Despite the industry size or the type of industry, Information Technology has a tremendous influence on the business operations, every day, its impact is increasingly expanding. The modern business landscape is such that IT has become a necessary aspect of it, be it the tangible applications to not so tangible aspects, most companies today thrive within a technological infrastructure which gives them the impetus to innovate.
Featuring for The Enterprise World’s The Best Digital & Business Solutions providers in 2022 is Accel Information Technology, a company that pioneers in IT Consulting.
In this interview with Mr. Syed Saqueeb Ahamed, Director and Solution Architect of Accel Information Technology, let us know more about the company.
Tell us about the company.
In 2009, Mr. Ahamed recognized a need to provide integrated system support across IT services. For nearly a generation, he has worked and led technology firms and noticed a recurring gap in IT services. While businesses were focusing on product development, they overlooked the need for customized consulting services for SMEs and enterprises in domestic and foreign markets.
Understanding customers regarding technology, policies, information, security, and applications is essential. And understanding it as a whole while keeping on par with the client’s governance helps in crafting the tailored solution. With a clear picture in mind, he founded Accel, paving the way for excellence in consulting services.
As of now, Accel Information Technology prides itself on having a consistent record of effectively administering multiple implementations. Accel is a preferred partner for security compliance and audits, network security and data center design, and technology certification. It has established footfalls in Fujairah, Dubai, Bangalore, and London, besides headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
Accel Information Technology strives to “drive maximum value for its clients’ IT investments.” It has the operational experience to provide all kinds of technical support. Its team comprises brilliant associates with expertise in everything from budgeting to productivity to forming and nurturing business partnerships. The functional and technical expertise, coupled with extensive industry knowledge, makes Accel an ideal consulting firm to manage diverse IT needs.
What are the products and services the company specializes in? How are they different from those in the market?
Accel Information Technology calls itself an “Enterprise Architect”, since it serves all stages of IT needs, from implementation to completion. Goodwill and a dedicated portfolio have always kept it ahead of its curve. But what gives it an edge over its peers? In the current market, multiple clients may use a single product, but each user has individual needs; this is where Accel marks its distinction.
We believe each client is unique and that the services associated with their products should be tailored to their specific needs,” explains Mr. Ahamed. Accel’s offerings comes under security compliance & audit, data center services and technology certification:
Security Compliance & Audit: Security compliance services cover the entire information system of a company. The assessment compares a company’s information system security to an audit checklist of industry best practices, externally defined standards, or federal legislation. Accel Information Technology offers end-to-end IT governance, ISO: 27001 Certification, security policy development, training security and engineering, risk management, and penetration testing.
Data Center Designing and Security: Accel Information Technology specializes in network data center design, data center consultancy, and data breach recovery. It excels in modeling and developing a data center’s IT resources, architectural layout, and infrastructure. This helps in conceptualizing a data center before it is developed or implemented in an enterprise or IT ecosystem.
Technology certification: Accel Information Technology builds certifications under three values: “Think,” “Build,” and “Secure.” Accel is the certified training partner of CertNexus and primarily focuses on four areas: Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Science.
The “all-under-one-roof” model gives them an advantage over their competitors. By understanding their clients and crafting solutions, they are also educating their clients. “We do a lot of brainstorming to the extent that our clients understand how our offering can help them thrive,” says Mr. Ahamed. Solutions are delivered using a PMP model after development, with each stage being closely monitored. It doesn’t stop there; Accel Information Technology provides support for the solutions in accordance with the signed SLAs, with most of the contracts being available 24×7. Through system integration, Accel Information Technology has onboarded several renowned partners, such as Microsoft, Oracle, Automation Anywhere, and more.
What are the company’s notable achievements?
Accel’s journey to being a respected global IT consultant began more than a decade ago, but it was not an easy one. Above all, it was exhausting to get people to recognize the value of the backend and consulting services that came with products. But the company wasn’t here to give up! By staying consistent and catering to a particular purpose, Accel has carved a niche and earned several laurels along the way. Few of the notable mentions are:
- Best Vendor for support – Al Dhafra Hospitals – SEHA – 2018
- Certificate of Appreciation from Fujairah Government Department – Upgrade of Data Center – 2019
- Certificate of Appreciation from Fujairah Government Department – Upgrade of DR Data Center – 2020
- Appreciation from Abu Dhabi Government – SEHA – for Covid 19 – set up of Trial Vaccination Center – 2020
- Appreciation from Al Dhafra Hospitals – set up of COVID 19 Assessment Centers in western region – 2021
- Certificate of Appreciation from Fujairah Natural Resource – Fujairah Government – for setting up Control room for monitoring the activities in remote area using videowall solution- 2022
How are you planning to take your company a step ahead?
In the coming years, Accel is planning to expand to Australia and Africa. The company has established a strong foothold in Bangalore and Abu Dhabi, with 80% of its business coming from the Middle East. Of course, it’s planning to leverage its channels to enter as a prominent player. The market is changing fast with digital transformations, and Accel seeks to lead the pantheon with values of trust, integrity, and commitment.
“We started as a system integration company, but now, we are modulating ourselves as a digital transformation company because that is the future,”