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Amazon opens its first office in Lagos

Amazon opens its first office in Lagos
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Amazon’s Lagos office to drive Nigeria’s inclusion in $480bn cloud market.

As Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announces the opening of its first Nigerian office in Lagos, the worldwide cloud computing market, which is projected to reach $480 billion in 2022, will soon be registering more Nigerian businesses. An international technology business based in the United States called Amazon specializes in e-commerce, cloud computing, online advertising, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. AWS, the market leader in the sector with around a third of the global market, sees its debut into Nigeria as a component of a strategy to assist various organizations, large and small, start-ups and government agencies in migrating to the AWS Cloud.

AWS claims that with its new location, it can better meet the surge in customer and partner adoption of AWS services in Nigeria, where both public and private companies are increasingly finding a move to the cloud essential. With a local presence, AWS hopes to serve both new and current clients who want to use its goods and services to innovate, cut expenses associated with information technology (IT), and expand their businesses in the cloud. Following the introduction of “AWS Outposts,” an infrastructure service that enables users to locally host, run, manage their workload, and link with Amazon’s cloud service offerings, it had been announced in July that Amazon Web Services was expanding into Nigeria.

Lagos offers a highly skilled and creative talent pool.

They state that opening their first AWS office in Nigeria makes them happy. According to Amrote Abdella, regional manager of Sub-Saharan Africa at AWS, Lagos has a talent pool of highly qualified and imaginative individuals, and the city is also home to numerous rapidly expanding start-ups and noteworthy Nigerian businesses setting the standard for digital innovation. We look forward to supporting the nation’s spirit of innovation and assisting our clients in hastening their digital transformation as they offer cutting-edge new goods and services to the Nigerian populace.

The National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) has placed a strong emphasis on the role that digital platforms play in the growth of a strong digital economy, according to Isa Ali Ibrahim, the minister of Communications and Digital Economy, in a statement published by AWS. They are excited to collaborate with AWS to hasten the adoption of NDEPS and will be supported in the creation of such platforms by the services provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The company supports Nigeria start-ups with various programs.

The new Lagos office, which houses teams of AWS account managers, partner managers, solutions architects, and other jobs, is said to be the company’s most recent investment in Africa. These are to assist Nigerian clients operating a wide range of workloads, including mission-critical workloads, big data analytics, mobile, web, and social apps, enterprise business applications, and Internet of Things (IoT). According to AWS, its clients include some of Nigeria’s best-known and fastest-growing start-ups and companies, such as SeamlessHR, Yellow Card, BFree, Bankly, and government agencies.

AWS Activate and AWS educational programs like AWS Academy, AWS Educate, and AWS re/Start are just a few of the initiatives the business says it actively supports for Nigerian companies and the community. Startups can receive up to $100,000 in AWS credits through AWS Activate, along with training, support, and connections to incubators, accelerators, and venture capital firms. University students, teachers, and other professionals can speed their learning about cloud computing by gaining knowledge and skills regarding AWS.

AWS re/Start a training to cover AWS Cloud skills and others.

The University of Benin, University of Jos, and Igbinedion University are all members of the AWS Academy in Nigeria. In order to help people become ready for entry-level cloud careers, AWS re/Start is a 12-week, in-person, skills-based training program that covers essential AWS Cloud capabilities as well as useful career skills, such interviewing and resume writing. The program has been expanded by AWS re/Start in Nigeria to three cities: Lagos, Edo, and Benue. Over 100 AWS re/Start students are currently enrolled at the campus that AWS Partner, New Vision Institute Technology, just opened in Otukpo, Benue state.


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jdpumping
jdpumping
4 months ago

Kudos to Amazon for having a new office been opened in Lagos to help in bolstering start up businesses,cloud computing marketing and other logs of business and innovation.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
4 months ago

Amazon coming to Nigeria is a good new and big development because Nigeria will gain lots of benefit from them by creating jobs for people,generate big revenue for the government.

Abusi
Abusi
4 months ago

This will bring about more development to our economy. The Amazon new office will also help to provide job opportunities for more people in the country.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
4 months ago

Utilizing the AWS Cloud will assist various organizations operating a wide range of workloads online and enable a secure and seamless running of there activities.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
4 months ago

Wow this is a nice thing for amazon opening new office at Lagos this will help our country and we will benefit from it. I hope this kind of business continue to opening in our country

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
4 months ago

Nice one from Amazon. For them to have office in Lagos is good move. Amazon will create more business and some good innovation

Bola12
Bola12
4 months ago

As Amazon Web Services (AWS) opens its first Nigerian office in Lagos, the $480 billion global cloud computing market will register more Nigerian enterprises.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
4 months ago

Lagos is home to many fast-growing start-ups and notable Nigerian firms setting the benchmark for digital innovation.

Christiana
Christiana
4 months ago

This is a good one, and this will definitely create employment opportunities for a whole lot of youths

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
4 months ago

We ought to be overjoyed to learn that Amazon is planning to establish more Nigerian firms in the near future.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
4 months ago

Wow this is a great news. We now have Amazon office in Lagos Nigeria. Nigerians will benefit from their presence here in terms of employment, taxes and economically.

DimOla
DimOla
4 months ago

I am so happy to hear this great news that Amazon now have their branch office in Lagos Nigeria. It is now obvious that Amazon has Nigeria in mind we can now benefit greatly from then.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
4 months ago

Since both public and private businesses in Nigeria are increasingly finding a migration to the cloud important, the new facility will allow AWS to better serve its growing customer and partner base in the country.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
4 months ago

Some of the activities that the company claims it actively supports for Nigerian businesses and the community include AWS Activate and AWS educational programs such as AWS Academy, AWS Educate, and AWS re/Start. These are just a few examples.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
4 months ago

A talent pool of highly qualified and creative individuals can be found in Lagos, and the city is also home to a large number of start-ups that are seeing rapid expansion as well as notable Nigerian companies that are establishing the standard for digital innovation.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
4 months ago

AWS has high hopes that it would be able to serve both new and existing customers who are interested in utilizing its products and services to innovate, reduce costs associated with information technology (IT), and grow their businesses in the cloud.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
4 months ago

We should be excited to provide our support to the innovative culture of the nation and to work with our customers to help them accelerate their digital transformation so that they may provide cutting-edge new goods and services to the people of Nigeria.

theApr
theApr
4 months ago

Lagos is a good city to start; being a place of rapidly expanding start-ups. AWS aims to assist both new and existing customers who wish to use its products and services to innovate, reduce IT costs, and grow their businesses in the cloud.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
4 months ago

Great news! This would give support to the nation and bring about innovation and digital transformation while also offering goods and services to Nigerians

Remi1
Remi1
4 months ago

In Nigeria, where both public and private enterprises are allegedly finding a migration to the cloud to be increasingly important, AWS claims that with its new site, it can better match the surge in customer and partner adoption of AWS services.

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