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Media & Entertainment Breakfast

The Media and Entertainment Industry is one of the fastest-growing data and content creators across the world. During a Media & Entertainment Breakfast hosted by Raxio Data Centre at the Kampala Serena Hotel on Friday 28th, June 2019 executives from the media industry in Uganda were presented with tailored solutions that target data storage and recovery. 

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James, GM Raxio speaking at ICTAU

The Information Communication Technology Association of Uganda (ICTAU), in partnership with the International Trade Centre (ITC) hosted the 1st ICT Stakeholders Roundtable on 11th July 2019 at Fairway Hotel Kampala.
The topical discussion centered on how players can participate in driving the growth of the IT sector in Uganda, with discussions focusing on how IT Certification and Buy Uganda Build Uganda (BUBU) incorporated heavily in ICT would encourage sector growth. Raxio took part with James Byaruhanga, the Raxio General Manager, delivering the keynote speech. 

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Annual Bankers Conference (ABC)

The 3rd Annual Bankers’ Conference (ABC) hosted by the Uganda Bankers’ Association (UBA) was held at the Kampala Serena Hotel on 16th July 2019, under the theme: “De-Risking Financing & Investment In Agriculture To Promote Decent Youth Employment And Inclusive Growth”. Raxio Data Centre attended as exhibitors at the conference, showcasing the latest technology that the banking industry can benefit from the Enterprise-Grade Tier 3 data centre, and providing insights on how to leverage on technology and digital infrastructure to revolutionize the agriculture chain in Uganda. 

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Local Data Hosting Will Enable Africa’s Digital Transformation

For many developing countries, a lack of legacy architecture has proven to be a bonus rather than a disadvantage in terms of closing the digital gap. As the digital economy accelerates across much of Africa, investment is ploughed into fibre and mobile – but data centres can be overlooked, according to First Brick Holdings. Set up as a portfolio company of US-based Roha, First Brick Holdings is focused on investment and development for data centres across Africa, although it is primarily active in the east. The company’s Executive Director Mr. Robert Mullins spoke about the scarcity of data centres in much of Africa, and how this needs to be addressed.

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The Foundation Is Now Set!

Construction at the Raxio Data Centre site progresses gradually after work was completed on the concrete slab at the construction site located at the Kampala Industrial and Business Park in Namanve. 

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