Cisco Connect Sub-Saharan Africa 2019



Sponsors

Should you be interested in becoming a sponsor at Cisco Connect Sub-Saharan Africa 2019 please contact Kerith Hulme at sponsors@ciscoconnect.co.za.

OFFICIAL SPONSOR

Dimension Data

Dimension Data is a global systems integrator and managed services provider for Hybrid IT.

We believe that technology helps businesses reach their full potential. We ensure that you have the right digital infrastructure in place for your business so you can harness the power of your data, turn it into information, and extract insights. This allows you to build more valuable relationships with your customers, embrace the new ways your people want to work, and navigate a landscape of ever-changing security threats.

We make a difference by bringing together the world’s best technology provided by market leaders and niche innovators, and providing you with the service support you need for your business – from consulting, technical, and support services to a fully managed service. And our long-term partnerships with the leading technology companies give you access to the world’s best resources.
With 35 years of experience, we’re now an USD 8 billion global leader in designing, optimising, and managing today’s evolving technology environments across multiple industries. These include financial services, education, healthcare, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceutical, and sport. We have over 28,000 employees across 47 countries around the world, along with the global platforms and processes in place to help you be more effective and efficient.
As a proud member of the NTT family, we remain focused on new capabilities, platforms, and delivery models to unlock more value for you. Our continued investment in innovation enables us to find new and flexible ways to deliver services to you today, while also keeping an eye on the future. This has led us to winning over 100 prestigious industry awards for our commitment to driving excellence and innovation.
We also use innovation to fulfil our purpose of making a difference. We’re committed to giving back to our communities and protecting the environment with dedicated global programmes.

Our Connected Conservation programme sees us partner with Cisco to harness the power of technology to protect the rhino and other endangered species for future generations. Though technology and services that span key areas of digital business, Connected Conversation is proactive in tracking the movements of people entering and existing selected game reserves in southern Africa, which helps to prevent poaching before it occurs.

We’re also the proud sponsor of the prestigious Tour de France cycling race, and official technology partner of Amaury Sports Organisation (A.S.O.). Our partnership helps revolutionise the viewing experience of billions of cycling fans across the globe through machine learning and complex algorithms that combine live and historical race data.

 

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Datacentrix

Datacentrix is an all-inclusive, services-orientated, integrated ICT solutions provider that uses leading technologies to deliver sustainable value to corporate and public sector organisations. The company strategically partners with its customers, equipping them with valuable insight and helping them to align their technology undertakings with their business strategy.

Datacentrix’ mature offerings; its national footprint; and proven execution capability and speed reinforce its position as one of the top ICT players in the local market.

Website: https://www.datacentrix.co.za/

In2IT Technologies

In2IT Technologies is a global provider of IT and new age technology services, providing high quality and cost-effective IT solutions to top-tier enterprises around the globe using on-site, on-shore and off-shore delivery models.
In2IT Technologies is fast being recognised as a leading authority in IT Consultancy, Cloud Computing, Managed Services, Application Development and Maintenance, Business Process Management, Technology Infrastructure Services, Program and Project Management and Future Edge Service to its clients globally.
Our vision is to keep clients in the mainstream of continually evolving technology, creating solutions that are not limited by products, technologies or models.
“Many emerging technologies and trends are viewed as futuristic, but we want to show our customers that this is not the case. The future is happening now and In2IT is at the heart of exploring and developing new technologies.”
Voted “Most Innovative Technology Firm, SA, 2018,” and “Leader in RPA, SA, 2018” by Global Brands, also ranked 62nd among top 500 Managed Service Providers (MSPs) across the globe by MSPmentor. 

INCREASE AGILITY
IMPROVE EFFICIENCY
AND REDUCE COSTS

Website: www.in2ittech.co.za

NETSCOUT Arbor

Organizations face increasing pressure to drive technology transformation while managing risk. To deliver the level of user experience required by today’s digital businesses, you must instantly see and interpret the complex digital interconnections that accurately describe speed and resolution, security, and relevance.

And that’s where we can help. NETSCOUT’s business is Smart Data: getting the right data, fast, to the people and the systems that need it. We distill real time, precise intelligence from the noise of traffic data, simplifying the complex without losing the details. We call it NETSCOUT Smart Data, and it instantly provides the intelligence you need to drive network and application performance, deliver unmatched user experience, and find and fix advanced cyber and DDoS threats.

Our ability to distill real-time, precise intelligence from the noise of traffic sets us apart. While we live in a data-driven world, most companies struggle to extract full value from that data. Technology teams collect and comb through large amounts of disparate sources of data, stitched together with heavy manual effort.

NETSCOUT Smart Data technologies include Adaptive Service Intelligence (ASI) and Active Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS), which collectively have visibility and insight into more than one-third of internet and global enterprise and subscriber traffic.

