Two former Internet Solutions (IS) executives have taken up positions at small consultancies. Angus MacRobert, previously CEO of IS, has joined three6five network solutions, while Collen Mashawana, formerly a director at IS, has signed up at Vharanani Consulting Services.
MacRobert is a new shareholder and director at three6five network solutions, having resigned from IS in October last year to pursue his interest in developing new business ventures.
three6five network solutions was established in early 2009, and has grown rapidly to become a respected provider of advanced technical expertise for Internet service providers, telecoms operators and large enterprises with complex IP networks.
The company is not affiliated to the major networking infrastructure providers or carriers, and is therefore able to provide independent, vendor neutral consultancy.
"Becoming an active part of three6five¹s journey to success was too good an opportunity to miss," says MacRobert. "Everyone in the team is exceptionally good at what they do. They are true experts in IP networking, which means three6five has skills that are getting harder and harder to find in southern Africa. I have invested in the company because I believe it is meeting a significant need in the market, and look forward to rapid growth over the next few years."
Meanwhile, Mashawana takes is public sector expertise to Vharanani Consulting Services where, as an executive director, he will be responsible for driving revenue and business development.
Vharanani Consulting Services (VCS) is a 100% black-owned company that provides IT consulting and project management services to national, provincial and local government, including state-owned entities.
Mashawana has built a strong relationship with the three spheres of South African Government, devoting a lot of time to understand government's service delivery mandate. In his new role, he focuses on assisting government meet its service delivery promise by providing all IT requirements from identifying the deliverables, understanding the business objectives, the budget, the mandate and the delivery timeframes.
Vharanani Consulting Services offers a range of services from managing a single project to complete IT outsource. It includes assessment, design and implementation, management and support, security and disaster recovery. Its knowledgeable professionals can assist in documenting policies, procedures and controls, and can also assess and implement regulation – mandated security and business continuity plans.
The company also provides planning services for strategic planning of development institutions, project formulation, development product design, and implementation planning. Its planning facilitators are experienced in the logical framework approach to planning, as well as objectives oriented strategic planning facilitation.