Apr 2, 2015 Press Release

Catalyst™ Sponsors IDC CIO Summit to Accelerate Expansion in Africa

Casablanca – April 2, 2015 – Catalyst, a leading provider of IT services serving over 200 customers in 30 countries, today announced the sponsorship of IDC CIO Summit.  The event will allow Catalyst to increase its understanding of African CIOs needs, give better visibility on its leading position in Africa and promote XaaS solutions.    



Catalyst is celebrating its 5th year anniversary in Morocco and 12th year in Africa. Catalyst will keep investing in local IT Infrastructures and Teams to better support its clients.

Data Center / Cloud:

Keeping a lid on overflowing costs is a key agenda for today's CIOs. We provide Hosting and Colocation, SaaS, Remote infrastructure Management, Database as a service, Backup as a service from our Tier3++ Data Center as well as Data Center consulting services to clients who want to audit/build/upgrade their own infrastructure.

Catalyst now also offers Oracle Public and Private Cloud. Catalyst is happy to announce the signature of its first Oracle PaaS contract in Africa.

As a member of Oracle ECEMEA Cloud Partner Advisory Board (PAB), Catalyst is launching the Oracle XaaS PAB in francophone Africa.

Internet of Things (IoT): Catalyst is offering embedded technology solutions to address concrete business requirements of African CIOs: Automatic Tank Gauge, Vehicle Tracking, Energy Load Distribution, etc.

Oracle: in addition to Oracle on Oracle (E-Business Suite, JDE, Hyperion Planning, Middleware, DB, Hardware), Catalyst is also proposing vertical solutions for Public Sector and Utilities: Oracle Public Sector Financials, Oracle Public Sector Revenue Management, Oracle Customer Care & Billing.



IDC Quote

“With another new era of computing already on the horizon, the focus of CIOs across the region is beginning to shift to the new wave of disruptive technologies that are heading their way. The 3rd Platform technologies of cloud, big data, mobility, and social are already firmly entrenched in the minds of CIOs and we now expect to see an explosion of innovation and value creation built on these foundations. We are delighted to have Catalyst partner with us at the IDC Francophone CIO Summit 2015 to address and share the latest trends on Business Applications, Internet of Things and Datacenter, says Ouafa Kathir, IDC North & French Speaking Africa Regional Director.”


Catalyst Quote

“Sponsoring IDC Francophone CIO Summit is perfectly in sync. with the investments we have made to provide end to end IT solutions and services in Africa since 2002. This event will help us promote XaaS and IoT solutions” comments Jean-Baptiste Blanc, Catalyst’s Executive Vice president for Africa and Europe.  “Catalyst has a leading position in providing IT services in francophone Africa: from Data Center, Storage and Hardware to Business Applications and Internet of Things through Database and Middleware.  We want to strengthen our position in the ERP/CRM/EPM market and grow our XaaS and IoT business.” says Youssef Aqallal, Director Sales and Marketing Africa and Catalyst Morocco Country Head.