Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Etisalat advises construction businesses on how to construct a sustainable ICT strategy

Etisalat advises construction businesses on how to construct a sustainable ICT strategy

Conducts focused ICT workshop for Construction Industry

Abu Dhabi, May 11th 2010: Etisalat hosted a focused group workshop for construction industry today to showcase how ICT (Information & Communication Technologies) can deliver the impetus to the construction sector and create a lasting business value. The one-day workshop, with a specific thrust on hosting and managed services, was targeted at construction focused business, like developers, MEP contracting firms, and contractors. Delegates from both large and small and medium sized businesses attended the event.

During the workshop, Etisalat demonstrated its end to end Managed Telecom & ICT capabilities and customized solutions for the construction sector. The focal point of the workshop was to guide the businesses to create a sustainable ICT strategy for future, and leverage the already existing ICT infrastructure, through managed services.

Speaking on the occasion, Abdulla Hashim, Senior VP, Business Solutions, Etisalat said, “The construction sector today is witnessing an inflection point, where businesses need to take prudent yet swift action. Leveraging technology hence becomes crucial, not only from a cost perspective but also from an operations perspective. Construction businesses in these times, should focus on their core competencies of constructing buildings, and outsource the development and management of their ICT infrastructure to ICT experts like Etisalat.”
With Managed services gaining momentum globally, businesses today are seeking expert ICT support, to utilize their technology infrastructure to the maximum, while eliminating the possible faults and downtimes, through round the clock proactive network monitoring and management.

“ICT can play a critical role in facilitating growth by allowing organizations to move away from a capital expenditure model to a operational expenditure model. With our end to end Managed telecom and ICT expertise and state of the art infrastructure, Etisalat can provide a very strong value proposition to drive productivity and optimize efficiencies across the value chain,” Hashim added.
In terms of Business Solutions, Etisalat today is engaged in delivering a comprehensive range of services encompassing Business Connectivity, Managed ICT, Business Mobility and eBusiness services, thereby offering organizations an ICT partner for better business.

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