Galdon Data reaffirms its dominance


Johannesburg, 26 Oct 2015
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The Galdon Data team accepting the 'Messaging & Communication Partner of the Year' accolade at the Microsoft Partner Network 2015 Awards.
The Galdon Data team accepting the 'Messaging & Communication Partner of the Year' accolade at the Microsoft Partner Network 2015 Awards.

Reaffirming its dominance in the business communications arena, local unified communications specialist Galdon Data has been awarded the 'Messaging & Communication Partner of the Year' accolade at the Microsoft Partner Network 2015 Awards.

The Microsoft Partner Network Awards recognises partners in South Africa that have excelled in delivering Microsoft solutions. These awards celebrate successes related to partner competencies, cloud transformation, entrepreneurial spirit and sales excellence.

First Technology Group, the holding company for Galdon Data, received five prestigious awards, including: 'Volume Licensing Partner of the Year' for the third consecutive year. Ascent Technology won 'Data Platform Partner of the Year' for the fifth consecutive year, while BUI scooped two awards, 'Data Centre and Private Cloud Partner of the Year', and 'Cloud Excellence Partner of the Year'.

Galdon Data General Manager Timothy van der Berg is overwhelmed by the achievement.
Galdon Data General Manager Timothy van der Berg is overwhelmed by the achievement.

Galdon Data General Manager Timothy van der Berg is overwhelmed by the achievement. "This is recognition of Galdon Data's understanding of the dynamics of business and technology. It shows that we are able to develop communications solutions, implement them and provide ongoing support to help businesses grow."

Skype for Business, formerly known as Microsoft Lync Server, is a unified communications (UC) platform that integrates common channels of business communication including instant messaging (IM), VOIP (voice over IP), file transfer, Web conferencing, voice mail and e-mail.

"Hard work and dedication, together with the professionalism of all our Microsoft teams across the country, have contributed towards this year's achievements. The First Technology Group looks forward to continuing striving towards excellence and continuing to achieve success in years to come," says Arnold Sharp, First Technology Group CEO.

"We are leveraging our strategic alliance with Microsoft to capitalise on our strengths and leadership in the unified communications market," concludes Van der Berg.

Galdon Data

Galdon Data, a company of First Technology Group, is a national ICT services company that provides state-of-the-art solutions for innovative business communications. It prides itself on its ability to approach any market segment and present practical solutions - purely based on its wealth of experience and high-level skills. Understanding the dynamics of business and technology, Galdon Data is able to develop communications solutions, implement them and provide ongoing support to help your business grow.

With a perfect balance of business, telecommunications and ICT experience spanning over 15 years, the Galdon Data team is capable of supporting clients across the country. The skilled team can assist clients with their telecommunications requirements, from initial advice and consultancy to system design, integration, implementation and service level agreements. Galdon Data is the only Tier 1 National System Integrator (NSI) Voice partner in South Africa.

Being a Microsoft partner since 1998, Galdon Data is accredited as a Certified Microsoft Gold Partner. The company has also been awarded a Microsoft competency for Unified Communications - specialising in IP telephony (VOIP/voice).

Having received the accolade as 'Top Microsoft Partner for Unified Communications' clearly shows Galdon Data is highly skilled and experienced in assisting companies realise the benefits of unified communications (UC). Galdon Data was also awarded the 'Messaging & Communication Partner of the Year' accolade at the Microsoft Partner Network 2015 Awards.

Galdon Data is a Mitel Premier Business Partner with the ability to deliver solutions that start with an IP PBX all the way through to full blown UC. It is also a Polycom & LifeSize Gold Certified Partner providing solutions for mobile devices, laptops and desktops to group video systems and immersive theatres. Furthermore, Galdon Data is the largest AVST CallXpress (Unified Messaging) and OpenText Fax Server (RightFax - Business Information Delivery via fax, e-mail and Web) service company, with the largest service market share in southern Africa.

Strategic partnerships with the world's communication device, peripheral and component companies such as Audiocodes, Sonus (NET/Quintum), Sangoma, Polycom, Plantronics, Jabra and Logitec, provides an in-depth knowledge of the industry, from network to leading edge technological advances, enabling Galdon Data professionals to provide "best advice" on any communications requirement.

Editorial contacts
IT Public Relations Ivor van Rensburg (082) 652 8050 ivor@itpr.co.za
Laura-Maria Murray (011) 805 4420 Lauram@galdon.co.za
Galdondata Timothy van der Berg (+27) 11 805 4420 Timv@galdon.co.za
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