PTCL, Convo collaborate to facilitate Pakistani enterprises

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  • Partnership aims to bring the next-generation employee collaboration and communication solution to Pakistan 

KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Convo Corporation, a leader in Enterprise Social Collaboration Platforms.

The 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 per cent.

On the occasion, Convo CEO Osman Rashid, said, “PTCL can now offer a localised software and infrastructure collaboration to enterprises in Pakistan that have mission-critical requirements. For instance, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) requires banks to host all their data and related products in a cloud infrastructure that is based within the country. PTCL can thus provide this next-generation enterprise-wide collaboration platform to all the banks in line with SBP regulations.”

This 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, PTCL Chief Technology and Information Officer Saad Muzaffar Warraich said, “We, at PTCL, see a great value of platforms like Convo in the future, whereby our huge workforce around the country will be able to connect via their smartphones anywhere, anytime. This has the potential to bring increased operational efficiencies, greater visibility, control and a reduced response time from our field operations.”

Convo provides rich collaboration capabilities, simplified and optimized workforce interactions 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 require coordination to achieve standardization.

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