SOURCE: Nectar Services Corp.

Nectar Corp

September 15, 2010 10:46 ET

Nectar Expands International Reach With Datapoint as New Partner

Datapoint to Drive Nectar Managed Services Throughout Europe

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 15, 2010) -  Nectar Services Corp., a software firm specializing in managed services for the voice and data networks, and wholly-owned subsidiary of Juma Technology Corp. (OTCBB: JUMT), today announced that UK-based Datapoint has been signed as a new Nectar channel partner and reseller.

Datapoint is a Platinum Avaya BusinessPartner and one of Avaya's largest partners in the EMEA region. The company is a leading communication systems integrator for businesses and an established provider of contact center and communication solutions. With teams headquartered in seven major European countries, Datapoint services over 550 clients operating in 5,000 locations across 40 countries.

Datapoint has selected Nectar's Converged Management Platform (nectar/CMP) as the backbone of its Network Operations Center (NOC) and the nucleus of the company's new managed services offering. Using nectar/CMP, Datapoint is able to help organizations minimize downtime before it impacts their business. For example it can help identify immediately when a call recording system fails. This is critically important to a financial services organization so as to avoid falling foul of regulations.

Datapoint said it plans to grow its business and build a greater services-led portfolio. The company expects to more than double services revenues and profitability over the next three years. 

"The enterprise communication systems market is relatively under-served in terms of managed services and is ripe for this kind of development," said Jim Kent, Chief Executive Officer for Datapoint. "We see Nectar as the perfect vehicle to fill the void in the European marketplace and provide us with the capabilities we need to support our clients and drive new, recurring services revenue."

David Giangano, Nectar's President of Global Channels, said Datapoint's addition to the Channel Reseller Program gives Nectar a commanding presence throughout Europe. "We see enormous potential in the global marketplace with Datapoint reselling Nectar's services into their vast customer base and throughout Europe. We are excited to welcome Datapoint to the ever growing Nectar family and look forward to leveraging our partnership with Nectar's services," said Giangano.

Anthony M. Servidio, CEO of parent-company Juma Technology, added, "Both here in the states and abroad, our partners are driving Nectar adoption and rapidly accelerating our market share. We are very pleased to announce Datapoint as a new partner and look forward to having them deliver managed services solutions, powered by Nectar. Datapoint has built a highly successful business throughout Europe, making them an excellent ambassador for us in this region."

ABOUT NECTAR SERVICES CORP. (www.nectarcorp.com)

Nectar Services Corp. is an IP communications software firm specializing in managed services for voice and data networks. Nectar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Juma Technology Corp. (OTCBB: JUMT), maintains a suite of service platforms: the Converged Management Platform (CMP) and Enterprise Session Management (ESM). The Nectar offerings preserve investments in existing telecommunications systems while transitioning to IP, and provide advanced monitoring and management for complex networks. These innovative solutions deliver significant cost savings, inherent business continuity, intelligent call routing and the centralization of both applications and management. Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/nectarcorp.

ABOUT DATAPOINT

Datapoint is a communication systems integrator for businesses. It specialises in providing contact centre, unified communication and IP telephony systems for enterprises, supported by the most comprehensive services portfolio in the industry. Differentiating Datapoint is its unparalleled understanding of voice communication -- and its ability to integrate, implement and service communication applications that underpin its customers' business processes.

The company is an Avaya Platinum BusinessPartner and an accredited partner of, amongst others, Genesys, Nexidia, NICE, Nuance, Polycom, Presence and Verint. Datapoint serves more than 550 customers operating from 5,000 locations from 40 different countries in conjunction with the 'Intelligent Communications Alliance' which it founded. Headquartered in London, the company has 10 offices in Europe and the Middle East. Datapoint is privately-owned and backed by Alchemy Partners, one of UK's most successful private equity investors.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Nectar Services Corp.
    Melissa J. Nacerino
    646-291-8264
    Email Contact

    Datapoint
    Neil Pattie
    Famous4Communications
    +44 (0)7784 086530
    Email Contact