NETSCOUT Smart Data provides continuous, uniform visibility and automates the precise identification of risk and performance status across all connected services and their interactions – from the network edge and across all services – allowing IT and network teams to deliver the most superior user experience.

Website: http://www.netscout.com

 

GOLD SPONSORS

BCX

At BCX, we pride ourselves in being one of South Africa’s leading ICT and telecommunications infrastructure partners to organisations of all sizes. As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Telkom Group, BCX was established through the fusion of Business Connexion, a company established 20 years ago, and Telkom Business, a division of Telkom, in November 2016. The company combines Telkoms knowledge of infrastructure and Business Connexion’s experience in providing ICT solutions to help our 27 000 clients optimise their business and create opportunities that might seem impossible through a variety of scalable solutions that are insourced or outsourced.

We aim to help organisations, their employees and the country, digitally transform to become more reflective of the productivity, power and dynamism of the people who drive them forward. To do this we combine local market understanding, deep industry expertise, some of the world’s most advanced Information and Communications Technology with a tireless commitment to make our customer’s unique digital journeys as seamless as possible. That way they can focus on their goal – creating an organisation that will change the lives of its people, community and country. 

Headquartered in Centurion, Pretoria, BCX permanently employs circa 7 500 people and our global footprint spans over South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, UAE, UK and Zambia.

Website: http://www.bcx.co.za

Interdist Alliances

Interdist Alliances is a leading value added distributor dedicated to Africa and the Middle East offering solutions from global technology brands. Our vision is creating long-lasting partnerships and supporting our partner’s success.

In today’s highly competitive markets, an innovative approach to business can differentiate you from the competition. Many businesses face increasingly complex IT challenges with no easy or clear way to resolve. Interdist Alliances can help you overcome these various IT challenges to grow and maximise your success.

As trusted advisors, Interdist Alliances work alongside our leading vendors and specialist partners to deliver best in class industry solutions. Allow us to work with you to overcome your pain points.

Our solutions and expertise will enable you to respond quickly to the changing market dynamics and accelerate your journey to success. We can help you find the right route to market through personalised and tailored plans based on your business needs. Our team will assist you in selecting the right solutions and help you transform your business challenges into growth opportunities.

 

SILVER SPONSORS

BT

BT is one of the world’s leading communications services companies, serving the needs of customers in the UK and more than 180 countries worldwide. By combining our global strengths in networks, ICT and innovation with our deep expertise and global delivery model we’ve become a trusted partner for our customers across many segments and sectors.  In partnership with our tier 1 vendor partners, we continuously innovate to exceed market expectations.

Website: https://www.bt.com/

 

BRONZE SPONSORS

Altron Bytes Systems Integration

Altron BSI partners with leading technology partners to craft business-aligned and environmentally relevant solutions for our clients across the African continent. We provide support where our clients require full service companies located throughout South Africa, Botswana, Mauritius, Mozambique, Kenya, the United Arab Emirates, Namibia and Zimbabwe, or via our network of partners in other areas.

AVI Networks

Avi Networks delivers Multi-Cloud Application Services including a Software Load Balancer, Intelligent Web Application Firewall (iWAF) and Universal Service Mesh. The Avi Vantage Platform accelerates to multi-cloud while delivering applications consistently to ensure a fast, scalable, and secure application experience. Customers enjoy 90% faster provisioning and 50% lower TCO. 

Website: https://avinetworks.com/

BCX Nigeria

BCX Nigeria’s extends the BCX footprint to also serve clients within Nigeria and West Africa. Our extensive ICT expertise makes us your ideal partner to take care of your ICT needs and partner with you on the journey to digital transformation for your business. We service businesses of all sizes within the private and public sector.   

Castlenet Consulting Limited

Castlenet Consulting Limited is a Network, Collaboration and Security Solutions provider born out a vision for driving technology as a business enabler. We deliver cutting edge adaptable and practical solutions covering a wide range of industry verticals and scale across businesses in Nigeria, Africa and Middle East.

Computech Limited

Founded in 1987, Computech Limited is a leading East African systems integrator, providing technology solutions to solve businesses’ most important problems. Computech is headquartered in Kenya with operations across Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Zambia, providing local, regional, and international expertise through the world’s best tech companies and global partners such as Cisco.

Radware

Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR) application delivery and attack mitigation solutions extend the value of Cisco solutions for the data center across enterprises and carriers. Radware solutions enable data center managers to ensure application service level through all operational scenarios: optimizing normal operations, minimizing degradation and preventing outage.

Website: https://www.radware.com/

Sedna

Sedna makes Industrial IT work.

 

Sedna specialises in bringing technology solutions to the operational areas of mines. We are involved in: retrofit vehicle automation; managing and maintaining the IIT environment; open cast and underground wireless networking; and systems integration. 

 

We provide and manage the infrastructure that makes Industry 4.0 possible.

