09 December 2016 – The IT subsidiary in the Ohlthaver & List stable, Dimension Data, celebrated its first 10 years as a leading local IT services provider, during November.
Managing Director of Dimension Data, Rowan Kleintjes said the growth and achievements of the business is evidence of its potential and strength.
“In 2006 we installed the first Next Generation Network at Telecom Namibia, which at that time was the best network in Africa. One of the first green Data Centres that uses water chillers to cool the servers and racks was built in Windhoek” he said.
Another highlight was the introduction of the XT student programme – a two-year course that has to date successfully developed 26 graduates.
Dimension Data also installed the first 10 GB Systimax Network in Namibia on Cat 6A in 2008. In 2013 the company seconded staff and donated equipment to the Internet eXchange Point (IXP) to go live in Namibia.
Kleintjes emphasized that business growth is in line with expectations and growing slightly above the market.
Dimension Data in Namibia is a franchise of the global Dimension Data, operating in 58 countries with more than 31,000 employees.
In Namibia, staff has grown from 30 people back in 2006 to over 70 people today, with offices in Windhoek and Walvis Bay.
Kleintjes: “We use the power of technology to empower organizations and help them achieve greater things in the digital era. We pride ourselves of being a total solutions provider.” He reckons that the ICT industry will continue to grow strongly, hence the future of Dimension Data remains promising and even brighter. “As technology drives the digital age, we need to understand what the data is telling us, to make informed decisions. Increasingly organizations are becoming very protective of their data hence the increase in cyber security.”