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Accelerating ambition

We believe technology can help you do great things in the digital era

Dimension Data has been harnessing the power of technology to help organisations do great things for more than 30 years.
  • History & milestones
  • Awards & achievements
  • Certifications

1983-1999

Early Years and global expansion

With a simple vision of ‘wanting to do great things’, Dimension Data is founded in 1983. We cast our net outside the African continent, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and aligned with Cisco as its primary networking partner.

2000-2004

Multiple technology towers

Our listing on the London Stock Exchange accelerates our ability to enhance our technology value proposition to our clients beyond networking into security, contact centre, and IP telephony. Key acquisitions gave us a foothold in new markets in the UK, North America and Europe.

2005-2009

Move to Managed Services

We developed our service delivery processes and platforms to enhance the services we deliver to clients, taking on more ownership of business outcomes. We expanded our operations in North America, the Middle East, and Africa and amalgamated our UK and Continental Europe businesses to form one region - Dimension Data Europe.

2010-2012

Key acquisitions gained

We acquire specialist start-ups - including OpSource, Xigo, and BlueFire – to accelerate the creation of our cloud platforms and services. We’re acquired by NTT, one of the world’s largest ICT companies, enabling us to leverage their communication backbone, IT capabilities, and their investment in innovation for our clients.

2013-2014

Increase Northern Hemisphere scale

The acquisition of NextiraOne and Nexus IS enable us to scale our networking capabilities into the Northern Hemisphere. We host the world's first cloud-enabled G20 Leaders' Summit and are commended by the Carbon Disclosure Programme for our voluntary approach to climate change disclosure for the sixth year in a row.

2015-2017

Grow brand awareness

Dimension Data signs a five-year technology deal with Amaury Sports Organisation (A.S.O.) to revolutionise the viewing experience of billions of fans across the globe. We were also certified by the Top Employers Institute as a Global Top Employer, a certification we have held for three years to date.

Since 2016, Dimension Data received over 150 client, vendor, and industry awards. We’re proud to be nominated for our awards, which are testament to our commitment to deliver the best value to our clients.

Industry awards and achievements

  • Global Systems Integrator Company of the Year, Frost & Sullivan

Corporate Partner Awards and Achievements

  • Cisco Asia-Pacific Partner of the Year, Australia
  • Cisco Global Americas Partner of the Year
  • Cisco Global APJ Partner of the Year
  • Cisco Enterprise Partner of the Year, Americas and Latin America
  • Cisco Partner of the Year, India
  • Cisco Partner of the Year, Brazil
  • Enterprise Partner of the Year, Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Paraguay and Uruguay
  • Cisco Enterprise Partner of the Year, UK and Ireland
  • Cisco Enterprise Partner of the Year, US (East)
  • Cisco US Nationals Enterprise Partner of the Year
  • Cisco Capital Partner of the Year, US
  • Cisco West Area Partner of the Year, US
  • Cisco Enterprise Partner of the Year , US (West)
  • Cisco Capital Partner of the Year , US (West)
  • Cisco State, Local and Education State and Local Government Partner of the Year (Public Sector), US
  • Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Partner of the Year, EMEA
  • Cisco Architectural Excellence Data Centre Partner of the Year, UK and Ireland
  • Cisco Architectural Excellence Partner of the Year: Enterprise Networks, UK
  • Cisco Global Service Provider Partner of the Year, Dimension Data Asia Pacific
  • Cisco Architectural Excellence: Enterprise Networks, US (West)
  • Cisco Architectural Excellence Partner of the Year: Security, Dimension Data
  • Cisco Global Revenue Marketer of the Year: Next Generation Data Centre Campaign
  • Cisco Architectural Excellence: Security, Brazil
  • Cisco Architectural Excellence: Enterprise Networking, Brazil
  • Cisco Enterprise Partner of the Year (MCO), US
  • Cisco Services Partner of the Year, Dimension Data Americas
  • Cisco US Nationals Architectural Excellence: Security (Nationals)
  • NTT Group Cross Sell Best Practice Award – Dan Allen, EMEA
  • NTT Group Cross Sell Best Practice Award – Dan Sinawat, APAC
  • NTT Group Cross Sell GAM Award – Samuel Zhang
  • NTT Group Cross Sell Innovation Award 1 – Warren Ridley
  • NTT Group Cross Sell Innovation Award 2 – Andy Lancaster

Industry awards and achievements

  • Cisco Global Revenue Marketer of the Year for the Next Generation Data Centre Campaign, US
  • Techies Innovative Project - Travel & Leisure Award, UK
  • Best New Sponsorship for Cape Epic (Sport Industry Group SA Awards), Middle East & Africa
  • Best Use of Classroom and Traditional Training, Leadership Excellence Awards (LEAD), Americas
  • Best Use of a Learning Management System for our Leadership Development Programme, LEAD, Americas

