The South African operations of a leading producer of trucks, buses, and coaches has seen vast ICT-related cost decreases since the roll-out of a dual connectivity WAN countrywide by Datacentrix corporation, eNetworks.
The plan has seen the company save almost 50% on data service costs alone, while also growing bandwidth.
“As an automotive administration, IT is not our core focus, but we’re under recurrent pressure to keep our systems as cost-efficient, and yet as value-driven, as possible,” clarifies Moosa Jogee, head of IT at the company. “Around a year ago, the choice was taken to put out a tender to take our WAN to the next level – with the necessity to utilize multiple, vendor-agnostic technologies and double connectivity for greater efficiencies, redundancy and stability. Moreover, we needed a strict service level agreement (SLA) to be put in position.
“Pricing played a critical topic in our decision-making process, as did the requirement for a service provider that could deliver strong account management, not only to forge a more personal corporation, but also for faster decision-making.
”Datacentrix’s group Internet service provider and network specialist company, eNetworks, was presented the tender based on its competitive valuing and level one B-BBEE status.
“As mentioned, one of the important reasons for this particular tender was to bring down IT prices, and eNetworks validated a true willingness to meet this necessity. The company’s B-BBEE credentials have also had a positive effect on our procurement needs,” Jogee adds.
“When we responded to the tender bid, important focus points in our submission were to plan a highly resilient network by applying best practice philosophies in the architectural layout of the wide region network,” states eNetworks’ senior consultant: WAN and ISP services, Frederik van Staden.