Japan Motors honoured at CIMG, Ghana Auto Awards and Nissan Ignition Awards
Automobile dealer giant, Japan Motors Trading Company Ltd. (JMTC) has received top awards this year for its sterling leadership in Ghana’s automobile industry for the year 2021 under review.
Japan Motors for the 5th conservative year has been inducted into the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIMG) Ghana, Hall of Fame as the Motor Firm of the year 2021 during the 33rd CIMG, Annual National Marketing Performance Awards.
The company also received 3 awards at this year’s Ghana Auto Awards as the Auto Company of the year, The Best Pick-Up of the year (Nissan Navara) and the Best SUV (Full-size SUV) of the Year (Nissan Patrol).
Japan Motors again picked the coveted award for Best in Customer Satisfaction (Sales) for Sub-Saharan Africa at the just-ended Nissan Ignition Awards.
The CIMG award is in recognition of Japan Motor’s top-notch service in Ghana’s automobile industry which has seen it achieve a milestone and grown to become the premier automobile company that deals in Nissan, Yamaha, Foton and Lassa brands in Ghana.
The citation handed Japan Motors reads “Being committed to customer satisfaction is a tenet you hold dear to in your organization as you have come to make it a statement of fact that your company name, statutes and articles of incorporation do not determine your business, but rather a satisfied customer does. With this concept in mind, you have ensured that the customer journey does not end with delivery of a vehicle but you endeavour to take it all the way to the ultimate, i.e. value acquisition. No wonder, you went to the extent of investing heavily in a customer relationship management software, which aids with the streamlining of your services to make the customer experience a great one.
“You continue to display explicit knowledge and drive in your development of robust insights, managing channels and marketing effectiveness, for which you are being commended and celebrated. Your CSR initiatives remain top-notch as they continually impart the sanitation, health and sports sectors.”
Ghana Auto Awards
The Ghana Auto Awards is conducted by professional auto engineers who are dedicated to ensuring that the awarding process is carried out with utmost objectivity, credibility, and integrity.
The criteria for the awards include new vehicles not manufactured in Ghana and exclude others whose availability may be limited in its Edition.
The Award is a platform for the automotive industry to demonstrate and celebrate the advances made in the key areas of manufacturing, efficiency, innovation, corporate social responsibility and safety.
The purpose of the Ghana Auto Award among others is to provide consumers with sound, comparative information on vehicles that are new to the market by selecting the best new vehicles in the various categories, the Economy Vehicle of the Year as well as an overall Car of the Year.
Speaking in an interview, Ms. Harriet Esi Mensah, Marketing Manager, JMTC, expressed her pride in the feet achieved and thanked the entire staff of JMTC for their efforts in walking the talk of their tag line “Driven by Excellence”.
She on behalf of the company thanked the organizers for acknowledging hard work in the industry and assured that JMTC will keep on investing in quality and relevant automobile products coupled with efficient after-sales service to boost the Industry.
Ms. Esi Mensah reiterated that JMTC was particularly proud that the Nissan Navara which is currently being assembled locally at the Japan Motors Nissan Assembly plant was adjudged; the Best Pick-Up of the year by the Ghana Auto Awards.
“We dedicate the awards to the company’s loyal customers, and we promise to keep on striving hard to provide them with quality service”.
StorONE is transforming software-defined storage
StorONE is radically revolutionizing expectations for performance, results, functionality, ease, and affordability in data storage with a new type of software-defined storage (SDS).
In today’s data-intensive environment, analytics are a major enterprise focus; in other words, the main challenge is figuring out what to do with all the data you’ve gathered. It’s a crucial issue to resolve, but without a reliable foundation of effective, long-term data storage, you’ll never succeed. After all, without a place to put the data, you can’t examine it.
Accordingly, StorONE offers solutions to the current largest issues in data storage. These difficulties include ransomware protection, high storage costs, data accessibility in the case of a disaster that disrupts operations, and data protection from any potential changes to stored data.
