Outsource Technology Management to Systems Integrators - CWG


The need to outsource the aspect of technology management to Systems Integrators (SI), to enable organisations concentrate on core businesses has been stressed by Computer Warehouse Group (CWG), a foremost System Integrator in the country.

General Manager, DCC Networks, the communication arm of CWG, Oladipo Raji, who spoke in Lagos at the recent re-introduction of Gamatronic Modular Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), threw the challenge to organisations that still combine technology management with their core businesses that ride on technology platforms.

According to him, "what most organisations do is to manage so many things including the technology aspect of their business, coupled with the management of their core business. CWG is a system integrator and it will be wise for organisations to outsource the aspect of technology management to Systems integrators like CWG who has competent staff and professional partners who provide technology support from time to time."

What we do is to evaluate solutions, implement it and in most cases finance it for the customer. We are on the right track. There is no time lag between the introduction of new technology and its adoption in Nigeria and we as System Integrator, is ready to support our clients with latest technology that will add value to business, Raji said.

Addressing the issue of technology development in Nigeria , Raji explained that current indices show that Nigeria is abreast with modern technology, as a result of research and development being carried out by Systems Integrators from time to time on new and workable technologies.

CWG, he said, "has several tested international partners for technology application implementation and support," adding that with the internet capacity that Nigeria already had, more technologies would be put in place and with the capacities from MainOne, Glo One and the expected WACS, it means more bandwidth capacity and more opportunity for Nigerians to create and adopt newer technologies.

Raji further explained that today's IT solution providers have moved from the era of parallel technology to the era of managed solution in order to provide better services to technology consumers, targeted at increasing efficiency and productivity.