"This new partnership will enable ITEC to provide comprehensive technology managed services to sports teams and premium sports venues across the UK. "
James Arscott, ITEC
21st October 2019 - Technology Managed Services Provider ITEC has announced a strategic partnership with PTI Consulting, a leading technology consulting firm specialising in entertainment venues and stadia.
The agreement will enable ITEC to deliver industry expertise in managed IT services to PTI Consulting’s clients and the wider sports and leisure industry, including stadiums, arenas and other entertainment venues. This complements ITEC’s recent focus on sports and leisure, having signed new contracts with Bristol Sport, Cornish Pirates, Plymouth Argyle FC and Somerset County Cricket Club.
James Arscott, Group Director of Technical Pre-Sales at ITEC, said: “This new partnership will enable ITEC to provide comprehensive technology managed services to sports teams and premium sports venues across the UK. From strengthening core networks, hardware and software IT infrastructure, WiFi and connectivity, we can now fast track improvements that are tailored to the needs of the sport & leisure industry and each individual customers’ specifications.
“We will now be able to provide PTI Consulting’s clients with a complete managed technology package, including IT, Unified Communications and Managed Print. They will also get access to the ITEC Help Desk, proactive 1st--3rd line IT Support structure, and 24/7 remote support.
“When PTI Consulting reached out to us about a partnership, we knew our combined technology expertise would take sports teams to the next level regardless of their unique challenges. PTI Consulting has an excellent reputation and we are excited to work alongside them to deliver bespoke managed services to their clients.”
As part of the partnership, ITEC will now be able to provide PTI Consulting’s clients with an inclusive and flexible seven-days-a-week managed service, specialising in the business technology that sports and entertainment businesses need.
● 7-Day Delivery -- ITEC can protect stadiums or venues seven days a week including evenings and bank holidays enabling sport grounds and venues to host business functions during the middle of the week
● Stronger Protection -- No hidden costs as the ITEC Engineers and first & third line technology support are included
● Sport & Leisure Technical Expertise -- The technology needs of a stadium and entertainment venue are different to the needs of an average business. ITEC and PTI have the skills matrix to deliver an expert service when dealing with ticketing, access control, hospitality, IPV and more
Mike Bohndiek, Managing Director at PTI Consulting, said: “This new partnership will allow us to scale our managed services offering across the UK and ensure we can offer our clients the services and solutions they need. When looking for an organisation to partner with, it was imperative that they had proven experience delivering managed services within the sporting industry, especially given the unique nature of the operational delivery. ITEC has an exceptional pedigree in this area, and we are delighted to be working with them to deliver managed services across our client base.”