FAIRGREEN Limited, one of the leading Information Technology (IT) solution providers in Ghana is exploring opportunities in cloud computing to provide cutting-edge solutions for businesses, the wholly Ghanaian owned company announced in Accra over the weekend.
Addressing a gathering of partners, suppliers, clients, board of directors, current and past staff members, family, and friends, at the company’s 25th anniversary Dinner and Awards ceremony, the Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Yaw Ofori-Adjei, explained that cloud computing enables businesses and individuals to store and process data remotely, reducing the need for on-premises infrastructure and providing scalability and flexibility.
Dr. Yaw Ofori-Adjei, mentioned edge computing, cybersecurity, and data analytics as some of the other services the company was considering to empower businesses to scale up operations, ensure business continuity, and make informed data-driven decisions. Edge computing brings data processing and storage closer to the data source or end-users.
“We recognise the opportunities that data-driven decisions offer our clients to optimise their operations. We will be coming to you to better understand how we can help you gain a competitive edge,” he stated in a joint speech with Fairgreen Limited’s CEO and Founder, Gifty Boahene.
Dr. Ofori-Adjei reiterated the company’s commitment to innovation, collaboration, and elevating services to meet the evolving needs of their clients.
Touching on cybersecurity, he said: “The digital age presents a continuous threat to all institutions and businesses across sectors. We want to be able to support our customers to stay a step ahead and protect their valuable data,” he added.
The visionary co-owners of Fairgreen, fondly recollected their initial meeting at a computer company in Accra, where they both worked, unaware of the extraordinary future that lay ahead for them. Over the past 25 years, their commitment to excellence and dedication to their clients, irrespective of their size, has been the driving force behind their remarkable success.
Fairgreen Limited has consistently remained at the forefront of the IT solutions industry in Ghana. Their ability to embrace new challenges and opportunities has solidified their reputation as a reliable partner, helping clients navigate the complexities of a rapidly changing technology landscape.
The company takes immense pride in being fully Ghanaian-owned, providing tailored IT solutions that compare with the best in the world. They have the largest footprint of Tier III datacentres built in Ghana, entirely by Ghanaians.
Mr. Eric Nsarkoh, Portfolio Advisor for MEST Africa, who was the special guest of honour, hailed the Fairgreen success story in providing enterprise-level solutions and the fact that it was Ghanaian founded.
“We have seen so many names come and go. A lot of them are not from here. A lot of them are partners that we have built up and then they shut down simply because some global restructuring had happened and this (Ghana) was no longer a priority market,” he recalled, adding: “We want to be part of this one (Fairgreen Limited) that is addressed here and native of this land and is willing to propel us forward.”
Mr. Nsarkoh, a technology enthusiast himself, said: “The evolution was towards cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) has taken over.” Under those circumstances, he lamented, “it becomes tough because our generation has no knowledge of these things, unfortunately.”
He encouraged the leadership of Farigreen to set up cloud infrastructure to support grassroot businesses and the innovation ecosystem around micro merchants.
“We need help at the grassroots as well. We need solutions that will deliver business to the consumer crowd, we need solutions that will deliver the offering for the youth…you know the method, you know the technology, you have the skills, you employ the people. We are there to help but it is a humble request, it is a national duty that you bailout technology infrastructure for this space, using all the skills you’ve gathered.”
The two leaders of Fairgreen expressed their heartfelt joy at seeing everyone gathered to commemorate the historic occasion. The attendees were treated to a documentary highlighting the company’s incredible journey from its humble beginnings to becoming a reputable IT solutions provider in Ghana and other parts of the continent.
They expressed their gratitude to clients, partners, and suppliers for their support throughout the journey, acknowledging the trust and confidence bestowed upon them, which enabled the company to achieve historic milestones.
The Fairgreen leaders also took the opportunity to extend their gratitude to some of their top clients, including, the Ghana Interbank Payment & Settlement Systems Limited (GhIPSS), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Volta River Authority, Tullow, and many others, who have played a vital role in the company’s growth and success.