Working together to connect your business

Breakwater IT, EBS and Swains Plc, leading technology providers within the region, would like to announce the launch of the Eastern Technology Alliance – a means of simplifying and enhancing the way businesses manage their IT, print services and telecommunications and data networks.

The three independent companies have formed this alliance based on a mutual resolve to align their products and services, delivering both the choice of technology and level of innovation demanded by the ever-evolving corporate world. Founded on years’ working along-side each other within the industry and a shared trust in the capabilities and efficiencies offered as individual companies, there is confidence that the alliance will not only deliver a straightforward route to outsourcing and procuring business technologies, but will also provide an excellent quality of customer-focused service.

Working together, Breakwater, EBS and Swains Plc have the capacity to deliver a wide range of solutions and continuous level of service; be it fully managed IT support, a new wide-format printer or a Fibre Ethernet internet connection. The alliance eliminates the need to approach a number of different providers to manage a business’s IT, print and telecoms needs; instead all office technologies can be sourced, maintained and upgraded through three companies operating seamlessly together.

Breakwater IT offers professional support, consultancy and technology solutions to organisations throughout the UK, including managed services, project work, online back-up and disaster recovery, site surveys, hardware procurement, software licensing advice, business telecoms and other related services.

Peter Davies, Chairman of Breakwater commented: ‘I am delighted that Breakwater has joined up with Swains Plc and EBS to form this alliance. We already know both companies well, both as existing clients and suppliers, and feel that because we all share the same commitment to customer service and strategic planning, we will have a unique offering in the East Anglian Region and beyond.’

EBS is a specialist print-provider, delivering high quality print, copy and scan solutions to businesses. Working with the very best print and copier providers, including Konica Minolta, Sharp, Samsung, Olivetti and Kip, EBS has a range of machines to suit varying business needs; together with a knowledgeable team that are committed to keeping businesses on trend with changing technologies.

Kevin Francis, Managing Director of EBS commented: ‘It was very clear from the start that Breakwater IT & Swains Plc share the same values as EBS when it comes to delivering on customer expectation. Our businesses fit perfectly when it comes to complementing each other’s strengths in this converging market place; therefore, if it’s IT, communications or print, our alliance has the vision and energy to provide an affordable solution to any business work flow you might have.’ 

Swains Plc is a prominent communications provider, supplying a wide range of voice and data services to corporate and government organisations. Solutions are designed and tailored to the requirements of individual clients and include carrier grade telecoms, broadband, VoIP business and mobile products.

Charles Wilson, CEO of Swains Plc commented: ‘Swains are proud to be supplying the voice and data networks supporting the services provided by this unique customer-focused alliance. We know Breakwater IT and EBS very well and have always been impressed by their expertise and excellent service, both of which were major factors in our decision to join the alliance. The most important element for us though was the shared approach to our business cultures and aspirations, instigating the vision of an alliance - a fully integrated, one-stop technology shop. We hope to bring clarity to an environment where converging technologies often blur the lines of supplier responsibility.’

The Eastern Technology Alliance represents the resolve of Breakwater, EBS and Swains Plc to continue to develop the service they offer and, simultaneously, open up a simpler, more inclusive route to innovative business technologies.

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