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Pan African telecoms service provider Internet Solutions recently announced the launch of IGNITE, a suite of technology solutions specifically aimed at startups.
According to a press release sent to Ventureburn, the IGNITE package allows smaller, up-and-coming companies access to ICT infrastructure which rivals that afforded by big business. This infrastructure, it says, includes fast, easy, and affordable access to internet, billing, employee management and communications services.
With the right digital tools, we believe that SMEs can be just as efficient, connected and productive as corporates with large ICT budgets, if not more so,” says Tony Koutakis, Executive Head: IGNITE. “Leveraging Internet Solutions’ expertise and resilient network, we set out to provide a range of solutions that will help SMEs connect, run and grow their businesses.”
“The result is a single support-driven portal that enables SME owners to manage their services portfolio online, wherever they are, as need and budget dictates.”
According to the release, IS was able launch the offering by combining and streamlining three existing Internet Solutions’ divisions – MWEB Business, IGNITE and IS Direct – SME clients can select from a range of internet connectivity, communication, cloud, payroll, accounting and recruitment services.
Sign-up happens quickly without paperwork, there is no contract lock-in, and services are billed via a pay-as-you-use model. Expert support is provided by face-to-face client managers or by the 24/7 call centre.
“As an SME’s business requirements change, they can add or cancel services immediately without worrying about time to connect or notice periods, from the office or from the road, with no ICT expertise required,” says Koutakis. “SMEs often have lean, low-cost operations where less bureaucracy means decisions are made quickly. We built IGNITE to mirror the agility and quick-to-market ethos of our clients, simplifying the use of ICT services.”