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  • Government awards desktop-as-a-service contracts

    Contracts for a cloud-based desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) have been awarded to New Zealand company Datacom, and global suppliers Dimension Data and Fujitsu. These companies will take on management of government agencies’ desktop computer operating system and software applications.

  • BYOD being embraced but IT struggles: Dimension Data

    Although 79 per cent of organisations claim to be embracing mobile devices for business as a top priority, only 29 per cent of those executing a mobile strategy have tested how well core applications will function on the devices, according to research by ICT services provider, Dimension Data (DiData).

  • Dimension Data transforms law firm’s desktop platform

    ICT services and solutions company, Dimension Data, has won a contract to overhaul Crown Law Office’s desktop platform with 3D Workspace to enable the Crown Counsel to securely access corporate desktops on any device.

  • Dimension Data scoops up OpSource

    Systems integrator Dimension Data plans to enhance its cloud computing offerings by acquiring OpSource, a Santa Clara, California, provider of hosted cloud services.

  • Integral Axon parent reports strong results

    Dimension Data, whose subsidiary Datacraft recently acquired Integral Axon, has reported strong 2010 financial results, experiencing growth across the business for the year ending September 30.
    Revenue reached $4.74 billion, which is up 19.4 per cent over the previous period. These results were supported by the appreciation in the average exchange rates of some of the Group’s main trading currencies, particularly the South African Rand and the Australian dollar against the greenback. Operating profit was $237.8 million, up 8.2 per cent.
    In Australia, revenue was up 8.2 per cent and it experienced 22.9 per cent growth in services. Operating profit and margin grew $34.8m and 5.3 per cent respectively.
    However, its subsidiary, Express Data, reported a 2.3 per cent decline in revenues due to product pricing pressures caused by the strong Australian and New Zealand currencies during the period.
    Overall, the Group’s systems integration business delivered a very strong performance across all regions. Its revenue grew 14.9 per cent to $3.89b and operating profit increased 31.8 per cent to $183m.
    In a statement DiData revealed growth in systems integration, was supported by managed services rising to 14.1 per cent and professional services growing 14.7 per cent.
    “The Group’s vision of the market evolution which focuses on key high-growth technology sectors including the network, unified communications and collaboration, and virtualisation, continues to stand us in good stead,” DiData CEO, Brett Dawson, said. “Our growth rates are greater than the market, implying market share gains in nearly all of our areas of focus.”
    Product revenues bounced back to $2.73b, which is up 11.3 per cent. Services reached $2.02b, up 8.2 per cent.
    Exceptional costs of $15.2m were also factored in, relating to the NTT transaction.
    Dawson also indicated it would continue to invest in its employees.
    “We place enormous emphasis on our employee base of technology and managed services specialists with the skills to offer value-added solutions and services to our clients, particularly in the areas of unified communications and collaboration, virtualisation and network performance and optimisation,” Dawson said.

  • Datacraft's mega deal

    When Datacraft announced this month that it had made a conditional offer to acquire Integral Axon Computer Systems, it brought to a conclusion discussions that had been taking place for almost a year.