Internet Solutions rebranded Dimension Data readies to serve Nigeria
Integrated ICT services provider, Internet Solutions Limited is set to rebrand and operate as Dimension Data by the end of this year in all its operating companies.
According to a statement released by the company, this forms part of Dimension Data's larger plan “to consolidate its businesses, enhance efficiency, and better deliver the changing technology needs of its clients in Nigeria.”
Consequently, Olugbenga Olabiyi has been appointed as the Country Manager to head the company's business operations in this country.
Commenting on the new developments, Olabiyi assured clients that the company will continue to deliver services seamlessly and efficiently even as the firm works through the rebranding and integration process.
"We are happy to have received the government’s approval allowing us to rebrand and operate as Dimension Data. Our vision is to be a partner of choice for businesses; delivering innovative, game-changing technology and solutions not only in Nigeria but in the Middle East and Africa," he said.
The Dimension Data Group of companies is also consolidating and rebranding all its subsidiaries in the Middle East and the rest of Africa where it has operations.
In May this year ITWeb reported that Dimension Data was looking to retrench employees and through a Section 189 process, it anticipated that 480 employees could leave.
In March the company announced it was remodelling its business, which saw four of its companies come back in the fold to operate under one name – Dimension Data.
Dimension Data also launched a security services division, Dimension Data Security, headed up by Tony Walt, managing executive of security, and focused on a potential US$3.6-billion market across MEA.
Grant Bodley, chief executive officer of Dimension Data, was quoted at the time as saying: “As the market around us continues to evolve, we are conscious of the need to remain relevant by delivering products and services that enable our clients to meet the increasing demand for personalisation and customisation. Leveraging technology is critical for businesses and our products and services play a vital role in empowering them to build their future.”
The realignment saw Internet Solutions Managing Director Richard Hechle appointed to head the group's consolidated business in East and West Africa.
Dimension Data East and West Africa Managing Director Hechle said consolidating the company's business will help the firm unlock opportunities for greater innovation, as well as giving clients the power to build their futures using game-changing technology.
"Bringing all our people and operating companies together will allow us to effectively and efficiently execute our go-to market strategy and enable our clients’ success in a digital-first world. This digital-first world is characterised by technologies that are converging to deliver unified, hybrid and holistic solutions for real business impact," he said.
In its statement the Group said it was reorganising around five go-to-market areas to deliver intelligent technology and services, including intelligent infrastructure, intelligent workplace & customer experience, intelligent business applications, intelligent innovation, and intelligent cyber security.
"Reorganising ourselves to deliver what the market demands is driven with growth in mind and we are very excited about the future and are committed to bringing these changes online quickly. The role of technology in business is changing, therefore, how it is consumed, and the decisions related to technology are also changing. We are adapting to align our organisation to that of our client choices,” Hechle said.