Mimecast expands into Africa through Grove Group



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Six of the ten fastest growing world economies are African, and the International Data Corporation (IDC) expects overall IT spending in Africa to total $33.4 billion over the next five years. In fact, according to the IDC one third of all Kenyan enterprises view the implementation and expansion of cloud capabilities as a key priority for the future. With this fuelling its trajectory through the continent, leading cloud services company, Mimecast, has partnered with Grove Group to launch Mimecast’s unified information management services into Africa and the Middle East.

“Security and compliance is critical to the running of a business,” says Jonathan Zartz, Head of Channel at Grove Group. “Grove recognises a significant opportunity in bringing Mimecast into the region based on the explosive market share that Mimecast has gained in the UK and South African markets over the last five years. Grove has been a cloud security provider that has been selling email security solutions for the past nine years, so there is no doubt that Mimecast is the perfect cloud security solution for African and Middle Eastern enterprises.”


Martin Rohde – Mimecast Business Development Manager: Africa

Martin Rohde – Mimecast Business Development Manager: Africa

Mimecast, a leader in enterprise cloud services for the protection and management of corporate human generated data, has over 10 000 customers and nearly three million users worldwide. “Our expansion into Africa and the Middle East is incredibly exciting,” says Martin Rohde – Mimecast Business Development Manager: Africa. “Grove’s focus on bringing innovative technologies to a diverse set of markets across Africa and the Middle East, made partnering with them an opportunity to deliver our solutions to a broader and largely untouched community,” adds Rohde.

“We live in a unique period in time where we are experiencing a technological revolution,” says Zartz. “Businesses are now adapting to change through innovation and achieve massive positive transformation by adopting simple, flexible, mobile and cloud-based technologies. Grove is at the forefront of embracing this opportunity seeing significant year on year growth, even though the market is still developing,” he concludes.

The strong partnership that already exists between Grove Group and Mimecast in the UK and South Africa will act as a solid foundation for an incredible future together in the rest of Africa and the Middle East.  Whilst the complementary partnership will result in businesses across the continent gaining access to the latest cloud technologies and solutions; customer service is still a key focus for both companies as they support African and Middle Eastern businesses through this technological revolution.

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at) On Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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