and where they are on the corporate agenda’’.
The first of these ‘Networking Big3’ shapers of the industry is Convergence. Banuso explains that ‘’It’s not wholly a networking issue but its impact on the way networks are managed and – just as importantly – who manages them, should not be underestimated. Previously IT functioned in silos, with server, storage and network admins going about their business relatively independently. When someone within the organisation wanted a new resource provisioned, working across these silos to make that happen could be a painful an unnecessarily cumbersome experience’’ he said.
Software defined networking, is the next of the ‘Networking Big3’. Although the technology is still in its infancy, software defined networking (SDN) is widely touted to revolutionise network infrastructures on the same scale as virtualization in the server market. Traditional networking has been unable to offer the flexibility that networking managers require today
Distributed networking is another Big3 networking shaper of industry. There is a shift from traditional to distributed architectures; several developments have rendered the traditional centralised, monolithic chassis-switched network unfit for the modern business’ requirements. According to Banuso, ‘’firstly, the workforce has become extremely disperse and mobile. Secondly, virtualization and cloud computing have resulted in much higher server-to-server traffic flow than before. Finally, enterprises now have vastly larger volumes of data to process, store, and analyse than was previously the case’’
Mr. Banuso noted that there are many useful new technologies are emerging one of which is the Dell Virtual Network Architecture (VNA) Portfolio. This Dell infrastructure can deliver up to 10 times greater application performance for decision support and business intelligence workloads.
One week after the commencement of the unique Star League ‘Text and Play’, Lagos State is currently leading the league table with 4, 214 participants and Emeka Nwankwo sitting comfortably at the top with 22, 600 points. Coming second in the league table is Enugu State with 3,310 participants.
With an aggregate point of 12, 260 Igwe I. tops the Enugu state league standings. Anambra occupies the third place with 2, 209 participants while Onukaogu Ugonna currently leads with 17, 350 accumulated points. The fast increase in participants and accumulated points across the league table in the country is an indication that consumers are very excited about it. The figures quoted above were accurate as at the time of going to press.
The President and CEO of General Electric Nigeria, Lazarus Angbazo has identified localisation and skills development in the Power sector as the key elements to success.
He made these remarks at a workshop during the Nigeria Summit held at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island today. “Nigeria is positioned to be Africa’s bread basket and the biggest economy by the year 2020. There has been a lot of focus and investment by the Federal Government in developing the Power sector in Nigeria and we as the private sector should ask ourselves, what role can we play? How can we contribute to government’s vision for an improved Power sector?” he noted.
Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Bank Plc, Dr. Alex Otti, has said the bank is playing a major role in the fund raising for the N5 billion Kanu Cardiac Heart Centre as it is an organisation devoted to touching the lives of people positively.
The CEO stated this in an interview with our correspondent in Abuja, last Thursday at a N5 billion fund raising event for the proposed Kanu Cardiac Centre in Abuja, saying, “As a bank that gives back to society, we see it as part of our corporate social responsibility to support organizations that are touching the lives of people.”
Norton, by Symantec, is encouraging individuals to manage their children’s growing online independence by educating them on the many serious dangers of the Internet, and ensuring they can surf the web knowing they are protected from the threats out in cyberspace today.
This call was made by Ms. Marian Merritt, Norton’s Internet Safety Advocate, during conversations at the Safer Internet Day which held recently. She said, “The increasing accessibility of the internet on mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones, mostly amongst the younger generations across the world calls for safer and more responsible use of online technology,”