Dimension Data has been named Elite Partner of the Year 2011 by its advanced infrastructure partner, APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in network-critical physical infrastructure solutions.
Nicholas Shaw, GM for advanced infrastructure, Dimension Data Middle East and Africa, says that while Dimension Data has been a local and regional APC Partner for 12 years, it has held Elite Partner status for more than three years and is one of only a handful such partners in Africa.
“This latest award underscores our long-standing and collaborative partnership with APC. As businesses strive to ensure they operate at maximum efficiency with minimal downtime, it has become critical that we ensure our clients continue operating no matter what happens to their physical infrastructure,” he says.
Dimension Data is playing a vital role in assisting companies maximise their investment in technology and dramatically improve business performance. The company’s unrivalled expertise in the physical infrastructure solutions space represents a key differentiator as an end-to-end systems integrator.
Paolo Miglietta, VP for the southern Africa region at APC by Schneider Electric, says that in addition to being the biggest APC Partner in the region, Dimension Data has embraced the partnership model and shown initiative to actively promote the full spectrum of APC’s products and services.
“Dimension Data has shown true leadership and collaboration with the APC brand across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. The company has also displayed its openness to explore larger opportunities, with APC fully behind Dimension Data,” he says.
Dimension Data and APC recently concluded a successful technology rollout with the First Rand Group, and are currently engaged in providing similar solutions to other financial institutions and Internet service providers (ISPs). This includes hosting services for ongoing maintenance and support to optimise operational efficiencies across the organisation.
Dimension Data’s advanced infrastructure business continues to prosper as the scope and magnitude of physical infrastructure projects escalates, which is expected to continue across all vertical markets.