Contact Details & Description
Dimension Data is a specialist IT services and solutions provider that helps clients plan, build, support and manage their IT infrastructures. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Johannesburg, Dimension Data is at the forefront of networ-king and communications in 51 countries across five continents. In addition, the group’s preferred partner programme allows it to operate in another 114 countries.
The group manages more than $12.5-billion of network infrastructure across Asia, Australia, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa, 24/7, in over 15 languages. Drawing on a base of over 16 000 employees and backed by a solid track record of 29 years, Dimension Data applies its expertise in networking, converged communications, security, data centre solutions, Microsoft and contact centre technologies. Its unique skills in consulting, integration and managed services enable it to create customised solutions that ensure over 6 000 clients achieve their business goals.
In October 2010, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), one of the largest global telecommunications service providers, acquired 100 percent of Dimension Data plc, making Dimension Data a wholly-owned subsidiary of the NTT Group.
STATISTICS / DEMOGRAPHICS / HISTORY
Year founded: 1983
Employees: 6 878 employees in the Middle East and Africa
Offices: 44 offices in 14 countries (additional 8 countries with Plessey presence)
Certifications: 3 348
Strategic partnerships: Global strategic alliances with Cisco Systems, Inc. and Microsoft
GROUP BUSINESS & FINANCE
Group Turnover: US$ 5.8-billion
Financial year-end: September
Subsidiaries: Dimension Data, Internet Solutions, Plessey, Merchants, Britehouse
Holding company: Dimension Data (Pty) Ltd (reg. no. 1987/006597/07)
Current client base: More than 6 000 clients in 51 countries across five continents; across all industry sectors, including financial, telecoms, healthcare, manufacturing, government and education. Its clients include 78 percent of Global Fortune 100 and 59 percent of Global Fortune 500
The Dimension Data University (DDU) is the umbrella body for all training and development.
Through its Broad-Based Empowerment Trust, Dimension Data empowers 35 broad-based provincial organisations that provide support and care to over 45 000 vulnerable individuals in their communities across all nine provinces. Its Enterprise Development programme invests in sustainable development for communities and supports results-focused entrepreneurial opportunities within communities.
The total spend in its 2011 financial year was an amount of R6.7-million. This represents 3.05% of net profits after tax. Dimension Data has sponsored a computer centre in Dambuza, Pietermaritzburg for the benefit of the school leavers in the community.
It has established six baking projects and two sewing projects (Lus-Pin Manufacturers and the Kwamashu Sewing Project). An incubation initiative helps young entrepreneurs develop and grow their businesses.
Dimension Data Saturday School gives previously disadvantaged high school children intensive support to reach matric and prepare for higher education. Successes include a 100% matric pass rate, 90% university entrance, and 35% distinctions. Dimension Data’s E-Learning programme was established in 1996 and provides multimedia learning to 27,500 learners nationwide from 51 of the partnering schools. The aim is to reach 40,000 learners by 2015.
Black Empowerment Level:
shareholding: 25.1%-50% / executive directors/senior management: 50.1% /
total staff: 25.1%-50%
Gender Empowerment Level:
executive directors/senior management: 5%-25% /
total staff: 5%-25%
BEE contribution level: Level 3 Contributor
Verified by: Empowerdex
CEO: Allan Cawood
PA to CEO: Janice Lohrmann
Managing Director: Sean Joubert
PA to MD: Cathy Bishop
Financial Director: Julian Sunker
Marketing & Communications Executive: Mandisa Ntloko
Sales Director: Ian Roy
Human Resources Director Middle East & Africa: Mpume Monyela
Other Executives: Transformation Director: Zandile Mbele;
HR Director Global: Linda Fine;
Services Executive: Brent Flint;
Solutions Executive: Anton Jooste
Physical address: The Campus, 57 Sloane Street, Cnr Sloane Street & Main Road, Bryanston, Johannesburg
Postal address: PO Box 56055, Pinegowrie 2123 (South Africa)
Telephone: +27 (0)11 575 0000
Fax: +27 (0)11 576 0000