Cisco Connect South Africa 2017


Should you be interested in becoming a sponsor at Cisco Connect South Africa 2017 please contact Kerith Hulme at

Sponsorship documents downloads:
Sponsorship manual | Official sponsorship package | Platinum sponsorship package
Gold sponsorship package | Silver sponsorship package | Bronze sponsorship package

Official Sponsor


Intel is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at and  

Intel Trademark agreement “Ultrabook, Celeron, Celeron Inside, Core Inside, Intel, Intel Logo, Intel Atom, Intel Atom Inside, Intel Core, Intel Inside, Intel Inside Logo, Intel vPro, Itanium, Itanium Inside, Pentium, Pentium Inside, vPro Inside, Xeon, Xeon Phi, and Xeon Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.”


Platinum Sponsors


BCX is one of Africa’s leading premier ICT solutions and service provider with the technology, capability and skills to deliver end-to-end digital solutions for large and medium enterprises in the public and private sectors. BCX leads with an unrivalled ICT solutions embedded on the foundation of unmatched Data Centre and Network Infrastructure and include world class solutions in ICT consulting and digital readiness assessments; a complete range of managed solutions that include both LAN and WAN; unified communications and connectivity solutions. In addition, cloud computing technologies underpinned by best in class security solutions and a host of value added services that include enterprise mobility services and analytics software with a specialised competency in the IOT (Internet of Things) and big data solutions.

BCX is a leader in Service excellence and boasts the largest pool of ICT skills in Africa, unparalleled geographic reach and points of network presence across the continent. Our strategic vendor relationships with leading multinationals enable BCX to deliver best in class solutions across industry verticals with skills and expertise seamlessly deliver integrated services to our customers. BCX is committed to providing ICT solutions that reduce the cost of doing business, increase overall business productivity and empower businesses to use technology as a competitive advantage


Unlocking business value with Datacentrix

Datacentrix is a leading ICT solutions provider. We are recognised for our agility, in-depth industry knowledge and proven capability to provide the integration services that are needed to modernise organisations. 

The Group offers deeply specialised skills and is endorsed by the world's foremost technology partners. Our advanced, flexible solution design and implementation responds to our customers' unique business requirements, helping to drive their performance and growth sustainably.

 Our delivery and execution capability ensure an excellent total customer experience:

·        All-inclusive, leading technology systems;

·        Best teams with specialised expertise and experience;

·        Consistent, high-level service delivery that is predictable and repeatable;

·        Collective innovation;

·        Top certifications from international and local technology partners; and

·        Insight into the complexities of the ever-changing business and technology domains.

 Leading collaboration solutions

Datacentrix provides a collaboration experience that enables engagement with every employee, on any device, from any location in a simple-to-deploy and manage platform that grows with the pace of your business.

 The collaboration experience will:


·        Delight your users with interactive, intuitive, easy-to-use tools;

·        Boost productivity with efficient, highly secure, connected workspaces;

·        Reduce complexity with a simple, easy-to-manage platform;

·        Lower TCO with cost-effective, time-saving operations; and

·        Protect investments with a scalable, modular, stackable design.

Our collaboration expertise

Datacentrix is a trusted advisor and proven implementation partner for innovative technology solutions from Cisco. As a tier one Cisco Gold Certified partner, Datacentrix offers the broadest range of expertise across high growth market opportunities involving:

·        Enterprise networking;

·        Security;

·        Collaboration;

·        Datacentre virtualisation; and

·        SP Technology. 

We are passionate about adding value to our customers, helping them to achieve the inherent benefits that intelligent, well-managed technology systems can deliver.

We invite you to visit our stand at Cisco Connect and to discuss how we can bring integration, innovation and business outcomes to your collaboration requirements.


Dimension Data


Dimension Data uses the power of technology to help organisations achieve great things in the digital era. As a member of the NTT Group, we accelerate our clients’ ambitions through digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, workspaces for tomorrow, and cybersecurity. With a turnover of USD 7.5 billion, offices in 58 countries, and 31,000 employees, we deliver wherever our clients are, at every stage of their technology journey. We’re proud to be the Official Technology Partner of Amaury Sport Organisation, organiser of the Tour de France, and the title partner of the cycling team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka.



