Signal Alliance, Cisco Task Nigerian Banks on Digital Transformation

Signal Alliance Digital L-R:Ikenna Ezurike, (Enterprise Architect – GTBank), Christian Odey, (Networks and Communications System – Keystone Bank), Peter Olajuyin (E-Business and Payment – Wema Bank), Morenike Alder (Marketing Manager, Nigeria/English West Africa – Cisco) and Adegbola Adesina (Director, Service Delivery Signal Alliance)Rotimi Famuwagun (Subsidiaries IT Access Bank), Ayodeji Oni (Enterprise Infrastructure Zenith Bank) and Adegbola Adesina (Director, Service Delivery Signal Alliance).

TWO global ICT companies, Signal Alliance and Cisco have challenged Nigerian banks on the digital transformation illustrating how their operations and security can be improved and more efficient without spending above their budget.
At a meeting with representatives of Nigerian banks the duo revealed that more companies have continued to embrace mobility, cloud, analytics, saying that there is now an increase in custom built application on low bandwidth, while they consume applications that digitise their businesses.
Speaking at the Signal Alliance-Cisco business engagement session, Adegbola Adesina, Signal Alliance Director of Service Delivery said, IT teams struggle in their bid to keep up with the ever-increasing complexity of the network, sophistication of security attacks and growing end user’s expectations.
This according to Adesina has led many organisations to spend huge sums of money acquiring new devices all in the name of upgrade which may not be necessary.
The Signal Alliance Digital Transformation event was well attended by leading banks in Nigeria. The bankers were shown by experts how their organizations can make do with what they already have, cut down on their IT spend and grow their services in a more secure environment to gain competitive advantage through process digitization.
Three presentations were made by experts. Yinka Adeosun of Signal Alliance spoke on Digital Network Transformation, Tomi Amao of Cisco demonstrated the new Cisco Security Integrated Architecture, while Kaecy Udumukwu presentation was on Digital Business Transformation.
During the presentations, participants were made to know that Cisco had realized that traditional networks simply could not scale to meet the increasing demands of the digital business. For this reason, a new network was needed for the digital business. A network designed from the ground up to be flexible, programmable and open; while leveraging on and protecting existing investment.
The Cisco Digital Ready Network helps IT to address these demands by moving networking from hardware-centric to software-driven, from manual to automated, and from reactive to adaptive.
Signal Alliance is a diversified technology company with over 20 years’ experience in the Nigerian technology and business landscape, starting out first as an IT networking company in 1996, before quickly evolving into IT systems integrator. It is a leading Cisco partner in Nigeria who won the 2016 Cisco Global Partner Plus Winner Circle Award for Africa. Signal Alliance also invests and incubates technology startups.


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