CWG Ghana Limited, a member of the Pan-African Information and Communications Technology Company, Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG) celebrated her 10th anniversary in Ghana on the 1st November, 2013.
The occasion which was well attended by dignitaries and stakeholders across the sectors of the economy was organised by CWG Ghana in order to celebrate her partners, customers, Ghanaian Government, staff members and others who have contributed to the immense growth the company experienced in her past decade of operation. And to declare the new technologies it intends to launch in the market, as well as present her new Country Manager, Mrs Harriet Yartey.
The celebration kicked off with a press briefing at the early hours of Friday, November 1, 2013 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra where the Executives of the company, led by the Founder and Chief Executive Officer-CWG, Austin Kwesi Okere communicated the technologies that CWG Ghana has deployed and support locally, the impact on the user experience, the roadmap of new technologies it intends to launch into the market and also presented the new Country Manager for CWG Ghana, Mrs Harriet Yartey, a seasoned ICT professional, with stellar performance experience at the SOFTtribe, Vodafone and others.
Speaking at the press briefing, James Agada, the Chief Technology Officer and Executive Director, CWG, highlighted the dynamism in the technology space, the rapid changes it causes in the economy, and the importance of ICT organization such as CWG in proactively providing solutions and services that will meet current challenges and needs.
According to Mr Agada, CWG Ghana has grown from moving boxes largely on Sun Microsystems and Dell platform and providing after sales maintenance on intervention basis to a full-fledged Systems Integration company.
Having identified the dire gap in ICT Services, CWG has built human capacity in service delivery across various platforms like VMware, HP, IBM, Cisco, Checkpoint, Symantec, EMC, etc to provide cloud solution, Software as a Service (SaaS), and training.
He further highlighted some of the projects the company has accomplished such as Design, Deployment, implementation and support of Network security solutions, Storage, Backup solutions, structured cabling, data centre power solutions, Managed services, Oracle RAC and Tuning services and others. These projects were provided to various sectors of the economy and it has contributed to their business growth and given the opportunity to seize competitive advantages.
Also, Austin Kwesi Okere, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CWG expressed his appreciation to the stakeholders who have given CWG the opportunity and platform to exhibit its ICT competence that has turned around numerous businesses in the region. Kwesi, also reiterated that CWG Ghana is indeed accomplishing the purpose for which it was established, to bring leading edge technology to businesses in Ghana.
Now CWG Ghana provides the technology of business for customers in Telecoms, Oil & Gas, Banking, Government, Education, Manufacturing and Services, in partnership with world-class OEMs such as Oracle, IBM, Dell, Cisco, Symantec and a host of others.
CWG's customers in Ghana include Vodafone, MTN Ghana, GCB, e-Process (Ecobank), Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, GCNET, Calbank and Bank of Africa amongst others. ï¿½CWG serves as a technology trusted advisor to her customers, based on her established track record of trust and integrityï¿½ he added.
Kwesi assured the stakeholders that CWG shall remain focused on her vision to be the number one IT Utility enbler in Africa by 2015 by introducing new technologies in collaboration with world-class Original Equipment Manufacturers such as IBM, Oracle, EMC and Symantec amongst others. He added that capacity building is vital in IT development and hence CWG will commence its highly successful IT Academy known as CWG Academy in Ghana by the first half of next year.
The CWG Academy provides the opportunity to impact fresh graduates through classroom training, hands-on and live project attachments through which many of the graduates from the Academy have gained employment with world-class companies such as MTN, Standard Chartered Bank, KPMG and CWG itself amongst others. According to Austin, the new set of technologies will boost the business performance of companies in different verticals in this region and the economy at large as ICT is the bedrock of economic growth.
Many customers shared their experiences with CWG Ghanaï¿½s services. Raymond Acromond, Head, IT Department ï¿½ Bank of Africa says; ï¿½I am continually impressed by the excellent service that CWG Ghana provides. The many times I have requested for support from CWG Ghana, the response has been fast and efficient. It makes a pleasant change to deal with a company that takes pride in providing first class services. Keep up the good work and thanks for all your help so farï¿½.
Another customer, Ferdinand K. Aniwa, Manager, Information Systems, Data Management and Communication, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation had this to say ï¿½CWG Ghana truly stands by its promise of Creating Enduring Value for its customers.
Their reliability was 24x7. They were always available for us. Their support mechanism enabled us to reach newer heights in our Unified Storage Deployment strategy and position the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation to pursue its goals of becoming a leading global competitor within the Oil and Gas Industryï¿½.
ï¿½The service your company provides is top quality ï¿½ from initial request for information and proposal to the execution of the project itself. You are active listeners, understanding our unique requirements, able to improvise when requested. My team has had a memorable experience always working with CWG Ghanaï¿½, affirmed Albert Ghansah, MIS, Cal Bank Ltd.
Hear Mr. Patrick de Souza, Infrastructure Manager GeGov Project Office, GCNet Ltd; ï¿½CWG operates unlike the Traditional African Company where the client's requests are beset with all manner of difficulties. CWG seeks the interests of its clients, and assists her clients to efficiently design its infrastructure. With CWG one can be assured of true service quality.ï¿½
Mrs. Harriet Yartey, new Country Manager for CWG Ghana, reiterated that CWG is known for trust, integrity and excellent service delivery will continue to focus on its commitment to enable businesses with leading-edge technology that will put Ghana businesses at the forefront of her contemporaries at the international level.
The anniversary gala dinner latter in the evening brought fond memories with attendant highlife music by the renowned Ramblers International Band, and was graced by dignitaries and stakeholders including; Honourable Aquinas Quansah, Deputy minister Fisheries, Ambassador Ademola Oluseyi Onafowokan, Nigeria High Commissioner to Ghana, Honorable Alhaji Abdulai A. Abukari, Consul ï¿½ Nigeriaï¿½s General, Consulate - General of Ghana, Kwame Dattey, Executive Director, National Accreditation Board, Prof. Kwaku Atuahene-Gima, Executive Director, CEIBS, Eddy Ogbogu, Managing Director, eProcess (Ecobank), Ken Ashigbey, Managing Director, Graphic Communications Group, and Ibrahim Awal Mohammed, Managing Director, The Finder, amongst others.
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