EMERDIS, A UK technology distribution company, announced plans to venture into the Kenyan market by introducing IT security, connectivity and data storage solutions. The company will be targeting the rapidly increasing number of small- and medium-sized businesses. Emerdis Director Mark Neville said: “As small- and medium-sized businesses in Kenya, like the rest of Africa, continue to grow, they are creating a demand for enterprise-level capacity and performance in their IT Infrastructure but find the cost of traditional enterprise providers prohibitive and impractical for their IT budgets”.
Kenya is the IT hub of East Africa and the fastest growing in terms of technology adoption and will act as a springboard to other East African countries. “Emerdis is committed to establishing a solid, long-term business in Africa,” Mr Neville said.
The Emerdis portfolio includes security solutions from Genie CCTV and Milton Security, connectivity solutions from Mellanox Technologies and data storage solutions from Datacore, Dot Hill, Overland Storage.
With many companies having expanded their IT Infrastructure over the last 10 years and data growth increasing, Mr Neville sees opportunity in providing smart, affordable solutions that store and deliver data at greater speeds and securely. Neville noted that the growth of datacenter’s across the region will also see a demand for increased speed and reduced latency providing users unfettered access to data in real time.
Another area the company is expecting increased demand is the adoption of closed circuit TV (CCTV) on companies/individuals P networks, allowing the use of high definition (HD) cameras to provide improved imaging over the old analog technology. Emerdis aims to take advantage of the demand by introducing a comprehensive range of CCTV and Access Control products ranging from a simple single door entry keypad right through to the latest in high definition 1080p cameras and biometric access control solutions, face and fingerprint recognition as well as automatic number plate recognition (ANPR).
“With nearly 25 years commercial experience on the African continent and over 15 years successfully building technology partner channels and opportunity for vendors and partners alike we are uniquely placed to accelerate and sustain the market potential of emerging and fast growing technology companies in the region,” he said.