Efficiency and savings have become the focus areas of business in South Africa’s no-growth economy, driving a management quest for flexible solutions that deliver high performance without locking a company into a proprietorial cul-de-sac.
The market insight comes from Marius van Wyk, technical director at Sandton-based Imago Communications, a leading supplier of communication and video conferencing solutions to both corporates and SMEs via a vast network of certified channel partners.
“Today, all businesses have to work harder and smarter with less resources both human and financial,” says Van Wyk. “That’s why the channel community response to the launch of the Pexip Infinity meeting platform has been so positive.
“Its cross-platform capabilities allow Pexip Infinity to connect to almost any communications tool and video and audio conferencing technology for a seamless meeting experience.
“Businesses facing cost and marketplace pressures can upgrade to a new level of meeting experience and get the most out of their existing, even aging, technology without building an entirely new solution from the bottom up. In today’s tough economy Pexip Infinity finds a great fit at companies committed to sweating all their assets.”
The introduction of one of Pexip’s flagship products follows the signing of a distribution agreement between Imago and Pexip, the international technology developer and supplier.
John Harald Grønnigen, Pexip’s senior vice-president for Europe, Middle East and Africa, comments: “We’re excited to team up with Imago Communications as our distributor in South Africa. Their broad experience, technical expertise and commitment to long-term customer relations are second to none.
“Imago shows deep understanding of their customers’ business objectives and challenges. Together, we are well suited to address all of these issues.”
Imago followed up the distribution deal by offering select channel partners demonstration accounts to enable them to judge the benefits and product features of Pexip Infinity for themselves.
Initial reaction has been positive, says Van Wyk.
“High quality performance and the cross-platform flexibility of the Pexip meeting platform allow for an extraordinary user experience for those customers requiring an on-premise, cloud or hybrid video infrastructure solution.
“With the ability to connect from any device, software client or browser, users are able to meet when they want on the platform and device of their choice.
“Some companies may be cutting back, but meetings can’t be axed as management interaction and business leadership are even more vital in tough trading conditions. The challenge for efficiency-focused management is to get the most out of meetings, no matter what technology is being used at various locations. Pexip Infinity meets that challenge brilliantly.”