Essential Information Technology: No business can do without a sound IT service provider


No matter how large a business, they will always need the assistance of an outside IT company to manage or implement the latest in technology. Business Link spoke to a number of IT firms in the Eastern Cape to find out what they have to offer.


Pat Ramadass,
Managing Director and Systems Architect at Emedia IT in Port Elizabeth, says; “Our core focus is on improving efficiency and reducing costs so this is ingrained into everything we offer our clients. We provide a full range of IT Business Solutions as well as a free analysis report on existing IT systems with recommendations from small to large businesses. 

“In particular we assist with moving on-site systems to the cloud (Office 365, Hosted Phone Systems etc), making use of alternative communications solutions (Voice over IP, Video Conferencing and other Unified Communications) plus improving and automating business processes through SharePoint, CRM and K2 in particular, which is a complete business process management solution.”  


Derek Wilcocks, CEO at Dimension Data in Middle East and Africa, says; “Dimension Data provides services that support clients across all stages of their IT journey. Focus areas include IT-as-a-service, IT outsourcing, systems integration services, communications, end-user computing, the network as the platform, next generation data centre and applications services. Our differentiators are our management of multi-vendor, multi-geography, multi-cultural environments; on-time and on-budget delivery and technology solutions aligned to business challenges.”


About IT, another Port Elizabeth firm, offers a complete business solution for a business of any size. Complete accounting software packages, business management software packages and ERP applications that are flexible and feature-rich. Graeme Ting Chong, Director at About IT, says; “All our solutions are tailored to suit the financial management of a business of any type, size and in any industry, so as a start-up, small, medium or large business, you will find a business accounting software solution that meets your needs. The range is user-friendly and scalable.”


Michael John Niland, Sales Manager / IT Sales at Allied Business Solutions in East London says; “We offer a large range of services including IT hardware, consumables sales and solutions. Our support services cover all aspects from on-site technicians through to dedicated in-house technical workshops offering hardware, software and remote support.”



Bran Systems in East London offer IT and Automation solutions ranging from Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP B1) through to Plant Automation (Plc and SCADA, turnkey solutions with Mechanical and Electrical) and integrating these with Manufacturing Execution Solutions (MES).

Jacob Abraham, the Managing Director at Bran Systems, says; “What differentiates us from others is that we offer an integrated vertical solution stack from top floor to the shop floor, offering true and seamless integration and a 360 degree view of the entire manufacturing organisation. This includes plant automation solutions which is not a standard IT offering.”


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