Gold Sponsors


In 2011 Axiz and Workgroup – both established in 1989 – merged their operations to create South Africa’s leading IT infrastructure and software distributor. Since then, AxizWorkgroup has become the most valued channel for our vendors and customers, showing the passion and commitment necessary to maintaining the highest levels of service and customer satisfaction. Our expansive knowledge of the ICT industry enables AxizWorkgroup to provide end-to-end innovative technology and professional solutions to our reseller base. This is largely due to a product portfolio that consists of over 50 of the world’s leading IT brands and a team geared to drive adoption of next generation technologies. 

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Pinnacle Holdings Group of Companies, AxizWorkgroup endeavours to be more conscious of our environmental and social footprint as we continue to work towards our goal of becoming your distributor of choice in South Africa and the SADC Regions.



F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, telecommunications, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications and services to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to



Vodacom, a Cisco Gold and CMSP Partner, is a leading African mobile communication company providing a wide range of communication services including mobile voice, messaging, data and converged services to over 61 million customers. 

From our roots in South Africa, we have grown our mobile network business to include operations in Tanzania, DRC, Mozambique and Lesotho. The mobile networks cover a total population of approximately 200 million people. 

Through Vodacom Business Africa (VBA) and StorTech, we also offer business managed services to enterprises in over 40 countries across the continent. 

Vodacom is majority owned by Vodafone (65% holding) one of the world’s largest mobile communications companies by revenue. 

Vodacom has over 61 million active individual customers using our wide range of products and services, all of which are available on either contract, top-up or prepaid. Our consumer products and services include voice, messaging and data across mobile and fixed networks, as well as financial services, self-service care and entertainment offerings. We also provide various communication solutions to our enterprise customers in the public sector, and amongst large, medium and small enterprises. These include connectivity and unified communication services, cloud and hosting, managed mobility and data security.



Silver Sponsors

Interdist Alliances

Interdist Alliances is a leading Value Added Distributor operating across Africa and the Middle East.

Offering solutions from global technology vendors, Interdist Alliances enable its partners to provide industry leading solutions to their customers. This continued support is strengthened through the superb relationship shared with Cisco, allowing us to provide real Added Value to the channel.                

Recent awards include Cisco Distributor Partner of the Year, Africa 2016.

To find out more, visit


Sizwe IT Group

Sizwe IT Group is one of South Africa’s leading integrated ICT solution providers and an innovative partner of choice for many leading organisations. We provide seamless solutions to challenges facing transforming organisations by working side-by-side with them and our technology partners. We deliver integrated and all-encompassing products and services that include: designing and providing physical (hardware) infrastructure; developing mission-critical solutions (software and systems); managing cloud-based services (storage and big data) and enabling digitisation strategies.



Tarsus Distribution distributes the world’s leading IT hardware brands to the Southern African reseller channel. Tarsus Distribution, a member of the Tarsus Technology Group, was established in 1985 and with three decades of operation, it is the longest-established IT distributor in South Africa. Tarsus meets the channel’s needs for credit funding, stock availability and efficient logistics to ensure that the reseller is able to deliver the best possible service, support and overall solutions to its end user customer base at the lowest possible cost.




Bronze Sponsors


BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services.  With effect from 1 April 2016, the group has been reorganised and the customer-facing lines of business are now:  Global Services, Business and Public Sector, Consumer, EE, Wholesale and Ventures, and Openreach.


BT established the Sub-Saharan African headquarters in Johannesburg in 1992. Of the 55 countries in Africa, BT’s has over 11 entities in SSA and over 5 active entities, in North Africa.


Nimble Storage

Nimble's Predictive Flash platform closes the app-data gap, giving you the fastest, most reliable access to data. By combining predictive analytics with flash storage, we radically simplify operations. Over ten thousand customers rely on Nimble to power their businesses, both on-premise and in the cloud.



