Cloud, info security conference on cards

The Cloud Computing and Information Security Conference Africa 2013, (CCISC Africa) will be demystifying the concepts behind going cloud, to store your data and accessing it remotely balancing it with real information security issues in an upcoming 3 day conference.

TechnoMag

Issues of information security calls for greater attention on the backdrop of rampant attacks of networks exposing sensitive data to unknown assailants.

Tackling information security is of paramount importance to increase safety and reliability of online data transfer, the internet can not be perceived as a threat with current serious cyber attacks and network fallouts, proper skills will have to be applied to enhance security.

There has also been great talk of Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) but the real uptake and the understanding of the technology in Zimbabwe has rather remained shrouded.

Cloud computing is still a new phenomenon not just in Zimbabwe but world over as the implementation has gradually accelerated with direct benefits already being realised like cost cutting, security, reliability and unlimited availability.

A full team of regional experts will be jetting in Harare to help enterprises and decision makers to fully understand and embrace the technology to help them move from the traditional ways of using technology as the world has rather gone cloud to store and process data remotely at the click of a button.

Speaking to a CCISC Africa 2013 official, he said the three-day event will be going live in Harare from the 24th to the 26th of July, few weeks from now.

CCIS 2013 will be commencing in Zimbabwe from the 24th-26th of July at the Rainbow Towers Hotel & Conference Centre. The CCISC Africa 2013, a platform to get in depth knowledge on information technology will address companies in the various sectors across industry.

A CCISC rep said “African enterprises including telecommunications companies, product and service providers and IT firms in attendance will be able to acquire relevant knowledge and growth for the ultimate benefit of their respective organizations,
It is a matter of note that to ensure the greater benefit of companies across Africa especially the host country Zimbabwe, the prices per delegate who wish to attend the CCISC Africa 2013 have been reduced to US$345 with additional discounts for companies and organisations with more than 5 delegates in attendance”.

The 3 days of relevance and growth delivered by 15 speakers from 6 countries across Africa all at 1 venue in Zimbabwe.

Trading experts should make a date with the future of technology and learn from expert speakers such as Michael Mbuthia, the Head of Information Security at the Co-operative Bank of Kenya who will be presenting on Current trends in Information Security and Implications for business continuity planning and Gareth James, who is a Virtualisation Guru, Author and IT advisor who will be presenting on Public Sector Clouds as a key driving force in the Cloud Ecosystem.

CCISC Africa 2013 will also present opportunities to network with delegates and organisations from across Africa and arrange meetings that will be beneficial to companies and organizations across Africa.

Also presented is the opportunity to learn and experience new technologies from exhibiting companies at the conference representing vast fields of information technology innovations and technologies.

With an expectation of more than 400 delegates from across Africa in attendance, every organisation, big and small, relying on the limitless power of information technology for competitive business performance and social development in a world going more digital by the day is invited to attend this event and participate in this unique uniquely learning and networking opportunity.

A CCISC Africa rep said Opportunities are still open for organizations who might want to take part in the CCISC Africa 2013 Conference through exhibiting or sponsorship.

Amongst other key areas , they shall be greater focus on business models and securing your investment the next level of innovation, enhancing information security strategy & building resilience against cyber crime to protect business assets and critical infrastructures in Africa.

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