John Dewar, GM of Enterprise Technology Solutions at NEC XON

Leading African ICT integrator and NEC subsidiary NEC XON is expanding to provide comprehensive IT Infrastructure solutions for the data-driven economy. The company has launched its new Enterprise Technology Solutions (ETS) business unit to meet the growing demand from high-end corporate clients seeking cutting-edge IT infrastructure solutions to power their operations in the data-driven economy.

At the core of ETS’s portfolio are solutions centred around compute technology, storage, switching and converged environments. Focusing on the high-end compute segment, where enterprise clients demand sophisticated technology systems and expert guidance, NEC XON ensures that its certified engineers provide professional assistance every step of the way.

Already working with big business and government

NEC XON’s ETS business unit is poised to help big South African businesses conceptualise, deploy and manage their IT infrastructure. With a distinguished portfolio of clients including major South African telecommunications providers, retail chains, media conglomerates, financial institutions, insurance companies and government entities, NEC XON is primed to leverage its expertise to elevate the operational capabilities of its clients.

Enterprise Technology Solutions at NEC XON general manager John Dewar highlights the significance of the launch, stating: “In an era marked by explosive data growth, businesses are grappling with the challenge of harnessing and leveraging this invaluable resource for competitive advantage. With the introduction of our Enterprise Technology Solutions business unit, NEC XON is at the forefront of comprehensive, end-to-end services that enable clients not only to manage but also capitalise on their data assets.”

The ETS business unit is uniquely positioned to offer a wide range of services encompassing the supply, construction, configuration, installation and commissioning of compute technology. From data centres to end-user workspaces and operating systems, NEC XON’s certified engineers collaborate with other business units to provide holistic solutions that include vital components like cooling systems and networking infrastructure.

“We understand that staying current with evolving technologies is pivotal to exceptional service. Our engineers undergo annual recertification to ensure they remain adept at navigating the ever-changing tech landscape,” Dewar said.

The business unit will offer three distinct contract models tailored to client preferences:

  • Customer equipment procurement with NEC XON maintenance;
  • Customer equipment procurement with NEC XON maintenance and management; and
  • NEC XON equipment procurement with maintenance, management and ongoing support services

From data centre to operating system

Notably, the Enterprise Technology Solutions business unit’s offerings extend to the operating system level, where application specialists then take over the management of enterprise systems such as HR and finance platforms. ETS maintains a platform-agnostic approach, collaborating with leading global original equipment manufacturers to provide optimal servers, switches, desktops and other essential infrastructure for large-scale enterprises.

“In a world where businesses need to remain operational 24/7, we take pride in building secure environments that not only meet these demands but also provide the necessary compute and storage capacities to manage extensive data,” said Dewar. “Our solutions encompass backup and disaster recovery as well as compliance offerings, helping clients align with stringent data protection, privacy and regulatory mandates.”

NEC XON’s expansion into the enterprise technology arena aligns with its commitment to meet the ever-growing needs of businesses across Africa. As a part of the broader NEC XON business ecosystem, the new business unit is well-poised to contribute significantly to NEC XON’s overall growth and success.

“We view the market as both expansive and dynamic, with an unceasing demand for technology support and upgrades. While competition intensifies, we are confident that our seasoned team, coupled with our comprehensive offerings, will cater to the evolving needs of the market and seamlessly complement the broader NEC XON business landscape,” said Dewar.

About NEC XON
NEC XON is a leading African integrator of ICT solutions and part of NEC, a Japanese global company. NEC XON has operated in Africa since 1963 and delivers communications, energy, safety, security and digital solutions. It co-creates social value through innovation to help overcome serious societal challenges. The organisation operates in 54 African countries and has a footprint in 16 of them. Regional headquarters are located in South, East and West Africa. NEC XON is a level 1-certified broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) business. Discover more at www.nec.xon.co.za.

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