Oracle, in collaboration with Redington, a leading value added distributor operating across East, West, French West Africa and Middle East and a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today launched a Cloud Center of Excellence in Lagos to enable knowledge share and ready availability of Oracle’s full stack of services to help Oracle partners develop and implement transformative cloud projects across Africa.
“Cloud led digital transformation is on the rise across Africa, and with this acceleration comes the demand for improved services and solutions from local partners”, said Country Leader, Oracle Nigeria, Adebayo Sanni. “The new Cloud Centre of Excellence will allow Oracle partners to focus on continuous skills development and education of their employees, empowering the Nigerian IT ecosystem to grow, while better servicing customers who are embarking on their cloud journey.”
“The new Cloud Centre of Excellence aims to provide a variety of enablement, engagement and development resources in Nigeria; delivering technical training workshops aimed at developing partner skills. Supporting the digital transformation strategy of customers in the region; the hub will also rollout a Digital and Cloud accelerator programme to help partners align and transform their business model in the era of cloud,” says the Vice president Redington Value, Cherian John.
Located at the Oracle office in Ikoyi, Lagos, the Cloud Center of Excellence can be accessed by all Oracle partners in the region, interested in furthering their understanding and ability to implement cloud-led solutions and services.
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions.
OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity.
Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud.
Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud.