The Sparta Group has partnered with Network Alliance to strengthen its ICT capability and reinforce its technical direction by combining expertise.

Network Alliance has a track record of near two decades of proactive, value-add service to the market – focusing specifically on small-to-medium businesses.

The Sparta Group is a family-owned and operated business that comprises a cattle feedlot, farming concern, abattoir and meat processing plant. They are a leading supplier of beef and beef products in the Free State province.

It employs 1200 people and is the Marquard district’s largest employer and one of the largest in the province.

The company has grown to be one of the larger feedlot operations in South Africa. At any given time, it has between 48 000 and 50 000 head of cattle on feed and between 10 000 and 27 000 calves on the farms.

The size of the operation is extensive and required that the Group’s IT infrastructure be stabilised in terms of systems and utilise the benefits of a long-term partnership to strengthen ICT capability and improve service delivery to customers.

Executive management at Sparta identified Network Alliance as a prospective partner based on its technical expertise, exposure to cutting-edge technology and the service provider’s experience in serving the SME space.

Angus Hedges from the Sparta Group’s IT Department, explained that Network Alliance brings an extra level of support outside of the organisation’s IT team and a fresh perspective in terms of ICT strategy.

“The synergy between our companies is there because I have found NWA alliance to be on top of their game. They have our needs at heart, are very willing to listen and share ideas. Their staff are competent, friendly and helpful. This makes a difference when dealing with them,” says Hedges.

Raymond Wright, MD at Network Alliance, says their client has a sizeable operation that requires steady, effective ICT infrastructure and that Network Alliance was a good fit for the Project, with the necessary experience and skills to add the stability required.

“We are proud of our association with- and service to the Sparta Group. This partnership will ensure significant value going forward,” Wright adds.