the smart way of doing business
Ascendance helps you to reduce cost and improve productivity. We offer simple and affordable advice on most things “digital”. Ascendance’s founders and consultants have many years of experience in the local and overseas IT industry. The company was founded to address the needs of our clients, the small and medium enterprises (SME). Too often the consulting requirements of the SME’s are overlooked by the larger consulting firms. Working with Ascendance is almost like having a family member in the IT business. Someone you can turn to for advice, guidance and a second opinion, without having to change your supplier or service provider. That is exactly what determined our core services offerings. We are an independent consulting business who can help clients to reduce cost, investigate contract and service provider alternatives, and assist in improving service received from other providers.
Our specialist subsidiary companies are each experts in their own fields, and their experience range from helping small businesses to leverage digital strategies which can increase their turnover, through to assisting larger enterprises and major industry players to reduce IT cost. We operate across all industries and even in multiple geographies.
what we do?
No other independent consulting is available in South Africa, at such an affordable price. Ascendance Consulting operates independently of hardware and services vendors. This allows us to analyze your infrastructure, identify optimal service levels, benchmark your current expenditure, and negotiate the best possible service and value. Our core service offerings are best summarised here. We sometimes take software onto our portfolio. That is done with the utmost care, and only after serious consideration, as we only take on the best, most reputable, software products. We provide Cloud Computing Services in South Africa and our main software products can be found here. We can also make recommendations on any other available products, that’s what we do!
how we do it?
Any IT environment hinges on a dependent relationship between cost, risk and service. If the environment remains the same, a focus solely on cost reduction can risk impacting service quality or increasing other risks. Our service therefore provides an opportunity to achieve a different balance of these three dimensions through transformation of the services contract environment. Ascendance Consulting addresses both the management layer and the execution layer of the organisation’s IT environment. Our methodology is divided into several phases, in order to move the organization into a balanced future position, consisting of Solution Framing (Phase 1), Solution Design (Phase 2) and Solution Implementation (Phase 3).
who is Ascendance?
Ascendance Consulting and Managed Services was founded in 2012 by Hardus Hurter, a seasoned IT Management Professional, with more than 28 years management experience in large multi-national IT corporations, public sector IT, and large state owned IT enterprises. Shortly after founding Ascendance, our customers inevitably asked that we should help more by also “doing” what we are recommending. This led to the acquisition of Grey Pebbles Design Studio and WebFriday in 2013. Scannerds was introduced into the group after years of running it purely as a sideline family business. You can read more about each subsidiary company by clicking on the links below. More about Hardus is available on his Linked-In profile.