IBM on Tuesday launched an operating system that has the capacity to offer virtual business services to all the 47 counties from a central point.
The Mainframe Linux system is a data centre that supports millions of users at the same time, reducing time spent transferring data and energy consumed by many machines.
COMES IN HANDY
“This machine targets the new county systems in Kenya. It comes in handy for government and businesses such as banks,” said Ms Leah Parks, director of sales and enterprise computing, IBM Middle East and Africa.
“It reduces costs immensely and comes preconfigured with specific commands for specific needs.”
Ms Parks said this was the first innovation by IBM Africa lab to help transform the local business economy.
“The Sh30 million worth system has the capacity of more than 1,000 computers combined.”
According to Mr Peter Aroni, an IBM business partner, Kenya so far has only one Mainframe Linux system, which will be retained by the research lab.