Pinnacle Africa has been appointed as an official distribution partner of Huawei Enterprise solutions.
Huawei is a leading global ICT solutions provider with established end-to-end capabilities and strengths across the carrier networks, enterprise, consumer, and cloud computing fields. Huawei’s strategy in the enterprise domain focuses on close co-operation and integration with partners to deliver a wide range of highly efficient customer-centric ICT solutions and services that are based on a deep understanding of customer needs.
David McMurdo has been appointed as the GM for Huawei Enterprise at Pinnacle Africa. McMurdo previously worked at HP and has more than 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, having worked in the hardware, software and services environments.
McMurdo started his career in 1995 with Anglo American and has worked for Compaq, Siemens, iSolve and Faritec before joining HP.
McMurdo is confident of the positive impact that the addition of the Huawei Enterprise brand will have on the businesses of Pinnacle’s resellers. “After investigating and understanding the comprehensive enterprise offering from Huawei, I certainly feel that Huawei is extremely well positioned to lead the wave of the next generation of data centre technology,” he says. “The Huawei offering is complete, high quality and very solution-oriented.”
Huawei offers a broad portfolio of ICT solutions that cater to global vertical industry and enterprise customers across government and public sector, finance, transportation, energy, large enterprises, and small and midsize enterprises (SMEs). The Huawei portfolio covers enterprise networking, unified communications & collaboration (UC&C), cloud computing & data centre solutions, enterprise wireless, network energy and infrastructure services.
Pinnacle Africa has already sent a number of engineers to Huawei in China for certification training to bolster its specialist Enterprise team.
McMurdo adds that the partnership with Huawei also completes Pinnacle’s offerings in the enterprise space.  “The Huawei Enterprise suite provides a very sound platform on which to bolt on the other great enterprise offerings in the Pinnacle Africa stable,” he says.