Storage hardware is able to keep you ahead of these new challenges, but the storage software is lacking. Networking bandwidth has expanded from 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) to 200GbE, and input/output operations per second (IOPS) performance per drive has increased from 20K IOPS to over 800K IOPS in the last ten years, which has led to tremendous breakthroughs in the storage business. Drive densities have increased from four terabytes (TB) to over 30TBs.
With the release of PCIe Gen 4, the trend has continued since 2021 and the maximum bandwidth will increase by more than 24GBs. More performance, capacity, and better data protection should be provided by a modern storage system while taking up less room and costing less money. But nothing is taking place! Why? These days, the storage industry is being held back by storage software, which is like a ball and chain.
StorONE, which has received more than 50 patents in its first seven years of intense technical development, is fundamentally altering how storage is viewed by organizations, moving it away from being seen as an IT cost center and toward becoming a resource that gives them crucial competitive advantages.
As data storage paradigms change today and, in the future, StorONE’s Storage Engine can help your business cut storage expenses. The highly effective Storage Engine can increase the value and data resilience of otherwise standard storage features including snapshots, drive failure protection, High-availability (HA) storage, data integrity, data security, and disaster recovery readiness.
By offering an efficient storage engine that enables you to utilize the full capabilities (performance and capacity) of your storage hardware, StorONE provides better storage by considerably lowering storage total cost of ownership (TCO) for any storage use case. The StorONE Engine offers uncompromised data safety while supporting all protocols and use cases, simplifying the entire storage infrastructure.
Enterprise-class storage software from StorONE offers complete functionality, exceptional performance, and unrivaled data reliability. delivering unmatched data resilience features that shield users against ransomware, human error/mistakes, fires, and floods; successfully stopping any data loss. The technology guarantees data storage efficiency by requiring less hardware to complete the same work than its rivals.
“What we’ve done is to create a very efficient storage software program that takes full advantage of all the hardware innovation but doesn’t force the customer to use any particular hardware. The term we use is “hardware abstraction”. So, you can use whatever hardware makes the most sense for you at that moment in time for that use case,” George A Crump – Chief Product Strategist, StorONE, said in an interview.
“Typically, customers will find that the cost of our solution, even though it’s more resilient and performs better, is somewhere between 50 to 60 percent less expensive than what they’re currently buying.
“We just rewrote the way I/O works to be very, very efficient. We made sure its data has multiple layers of resiliency to protect against all different types of threats, including ransomware or malicious behaviors. Because we can deliver better performance and reliability with less hardware, we can significantly drive down the cost of storage,” Mr. Crump – Chief Product Strategist, StorONE mentioned.
The fundamental difference here is that StorONE collapsed a whole stack of complex layers that are in the usual storage software into a single layer. This ensures that the user’s application has almost direct access to the media, which guarantees about 80 percent of the manufacturer’s rated performance of the drive and 90 percent of its available capacity.
“So not only do we need fewer drives, but we can also use those drives to their full potential. And so, you get this cumulative effect. That signficanlty drives down the cost of storage,” the Chief Product Strategist, StorONE said.
Other systems in the industry offer can only deliver about 10 to 15 percent of the performance of the drive’s hardware-rated performance, and they can only use about 50 percent of the capacity of those drives. For instance, if you bought twenty-five, 20TB drives, you’d only be able to use 250TB to 300TB of the potential 500TB of capacity before experiencing a significant drop in performance.
Jacques Blinbaum – Chief Executive – Africa, StorONE said, “the one thing we’re seeing is that the hardware in many of the data centres in Africa are reaching their end of life. This presents a major challenge. While there is a real need to process and protect data there are competing chaalleges posed by the difficulty in accessing the capital needed to build the needed facilities. So, what happens is everybody’s recognizing that the data has to be protected.
Therefore, one has to maximize every Ghana Cedi is spent was spent to achieve the force maximum benefit.”
“The biggest challenge we have with that is getting the market to understand that this different approach is the best approach. And what we have to do is to really take baby steps with these new customers, so that they come on board with a small project commitment, and then once they feel comfortable with the commitment, then they embrace it fully and add on.”
