SAS Global Communications launches service for companies implementing convergence

Posted on Friday November 14, 2008

London - SAS Global Communications, an international provider of managed and professional network services, has announced the launch of a new service which provides technical design authority (TDA) to customers planning the implementation of a converged network.

The service, designed to help companies overcome the complexities of scoping and installing converged voice, data and video infrastructures, comprises several key features, including business requirements specification, technical architecture review and design, as well as carrier and vendor selection and management.

“Our goal is to work alongside customers at a business and technical level to increase the value of their investment in unified communications and reduce risk in the decision making process,” said Charles Davis, CEO of SAS Global Communications.
Major benefits provided by the service include:

  • Technical design team leadership
  • Consultancy on industry best-practises for architecture design and quality control
  • Global standards consultation and implementation
  • Third part solutions auditing
  • In-life support model design
  • In-life support management

According to Davis, one of the most frequently overlooked areas in the implementation of a converged solution, particularly when undertaken in-house, is identifying the interdependencies that will exist within the new architecture and ensuring that interfaces are designed and modifications or upgrades are applied to enable the system to work.
“As part of our TDA service, we carry-out a comprehensive audit which covers every component within the network infrastructure to highlight any issues that could prevent a successful deployment of unified communications; most customers find this an important benefit,” said Davis. “If issues are not addressed at the outset of the project, the result is generally poor utilisation of the system which is often accompanied by unplanned expenditure in the future.”

To-date SAS has provided its TDA service to a number of leading organisations, including Lloyds, the Carlisle Group and the Body Shop.