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Egyptian radio show - 4th May 2015 - interview with IBM Egypt General Manager Amr S Talaat

Jerry Guirguis interview Amr S TalaatIBM Egypt General Manager, recorded at IBM Egypt office,  this interview was exclusive for 96.5FM – Egyptian radio program [ Monday 4th May 2015, Melbourne-Australia ].

6:15pm - Our 1st special guest tonight is Mr Amr S Talaat;



Hi and welcome


can we start with ......................


IBM opened it’s doors in Egypt 1954

$A3 million investment by IBM [ 3 year agreement with Egyptian government ]


Digital Sales Centre opened in Egypt 4th Feb 2014

                 Cloud computing assisting 100 ISV – Independent Software Vendors

                 IBM Plans to hire more than 800 people across it’s network


Q1] Why would Egyptian businesses and largely multinational companies place their

                                                               valuable data on IBM’s Cloud servers ?

                  Advantages of going Cloud computing and storage ?

                                Strength –            Accessibility, cheaper on Up-keep, ....

                                                          COGNOS /Informix, .......

                                 Weakness –        ?

                                Opportunities -      ?

                                Threat -               Security issues ?


Q2] Will Financial institutions in Egypt take advantage of this opportunity?


Q3] What about Health services in Egypt, what’s holding them back ?


Q4] Telco’s in Egypt have 70% penetration, with a population of 94 million, that’s a lot of data

                                                                  to store by each phone and Internet providers;


      Are current Legislations adequate for National security needs ?


      IBM / SUN / Storagetek / EMC and others will benefit greatly by

                                                moving clients to cloud storage,

    Who will own these massive data ?

    How will current Laws in Egypt, prevent these Metadata from being transferred to others ?




Jerry Guirguis                                                


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