03 September 2012
Jasco Converged Solutions, a business unit within Jasco ICT Solutions, is aiming to refocus the ICT and Telecoms service model firmly on the customer, addressing changing market needs with innovative, flexible solution offerings. In line with trends such as increasing demand for a move from Capex to Opex payment models, adoption of hosted services and cloud applications, mobility requirements, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and more, Converged Solutions delivers a full range of network-neutral managed telecoms and ICT services for the medium to large enterprise, enabling organisations to take advantage of the latest technologies. These solutions can also be integrated with offerings from throughout the greater Jasco Group, delivering true end-to-end converged connectivity and communication solutions.
“Jasco Converged Solutions combines the expertise and focus of recently acquired ARC Telecoms with previous Jasco acquisitions including Maringo Communications and the voice customer base of CAG. This offers an expanded set of resources, a consultative approach that moves beyond simple box-dropping services, and a footprint that now extends across South Africa and into the Eastern Cape. Together, these companies provide a unique and comprehensive skill set which enables us to centre our offerings on our customers’ needs with flexible services and solutions, allowing business’ to choose how they use and pay for these services,” says Paven Chetty, Managing Executive at Jasco Converged Solutions.
Jasco Converged Solutions offers a single point of contact for a wide range of products, managed services and solutions, eliminating the complexity and sometimes problematic nature of multiple product and service providers. The combination of resources and skills enables the business unit to offer highly qualified sales teams with dedicated account managers, helping business’ in South and Southern Africa to access the benefits of networks and next-generation network technologies. Coupled with this, Converged Solutions’ network neutral business model allows companies to select the most appropriate connectivity infrastructure on top of which they can avail of various ISP services such as voice, data, managed networks and hosted solutions.
“We offer all of the solutions organisations of today need to make the most of their networks, facilitating a platform for businesses to realise the power of convergence. Leveraging other IP dependent solutions available across the Jasco Group, such as contact centres, network infrastructure, data centre capabilities, security and surveillance, broadcasting and more, we bring true convergence to the ICT market, acting as a single service provider for a host of previously disparate technologies and services,” says Chetty.
The Converged Solutions business is uniquely positioned to offer the care and attention to detail provided by small companies, with the backing of the Jasco Group as a parent company. This enables Converged Solutions to leverage the Group’s power for better economies of scale, more cost effective solutions and access to next generation leading edge technology solutions. These benefits are passed directly on to customers.
Using the combined skills of the new business unit and the strengths of the Jasco Group, Jasco Converged Solutions is able to offer customers optimised, innovative, cost effective converged solutions to meet the demands of a changing technology environment.
About the Jasco Group:
The Jasco Group has three vertical segments: ICT Solutions, Industry Solutions and Energy Solutions.
Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Solutions consists of three industry segments, Networks, Carrier and Enterprise. The networks segment offers complete network services, including access infrastructure, a state-of-the-art co-location and data centre and a fully fledged Internet service provider that delivers end-to-end connectivity for businesses. The carrier segment focuses on mobile and fixed network operators in South and southern Africa. The enterprise segment offers integrated voice and data solutions to larger companies in southern Africa. Industry Solutions offers innovative solutions for industry and commerce outside of the ICT sector. The offering includes perimeter security (CCTV), access control and some fire detection. Energy Solutions offers cables and associated cable products into the energy space.
The Jasco Group has a national footprint with offices in Gauteng, the Western Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal and has extensive experience in sub-Saharan Africa with a special focus on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.