Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 20 | Page 8

NEWS Vox selected as Microsoft Azure Data Centre partner Jawraa partners with leading Blockchain platform to provide security solutions I ntegrated ICT and telecommunications company Vox has been selected as a Microsoft Azure Data Centre Migration partner, adding to its Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) status. “Becoming a Microsoft partner is a rigorous process and a significant investment in training and certification, means customers can be assured of best of breed skills and resources,” said Craig Freer, Executive Head: Cloud and Managed Services at Vox. “Business that have implemented cloud computing are already experiencing improvements in their operational efficiencies and flexibility,” added Freer. “To meet the growing demand for cloud migration, and to ensure a smooth transition, we have recently launched a Cloud Assessment Audit, that starts with a view of what technologies are in place, including a full view of the IT ecosystem and all its dependencies. “More critical though, is a vision for what the business needs and how cloud can future proof the business.” Dean Erasmus, Microsoft Azure Business Lead for Africa, added: “Businesses that have implemented cloud computing are already experiencing improvements in their operational efficiencies and flexibility. This in turn has resulted in cuts in their operational costs. “To realise these results however, these businesses have had to partner with suppliers who have the deep technical skills to ensure that the transition to cloud is not only seamless but also delivers real value. Vox is such a partner.” Craig Freer, Executive Head: Cloud and Managed Services at Vox 8 Petter Mottur, Vizsafe’s Founder and CEO, signs the agreement with Jawraa’s CEO, Yasser Alobaidan J awraa, a provider of IT and communications services, has partnered with Vizsafe to offer advanced safety and security solutions to its customers in the GCC region using Vizsafe’s Geoaware (TM) Services Platform. Jawraa provides enterprise level IT solutions and consulting services in a wide range of markets, including telecom, utilities, health care, public safety and government. “The Vizsafe platform is a powerful addition to Jawraa’s portfolio of security products and communications services. The addition of Vizsafe will enable Jawraa to continue to offer our customers the most innovative solutions available,” said Yasser Alobaidan, CEO of Jawraa. “With Vizsafe, our customers can enhance situational awareness and improve incident response and resolution, while reducing risk across their entire organisation.” Vizsafe has deployed the Geoaware Services Platform at some of the world’s most valuable facilities, including municipalities, sports and entertainment venues, schools and universities. Vizsafe’s platform crowdsources, maps and distributes visual data from smartphones and other sensor networks. Security personnel, operations teams and first responders can easily and securely post, map and share incident reports from their phones with photos, videos and messages, providing real-time information that can improve response and reduce risk. This proven solution links these reports with security camera feeds and other critical sensor data to deliver total domain awareness for its customers. With the addition of Blockchain technology, customers can now engage and reward their citizens, visitors or guests for providing valuable contributions to safety, security and well-being.