FROM L – RITA AMUCHIENWA, IT CHANNEL SALES MANAGER, KELECHI ELENWOKE, END USER SALES MANAGER, VIVIANE MIKE-EZE, MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER.
Schneider Electric has disclosed that its EcoStruxure platform would help ensure efficiency and boost profitability in organisations across segments.
In an interview with Margaret Nongo-Okojokwu of Orient Energy Review, Marketing Communication Manager, Schneider Electric, Mrs. Viviane Mike-Eze, explained that the essence of EcoStruxure is to provide enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability and connectivity for organisations. EcoStruxure leverages advancements in IoT mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics and cybersecurity to deliver innovation at every level.
Speaking at the IDC Data Center Roadshow, she highlighted that the data center industry is undergoing profound transformation to support the enormous data volumes and processing demands that are being generated by the “Internet of Things” .
“In 2020, which is almost tomorrow, we would be looking at 30 billion connected things; four billion connected people. This is a strong opportunity for growth in the industry as we need to provide solutions that are able to address this challenge. It is specifically relevant for us here in Nigeria now with data residency regulations are about to be enforced,” she argued.
According to her, to succeed in the industry businesses have to accelerate their time to market in the design and build phases whilst limiting CapEx; reach operational excellence for customer satisfaction; expand their business and keep up with fast growing market; all while reducing energy cost and improving sustainability.
“Schneider Electric EcoStruxure architecture has a strong role to play in assisting organisations to address these challenges by leveraging connected products, edge control and analytics to optimize asset performance and drive profitability ,” Mike-Eze added.
Furthermore, she disclosed that as result of its digital infrastructure, Google was leveraging on its empowerment of 21st Century Technologies for the setup of its Google Station and City WiFi in Nigeria. “21st Century Technologies is a very strong player coming up in the market, the first Nigerian company to set up a Tier 4 design data centre, and it is set to be the biggest in the African Continent. All the equipment in 21st Century Technologies, from the data management facility, to the building management system; their alternative power solutions — all of these are Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Solutions”, she added.
EcoStruxure technology is setting the path for the digital transformation of industries in Nigeria.