Dimension Data’s E-learning Management System has increased from 52 schools in eight provinces in 2012 to over 71 schools in all nine provinces in 2013. The aim of the initiative is to give students access to premium technology applications to support the school curriculum for Grades 10, 11 and 12 and is designed to dramatically improve the quality and depth of secondary education output.
Dimension Data, a Convergence Partners’ investee, was awarded the responsibility of running a sophisticated data-capturing technology to improve ambulance response times in the Western Cape for the next four years. The project initiated by the Western Cape Government is scheduled to be operational by November of 2013.
Specialised Microsoft and mobile application development company, 3fifteen played a central role in the development of a Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 application that allowed golfing fans to stay on top of the latest news and scores during the Dimension Data Pro-Am golf tournament. 3fifteen is a subsidiary of Convergence Partners’ investee company, Britehouse.
Investment opportunities for fellow Brics nations in infrastructure development and industrialisation in South Africa were valued at over R33-billion, or $3.5-billion, National Empowerment Fund (NEF) CEO Philisiwe Mthethwa told delegates on the opening day of the fifth yearly Brics Summit. Referring to the telecommunication sector, she said “the IDC had transactions under consideration worth $5.7-billion, which included FibreCo, a joint venture between Cell C, Convergence Partners and Dimension Data, and which was rolling out a long-haul open-access fibre-optic network”.
Miracle Rising: South Africa, a documentary of untold stories of the four years leading up to the first democratic elections, from 1990 to 1994, and which has been sponsored by Dimension Data, became the most watched show on the History channel during its broadcast on DStv.
Miracle Rising: South Africa, a History channel documentary that was aired on South African television on February 10, 2013, takes a unique perspective on South Africa’s political transformation. Dimension Data hosted the world premiere of the documentary on Thursday, 7 February 2013. As a lead sponsor of the documentary, it reflects of the value that Dimension Data places on nation building and on being a committed South African company.
Dimension Data has launched an online platform, bepartofthemiracle.com, to coincide with the screening of Miracle Rising: South Africa, a 90-minute documentary of the four years between the release of Nelson Mandela in 1990 to the elections in 1994. This documentary and online platform is part of the broad based black economic empowerment transaction that is lead by Convergence Partners.
Dimension Data announced that it has scooped two awards from Avaya, including Partner of the Year 2012. The accolades were presented to Dimension Data at Avaya’s annual PartnerConnect Conference held in Johannesburg last week. Dimension Data was awarded Avaya Partner of the Year 2012 for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey region, as well as Avaya Network Implementation of the Year 2012 for work carried out on the Wits University campus.
After attending 90 Saturday classes over the past two years, 42 students have graduated from the Dimension Data Saturday School programme. Convergence Partners has been one of the partners to Dimension Data for this programme. Mpho Sesinyi emerged as the overall top performer in all subjects at the Dimension Data Saturday School Class of 2012 graduation ceremony on Friday 7 December 2012.
Dimension Data announced it was positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Brett Dawson, Dimension Data CEO said, “We are extremely honoured to be positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). The leading trend shaping the global IT services landscape is the emergence of cloud computing.