MainOne urges enterprises to outsource IT services for efficiency

MainOne Cable, Ghana’s leading communications solutions provider, has reiterated its commitment to assisting enterprises improve efficiency and productivity with premium connectivity, data centre, and value-added services solutions.

This position was emphasised at the recent eCommerce eXpo, held in Accra on the theme ‘Shaping Ghana’s ecommerce landscape through innovation, adoption and regulation’. At the event, MainOne urged enterprises and businesses to continually seek improvement in business productivity and operational efficiency by taking advantage of its reliable connectivity and network solutions.

In his presentation at one of the sessions, MainOne’s Product Manager Ike Nana Amoatin highlighted the company’s products and services offering in Ghana, particularly how organisations can outsource IT services to MainOne.

He emphasised the need for corporate entities and SMEs to align with global trends in digital enhancement and the value of shared IT infrastructure and services, thus enabling them to focus on their core business operations.

He assured customers that MainOne has over the years evolved from a wholesale provider into a business that is increasingly focused on supporting enterprise clients with bespoke services which help them to meet their day-to-day IT requirements, including Internet and other connectivity services as well as value-added services such as cloud-computing and co-location services.

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Mr. Amoatin also stressed the benefits of outsourcing key IT infrastructure needs such as data centres, and supporting value added services such as managed security and diverse application suites to MainOne as a single provider; highlighted benefits to the customer include more efficient cost and performance management, and improved overall business efficiency.

On his part, MainOne’s Head of Network-Ghana, Emmanuel Kwarteng, speaking on the theme Shaping Ghana’s eCommerce landscape: Turning challenges into opportunities’, highlighted the shift from traditional operations and IT management to digital services.

He said technology is enabling businesses to not only overcome traditional competition and offer newer and more exciting offers to customers, but also ensure primary business continuity. According to him, “MainOne will continue to drive Internet prices down to increase broadband penetration and allow all business to digitise”.

He also added that MainOne has not only developed the right infrastructure to drive down costs of connectivity, but also gone a step further to make all connections in West Africa really local – by connecting to the Ghana Internet Exchange (GIX), Nigeria Internet Exchange (IXPN) and Open Connect.

This, he added, gives users easy access to ecommerce portals and significantly reduces the cost of connectivity in the region. This is vital for ecommerce providers within the region.

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Currently, MainOne’s Data Centre supports local hosting of servers running various applications for players in the ecommerce ecosystem with constant uptime, thus enhancing the global competitiveness of indigenous Ghanaian businesses.

“This is why at MainOne we envision a connected Ghana that enables indigenous businesses in their quest for improved productivity and efficiency, through dedicated and reliable connectivity and value-added services,” Mr. Kwarteng noted.

The eCommerce eXpo 2017 brought together C-level executives, senior level managers in the ecosystem and entrepreneurs across various market sectors: including Emezino Afiegbe and Nkebet Mesele, Business Development Director and Director for Emerging Markets West Africa, both from VISA; Albert Biga, CEO of Zoobashop; Romeo Bugyei, MD of IT Consortium; Daniel Abunu, MD of Viotech; and; Moses Kanduri, COO; and Alex Pay among others.

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