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Dimension Data News Archive

Rise to the challenge of the future, or sink

15 Dec 2017 Business
By James van den Heever

Stephen Green, Chief Technology Officer, Dimension Data Middle East and Africa..
Before joining HPE Aruba as Territory Manager, Mariba worked in business development and senior management positions at Dimension Data, driving the go-to-market strategies for the Cisco Alliance and Network Solutions divisions in MEA. He also served in consulting and business analyst positions across different verticals at Systemiclogic.
As usual, there was much merger/acquisition and investment activity, including 2U buying GetSmarter; 4Sight Holdings buying Age and BluESP; Adapt IT taking over Micros SA and CDR, including several subsidiaries and associate companies; Altech Netstar acquiring Fleet Logistics; Altron purchasing Phoenix Software but disposing of its interest in Powertech Transformers Group; Alviva taking a 51% shareholding in Sintrex and 75% of Gridcars; Ansys acquiring LAWtrust and Profitek; Blue Label Telecoms acquiring 3G Mobile (R1.9 billion); Cardtronics (UK) buying Spark ATM Systems; Cognosec taking over Intact Software Distribution; Convergence Partners selling off its 25% shareholding in Dimension Data to NTT; Curve Group buying Paperless Software and Silverlining Technology; Datatec's Logicalis Group taking a majority stake in Packet Systems Indonesia and a 51% stake in NubeliU (South America); Decision Inc.
* Excellent interim numbers from Huge Group, with revenue up 70.6% and profit up 130.
Ex-Dimension Data chairman Andile Ngcaba has lost an unfair labour practice dispute with his former employer..
The new mobile app leverages the latest technology to track and enhance the performance of Africa's cycling team – Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka..
Gold Partner of the year went to Dimension Data while Datacentrix took the Platinum partner of the year award..

Derek Wilcocks leaving DiData

20 Nov 2017 Business
By Paula Gilbert

After 22 years at Dimension Data, the group CIO is leaving the company, and will be replaced by Neil Louw..
According to Dimension Data's , most global organisations are failing to implement effective digital strategies, as a result of a non-effective strategy, leading to their customer experience solutions becoming disjointed..
It may be relatively quick and easy to create robust cloud infrastructures, but it is vital to work with service providers that understand multi-cloud security, according to Jay Reddy, solutions executive, Dimension Data for the Middle East and Africa. This is especially important as the South African market matures in its usage of cloud and more and more business-critical workloads are migrated to the cloud.
Dimension Data recently announced it has successfully taken SAP Focused Run live within its SAP Cloud Services business..

Peter Rix: Connecting people

8 Nov 2017 Business
By Staff Writer

A fixer and a changer, Peter Rix, CTO and head of Infrastructure at Barclays Africa Group Limited, has been involved in IT since he was 10 years old. He has also worked at some of SA's biggest organisations, including Internet Solutions (IS), Dimension Data and Standard Bank.
Dimension Data predicts the top tech trends which have great potential to disrupt and transform businesses in the coming year..
ArcelorMittal South Africa has successfully migrated to Dimension Data's Cloud for SAP, a Gold partner with a deep understanding of the impact and value that powerful cloud-based solutions such as these offer customers..
Britehouse, a division of Dimension Data, is the first partner in South Africa to be accredited with the prestigious Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer status for the Human Capital Management (HCM) and Financial Management Suites, in the SADC region..
Craig Stewart, GM for customer experience (CX) and collaboration for MEA at Dimension Data, one of Avaya's biggest partners in SA, says there was a knee-jerk panicked reaction when the company heard about Avaya's self-imposed bankruptcy..

Samsung CEO steps down

16 Oct 2017 Columnists
By Paul Booth

South Africa:* Further news regarding Dimension Data's African operations..

Getting BC and DR right

10 Oct 2017 Features
By James Francis

Grant Morgan, GM, managed services and cloud, MEA, Dimension Data: When the stuff hits the fan and it's really an issue, the CEO will take ultimate responsibility, because they didn't put the people in place who took responsibility and made a plan to recover. Chief risk officers may study the impact and give guidance on that.
Dimension Data's Global Partner status for AMS further extends its commitment to partner with SAP, and bring long-term value to its clients..
* Good year-end figures from Telemasters, with revenue up 14.4% and profit up 22.

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