Radware is a global leader of application delivery and cyber security solutions for virtual, cloud and software defined data centers. Its award-winning solutions portfolio delivers service level assurance for business-critical applications, while maximizing IT efficiency. Radware’s solutions empower more than 10,000 enterprise and carrier customers worldwide to adapt to market challenges quickly, maintain business continuity and achieve maximum productivity while keeping costs down.



Veeam® has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ to help companies solve the challenges of keeping their businesses up and running at all times. Veeam enables the Always-On Business™ with solutions that provide recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for virtualized applications and data.




Comstor Southern Africa, a division of Westcon-Comstor, is a dedicated value added distributor of Cisco networking, collaboration, unified communication, security and data centre solutions. As a division of Westcon-Comstor, the company is transforming the technology supply chain through its capabilities in Cloud, Global Deployment and Services. Westcon-Comstor combines expert technical and market knowledge with industry-leading partner enablement programs. Westcon-Comstor delivers results together through its deep partner relationships. The company goes to market under the Westcon and Comstor brands.



Other Sponsors

Arbor Networks

For fifteen years, the world’s leading network operators across ISP, cloud and enterprise markets have relied on Arbor Networks for traffic visibility, advanced threat detection and DDoS mitigation. Through a combination of market-leading technology, elite security research, intuitive workflows and powerful data visualizations, Arbor allows you to efficiently connect the dots to understand attack activity and to take action?with confidence. See the threat, understand the risk and protect your business with Arbor Networks.  


Arbor Networks and Cisco solution information:

As the security division of NETSCOUT, Arbor Networks helps secure the largest enterprise and service provider networks from DDoS attacks and advanced threats. We provide industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of products and services for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection, delivering unmatched scalability, deployment and cost flexibility to meet the needs of any organization from the world’s largest service providers to small and mid-sized emerging growth businesses. Cisco and Arbor have collaborated to deliver virtual, network-embedded DDoS protection that extends protection to peering points, data centers and the cloud edge to effectively create a secure perimeter around networks. With Arbor vDDoS Protection, network operators who have deployed Cisco’s ASR 9000 can ensure the quality and availability of IP-based services leveraging these best-of-breed technologies.


Cabling Co-Sponsors Datanet and ICS


Structured cabling solutions, racking systems, purpose-built electronic enclosures and complementary infrastructure products for telecommunications and data infrastructure solutions, are all included in the Datanet suite of products and solutions.

All products are designed in accordance with international standards and the highest performance levels available enabling current and foreseeable requirements to be met, and exceeded wherever possible. Datanet’s range of high-quality products combined with the company’s commitment to service excellence, has placed it at the forefront of its field.

Interconnect Systems

Interconnect Systems (Pty) Ltd, founded in 1986, specialises in the supply and installation of structured technological infrastructure solutions. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer customers a well-designed and installed solution as well as a continued business relationship.  Interconnect Systems offers full turnkey support throughout South Africa in four main networking environments: Structured Cabling & Connectivity, Datacentre and Server Room Environments, Facilities Monitoring & Response as well as Building Management and Surveillance  and Specialised Electrical Services

Cisco Capital

Cisco Capital is the captive finance business within Cisco. Our mission is to provide maximum value to our customers through industry-leading vendor financing that enables desired business outcomes. We offer tailored financial solutions for Cisco products and services while maintaining focus on delivering an exceptional customer experience. Cisco Capital makes it easier to get the right technology to enable your business transformation. We provide financing to maximize the value of technology by reducing total cost of ownership, managing cash flow, and conserving capital.  Financing products may be available through independent third party financiers. Terms and conditions may apply.


Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.

With approximately 111,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions – and our customers – stay in front.

Founded in 1876 and present on the continent since 1896, Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa supports over 100 customers in 43 countries and employs more than 3,000 people. Ericsson has its global headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden and in Johannesburg, South Africa regionally. Net sales in 2016 were SEK 222.6 billion (USD 24.5 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.



ITWeb is South Africa’s leading business technology publisher, with media products and services that span diverse digital platforms, print and events.

The ITWeb website is a source of quality news, analysis and opinion covering the South African IT and telecoms markets, trends and developments. Its audience ranges from tech professionals to C-level decision makers, investors and analysts.




Official Sponsor