Azzurri Wins £5m Managed Service Contract

OCS, the UK’s largest privately owned support services company, has signed a three year £5 million managed services agreement with Azzurri Communications for the provision of its entire fixed voice and data estate. The service achieves like-for-like savings of at least £200,000 per year, providing increased bandwidth to major sites, improving network resilience and simplifying the management of ongoing expenditure.

Following a period of significant growth and a series of mergers and acquisitions, OCS wanted to put in place a robust network to support an integrated UK company. The service will consolidate and continuously evaluate OCS’ communications infrastructure and expenditure.

Jenny Sener, Director of ICT at OCS comments: “The ability to incorporate all our communications needs, including fixed voice, IP Telephony and data into one contract was extremely compelling. With Azzurri we have found a new way to procure and manage our ICT estate; by integrating voice and data into one, we can remove the complexities of managing multiple operators and pricing models, which critically will allow us to focus on better delivering our services to our customers.”

Jason Standerwick, sales and marketing director of Azzurri Communications explains, “As organisations look to converge technology, it has become clear that converging spend through a combined procurement strategy also makes good business sense. By consolidating voice and data into one flexible contract, we are able to transform the way organisations like OCS procure and manage its ICT, and ultimately, transform the benefits they get back.

“OCS is a great example of a rapidly growing organisation, for which competitive advantage lies in its business agility. The ongoing and collaborative evaluation and reassessment that lies at the heart of our service, helps improve that business agility by ensuring OCS benefit from a flexible network and service that is highly aligned to the needs of the business, all the time.”