Datacentrix reaffirms service model with investment in software services

Datacentrix is reinforcing its long-term strategy to build and invest in its services business

October 25, 2012

IT solution provider, Datacentrix is reinforcing its long-term strategy to build and invest in its services business, gearing up its Infrastructure Software business unit to become one of the largest and best software services operations in South Africa.

Says Datacentrix CEO, Ahmed Mahomed: “By investing in new leadership, technical and delivery skills for the business unit, as well as expanding and refocusing our vendor partnerships within this space, the focus of the Infrastructure Software business unit is on creating the best possible value for existing and potential customers.

“From a technology perspective, this is underpinned by our newly launched cloud computing offering and state-of-the-art monitoring and control centre.”

The recently appointed Annelee Le Grange is heading up the revamped Infrastructure Software business unit as business unit manager. “Operating within the local IT and business sectors for the past 25 years, Annelee has many years of experience at a senior management level and has built a number of strong, cohesive teams over this time,” Mahomed adds.

“Her understanding of strategic planning and direction, proven leadership skills and experience in both customer and partner relationship management have certainly made her a valuable addition to the Datacentrix management team.”

From a partnership perspective, the business unit will continue to leverage its critical Microsoft and HP relationships, while also focusing on Citrix and Adobe.

“With over a hundred existing certified Microsoft resources already within Datacentrix, we will continue to focus strongly on building our competencies, specifically with continued investment in the Lync, System Center, Infrastructure Optimization, cloud and mobile sectors. As a Level Two B-BBEE Contributor, we also firmly believe that Datacentrix is the right company to take these offerings and solutions to the public sector.”

Le Grange states that the business unit has additional plans in place to include further software solutions to its offering over the next year.