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DiData, IWG ink Azure cloud transformation deal

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Systems integrator Dimension Data (DiData) has partnered with “flexible” workspace provider, the International Workplace Group (IWG).

In a statement, DiData describes the partnership as one of its “most strategic cloud transformation and managed services deals”.

According to the statement, IWG decided to partner with DiData and its digital business solutions arm, Britehouse, because of its Microsoft Azure skills and managed services capabilities.

Another key driver for IWG to move to Azure is risk reduction, meaning DiData could implement cost-effective disaster recovery in cloud and increase application availability, it adds.

In terms of the deal, IWG will enhance its global technology platform to create greater agility, application availability and resilience for critical applications and on Microsoft Azure.

IWG CIO Andre Sharpe says: “With our growing number of large corporate customers and new franchise partners, this was the right time to invest in improving our services even further.

“Our customers want a choice of workspaces and communities to match their needs and require enterprise-grade service, security and reliability. We want to remain the first choice for flexible workspace provisioning in the sector.”

Grant Morgan, GM for cloud at Dimension Data, adds: “The nature of the IWG business gives us the opportunity to showcase our level of expertise in implementing Azure for clients. IWG and their partners are transforming the world of work and creating personal, financial and strategic value for businesses of every size.”

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