Docler Investments has been looking for innovative businesses with considerable growth potential and international track record. Neostratus proved to possess all of these qualities and a valid business plan for the future. This financing commitment is the first step towards a long-term relationship with this extraordinary company.
“We see a global trend towards cloud services due to increasingly powerful possibilities for data access. A1 is introducing CE On-Demand’s innovative and highly efficient technology to the Austrian market, adapting it to its special needs with a widespread local presence”
We had no integrated solution to manage our staff database, no shared calendar to schedule lifeguard shifts or training, no unified communications scheme. Everything was done manually across different platforms. It wasn’t very efficient.
The next set of winners in the SaaS market will be companies that enhance interoperability and integrate cloud solutions into a single unified framework or control panel.
We’ve calculated a 60 percent direct saving with the hosted Exchange messaging service, plus a bonus from the redeployment of two full-time IT staff to higher value work.
It’s an intense, around-the-clock operation. Our lifeguards are on duty 24/7, providing emergency response at 42 locations around Lake Balaton and all across the country. We perform ten lifeguard courses a year and reach more than a hundred schools with our preventive lectures, with most of our staff working on a volunteer basis.
Our agent network is an extension of our traditional branch network. Agents contact our customers at home or work and conduct business with them in a cost-effective way. Agent turnover is high. Most of them have other jobs and few of them have any specialized knowledge of IT.
Telcos have an opportunity to grow into the role of cloud ecosystem manager, leveraging their network and financial assets.
Developing the system in-house seemed like the most expensive option for us, especially because it was important to keep our IT team focused on other critical applications—the software-plus-services model was the main alternative.
The single biggest revenue opportunity for Cloud Service Providers is as a Cloud Service Brokerage.