By Prince Osuagwu, high-tech publisher
As the size of the virtual web conferencing market grows to $ 12.58 billion in 2020 and is estimated to reach $ 19.02 billion by 2025, Nigerian smart tech companies are planning how to be part of the windfall.
This is like a Nigerian tech hub, 21st Century Technologies, over the weekend, Konet launched; A fully indigenous business collaboration tool that will help small, medium and large companies adapt to the new world of work instigated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Konet is Nigeria’s first proprietary collaboration tool, it is a technology suite that enables people, SMEs, startups and businesses to be more productive online. Its features include voice, video, live chat, file sharing with brand customization.
Speaking during a virtual launch of the service, founder and CEO of 21st Century Technologies Limited, Wale Ajisebutu said the platform was carefully designed to meet the needs of SMEs and businesses as they face the new normal caused by the impact of the pandemic. of Coronavirus.
Ajisebutu said: “Our plan is to build an ecosystem to enable collaboration, the most secure collaboration environment in enterprises, add efficiencies to workflows, and enable organizations to make decisions quickly with customers, suppliers and partners.”
He added that Konet is a highly secure platform with enterprise-grade security features and compliance standards to prevent data loss.
“Our ISO certifications make us world leaders, yet we have ensured that our services remain easily implemented and used by companies.
“This will help Nigeria as a country to rebuild the damaged economy caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” he added.
Additionally, Konet team leader Ibukun Femi-Ajala said the service is targeted at businesses, transportation, retail, hospitality, educational institutions, government, and individuals.
He said: “With Konet’s perfect connectivity, brainstorming sessions with his teammates will be more productive.
“Konet is more than a collaboration tool and it will become a technology market. We decided to launch first and then introduce other key features and products in batches. You will undoubtedly see some Konet features in other existing products that have been successful. ”
While Konet’s biggest challenge might be the conversion ratio of other collaboration platforms, Ibukun believes that the platform’s effectiveness and features will set it apart from its peers.
In his words: “Online collaboration has become our new norm with the recent events of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the minds of our target market are reorienting to the possibility of how effective ‘Working from home’ can be. to help reduce the cost of running and the mental well-being of members for most organizations, hence the need for a collaborative tool to improve productivity among team members.
“We don’t budge, because we see Konet as more than just a collaboration tool. More modules will be introduced to further improve the ways organizations do business.