SEACOM’s Cloud business unit, Pamoja has invested in a fresh new look website to reflect its growth and its value proposition to the market.
The construction of the new corporate website was outsourced to an experienced services provider with the main requirement to showcase Pamoja’s range of new services and an updated business model.
Syncrony Internet Services was selected as the provider of choice, based on its extensive experience in the market, its understanding of the corporate online environment and its level of service. The current website is in the first phase of a multi-phase design which will see partner portals integrated with the Company’s corporate site.
“We had to ensure that the project would not impact on operations,” says Albie Bester, General Manager at Pamoja. “We had to focus on our core business and having Syncrony on board allowed us to do that.” Bester points out that the new site, integrated with social media, is also mobile device friendly and can be viewed from all major mobile platforms. The website will become the primary communications channel for interaction with resellers. They will have secure logins which will allow them to gain access to software and marketing material.
In 2011 SEACOM incorporated Pamoja as its Value Added Services business unit, and the strategic arm in leading its entry into content aggregation and associated Cloud computing services.
Pamoja’s Cloud services business model is built on the growing demand for IT-as-a-Service from small and medium enterprises (SME), coupled with the need for service providers to increase the value of their existing offerings and grow broadband revenue. Pamoja is building a SME Cloud services marketplace which it offers to channel partners and service providers to on-sell under their own brand (white-labelled) to their customer base.
With access to dedicated SEACOM bandwidth, Pamoja will be able to deliver Cloud services from any of its datacentres in Africa, thereby bringing the Cloud to Africa.