Mart Networks Nigeria Ltd., a renowned technology value added distributor has unveiled new innovative enterprise solutions for data centers and small and medium enterprises in Nigeria.
The company launched the disruptive solutions in Lagos recently, during its flagship partner event, showcasing a range of solutions currently available in the Nigerian market.
Speaking at the event which was organised to empower system integrators and local businesses with latest technologies, Moiz Maloo, Managing Director for Mart Networks Nigeria Ltd, said the company strives to provide cutting edge technology to its customers by partnering with vendors that and leaders in their areas of specialisation ranging from solutions for the enterprise market to even SMB solutions for smaller businesses.
According to Maloo, Mart Networks prides itself in being a one stop for all IT solutions; distributing products for global tech giants like Sophos, Siemon, Arista networks who are leaders in network security, data centre cabling and data centre switching respectively.
“In addition to these solutions we also distribute other enterprise solutions from edgecore (switching and wireless), 24 online (internet management), neox (IP PBX). We also partner with vendors such as Netgear a leader in SME networking solutions for switching, wireless, routing and Storage. Asides that, we have GIGANET (strutured cabling, SME switches, CCTV), Zycoo (IP PBX) amongst other solutions that needed in the SME space.”
The Managing Director further disclosed that Mart Networks are also looking at launching a training centre in Nigeria through CLC Africa a training entity owned by the Mart Networks Group to help enable partners with training in all aspects of Information Communication Technology (ICT).
Stressing the importance of educating the local market on the direction of where the ICT industry is heading, Maloo said;
“We are living in an era where technology seems to control what we do more and more with every passing day. This means the demand for data is growing hence a big demand in IT services and Data centers. This is where the region seems to be heading and urged partners to invest time and resource in the DC space and IOT (Internet of Things)”, he said.
Olajide Olagbenro, Regional Head for Siemon, spoke about cabling and other data centre solutions that Siemon offers, saying that buildings are now becoming smart and many applications like CCTV, lighting, access control and other BMS solutions are moving from their traditional cabling systems to IP based using CAT6A and CAT 7A systems.
He urged all stakeholders in new buildings and retrofits to move to the latest cabling systems to ensure their buildings are ready for the future.
Opeoluwa Ojumu, SOPHOS product manager for Mart Networks added to the conversation, stressing that all network owners need to pay additional attention to their network security both on premise and on the cloud.
According to him, with a surge in cyber-attacks by hackers “we all need to be more attentive to the vulnerability of our networks and ensure a full audit is done and then implement security on the network. SOPHOS offers an end to end Network security for both networks and end point”.
Jumoke Akiyode Lawanson