Turrito Networks wins Antalis WAN outsourcing contract

Johannesburg, 04 Aug 2015

MICROmega Group company, Turrito Networks, has been awarded an IT infrastructure upgrade contract from Antalis South Africa to modernise its network. Antalis is one of the largest distributors of printing and digital papers in the country, as well as a range of printing and finishing equipment and consumables (inks and plates), visual communication media, industrial packaging supplies and logistic solutions.

"Bandwidth was a constant challenge for us. We wanted to enhance our services by incorporating things like video conferencing, but the infrastructure was not able to cater for this. Our ageing infrastructure also resulted in users not getting the best experience," says Alwyn Miller, executive IT manager at Antalis.

Following discussions with several leading ICT solutions providers, Antalis decided on Turrito Networks as it not only met its core requirements, but also provided the organisation with a personalised services offering.

"We did not want to be the small fish in a big pond. Turrito is a partner that makes us feel important and can deal with the telecoms and Internet operators on our behalf," says Miller.

The Antalis WAN infrastructure will be outsourced to Turrito Networks, across all its branches, covering Johannesburg, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, and Botswana.

"This is a great win for us and we are excited about the possibilities that this new partnership provides. We have found that customers like Antalis all have similar challenges in dealing with the tier one providers - very few (if any) client-facing touch points, no understanding of their unique requirements, and quite often just adopting a commodity approach," says Louis Jardim, commercial director at Turrito Networks.

Jardim adds that one of the differentiating factors of Turrito is the fact that it provides customers with all the benefits of dealing with a tier one provider, but none of the headaches.

"We are able to negotiate on behalf of our customers and get the best possible connectivity and infrastructure deals for them. In the case of Antalis, our specialist consultants met with the company and investigated its specific needs.

Not only do we have an understanding of the Antalis business, but we are also backing it up with cost-effective solutions and superior customer support," says Jardim.

Miller agrees.

"The technical knowledge of the Turrito team is brilliant and there is a great cultural fit in terms of our relationship. While the project has only recently started, we can already see how flexible they are in working to meet our needs. We are well on track to go live in December across our organisation with the new network infrastructure and connectivity solutions," says Miller.

Turrito takes pride that it is an agnostic provider of infrastructure solutions and provides its customers with the solutions that best fit their requirements, delivering all the networks, and all the solutions, from one provider.

"Antalis is a great example of how we use our expertise to develop a migration that takes different providers and integrates them into a unified solution.

"We take care of the technology so Antalis can focus on its business," concludes Jardim.


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