Monday, 14 October 2013

Business Connexion signs three-year contract with JMR Software's Zen z/0S Network Management Suite

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Johannesburg October 14th, 2013 - Business Connexion has signed a three-year contract with specialist software provider JMR Software for the supply and maintenance of the William Data Systems’ ZEN suite of z/OS network management software for its data centre.

The optimal functioning of the z/OS environment is vital for Business Connexion, as it runs mission-critical ICT systems and manages products, services and solutions for many of South Africa’s largest and most demanding IT clients.
Dean Joseph, Principal Network Engineer says, “The ZEN software solution replaces our legacy network management system, which required extensive customisation and was extremely expensive to operate. In addition, because it was command driven, often the data returned has to be interpreted by experienced z/OS network engineers, access to z/OS network diagnostics was slow and complicated and problems took longer than necessary to diagnose”.
JMR Software represents William Data Systems (WDS) in South Africa, which has a worldwide reputation for pioneering development in the z/OS software market and which authored, developed and supports the ZEN Suite of z/OS network management products.
"Our goal is to produce software that enables our worldwide customer base to improve continuity of business operations at less cost, said Simon Cooper, Business Development Manager at WDS.
The implementation of the ZEN z/OS Suite within Business Connexion followed a three-month pilot project, which demonstrated huge cost and time savings as well as the benefits of quick problem diagnosis
“We have had a fantastic partner in JMR software. In an environment where service delivery is critical, It’s beneficial to have a product that provides such a satisfactory user experience,” said Shalini Maharaj, software asset analyst for Business Connexion.
Business Connexion is rated as the number one data services centre in South Africa by international rating services agency Frost & Sullivan, with an estimated 27 percent share of the local data centre services market.
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About Business Connexion
Business Connexion (Pty) Ltd is a leading integrator of innovative business solutions based on information and communications technology (ICT). With over 6500 employees and a track record spanning over 30 years, Business Connexion runs mission-critical ICT systems and manages products, services and solutions for JSE listed and key public sector organisations, parastatals and medium-sized companies.
Business Connexion has a unique business model that represents the company’s approach to configuring and integrating business solutions, which we develop and implement by drawing on expertise from entrenched competencies across the organisation. In order to deliver a world-class service, Business Connexion has developed strong relationships and attained top-level certification with many of the world’s leading ICT suppliers. To find out how we can connect your business to a world of endless possibilities, please visit:
About JMR Software
JMR Software is a Level 3 BBBEE privately owned company specialising in the delivery of custom developed software applications, including mobile solutions focusing on the financial services industry, since 1987. As part of its services offering JMR implements and supports selected business critical software products, and provides systems integration and managed services for client`s IT operations.