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Madar Holding cuts IT costs with managed services

Madar Holding uses eHosting DataFort service to centralise IT services

Madar Holding cuts IT costs with managed services
eHosting DataFort is able to provide a tailored solution to meet Madar's needs, says Zeineldin.

Building materials manufacturer and supplier Madar Holding has announced that it has made considerable savings on IT costs since switching to hosted services provided by eHosting DataFort.

Madar, the international arm of the Saudi Al-Fozan Group, has operations across the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Sudan, Syria and Jordan, and wanted to unify its IT infrastructure into a single structure whil retaining the flexibility to serve expanding business across the region.

The company partnered with eHosting DataFort, and utilises a secure data centre environment, provided by the managed services company, to host critical business applications including their ERP systems, communications and security infrastructure.

Through using a managed service, Madar has been able to consolidate its previously diverse IT environment, and redirect resources to focus on key business areas such as strategic planning and customer service.

Yasser Zeineldin, CEO of eHosting DataFort, said: "A strong IT infrastructure forms the backbone of a company. eHDF has clearly understood Madar Holding's vision and specifically designed and altered solutions to meet its unique data centre requirements. Through providing a specialised, best-in-class suite of managed services including security, high speed bandwidth connectivity and 24/7 support, eHDF has assisted Madar to maintain its focus on service, quality and value to both customers and shareholders."

Hussein Ali, Head of IT Infrastructure, Madar Holding, added: "Madar Holding has been able to expand its business despite the economic crisis and benefitted largely from eHosting DataFort's end to end solutions. We have, in fact, achieved a high return on investment from this project.

"Superior customer service is a key differentiator in our line of work and finding a competitive edge in today's landscape is essential to the growth of our business. There was an increasing need to consolidate the company's IT environment to ensure that all IT departments could work together as a single unit. The new implementation has resulted in the expansion of our server infrastructure by nearly seven times in the MENA region with users across the region connected to the ERP system hosted and managed by eHDF from their data centre in Dubai."

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