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TD Africa, Dell EMC Harp on Benefits of PowerStore Solution for 21st Century Businesses

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TD Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa’s leading tech, solutions and lifestyle distribution giant and multinational technology company Dell EMC Technologies have stressed the benefits of leveraging cutting-edge technology in gaining significant advantage in the 21st Century business environment.

They made this known while addressing channel partners and other key stakeholders from the technology ecosystem at an event co-hosted by TD Africa and Dell EMC on Thursday, September 16, 2021, where the latter’s award-winning PowerStore storage solution was unveiled to participants.

The event was held at the Tech Experience Centre located at the impressive Yudala Heights on Victoria Island, Lagos.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Niyi Onabanjo, head of Enterprise Sales, TD Africa, highlighted the company’s value proposition which captures its strengths, vision, core values and mission.

He also disclosed the company’s efforts in sustaining mutually rewarding relationships with over 6,000 partners and resellers by staying connected with them via the  TD Super App, while also rewarding them with a host of mouthwatering incentives such as the Partner Advantage Scheme (PAS), special discount sales/auctionsand Truck Promo,among a few others.

“We are boldly leading the technology trade revolution in Africa by ensuring accessibility and affordability of products and services through our strong, reliable and efficient distribution network across the length and breadth of the continent.

“Programs such as this are avenues for continuous enlightenment for our partners and to strengthen business relationships. The PowerStore initiative is a model every modern business should adopt.

“Dell EMC has been a platinum partner and we will always look forward to more laudable future engagements,” he said.

While enlightening attendees on the unique advantages of the PowerStore solution, Tosin Amusa, Storage Platform and Solutions Lead for Western and Central Africa, stated that the PowerStore solution has won several awards in just two years after its inception.

Specifically, he disclosed that it has won the CRN tech innovator and product of the year individual awards for 2020.

According to Amusa, about 20% of PowerStore solution customers globally are new. This highlights that more customers are leaving their previous storage solution provider to adopt the new technology.

Further, he added that the PowerStore storage solution is extremely scalable in storage and performance, adding that the product currently has 7x more performance than its EMC Unity products.

It also supports 20x faster storage class memory than SSD variants. In addition, the PowerStore is intelligent and fully autonomous which means in other words, that it hardly requires administrator input when deployed to customers.

Also referenced by the Dell EMC representative is adaptability, which he highlighted as a strong point of the product, noting that it can be deployed directly on a T model hardware while it can also run a dual basis called the X model.

Also speaking at the event, Client Solution Lead for Central Western Africa, Dell EMC, Sonia Okpara spoke on work transformation and the use of intelligent devices that are mobile friendly and flexible, adding that the COVID-19 pandemic has revolutionized the nature of work in the contemporary business.

In line with the foregoing, she affirmed that Dell EMC is leading the pace of work transformation by positioning the right devices for its customers based on their work needs.

Specifically, Okpara emphasized the Optimizer technology embedded in its latest laptops, describing it as a smart, AI-based technology that uses data science along with a suite of intelligent functions including  express response, crisp audio, express connect for Wi-Fi and bandwidth and express charge that intelligently monitors battery charge and discharge.

She assured partners that Dell remains arguably the biggest manufacturer of workstations which deliver unmatched performance and speed in computing tasks.

While imploring business owners to invest in the right tools to boost productivity of their employers, she stated that the Dell Optimizer and other models boast quality user experience, top reliability, water resistant and long-lasting batteries.

Okpara also addressed support issues raised by participants, even as she recommended the Dell Optiplex desktop lineup for business professionals, the XPS lineup for Executive Management and finally Dell’s mobile education series 2021 laptops for students.

 


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TAFTA’s TALP-X Paves Way for Young Creatives

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Terra Academy for the Arts (TAFTA), Nigeria’s leading creative education academy, last Sunday showcased its transformative impact on young talents across the country.

Founded with a mission to educate and upskill young Nigerians in various creative industries, including animation, art business & entrepreneurship, scriptwriting, sound design, and stage lighting, TAFTA has become a beacon of empowerment.

Since its inception in 2022, TAFTA has empowered over 24,440 young Nigerians across Lagos, Kano, and Ogun states with invaluable theatre arts and entrepreneurship skills. Notably, TAFTA has successfully integrated 9,165 youths into the workforce, with 5,156 young women securing employment or gigs in their respective fields.

Under its flagship initiative, the TAFTA Action Learning Project (TALP-X), TAFTA, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation and Utica Capital, hosted an unforgettable evening at Terra Arena in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Featuring five spectacular stage plays, the event not only entertained but also highlighted the depth of talent nurtured through TAFTA’s programs, creating an experience that truly made the attendees say, ‘We Outside.'”

