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Gearing Up for GITEX Africa: How Mobility Technologies Can Drive Digital Transformation

Mai 24, 2024 | 42Gears Team

With the upcoming AFRICA GITEX event just around the corner, we’re taking a moment to reflect on how fast digital transformation has taken over the world. Over the past decade, countries and economies have been positively impacted by the rapid adoption of digital technologies. Today, we see emerging markets following this trend of digitizing important aspects of their businesses and daily lives. 

Digital Transformation In Emerging African Territories

Emerging territories, like Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, have now become a haven for startup businesses developing innovative technologies. As a continent, Africa is no longer viewed as a conglomeration of isolated states. With increased mobile device usage and a growing tech-savvy young population, Africa has become more digitally connected than ever before. 

Governments of various African countries, like Morocco, Kenya, DRC, Nigeria, and Ethiopia, are actively supporting startups, and helping entrepreneurs realize their digital transformation objective. While global VC funding fell by 15% in 2020, it grew by 8% to $6.5B for the African sector! However, increased funding does present new challenges to entrepreneurs - mobilizing and empowering the next generation of the workforce. Enabling this new generation of employees will require entrepreneurs to partner with experienced names who can implement mobility solutions and provide the right support at every stage of their digital transformation journey. 

Apart from startups, multiple digital transformation initiatives have already begun transforming Africa for the better, and they include the following:

  1. Artificial Intelligence (AI):

    Artificial Intelligence has begun transforming various industries like Healthcare, Agriculture, Retail, Manufacturing, Fintech, and Customer Support. However, AI is still relatively new, and AI governance and regulations need to be discussed by government and business leaders in order to harness the true potential of AI safely and ethically. 
  2. Cloud:

    Cloud enables seamless data storage for increasingly mobile African users, opening up a number of possibilities in application development, implementing mobility technologies, and crafting digital experiences.
  3. Cybersecurity:

    As more Africans begin to rely on Mobile Devices, there will be an increase in the risk of cybersecurity attacks. Hence, cybersecurity measures and user education on the pitfalls of cyberattacks need to be a high priority for businesses and governments to safeguard sensitive data and digital assets. 
  4. Digital cities:

    Digital cities are one of the major driving factors in Africa’s digital revolution. With increased 5G coverage across major cities, more Africans are now connected to digital services like eGovernment, Digital Identity, and Citizen Services. 
  5. Digital finance:

    Traditional banking is now being replaced by FinTech. In fact, Africa has reported over $2.4 billion in investments over the past 2 years, which means more Africans will be able to leverage digital banking services. 
  6. Consumer tech:

    The digital revolution is incomplete without consumer hardware and technology supporting it. As more people use wearables like smartwatches, users are constantly fed with digital information, helping them make more data-driven decisions, like personalized healthcare.

The 42Gears Advantage

42Gears is one of the first Mobile Device Management (MDM) pioneers in enabling digital transformation for businesses across industries, across the globe. We’ve serviced over 21,000 customers in tackling their operational challenges and helping them achieve their digital transformation goals. We’re excited to be a part of Africa’s digital revolution, and we can’t wait to support new businesses and enterprises in taking the next step in their journey. 

Here’s why 42Gears is the right partner to help you achieve your goals

  1. Unmatched expertise:

    With over 15 years of experience and expertise across industries, 42Gears has a proven track record of enabling digital transformation through its industry-leading MDM/UEM/EMM platform. Our solutions, like SureMDM and SureLock, focus on improving operational efficiency and enhancing employee experiences.
  2. Customer-centric, flexible approach:

    42Gears doesn’t offer a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach with its offerings. Our customers are in the driving seat for any custom feature request. We have consistently resisted going towards the industry norm of standardizing features and annual increase in costs, as we believe providing flexibility to our customers is what truly drives digital transformation. Every company’s requirement is unique, and we excel at providing tailored solutions that fully cater to their needs. 
  3. Multi-platform support:

    Every organization needs to support whichever devices their employees prefer, and this is why we are one of the few MDM providers that support all major operating systems - Android, iOS, iPadOS, Windows, macOS, ChromeOS, Apple TV, Wear OS, Linux, and even legacy Windows operating systems. We believe providing one central console for all types of devices is key in streamlining operations and securing devices and data, which is why our flagship offering SureMDM is the one-stop solution for securing and managing any device running on any major platform. 
  4. Dedicated, world-class support:

    No matter where our customers are located, our dedicated team of experts is always available to support customers with any technical issue they may face. We pride ourselves in providing fast and satisfactory resolution to any issues our customers may encounter. 

No matter which stage a business is in its digital transformation journey, relying on experienced partners can go a long way in helping them achieve their objectives. The end objective for any business is to provide value to their users and customers, but starting off with a solid foundation is key to achieving success.

We’re at the GITEX Africa Summit, in Marrakech, Morocco! Meet us at Stand 1A-12, between May 29th to 31st. Let’s collaborate and strategize on how you can mobilize your workforce, simplify your operations, and ensure your fleet of mobile devices is secured and ready for the next generation workforce.

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