As an advanced economy, Australian businesses need to contain costs while continuing to grow. We have witnessed about 20 percent growth in the market over the last 2 years.
Japan. Given the recent disasters experienced in the country, we have stepped up our support to offer 24 by 7 network support and 4 hour replacements in most locations in the country. Japan has contributed up to 18-20 percent in revenues in the last 2 years. In a challenging economy, Japanese companies are looking for alternatives to contain costs and extend the life of the network and avoid costly and often unnecessary upgrades.
NHR adds significant benefits in any market condition be it Singapore, the second most competitive economy in the world or addressing the emerging market needs of business in Thailand or the booming and aggressive markets of Australia or the markets like Japan that are strongly competing despite the maximum natural disasters in the last year.
How does the state of the global economy impact your business?
The market uncertainty and cautious spending pattern has instilled a need for businesses to look for alternatives that can help achieve the best value for service and a higher ROI. With Europe facing austerity measures and stalled growth in the US, companies in Asia continue to grow.
That being said, global demand for our products and services is on the rise as companies explore alternate networking opportunities and real time service and support capabilities - especially in times of crisis/ network breakdown. This is alongside the need to deploy solutions that are easy to maintain and upgrade, have a higher return on investment and cost effective alternatives that can improve productivity with minimum investment and downtime.
NHR's biggest advantage is our continued commitment, product and lifetime service support as long as you own the equipment.
Our growth is exceptionally strong in the region because it's a value proposition other companies cannot offer at par when it comes to offering vendor agnostic networking solutions. Whether the economy is in a downturn or expanding, we continue to remain relevant with our customers.
Are you now the best people to go to for Cisco equipment? Why?
NHR is the world's largest independent reseller of pre-owned Cisco, Juniper, Brocade and Foundry networking equipment. We are also an authorised reseller of networking equipment for Dell and Force10 Networks which is currently available in Singapore. NHR is also the first global stocking reseller of Menara Networks' optical IP/ Ethernet transport solutions.
In addition, through NetSure we now offer customers a complete network coverage solution customised to a company's network and budget needs. This has been found to save as much as 50-90 percent on hardware maintenance and support without compromising your network protection.
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