The evening kicked off with a soul-stirring performance by Wisdom Joe, whose renditions of classics such as “Coat of Many Colors” and “Mr. Jailer” set the stage alight.

This was followed by powerful spoken word pieces by Adeoye Adelakun, who gave a poignant eulogy of Yorubaland, creating an electric atmosphere from the start.

The stage then came alive with the captivating storytelling of the first play, titled “Nocturnal.”

The audience was transported into a riveting tale of a dysfunctional couple who, despite their differences, successfully resist outside intervention and pressures.

Following the thunderous applause, the students of the academy presented a thought-provoking contemporary drama, “Hues,” exploring women’s empowerment through collaboration. As the night progressed, the energy in the room only intensified.

The audience roared with laughter during “Kolo,” a thought-provoking social commentary on sanity. This hilarious play offered a satirical look at two madmen who, realizing that madness is more affordable, ultimately choosing to embrace insanity.

The heartfelt performance “Maami,” a touching comedic portrayal of familial bonds during a wedding fundraiser, added layers of depth and emotion. The night culminated in “Hello,” a gripping dialogue between God and Lucifer inspired by Adele’s classic song, leaving the audience mesmerized and inspired.

The highlight of the night was the overwhelming support and enthusiasm of the attendees, who filled the venue with cheers and applause throughout the performances. Their energy elevated the atmosphere to new heights.

If you missed this unforgettable event, do not worry. There is more to come!!! TALP (TAFTA Action Learning Project) X is a stage play event held every quarter.

Follow @Tafta_academy on social media to stay in the loop about upcoming performances. This is your chance to be part of a transformative cultural experience that celebrates creativity and empowers the next generation of Nigerian artists and entrepreneurs.

Also, if you are a Nigerian youth with a passion for the arts, a new cohort is starting August 8th, 2024. Visit the TAFTA website to stay updated on the call for entry and other news. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from the best and brightest in the industry and to develop your talents to their fullest potential.


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NIGCOMSAT, BON Partner to Enhance Broadcasting Services

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NIGCOMSAT Limited, Nigeria’s satellite communication infrastructure provider, says it has begun a collaborative partnership with the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) to provide uplink services.

NIGCOMSAT, BON Partner to Enhance Broadcasting Services

This was disclosed in a statement issued by Aisha Bantam, spokesperson, NIGCOMSAT Limited,  on Wednesday. The company said this strategic alliance aims to improve the quality and reach of broadcasting services for BON members across the country for a period of three months.

According to Bantam, the development which aligns with the mandate of the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy under the supervision of the Minister, Dr. Bosun Tijani, will see NIGCOMSAT leverage its state-of-the-art satellite technology to empower BON and its member organisations.

“This partnership will enable BON to seamlessly access NIGCOMSAT’s reliable and high-performance uplink services, ensuring their broadcast signals are delivered with unparalleled quality and consistency to viewers nationwide,” Bantam said.

Mrs. Jane Egerton-Idehen, managing director/chief executive officer, NIGCOMSAT Ltd, said the company is committed to driving digital transformation and enhancing connectivity across Nigeria.

She said: “By collaborating with the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria, considering the strong influence it has in the media space and its contributions to the development of the society, we have the opportunity to elevate the country’s broadcasting landscape and bring the benefits of satellite technology to millions of Nigerians who rely on these vital services”, she added.

“The collaboration will commence immediately with NIGCOMSAT’s technical team working closely with BON to integrate their systems and ensure a seamless transition. This partnership underscores NIGCOMSAT’s dedication to supporting the growth and development of Nigeria’s media and communications sectors, ultimately empowering citizens with access to reliable and informative content,” the stated noted.

 


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Big Brother Naija Returns for 9th Season with a New Twist

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Nigeria’s popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) is set to return for its ninth season on Sunday, July 28, 2024. The show still maintains its cash prize of N100 million and a brand-new SUV, among other prizes.

This season however will mark the first-time contestants will be entering the game as pairs, setting the stage for unprecedented alliances and thrilling competition.

The show’s organiser, MultiChoice Nigeria, revealed that this season will uphold the high standards of entertainment and drama that have come to be expected from the reality show series. Contestants from all over Nigeria with diverse backgrounds will compete for the grand prize over a total of 71 days.

“We are delighted to introduce a brand-new season of Big Brother Naija. The excitement on social media and the curiosity about this ninth season have been incredible,” said the Executive Head, Content and Channels, West Africa at MultiChoice, Dr Busola Tejumola.

“The theme for this season will be announced at the premiere as housemates enter the house in pairs. This innovative format promises to deliver fresh dynamics and unforgettable entertainment.”

Tejumola announced that the Showmax exclusive recap show, ‘The Buzz,’ featuring on-air personality Toke Makinwa, will return for this season. The show plays a complementary role in highlighting BBN’s high points and bringing more perspectives to viewers.


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