Dimension Data has signed a partnership agreement with Schneider Electric South Africa, aimed at bolstering Dimension Data's Advanced Infrastructure solutions offering with the full spectrum of product solutions from Schneider Electric including access control.
South African businesses will now be provided with a continuous, reliable, effective and secure power supply. Machines and equipment are controlled, monitored and protected by Schneider Electric, and ICT solutions are managed by Dimension Data Advanced Infrastructure.
Dimension Data's growth strategy in South Africa and other emerging markets includes partnerships with companies that are able to complement its existing ICT and infrastructure solutions.
This enables Dimension Data to offer a range of holistic best-of-breed infrastructure solutions. In addition, each of the companies will be able to leverage off of each other's in-depth knowledge and skills.
"Dimension Data has an established track record of delivering world class ICT services and solutions. An integral element of which, is the physical infrastructure. By combining the existing wealth knowledge and skills from Schneider Electric with the Dimension Data's strong client base, Dimension Data is able to offer a greater strength and depth in service offering and solutions to the African integrated security market," says Pieter Steenekamp, General Manager: Advanced Infrastructure, Dimension Data Middle East and Africa.
As the recognised world leader in Electrical Distribution and Automation & Control, Schneider Electric provides comprehensive solutions that combine software, communication and services. Schneider Electric leverages its skills in applications that serve people in their daily lives.
"Gone are the days when access control and surveillance were done from a single back room," explains Riaan Olivier, commercial manager: BMS & Security at Schneider Electric South Africa, "This is now a synergised business function. Our partnership with Dimension Data will ensure to IT managers and CIOs benefit from intelligent and holistic solutions."