By SHEILA LASIBORI
AN Australian information technology (IT) company MCR has for the last two years expanded its business in PNG targeting the corporate and Government entities such as Telikom PNG Ltd.
The expansion by MCR into PNG was in providing IT infrastructure and networking equipment along with managed services to customers.
“We felt that there is an area that we can help and at the same time we can help the industry and the businesses,” MCR executive chairman Harry Vakili said.
He said two areas in PNG that MCR could add value to were – networking and solutions around, networking; and mission critical solutions for businesses.
While MCR general manager Kourosh Ghassemi said MCR was bringing renown IT companies in Sun Microsystems and Oracle Corp, now merged after Oracle bought into Sun late January.
“We intend to bring that knowledge and capability to PNG…bring the best technology and also in empowering the local people to see and implement that solution,” he said, adding the growth plan for the coming years included hiring local engineers and sales people.
MCR is an IT services and infrastructure solutions provider and has been a major player in the Australian market for 22 years concentrating mainly in New South Wales, Victoria and Canberra.
Mr Ghassemi said MCR’s presence in PNG was a positive one.
“Our experience has been very positive, and working with the locals we expect it to be very positive for us and our customers here in PNG,” he said.
Last Friday in Port Moresby, MCR launched its PNG office.
The launch was to give an overview of MCR capabilities and how it could help reduce IT costs and manage IT infrastructure by being partners.