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Jasco and TaKaDu Announce Partnership

02 February 2015

- Companies will work together to serve South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa and Yehud, Israel. 2 Feb 2015 – TaKaDu, a global leader in Integrated Water Network Management, announced today that it has formed a partnership with the Jasco Group (“Jasco”), an integrator that provides services to the IT, telecommunications, energy, and now, the water sector in Africa. The companies will work together to bring TaKaDu’s solution to the Southern African market.
TaKaDu empowers utilities to use their data to improve overall water network efficiency, making use of big data analysis techniques for day-to-day as well as strategic long-term decision making. Provided as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), TaKaDu brings the benefits of cloud-computing to the water sector. With TaKaDu, Jasco will leverage on its vast background in providing and implementing IT solutions to make this solution accessible to the Southern African market.

A leader in integrated solutions with extensive experience in software, SaaS, cloud-computing, and data centre management, Jasco is uniquely positioned to enter the water sector in South Africa. “Bringing cutting edge technologies to our customers is a priority for us and we look forward to introducing TaKaDu’s leading integrated solution to the water sector in South and Southern Africa as a whole,” said Pete da Silva, CEO of Jasco. “The African water utility market is evolving quickly, and we want to be the first ones to bring top-notch innovation that will help utilities save water, energy, time, and money” he added.

“Africa is a brand new territory for TaKaDu and I believe that Jasco is the ideal partner for this region because they understand the importance of network monitoring and management as part of reaching overall network efficiency goals,” notes Amir Peleg, Founder and CEO of TaKaDu. “They already support entities across different industries to focus on energy management, dashboard development, and network monitoring for the smart grid. For this reason, we are pleased that they will be TaKaDu’s local representative for driving smart water network business in the region.”

This partnership combines TaKaDu’s leading integrated solution with Jasco’s deep knowledge of the Southern African market, enabling clients to further expand water saving initiatives and asset management strategies among other operating efficiencies.

About Jasco:
The Jasco Group is a provider of true end-to-end converged solutions across interlinked sectors including ICT, energy, and industry. Jasco delivers systems, solutions, and integration across the entire value chain, offering a seamless link between areas that in the past have been separated by technology. With an impressive array of products and services along with in-house engineering skills, the company acts as a product neutral, cross-industry systems integrator. As a South African-based, managed and owned company, Jasco has extensive experience in sub-Saharan Africa with a special focus on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. Leveraging synergies and through both organic and inorganic growth, the company is continually diversifying its offering and bolstering existing products, divisions, and brands.
Jasco’s vision is to become the leader in innovative converged and integrated solutions. In today’s world this means not only offering traditional IT and telecommunications solutions, but also energy and industry solutions.

About TaKaDu:
TaKaDu is a leader in Integrated Water Network Management, empowering utilities to efficiently manage their networks by optimizing tactical and strategic decisions. TaKaDu’s patented technology utilizes raw data from multiple sources, analyzing it to produce and prioritize network insights, which enable data-driven decision-making across utility functions and departments. The solution transforms the way water networks operate, ultimately helping utilities reduce water loss, shorten repair cycles, and improve customer service.

TaKaDu’s cloud-based solution is operational in water utilities worldwide. Its innovative approach has earned notable commendations including the 2011 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award and the 2013 Sustainia Award. TaKaDu is a founding member of SWAN, the Smart Water Networks Forum.