S. African ICT firm upgrades Nairobi office

South Africa’s smart technologies firm, Jasco Thursday announced expansion of its Nairobi office to serve its growing clientele in East Africa.

Thursday January 14 2016

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By JAMES KARIUKI
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South Africa’s smart technologies firm, Jasco Enterprises Thursday announced expansion of its Nairobi office to serve its growing clientele in East Africa.

The subsidiary of the Johannesburg Securities Exchange listed Jasco Electronics Holdings Limited which raked in Sh6.6 billion in revenues last year said it had hired a Kenyan technical and sales teams to drive their voice, data and video business in the region.

Jasco’s Africa executive head, Mr Danny Ross said hiring of locals with known IT history gave it a ready avenue to lure new clients while enhancing services to its existing clients.

The firm will initially offer communications, IT infrastructure, security and fire solutions.

Jasco's top man said Kenya also provided it with highly skilled and experienced people who underwent thorough training on Jasco’s business model and products.

Kenya has attracted major ICT companies around the world such as IBM, Microsoft, SAP among others making it the regions IT hub.

“Having a local team on the ground will enable us to optimise on costs and pass these savings onto our customers. We see this as an opportunity for the local team to grow and ensure skills transfer into the region while delivering excellence in customer service,” he said.

Mr Ross said Kenya’s proven track record of IT use and its developed extensive network within the industry also gave Jasco a ready launch pad for its operations.

 

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