In today’s world where businesses are moving online and embracing technology innovations, local hosting providers are working hard to meet the server increasing demand from SME’s in Nigeria
Whogohost, a leading hosting provider in Nigeria, recently celebrated 10 years in business. As part of his plans for the growth and expansion for the coming years, CEO – Toba Obaniyi, recently invited Spencer Candland, former head of infrastructure at Bluehost, to join the Whogohost team. Spencer was in charge of infrastructure at Bluehost, and his experience will be very critical for the next phase of Whogohost’ growth, according to Toba.
Spencer recently visited Nigeria, his first visit to Africa actually. During his visit,he and Toba, with some members of the Whogohost team, took a visit to Computer Village, arguable the biggest technology market in Africa. The visit was part of a strategic move to partner with Computer Allied Products Dealer’s Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN), to help traders at the market to embrace online tools to help them succeed better.
He also met with Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), the .NG registry, to meet with with the team headed by the COO, Mrs. Edith Eziukwu Udeagu . He held an open session with WordPress Community and co-working spaces, Leadspace and ccHUB, where he discussed his experiences at Bluehost and the opportunities that abound in the Nigerian technology space. The open session was also an opportunity for the Whogohost team to get feedback on how to empower members of these communities.
Our CEO, Toba Obaniyi, and Spencer also paid a courtesy visit to Business Day Nigeria where they had a brief discussion below on the opportunities that abound in the Nigerian space.
We asked Spencer what he thinks about his visit to Nigeria and Spencer’s response was
“ I have had a great time, the food and atmosphere is really great and Nigerians are very welcoming”. “This is the first phase of our collaboration with SMEs and the developer community. Our goal is to provide solutions that will continue to empower everyone”, Toba added.
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