Dimension Data Invests in Digital Ambitions

Dimension Data Middle East and Africa has established a digital practice, consolidating seven businesses.

This follows its acquisition of the remaining 60% stake of Britehouse from a consortium made up of Remgro, Convergence Partners, and Britehouse management.

Dimension Data has held a 40% equity in Britehouse since 2007 when the company was established.

This latest transaction follows the acquisition of iFACTORY in August. The purchase price for both transactions has not been disclosed.

Britehouse provides digital solutions to African and global organisations, and iFACTORY is an Oracle solutions and services consultancy.

The new practice brings together these two Dimension Data businesses, as well as Oakton, the Australian company acquired in November 2014, Agile-Xpedia, Core People, Data-Flo, and the existing application services business of Dimension Data Middle East and Africa.

The practice, with over 2 000 employees, will work with partners to provide infrastructure and applications clients require, whether they run workloads on-premises, through a hosted model, or in the cloud.

“The establishment of a digital practice is yet another strategic step to help our clients accelerate their business ambitions,” says Brett Dawson, Dimension Data’s group CEO. “Our intent is to continue to invest aggressively in our digital and application capabilities.”

“Across the globe, we’re seeing more and more clients in both the private and public sectors looking to invest in digital technologies,” says Scott Gibson, group executive of the digital practice.

“The era of digital transformation is here, and organisations that don’t embrace it are at risk of failing. A digital journey must start with the technology platform, and include business process automation, the Internet of things, data analytics; right through to the client experience.”