As South African organisations continue to search for ways to drive down costs and improve efficiency and agility, they are increasingly looking to cloud computing to achieve this. This has forced service providers to re-look at their solution delivery models to meet market requirements.
Itec Communications has launched a cloud solution that incorporates key applications and simplifies technology for mid to large organisations. "With Itec One, we are moving our clients' entire office to the cloud and bundling it with applications such as MS Office to ensure that they can operate efficiently," says Rodney Taylor, managing director of Itec Communications.
"We are also enabling our clients to realise the vision of becoming a true mobile enterprise, a key priority for many organisations in South Africa." Enterprise mobility and security were two of the top priorities that emerged during the recent IDC South Africa CIO Summit.
"In the past, clients cited latency and connectivity issues as some of the biggest inhibitors to cloud computing, but these issues are now a thing of the past," says Taylor. "We have structured our communications in such a way that we can provide a point-to-point connection from any device into the data centre, which means clients can expect reliable connectivity to their critical applications at all times." Itec One provide clients with tier one connectivity to a tier one data centre, and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, and is POPI compliant.
Through Itec One, clients will have access to full disaster recovery, specialist support and high storage capacity at an affordable rate. "Cloud computing brings inherent benefits, such as advanced security, scalability and improved productivity, which is what every business needs to remain competitive today," says Taylor. "Through our specialist support, it also allows our clients to focus on their core income-generating activities rather than worry about hardware issues," he adds.
The digital business is disrupting business operations like never before, so organisations will have to re-look at their business models and ensure they have the right technology in place to support those. "Having migrated close to 3 000 clients to this solution already, we have enabled them to become much more agile – something which is crucial to survival in today's competitive environment," Taylor concludes.