Oracle has opened its new office on Victoria Island in Lagos that will house Oracle’s sales, human resources, and operational functions to service the West African region, Footprint to Africa reports.
Oracle’s revenue in the region has grown over the years, along with its partner ecosystem that has increased in size by 30 per cent over the past three years.
Oracle Nigeria’s country leader, Adebayo Sanni, said that Oracle customers are rapidly adopting mobile, social and cloud technologies to transform their businesses.
“They are delivering services that weren’t possible before and they are finding very smart ways to bring their products to market. Throughout Africa we have seen remarkable innovation and transformation.
“With cloud adoption rates accelerating, this ability becomes even more prevalent. Software as a Service (SaaS) is becoming ingrained in the sector’s consciousness and Platform as a Service (PaaS) is also gaining traction. IT systems have to be fast and simple to be able to be agile.”
“We’re very excited by the opening of Oracle’s latest state-of-the-art facility here in Nigeria and look forward to continuing to provide world-class solutions to help our customers and partners innovate and grow in the region” Sanni added.
For more than three and a half decades, Oracle has been the leader in database software. And as it has further developed technologies and acquired best-in-class companies over the years, that leadership has expanded to the entire technology stack, from servers and storage, to database and middleware, through applications and into the cloud.
The history of Oracle Corporation can be traced to when Larry Ellison saw an opportunity other companies missed: a description of a working prototype for a relational database.
According to Oracle, no company had committed to commercializing the technology, but Ellison and co-founders Bob Miner and Ed Oates realized the tremendous business potential of the relational database model. None of them realized at the time that the company they formed would change the face of business computing.
Throughout its history Oracle has proved it can build for the future on the foundation of its innovations and its knowledge of customer challenges and successes analyzed by the best technical and business minds in the world.