Incentro becomes first company in Africa to achieve Google Cloud Partner Work Transformation Specialization
Incentro Africa becomes first company in Africa to achieve the Work Transformation -Enterprise Specialization in the Google Cloud Partner Specialization Program.
The IT service provider which delivers custom build software solutions for the European and African market is leveraging its novel cloud solutions to enhance the capacity and efficiency of businesses.
This, as it migrates thousands of employees into an integrated suite of applications as they adapt to the new normal in the wake of disruptions occasioned by COVID 19.
As demand for solutions that embrace remote operations burgeons, Incentro Africa has been working with banks, government institutions and businesses by deploying cloud-based solutions like Google Workspace and Chromebooks and Cloud infrastructure that have bolstered security and enabled companies to cut operational costs.
Incentro recently achieved the Google Cloud Partner “Work Transformation” Specialization, a development that gives any organization looking to deploy collaboration solutions, the confidence that with Incentro, they are in experienced hands and best placed to provide services across all project work streams – such as technical implementation, change management, training and ongoing premium support.
The Google Enterprise Work Transformation Specialization is the highest level of technical achievement for a Google Workspace Partner. The specialization indicates success deploying Google Workspace to Enterprise organizations, which includes providing services for establishing governance, technical implementation, training people, processes, and support.
“Being a Google Premier Partner is great, because it shows top level expertise on Google Cloud. Having a Specialization is even better, since it really proves our domain knowledge. While Google Cloud is very broad, this specialization emphasizes our expertise in guiding enterprises to a cloud-native workplace, so customers know they are catered for fully according to Google Cloud’s high standards. It embodies the investments and dedication from an experienced team,” said Dennis de Weerd CEO of Incentro Africa.
At the height of the pandemic, Incentro Africa, working with the Africa Google Cloud Distributor Digicloud Africa, partnered with The Central Bank of West Africa States to roll out Google Workplace in seven days for the 1300 employees located across eight countries without interrupting service or productivity. This resulted in increasing customer and employee satisfaction with a more connected but remote workforce.
Google has given Central Bank of West African States employees a “different way to work. Remote workers now have expanded and highly efficient ways of accessing and collaborating on the go. We’ve saved 40% on total per-user cost, reduced IT hours spent maintaining our environment, have had 60% fewer email related tickets, complied with our Industry’s data protection regulations, and on top of that we’ve had no downtime in the last 6 months” said Tiéguélé A. Coulibaly,Chief Information Officer, Central Bank of West Africa States.
Kenya’s Kilifi County was among the first to record cases of COVID-19. To tame further spread the county government encouraged its staff and the public to work from home.
Partnering with Incentro Africa, the County government introduced Google collaboration solution that enabled its workforce to collaborate efficiently irrespective of where they were working from. To ensure that the governor was in constant communication with his staff and updating the county on the steps the government were taking to manage the virus, he seamlessly leveraged the power of Google hangouts to hold virtual meetings with his cabinet, with impressive results.
“This enabled us to quickly make decisions and resolutions on where to set up the Isolation Centres for COVID-19 victims, brief the publicH on our Corona preparedness, and how we can join hands to curb the spread of the virus” Hon. Amason Kingi, County Government of Kilifi Governor said.
African financial services provider SBM Bank Group upon its entry in Kenya in 2017 and acquiring Fidelity Bank and Chase Bank explored ways of consolidating domains into one. Collaborating with Incentro, the bank moved 950 users from Chase Bank and 160 from Fidelity Bank to SBN Bank in less than a week.
“The G Suite experience is seamless, the ease with which the products are integrated gives our employees the power to achieve anything they needed,” said Sahil Arya, VP and Head of IT at SBM Bank of Kenya.
As more companies embrace cloud computing due to its proven record in fostering business continuity during a time of crisis, Incentro Africa is looking to work with partners in addressing the future of work needs.
“Cloud computing is pivotal in empowering many organizations to continue operating through an unprecedented crisis that could have easily brought many to their knees. Overnight, companies had to adapt to a completely different way of working. For many organizations, cloud technology has been vital in facilitating the shift to remote working. Without the cloud affording employees the ability to securely connect business continuity would simply not have been possible. Cloud computing enabled companies across Africa to survive, and is now a catalyst for those same companies to thrive and innovate,” said Gregory MacLennan CEO of Digicloud Africa.