Liquid C2, a leading business within the pan-African Cassava Technologies group, has signed a pivotal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Google Cloud to substantially enhance its cloud and cyber security offerings across Africa.
This strategic partnership aims to significantly accelerate digital enablement and strengthen data analytics, AI, collaboration tools, and security solutions for businesses and organizations of all sizes across the continent.
Partnership Cements Liquid C2’s Position as Leading Digital Enabler in Africa
On November 10, 2023, Liquid C2 and Google Cloud formalized their strategic collaboration by signing an MOU. This milestone comes at a time when Google Cloud is actively expanding its presence in Africa’s rapidly growing cloud and security solutions market.
Liquid C2’s impressive regional growth trajectory and strong existing footprint make it the perfect partner for Google Cloud as it ramps up investments in Africa.
“Our landmark partnership with Google will enable our enterprise, public sector and SME customers across Africa to fully harness the immense power of Google Cloud,” said Oswald Jumira, CEO of Liquid C2. He added that the partnership strongly complements Cassava Technologies’ extensive pan-African data centre and fibre broadband digital infrastructure footprint, which are key enablers of the group’s vision of a digitally connected future that leaves no African behind.
Partnership Aligned With Google’s $1 Billion Investment Pledge to Africa
This strategic partnership builds upon and aligns with Google’s commitment to invest over $1 billion in Africa, noted Umesh Vemuri, VP of Strategic Pursuits at Google Cloud.
“This pivotal collaboration aims to rapidly accelerate the digital enablement of businesses and governments across Africa with Google Cloud’s leading data analytics, AI/ML, communication, collaboration and security solutions,” said Vemuri.
Initial Focus on Data, Security and Team Collaboration
The expansive partnership between Google Cloud and Liquid C2 will initially focus on three core solution areas to drive digital transformation in Africa.
Firstly, it will assist customers to more effectively integrate and leverage their data through powerful analytics and AI capabilities, including breaking down data silos and unlocking the full potential of their data assets.
The application of the latest AI and machine learning technologies will be a vital component in fostering innovation and digital adoption, underpinned by robust digital infrastructure.
Secondly, the partnership will ensure customers can access the cyber security skills, expertise and advanced solutions they need to fully protect their data and digital assets – wherever their operations are located. Clients will be able to utilize the same sophisticated security tools and practices applied by Google itself, including Chronicle and Mandiant solutions.
Thirdly, the collaboration will center on enhancing team collaboration, creativity and productivity by providing access to Google’s powerful Workspace suite collaboration tools, enhanced by its latest generative AI technology, Duet AI.
This will empower teams of all sizes to collaborate creatively and work productively from any location, with enterprise-grade security seamlessly integrated into the design.
In summary, the landmark Google Cloud-Liquid C2 partnership represents an exciting milestone for digital transformation across the African continent.
Both partners are now ideally positioned to enable businesses, government agencies and organizations at all levels to fully harness the power of data, enhance their security posture, and boost team collaboration as they accelerate their digital adoption journeys. This collaboration promises to fast-track digital innovation and inclusion right across Africa.