Infotech Lead India: VRL Media has tapped IBM’s Integrated Managed Services (iMS), an IT solution to operate its Vijayvani newspaper from ten different locations.
The 5 year partnership will enable IBM to manage infrastructure services to address the IT needs for the Kannada newspaper.
IBM’s iMS solution, a remotely managed and infrastructure model, enables the newspaper to improve their current level of services, and deliver new offerings with reduced costs.
Moreover, VRL will also be positioned to leverage IBM’s assets such as tools, processes and deep technology skills to enable a 24×7 monitoring, management and reporting services of their IT infrastructure. The solution is also based on a flexible OPEX (Operational Expenditure) model which enables VRL Media to reduce the overall cost for IT implementation, substantially.
“IBM’s solution helps our new media venture immensely. This long-term engagement will not only help us better utilize our IT budget but also continuously improve the technology environment, critical for business growth. IBM takes a holistic approach that involves end-to-end designing and delivering robust technical solutions that are easy to acquire and backed by world-class support,” said Anand Sankeshwar, managing director, VRL Media.
The iMS solution provides clients with the capability to monitor and manage assets using an optimized cloud delivered service. By leveraging iMS, IBM designed a robust model that will help drive higher operational efficiency, reduce business operating costs, and manage risk better across all the locations from where the newspaper gets published.
“The solution will help VRL to focus more on their core business while establishing a collaborative and innovative computing environment without significant up-front costs,” said Sriram Rajan, vice president and regional territory executive – South, IBM India/South Asia.
IBM has been instrumental in providing the best solutions to small and medium sized enterprises that require the IT support within limited budgets and the VRL engagement is a testimony to our continuous commitment to client success.
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