Website: http://www.sedna.net/

three6five

three6five is a specialist systems integrator that delivers world class managed services solutions to our customers across Africa. We pride ourselves on a rigorous approach to services and solutions that satisfies our customers’ business needs. Our Cisco Premier partnership and our strong technical skills allow us to create practical solutions for empowering African communications. 

Website: www.three6five.com

Veeam

Veeam is the global leader in Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise. Veeam Hyper-Availability Platform is the most complete solution to help customers on the journey to automating data management and ensuring the Hyper-Availability of data. We have more than 307,000 customers worldwide, including 75 percent of the Fortune 500 and 58 percent of the Global 2000. Our customer satisfaction scores, at 3.5X the industry average, are the highest in the industry. Our global ecosystem includes 57,600 channel partners; Cisco, HPE, and NetApp as exclusive resellers; and nearly 19,800 cloud and service providers. Headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, Veeam has offices in more than 30 countries. To learn more, visit https://www.veeam.com or follow Veeam on Twitter @veeam.

Verint

Verint is ‘The Customer Engagement Company.’ We help organizations simplify and modernize the way they engage customers through their contact center, branch, back office and marketing departments.   Our market-leading broad portfolio of cloud and hybrid solutions is designed with the latest artificial intelligence and advanced analytics technologies to deliver greater automation and shared intelligence that drives real business impact.

Website: https://www.verint.com/

 

ECO-PARTNERS powered by Axiz

DataVoice

DataVoice have a rich history of “world firsts” in the interaction recording and management space, with 40 years' experience and deployments in over 50 countries. DataVoice deliver solutions that assist customers in ensuring their interactions are always captured, stored and secured, with 100% assurance that they can be retrieved when they are needed most.

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Ixia

Ixia, recently acquired by Keysight Technologies, provides testing, visibility, and security solutions, strengthening applications across networks and cloud environments for enterprises, service providers, and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia offers companies trusted environments in which to develop, deploy, and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia to verify their designs, optimize their performance, and ensure protection of their networks and cloud environments to make their applications stronger. 

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Website: www.ixiacom.com

Sintrex

Sintrex develops innovative IT infrastructure management solutions that link the availability and performance of underlying IT infrastructures to business services and processes. Established in 1999, Sintrex has been a pioneer in the concept of business-focused IT infrastructure management through its local development of an integrated suite of leading software products and services.

Sintrex achieved stability and growth in the South African market within the first five years of trading.

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SMME powered by Comstor

A2D24

BEE Level 1, HSE with 51% Black Women Ownership, 100% Black and 100% Black Youth Ownership. We take the time to understand your business in detail, relying on our consulting background. Solutions are designed to address technology, processes and people, to ensure change sticks and translates to business value. 

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Website: http://www.a2d24.com

Birger

BIRGER covers 9 territories in the Indian Ocean Islands (IOI) and East Africa. Our 3 core services, Technology- Security-Resiliency, leverage on our cumulated know-how and experience gained over the past 65 years. BIRGER. has positioned itself as the regional Cyber Security leader and has developed a Cyber Defence Centre in Mauritius to provide Managed Cyber Security Services and security solutions to institutions in Mauritius, the IOI and Africa.

Eastra Solutions Ltd

Eastra Solutions Ltd is a leading system integrator and technology company focused on providing enterprise class IT Operations and services. We deliver mission critical IT Solutions to Corporate Clients in the areas of IT Consultancy, Advanced infrastructure solutions and Managed service offerings that deliver the scale, security and reliability necessary to meet the demanding requirements of enterprises.

Ekwantu Consulting

Ekwantu Consulting has extensive years of experience in consulting, planning, design, delivery, deployment and support of complex Enterprise and Service Provider IT environments. We range over various technologies, vendors and platforms. Providing secure information technology solutions which help our customers take their business to the next level.

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Website: http://www.ekwantu.co.za

GenBand Africa

GENBAND AFRICA provides customised system integration for hardware and software for radio and communications solutions. These include installation, technical support and maintenance, site audits, customer care meetings, consulting, traditional break fix, customised system integration, management interactive project policy and health checks.

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Website: http://www.ribboncommunications.com

Makwa IT

Makwa IT is a (100%) Black & Youth owned ICT SP in South Africa with a reputable presence in 8 provinces. Our technical and sales staff are highly skilled, and while we are resellers for various vendor products and services, we have a specialized focus on Cisco Products and advance services.  

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Website: http://www.makwa-it.com

ProComm

ProComm is a regional operation with offices in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and South Africa. We are an ICT Solutions and Services company with a focus on business enablement. We provide technology driven solutions that Support your business on the road to digital transformation.

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Website: http://www.procommgroup.com

Vumela IT

Vumela IT Services has a philosophy based on adding value to our customers by recommending and developing solutions to improve productivity, reliability, speed of communications and profitability. Our comprehensive ICT solutions are geared to enable our customers to grow and adapt in a rapidly changing environment.

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Website: http://www.vumelait.co.za