Wednesday, October 9, 2013

SACCI Convention 2013, A new take on tech in the SME Journey, Vodacom

A new take on tech in the SME Journey

Vodacom Business
SACCI Convention 2013#sacci2013

Concerns on education
Focus on SME by Vodacom

  1. Moving with the times

Running a small business is no easy fate
Business a few years ago was easier
Now clients become more sophisticated, need for robust ICT solutions. One size doesn't fit all
Each business has different IT needs

  1. Taking on the journey together
Analogue to digital
Buzzword now is cloud computing
Voice messaging
SMEs look for partners to develop and implement technology, Vidacom vie to become virtual CIO to small businesses
23% people use own device to work
32% of people routinely check email before going to bed

SME connectivity: First Mobile PABX, virtual switchboard, mobile and fixed convergence
Vodacom One Net Express
011 seen as bigger business

SME transformation:
voice
mobile email and mobile applications
data
fixed solutions
convergence 
unified telecommunications
cloud - getting solutions from the cloud
MS office 365 solutions, SAP

Vodacom Business Product stack:
Converged comms
Machine 2 Machine

  1. Evolving with the SME environment
SME starter
SME Business Progressor
SME Business Accelerator

Business applications: CRM ERP, Fin, HR

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