This Day (Lagos)

10 January 2013

Nigeria: JKK Lists Fresh Strategies for It Services Delivery

JKK, a technology group, which is into delivery of information technology (IT) services to customers has listed fresh strategies that would help it serve its customers better in 2013.

Part of the strategies is to support thousands of software entrepreneurs seeking ways of marketing their solutions.

To achieve the objective, the company said it would be adopting the Microsoft model, where it signs memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with young software developers, to bring applications under JKK brand, repackage and then sell to business for the mutual benefits of JKK as a company and the original software designers. "By doing this, we will be creating jobs, and helping to develop young business as a way of giving back to the society," the company said.

Another area of focus for the company, is in the development of 'Bespoke Applications', which is designed to develop indigenous software as well as ensuring that Nigeria's critical information is not exposed to foreigners through the use of foreign applications in keeping information and driving processes both by government and business owners.

In order to achieve its new strategies, which are in line with its renewed vision of delivering improved solutions for IT services and products, JKK repositioned its management and other internal structures.

Chairman of Skye Bank Plc, Mr. Tunde Ayeni, has been appointed as the chairman of JKK, while its new Group Managing Director is Mr. Lekan Yusuf. The repositioning is designed to pursue the rebirth of the company, which since 1976, had continued to provide services in the implementation of hardware, software, networking, storage, e-business and service solutions.

Other key management members include: Mr. Bosun Adisa as Deputy Managing Director; Mr. Ajibola Bankole as Executive Director and Mrs. Ebere Chizobam as Manager, Human Resources and Administration.

Over the years, JKK has built long-term business relationships with its customer base, which spreads across most states of the federation.

Speaking on the repositioning strategies for the company, Yusuf said it would help the company to make a difference with its competitors, in order to solve the unique business requirements of the Nigerian environment.

He stressed that as part of its pioneering effort in delivering IT services, JKK group became the first to develop a full-fledged commercial banking application in Nigeria, a solution robust enough for both front office and back office transactions.

Yusuf listed other areas of focus to include the strengthening of its partnership with major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), such as Oracle, IBM, NetApp, HP and several others by ensuring that JKK makes Nigeria the hub for OEMs products and services in the West Africa.

"Currently, Nigeria is under South Africa and we are determined to change this trend," he said.

He explained that JKK contributed immensely to the growth of the country's educational sector, through its computer-based training programme, under its subsidiary company, Electronic Test Company (ETC).

Adisa, the new Deputy Managing Director said: "JKK has competent system analysts and software developers in-house who help in implementing solutions for clients with excellent support services. The company is a household name in the Nigeria's ICT sector, touching virtually all sectors of the economy in the past three decades."

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