Team Simoco, the company born out of the ashes of Simoco Digital Systems' TETRA and Simoco's traditional analogue PMR businesses, has put itself back on a solid business footing, according Team Simoco's general manager, Kevin Paul.
"The aim has been to drive the business back to sanity...It's not about technology, it's about business," said Paul. "We have achieved 12 months of solid trading and have double the budget on the order books for 2003 and have demonstrated to Telecom that this has been a good acquisition for them.
This has been achieved by concentrating on the needs of customers and creating a business that is heading more towards systems integration than a pure systems provider.
Having built the initial success from the analogue PMR business which Paul had been involved in running prior to SDS' collapse, Team Simoco is now looking at ways to add the digital capabilities of TETRA to the company's customer offering. However, Paul was keen to point out that Team Simoco would not move back to the technology-based business of SDS. "We will look to add the digital element but without the risk." The risk has been reduced because Team Simoco is not blazing the TETRA technology trail.
Instead, Paul stated, "This is nowhere near the cutting edge. The plan is to move towards being a systems integrator that doesn't focus on any single technology.
"SDS in its later years was a fantastic free consultant. There was huge commercial benefit to what was being given away free. We are now using that to add value to our offering in the form of the skills and applications that we can offer customers to make their businesses more effective."