Galdon Data makes its six in a row!

Johannesburg, 12 Dec 2013
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Galdon Data, part of the First Technology Group, a Level 2 BEE company, today announced that its Microsoft Gold Status for Unified Communications has been renewed for the sixth consecutive year.

"Being awarded this gold partner status for the sixth consecutive time underpins our credibility and experience as a leader in the unified communications market in South Africa," commented Fairoz Jaffer, Director of Galdon Data. "We are the only South African company with such a period of experience in this area and were the first to be certified for unified communications voice deployments, specifically using Microsoft technology.

"Achieving gold status is by no means an easy task as, for instance, a number of successful enterprise voice deployments for Lync technology needed to be completed and specifically five references were required in this regard," continued Jaffer. "Our references included Eurosteel, Mazars, Plantronics and Stellenbosch University, but in addition, we have also completed implementations in the Isle of Man, Singapore and Atlanta, USA.

"Other requirements that were necessary to achieve gold status were that the required number of personnel needed to be certified as having the necessary expertise, and, that these individuals also embraced new components, such as cloud, which have been now included in the certification criteria for the first time," concluded Jaffer. "We have undertaken some 100 deployments in the past few years and the market continues to grow rapidly, especially since voice communication is no longer based on traditional hardware PABXes. We are confident that we have the skills and expertise in place to handle the numerous opportunities going forward."

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Galdon Data

Galdon Data, a member of the First Technology Group, is an information technology (IT) services company providing state-of-the-art solutions for innovative business communications. This encompasses business information/document delivery, unified message and unified communication solutions using the Microsoft, Polycom, Lifesize, Mitel and OpenText (RightFax) range of products. It is accredited as a Certified Microsoft Gold Partner for Unified Communication & Collaboration.

Galdon Data prides itself on being a highly skilled team of Microsoft Solution specialists that focuses on assisting customers understand unified communications technologies and advising them as to which technologies best suit their business requirements.

Galdon Data is a BEE company boasting highly skilled and certified staff members, with national representation in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

Editorial contacts
Global Research Partners Paul Booth (082) 568 1179
Tim van der Berg (011) 805 4420
Galdondata Fairoz Jaffer (021) 525 7000
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