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EOH SIMPLIFYING ICT; THE LAUNCH OF iOCO

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In a two-speed world, digital transformation is a prerequisite to competing in an exponential future. While organisations strive to keep pace in an intelligent, open and connected world they must meet the demands of rampant automation, growth and innovation. The key to success lies in not choosing between building on old systems or taking the path of disruption – but rather inculcating the agility to do both.

As EOH Holdings embarks on an internal reorganisation process, it has embraced the ability to transform its business, infusing its legacy journey with new, disruptive technology. On 1 August 2019, the group announced that it would be “simplifying the ICT business, integrating client offerings under one brand, driving governance imperatives, and aligning the service delivery model and offerings for the cloud economy and fourth Industrial Revolution”*. This led to the launch of iOCO.

As a result, the company formerly known as EOH Infor Services has been rebranded as Infor Services at iOCO. Established in 1995, Infor Services at iOCO has been Infor’s Master Partner in Africa since 2014, ensuring that the continent remains up to date with global innovations. For many years, the company has worked with Infor to find a model to represent Infor in Africa. It focuses on appointing partners in an Infor-driven ecosystem, providing enablement and support, and growing the brand in Sub-Saharan Africa.

“Inspired by digitally native internet organisations (iO) and creative organisations (CO) of the future, the essence of the iOCO brand is the coming together of a community of great people with the best technology to serve humanity,” confirms Jane Thomson, Director – Infor Services at iOCO, Infor’s Master Partner in Africa, operating as a Gold Partner. “Our focus remains on helping customers navigate in a two-speed world, using leading business cloud software products, purpose built for industry specific markets.”

Infor builds industry suites in the cloud and efficiently deploys technology that puts the user experience first, leverages data science, and integrates easily into existing systems. “These are critical components required to embrace traditional approaches, while driving the adoption of technology at the leading edge. However, the software on its own simply isn’t enough. Organisations across Africa need a partner to help them bridge the old and the new, delivering a value driven journey into the digital future,” believes Mark Bannerman, Managing Director – Infor Services at iOCO.

As Infor Services at iOCO moves forward under this new banner, it will continue to deliver enterprise applications, enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, and extended best of breed solutions. “Our mission remains empowering African customers to perform better by optimally utilising their assets, better streamlining their processes and making sharper strategic decisions,” concludes Bannerman.

Rolina Vorster

Owner at News Everyday & CEO at DeodataDigital.