MainOne encourages enterprises to outsource IT Services
By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana
MainOne, Ghana’s leading communications solutions provider, has reiterated its commitment to helping enterprises improve efficiency and productivity with premium connectivity, data center and value added services solutions. This position was emphasized at the recent eCommerceeXpo, held at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Accra, where MainOne hosted a Master Class themed, “Future Proofing your Business with outsourced IT Services”. At the session, 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 the Master Class, MainOne’s Product Manager, Ike Nana Amoatin, highlighted the company’s products and services offering in Ghana, focusing on the organisations outsourcing IT Services to MainOne. He emphasized the need for corporates and SME to align with global trends in digital enhancement and the value of shared IT infrastructure and services which enables focus on core business operations.
He assured customers that MainOne has evolved from a wholesale provider into a business that is increasingly focused on supporting enterprise clients with bespoke services that helps 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 colocation services.
Mr. Amoatin also stressed the benefits of outsourcing key IT infrastructure needs such as data centers and supporting value added services such as managed security and diverse application suites to MainOne as a single provider, highlighting benefits to the customer include more efficient cost and performance management and improved overall business efficiency.
Also at the event, MainOne’s Head of Network, Ghana, Emmanuel Kwarteng, spoking during a panel session discussing the theme “Shaping Ghana’s eCommerce Landscape-Turning Challenges into Opportunity”, highlighted the shift from traditional operations and IT management to digital services. He noted the role of technology in enabling businesses not only to overcome traditional competition and offer newer and more exciting offers to customers, but for primary business continuity.
According to him, “MainOne will continue to drive internet prices down to increase broadband penetration to allow all business to digitize.”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 peering and connecting to the Ghana Internet Exchange (GIX), Nigeria Internet Exchange (IXPN) and Open Connect.
This gives users easy access to the ecommerce portals and significantly reduces the cost of connectivityin the region. This is vital for the ecommerce providers within the region. MainOne’s Data centre also 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.”
The eCommerceeXpo 2017 was themed, “Shaping Ghana’s Ecommerce Landscape through Innovation, Adoption and Regulation” and had in attendance C-Level Execs, 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 Zooba shop, Romeo Bugyei, MD of IT Consortium, Daniel Abunu, MD of Viotech and Moses Kanduri, COO, Alex Pay among others.