The Engines of Progress

Stories of innovation enabled by the mainframe

Business Connexion

Africa's largest IT service provider making the impossible possible through technology

The mainframe enables Business Connexion to build and deploy an end-to-end cloud offering that will enable them to provide seamless and continuous service to customers across Africa. By giving access to services like Internet, banking and telemedicine, Business Connexion can affect positive future outcomes of its communities and empower prosperity across the disconnected continent. Watch the full story.

Business Connexion

Before now, remote populations across Africa have been limited to fragmented access to services like banking and education. But now, Business Connexion is developing an innovative "cloud-in-a-box" solution to help Telcos – a third-party ISP – bring the Internet to these previously untouched areas. It's an expansion model made possible through Business Connexion's mainframe-based enterprise cloud strategy. And looking forward, Business Connexion will rely on the mainframe as a "conduit into Africa" and beyond.

Africa is challenged in so many ways — lack of infrastructure, social disease, war — they are the challenges that most continents don’t have. Everything that comes out of Africa is almost impossible — we wanted to make the impossible possible through technology.

Benjamin Mophatlane, CEO, Business Connexion

Our customers turn the extraordinary into the expected, every day.
See how the mainframe helps make it possible.




Share this page

Facebook    twitter    LinkedIn    Google +

Contact IBM

Related offers

Explore more stories

  • First National Bank, South Africa

    Provides upward mobility for Africa through mobile banking

  • Visa

    One of the largest electronic payments networks enabling commerce

  • Walmart

    The world’s largest retailer helping 250 million people a week save money and live better

  • Citi

    Enabling progress for individuals, communities, institutions and nations

  • N.Y. Municipal Shared Services Cloud

    Connecting cities to fuel growth, prosperity via the cloud

  • Met Office

    United Kingdom's national weather service developing techniques for modern forecasting

  • Swiss Re

    Helps rebuild lives and create more resilient cities

  • Miami-Dade County, Zhuhai City, CNAV

    Enabling improved services, continuous access and faster insights to citizens