Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Global InfoSwift offers VAS for business continuity

Information Technology (IT) disaster recovery company, Global InfoSwift (GIS) Technologies Limited, has said that its priority is to provide the highest Value Added Services (VAS) for business continuity in the country.

According to the Managing Director, Mr. Solomon Edun, GIS service of international standards and comparable to solutions available to corporate entities in the United Kingdom and America.

Briefing newsmen in Lagos at the weekend, Mr. Edun said that GIS solutions has been structured to offer customers a better Return On Invest (ROI).

This, he said, would also increase shareholders value to Nigeria-based companies in line with the globally accepted standards.

“We’re involved in disaster recovery solutions, better return on investment,” he declared.

Edun predicted that in the near future, Nigeria would become the hub for value added services in the region and that was why the company was set up in 2003.

The dream of GIS, he said is to demonstrate that it is possible to create wealth through ensuring business continuity for all stakeholders involved in a given business.

“Our dream is to demonstrate that we can, while creating wealth for our strategic partners,” Edun said, stressing that GIS has Nigerians embedded in every step the company takes.

He insisted that business processes must be set right to create the enabling environment for business continuity to prevail.

“We are ready to work hand in hand with our clients to ensure that their business processes are right,” Edun said, adding that the issue is not merely getting a system, but how to apply the system to add value to the customers.

“There is no successful solution without a consultancy module,” he declared, revealing that GIS has partnership with some key international organizations such as Atos Origin, Cisco Systems, Symantec, Middlesex University United Kingdom and Business Continuity Institute, United Kingdom among others.

Edun who was accompanied at the briefing by some members of GIS board including former American Consul General, Mr. Brian Browne, Executive Directors (ED), Messrs Afolabi Oke and Kanu Kanu Agbugba as well as the chairman, Otunba Adeleke Adesina and director, Mr. John Nwokenna, reiterated that the firm is striving to deliver value added security, which he described as a huge area that must be achieved by working alongside the customer.

Commenting, Executive Director, Mr. Agbugba said that usually GIS looks at the management of IT of any of its clients and offer a holistic angle to the solution at hand, especially at the processes of doing business in the organization.

For Mr. Oke, GIS is presently working for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), AfriBank Plc, Celtel, MTN, MultiChoice, Zenith Bank Plc to name a few.

The essence of GIS in Nigeria, he said, is to ensure enthronement of more resilient sectors of the economy.

Equally speaking, Otunba Adesina said that in any organization where GIS deploy its services for business continuity, “employees are trained and at the end they become certified by our partnering international institutions.”

He also advised Nigerian companies not to wait until they have crisis before engaging a disaster recovery firm like GIS.

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