StorONE is being used by many U.S. companies in the field of finance, media, government, and education. NASA, the U.S. space agency, uses StorONE to manage storage of its images from their space telescopes.
ICANN Boost Africa Internet Access with New Root Server
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a global organization that coordinates the Domain Name System (DNS) on Tuesday launched Africa’s first Managed Root Server (IMRS) cluster that aims to boost internet access and security in the continent.
Goran Marby, ICANN President and CEO told journalists that the IMRS, based in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, will be the fifth globally as North America hosts two, while Europe and Asia host one each.
“The installation of this new IMRS cluster will stimulate internet access as well as reduce the impact of potential cyber-attacks across Africa,” Marby said in Nairobi.
Marby observed that one of the most common types of cyber attacks is the distributed denial-of-service attacks that work by overwhelming servers with a flood of queries or internet traffic.
He revealed that installing the IMRS cluster in Africa ensures that internet queries can be answered within the region, which limits its dependence on networks and servers in other parts of the world.
Eliud Owalo, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry for Information, Communications and the Digital Economy said that the deployment of the IMRS is an important gateway for internet access across Africa. Enditem
Detect the Scam: 3 Red Flags To Help You Keep Safe On Black Friday season
“Ghana hard!” The last thing you want to do is lose your hard-earned money to a scammer. One needs to be extremely careful and alert while making an online purchase to avoid losing money.
Inflation rose to 31.7% in July 2022 from 12.6 percent at the end of 2021. The prices of goods and services have increased dramatically, which may affect online businesses. Most Ghanaians have a problem trusting e-commerce sites due to the increase in scammers and fraudsters. The question is, why should one buy goods online and risk losing their money to scammers in these hard economic times?
Jiji Ghana, the leading online marketplace with over 2 million monthly visits, have taken the lead in ensuring people who do business on their site are safe. We had a quick chat with the Head of PR at Jiji Ghana, Ivy Kufe, and she said:
“We work relentlessly to improve the customer experience on our platform. Our best development is an AI-driven security system that detects suspicious users and ads. To enhance the effectiveness, we have also equipped an in-house moderation team whose sole task is to cross-check suspicious users and block them if needed. Moreover, we encourage users to report suspicious ads — there is a “Report Abuse” button in every ad that allows people to inform us about questionable offers or indecent users. Many scammers were detected and blocked thanks to reports from concerned people, and it indeed shows how we all can impact building a safer community in Ghana”.
Since Jiji pays a lot of their attention to safety, they agreed to share information about common red flags all people should be aware of.
The desire to get an item could be used against you. And the only way to stay safe is to inspect the product before making any payment. The delivery services would be the best choice, but sometimes it happens that sellers don’t trust them. In this case, you can offer to meet and transact in a public place. If both options are declined, it’s time to consider other vendors.
“Too good to be true” offers
Any seller that promises too much at too low a price is suspicious. Do some research: check what other buyers say about the seller and compare prices from different vendors that offer the same product. The average market price is your safe zone, but sometimes sellers indeed offer attractive discounts. To avoid falling into the trap, request to pay on delivery and inspect the item before payment.
You can easily differentiate fake profiles on any platform if you know what to pay attention to. Usually, marketplaces offer a reviews section where clients rate their experience with the sellers. If you can’t see any feedback at all or the rates are low – consider offers from other vendors. If possible, check when the seller joined the platform. Of course, a recent registration is not a reason not to trust, but it should be one of the parameters you use to build the whole picture. You can do the same on social media.
For example, Facebook offers a “Page Transparency” block showing the page’s whole history. The same goes for Instagram – just tap the three-dot menu in the top right corner of the profile you’d like to check. Select “About this account” from the pop-up, and you’ll see the full information, including the history of usernames. It’s always a red flag if the name has been changed more than once.
Black Friday is the perfect time to shop affordably for everything you’ve wanted throughout the year. Pay attention to the red flags, and you will always get the best out of the offers available without losing your money.
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