BCX and Alibaba Cloud confirm partnership

Issue 5 2022 News, IT infrastructure

BCX, one of the largest systems integrators in Africa, and Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of the Alibaba Group, have formed a partnership to bring best-in-class cloud technologies to local businesses in South Africa to drive local digitalisation.

The two parties signed an exclusive distribution contract to grant BCX exclusive rights and authority to distribute Alibaba Cloud’s products and services in South Africa. The signing ceremony was attended by Jonas Bogoshi, CEO of BCX; Selina Yuan, Alibaba group vice president and Alibaba Cloud Intelligence International president; and Daniel Jiang, general manager of Middle East and Africa Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.

Alibaba Cloud offers a broad range of cloud computing products and services for the full gamut of ICT applications including databases, networking, security, analytics, big data, application services and more. This is complementary to BCX’s offering as a vendor-agnostic systems integrator that develops solutions for its clients based on their exact use-case across a wide range of technology spheres and vertical sectors.

Jiang said, “We are happy to build a partnership with BCX to bring advanced, secure and reliable cloud services and technologies to businesses in South Africa and beyond. We believe our partnership with a local industry leader like BCX will further upscale the local cloud computing market and better support the local businesses to embrace a digital economy.”

The South African market will benefit from greater choice, competitive pricing and hyper-performing ICT and cloud technologies thanks to the partnership. The companies aim to combine their technology capabilities, expertise and strengths to deliver services that enable businesses to take advantage of cloud computing technologies to grow and evolve.

Bogoshi says, “Africa is recognised as the next frontier in the adoption of emerging technologies. We are proud to partner with a reputable global player such as Alibaba Cloud. The partnership gives BCX the opportunity to expand our reach and services and create additional revenue streams, which is part of our broader strategy to grow our business and expand our partner ecosystem.

“As the exclusive South African distributor of Alibaba Cloud, BCX will be the primary contact for all resellers in South Africa, and intends on providing Alibaba Cloud services across the continent through distribution and channel partners.”

The two companies aim to enhance the technology capabilities of small, medium and large businesses across the continent through their partnership. Additionally, the agreement serves to enhance their respective footprints and strengthen their market positioning.

Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Industrial control systems under attack
News Cyber Security
According to Kaspersky ICS CERT statistics, from January to September 2022, 38% of computers in the industrial control systems (ICS) environment in the META region were attacked using multiple means.

The future of AIoT
Hikvision South Africa News CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Hikvision hosted its 2022 Shaping Intelligence Summit in Bali, Indonesia, on 29-30 November, where the company, its customers, and technology and solution partners, looked into the future of AIoT and explored paths to shared success.

Top fraud trends to watch in 2023
News Security Services & Risk Management
Even though financial concerns remain a significant obstacle for companies in implementing new anti-fraud technologies, 60% of businesses expect an increase in their anti-fraud technology budgets in the next two years.

Be cautious when receiving deliveries at home
News Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection Security Services & Risk Management
Community reports of residents being held up at their gate when collecting fast food deliveries at home are once again surfacing.

Securiton and Dallmeier announce partnership
Dallmeier Electronic Southern Africa News
Securiton AG Switzerland is now integrating the Panomera and Domera camera systems from Dallmeier to ensure its customers benefit from the highest standards of privacy and security.

KPMG 2022 CEO Outlook, South African edition
Editor's Choice News
Mid-November saw the release of the latest KPMG 2022 CEO Outlook, South African edition, aptly sub-titled ‘Potential Growth in Uncertain Times’.

Mending Africa’s digital infrastructure gaps
inq. Fabric is the first African-developed cloud connectivity, network-as-a-service software for automated provisioning and routing.

Suprema renews international privacy and security standard certifications
Suprema News Access Control & Identity Management
Suprema has simultaneously renewed two important international standard certifications regarding information security management (ISO/IEC 27001) and privacy information management (ISO/IEC 27701).

Technoswitch partners with Ciqurix for video fire detection
Technoswitch Fire Detection & Suppression News Fire & Safety
Technoswitch is pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement with Ciqurix (UK), a leading supplier of video fire detection products.

Cyber resilience is more than cybersecurity
Technews Publishing Editor's Choice Cyber Security Integrated Solutions IT infrastructure
Hi-Tech Security Solutions held a round-table discussion focusing on cyber resilience and found that while the resilience discipline includes cybersecurity, it also goes much further.