Jerry Guirguis interview Amr S Talaat, IBM 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 ?
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