By Anthony Nwosu
Outsourcing has come to stay! It is the new way of doing business today. Organisations are encouraged to outsource most of their services to competent hands, including IT. Known as Managed Network Services (MNS), MNS allows companies to concentrate on their core business while robust ICT firms take care of their critical ICT infrastructure. A Lagos based ICT firm, Netcom Africa has solidified its footprint in Nigeria’s tech market with the deployment of top notch MNS solutions. Offering advisory services, upgrades and maintenance of high-end technologies often deployed.
“Netcom has been offering cloud services for quite some time now. Everything from disaster recovery systems, virtual servers, email, collaboration, and VOIP. Big Data allows companies to gain a competitive advantage by using analytics to extract value from their data”, Charles Harrington, Head, Corporate Development of Netcom Africa Limited.
With a global compliant quality of service (QoS) and SLA agreements, This means that organisations can feel at ease with Netcom’s network and advisory services. Implementing managed network services from Netcom has reduced drastically the operational, maintenance, service, hardware, software, and infrastructure costs of many of their clients.
One critical factor that most companies encounter is the high cost of maintaining and upgrading their critical IT infrastructure , in a fast paced world where upgrades,phase outs and innovation is common place. With Netcom’s managed service , companies would have access to top notch advisory services and the cost of these upgrades shouldered by Netcom.
“We continuously invest in making our products better and creating new services for our subscribers. Netcom… is focusing on delivering more value added services such as intelligent building solutions, IT infrastructure management and more cloud-based solutions like cloud-based telephony and collaboration systems”, Micheal Kenjie Nukui, Head of Operations at Netcom Africa Limited.
According to reports by Melissa Coen “46% of organizations that use managed service providers for some or all of their IT needs say that they have reduced their annual IT budgets by at least 25% as a result of adopting managed services”. The importance of outsourcing of IT services to efficient IT firms reduces costs and improves productivity of most organisations.
With Netcom’s Managed network services, firms will have a complete access to high-speed, high-quality MPLS backbone across a variety of internet connections. Most times recruiting and training of some IT staff can be very expensive in a country like Nigeria where a dearth of competent skills are scarce. Employees don’t always live up to organisations expectations. Netcom’s MNS outsourcing allows most firms focus on other human resources where they are needed except IT department. Having this in mind, as technologies evolve, Netcom as an organization quickly implement them without the organization bearing the cost of implementation.
“Netcom has been offering cloud services for quite some time now. Everything from disaster recovery systems, virtual servers, email, collaboration, and VOIP. Big Data allows companies to gain a competitive advantage by using analytics to extract value from their data and Netcom is a player in this space”, Charles Harrington added.