Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Convo Corporation, a leader in Enterprise Social Collaboration Platforms based out of Silicon Valley.
This partnership aims to bring the next-generation employee collaboration and communication solution to Pakistan, which is designed for enterprises especially those who have a vast frontline workforce. As per a recent study, such collaboration tools can boost the productivity of employees by 25%.
Onthe occasion, Osman Rashid, CEO, Convo, said, “PTCL can now offer alocalized software and infrastructure collaboration to enterprises in Pakistan that have mission-critical requirements. For instance, in the case of thebanking sector, due to recent regulations set by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)that requires banks to host all their data and subsequent related products, ina cloud infrastructure that is based within the country. PTCL can thus providethis next-generation enterprise wide collaboration platform to all the banks inline with SBP regulations.”
collaboration offers a first-of-its-kind Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based
Enterprise Social Collaboration Platform that is entirely hosted in Pakistan.
Enterprises in Pakistan will now have both options, whereby they can either have
the solution hosted in a Pakistan-based cloud or on the premises.
On the occasion, Saad Muzaffar Warraich, Chief Technology & Information Officer, PTCL, said, “We, at PTCL, see great value of platforms like Convo in the future, whereby our huge workforce around the country will be able toconnect via their smartphones anywhere, anytime. This has the potential tobring increased operational efficiencies, greater visibility, control and areduced response time from our field operations.”
Convo provides rich collaboration capabilities, simplified and optimized workforceinteractions that can really benefit companies with many non-desk employees,who rely on mobile communications, geographically distributed business,networks that need centralized synchronization and companies that requirecoordination to achieve standardization.
Globally governments are setting regulations to protect consumer and citizen data. Banks, tele-communication companies, healthcare companies, public bodies andconsumer enterprises now prefer to host their consumer data inside their country of operations. PTCL and Convo partnership allows to fulfill such regulations and secure citizens’ data within Pakistan.