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Datacentrix wins major Exxaro outsourcing contract extension

Johannesburg, 22 Apr 2015
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In a significant move for Datacentrix, mining giant Exxaro has extended a five-year outsourcing contract with the provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions, for the second time.

Exxaro is one of the largest South Africa-based diversified resources groups, with interests in the coal, titanium dioxide, ferrous and energy markets and current business interests in South Africa, Botswana, Republic of the Congo, Inner Mongolia and Australia. The company is the second-largest coal producer in South Africa, with current production of almost 40 million tonnes per annum, and is listed on the JSE.

The extended deal will see Datacentrix continue to manage Exxaro's operations integration, enterprise services, and services relating to the company's sites, network, servers and storage.

"With a partnership spanning more than a decade, Datacentrix has moved beyond being Exxaro's technology partner to becoming a trusted advisor, one that is seen as an extension of Exxaro itself rather than an external service provider," explains Abrie Peens, outsource and managed services managing director at Datacentrix.

This sentiment is echoed by Exxaro CIO, Ian Brown, who states that Datacentrix's intrinsic understanding of Exxaro's business, its strategic alignment to the organisation's business objectives, and significant continued improvement year-on-year were key factors contributing to the project renewal.

"Datacentrix has a clear understanding of where we want to be as a company moving forward, aligning itself with Exxaro to help meet these objectives," he adds.


Ranked by Empowerdex as South Africa's most empowered JSE-listed ICT services company, Datacentrix provides integrated ICT solutions and services across the full information value chain to enterprise organisations. Its philosophy is to drive customers' business strategies through the use of technology. With an established reputation as an innovative solutions integrator, Datacentrix prides itself on its customer-centric approach, consistently high service delivery levels, and strong vendor and customer partnerships.

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