Andile Ngcaba, founder of Convergence Partners, and Executive Chairman of Dimension Data Middle East and Africa, has been appointed to a global panel to address Internet governance. The panel will meet for the first time in December in London, and its report, which will include principles for global Internet cooperation, proposed framework for such cooperation, stakeholder relations and a roadmap for future Internet governance is expected to be released in early 2014.
Dimension Data, Convergence Partners’ investee, announced the addition of four new global cloud data centres in the next quarter to address the ongoing demand for enterprise-class cloud services. The addition of the new Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) locations will bring to 11 the number of Dimension Data’s public MCPs globally, with multiple data centres in each of the Americas, EMEA, Asia-Pacific and Australia regions.
The Dimension Data Enterprise Development Incubator Programme held a graduation for 18 successful young entrepreneurs. The event was held at Dimension Data’s Durban offices. The Enterprise Development incubation programme was developed to promote entrepreneurial skills and to broaden the supplier base in the ICT industry.
Following the successful conclusion of Dimension Data’s acquisition of AccessKenya Group for R328m, the Johannesburg-headquartered company has announced that it has appointed its Middle East and Africa CEO, Derek Wilcocks, to the Kenyan company’s board.
Andile Ngcaba interviewed about innovation at Department of Science and Technology (DST) Science, Technology and Innovation summitJuly 25th, 2013 | admin
Andile Ngcaba, Chairman of Convergence Partners, spoke at the Department of Science and Technology’s (DST) Science, Technology and Innovation Summit this past weekend. Andile formed part of a panel tasked with addressing ‘Research and Development investment in South Africa: The challenges and opportunities’.
Dimension Data and Growthpoint Properties have entered into an exclusive five-year partnership to bring high-speed Internet access to 353 commercial and industrial properties across South Africa. The high-speed Internet connectivity, through the partnership with Dimension Data, will cater to clients from the manufacturing, warehousing and distribution sector as well.
Dimension Data’s Internet Solutions has launched a new range of products under the “IS Ignite” brand aimed at small and medium-sized businesses. The move is a response to growing demand for self-service products and allows entrepreneurs to manage their own needs, it says. “By nature, entrepreneurs are extremely hands-on and like to be autonomous,” says Internet Solutions MD Saki Missaikos.
Britehouse, a Dimension Data company and a long-standing SAP hosting and cloud services partner in South Africa, announced its status as an SAP channel partner authorised to resell the SAP® Business One Cloud solution on the African continent. SAP Business One Cloud, previously SAP Business One OnDemand, is a comprehensive, managed software platform for multiple businesses sharing the use of common computing resources that are centrally hosted and managed.
Merchants, a Dimension Data company with over 30 years of experience in contact centres, set up the new customer care centre to complement the growth of Asda’s home shopping service. The story of Asda’s Cape Town contact centre does, however, provide a unique insight into the reasons for South Africa’s success in the BPO market.
Dimension Data is the recipient of 28 Cisco Partner Summit 2013 awards. Cisco unveiled the winners at its annual channel partner conference, held in Boston recently. Cisco Partner Summit awards reflect the top-performing channel partners within a specific technology market across several geographic regions.