Corporate Partner awards and achievements

  • Check Point Managed Security Service Provider of the Year, New Zealand
  • Cisco Commercial Partner of the Year, Netherlands
  • A/NZ Enterprise ProPartner of the Year
  • Alcatel-Lucent Partner Excellence Award 2015 for Open Touch, UK
  • Aruba New Zealand Growth Partner of the Year, ANZ
  • HP Gold Partner of the Year, MEA
  • Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Strategic Business Partner of the Year, Australia
  • Cisco Global Partner of the Year Award, Americas
  • Cisco Global Partner of the Year Award, Asia Pacific and Japan
  • Cisco Global Partner of the Year Award, EMEAR
  • Cisco Americas Regional Partner or the Year, Latin America
  • Cisco APJ Regional Partner of the Year, India
  • Cisco APJ Regional Commercial Partner of the Year, Asia Pacific
  • Cisco EMEAR Regional Partner of the Year , EMEAR
  • Cisco Commercial Partner of the Year, US, Nexus
  • Cisco Capital Partner of the Year, US, Nexus
  • Cisco Latin America Partner of the Year, Americas
  • Cisco Commercial Partner of the Year, Americas, Latin America, Mexico
  • Cisco Commercial Partner of the Year, EMEAR, Germany,
  • Cisco Commercial Partner of the Year, EMEAR North, Netherlands
  • Cisco South Partner of the Year, EMEAR, France
  • Cisco Enterprise Partner of the Year, EMEAR, UK and Ireland
  • Cisco Learning Partner of the Year, Cisco Partner Insight Awards, Dimension Data Learning Solutions, ANZ
  • Cisco Community Contribution Award, Cisco Partner Insight Awards, ANZ
  • Cisco Technical Excellence Award – Lee Stafford, Cisco Partner Insight Awards, ANZ
  • Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Partner of the Year, EMEAR, South Africa
  • Cisco Cloud Builder Partner of the Year, EMEAR, UK
  • Cisco Digital and Social Marketer of the Year: Secrets and Strategies to Long-term Cost Savings on the Network Marketing Campaign
  • Cisco Americas Partner of the Year
  • Cisco APJ Partner of the Year
  • Cisco EMEAR Partner of the Year
  • Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Partner of the Year, EMEAR, Belgium
  • Cisco Architectural Excellence US: Collaboration - Dimension Data - Nexus IS
  • Cisco Architectural Excellence – Security Dimension Data, US (East)
  • Cisco US Nationals Cloud Reseller Partner of the Year
  • Cisco Architectural Excellence – Collaboration - Dimension Data - Nexus IS, US (West)
  • Cisco Commercial Partner of the Year - Dimension Data - Nexus IS, US (West)
  • Cisco Capital Partner of the Year - Dimension Data - Nexus IS, US (West)
  • Cisco Commercial Partner of the Year - Dimension Data Mexico

Industry awards and achievements

  • Gold Award at the Marketing Excellence Awards for Excellence in Integrated Marketing, Singapore
  • ABA100 Winner in The Australian Business Awards 2015 for Technology
  • ACT 2015 Project Management Achievement Award in the ICT/Telecommunications category, Australian Business Awards for 2015, Australia
  • Luxembourg ICT Company of the Year, Luxembourg ICT Awards
  • Bronze award for Live Events: Sponsorship, The Loerie Awards
  • Best Activation by a Sponsor, Absa Cape Epic sponsor awards, Middle East & Africa
  • Best Debut Sponsorship, Absa Cape Epic sponsor awards, Middle East & Africa
  • Founder’s Award, Absa Cape Epic sponsor awards, Middle East & Africa
  • Cisco Africa Solution Innovation Award, One Africa Partner Summit 2015, Africa
  • Top 10 Solution Provider in CRN Solution Provider 500 List, North America
  • Cisco Digital and Social Marketer of the Year for ‘Secrets and Strategies to Long -term Cost Savings on the Network’ Marketing Campaign, Global
  • CRN Tech Elite 250 list
  • Cisco Channel Customer Satisfaction Excellence, Spain

Corporate Parter awards and achievements

  • Cisco Top Commercial Partner, India Partner Confluence, 2014
  • Cisco Partner of the Year, India Partner Confluence, 2014
  • Cisco Commercial Partner of the Year, Netherlands, 2014
  • Cisco Commercial Partner of the Year North, Netherlands, 2014
  • Cisco Enterprise Partner of the Year, Netherlands, 2014
  • Cisco Enterprise Partner of the Year, Thailand, 2014
  • Cisco APJC Learning Partner Acceleration Award, Dimension Data Learning Solutions, 2014
  • Cisco APJC Top Quality Learning Partner of the Year Award, Dimension Data Learning Solutions, 2014
  • Microsoft Learning Partner of the Year, Dimension Data Learning Solutions, Australia, 2014
  • Cisco Greater China Partner of the Year, Hong Kong, 2014
  • Cisco Greater China Service Partner of the Year, Hong Kong, 2014
  • Cisco Sales Champion of the Year, Hong Kong, 2014
  • Cisco Partner of the Year 2014 for Innovation in Revenue Marketing, UK, 2014
  • Cisco Capital Partner of the Year, Global, 2014
  • Cisco Services Partner of the Year, Global, 2014
  • Cisco Enterprise Partner of the Year, Netherlands, 2014
  • Cisco Enterprise & Public Sector Partner of the Year, Belgium, 2014
  • Cisco Service Provider Architecture Technologies Partner of the Year, Belgium, 2014
  • Cisco Capital Partner of the Year, France, 2014
  • Cisco Service Provider Architecture Partner of the Year, Spain, 2014
  • Cisco Business Transformation Partner of the Year, Australia, 2014
  • Cisco Community Contribution Partner of the Year, Australia, 2014
  • Cisco Learning Partner of the Year, Australia, 2014
  • Cisco ANZ Partner of the Year, Australia, 2014
  • Cisco Innovation Partner of the Year, New Zealand, 2014
  • Cisco SP Architecture Technologies Partner of the Year, Chile, 2014
  • Cisco Network Architecture Partner of the Year, South Africa, 2014
  • Cisco Data Centre Partner of the Year, East Africa, 2014
  • Cisco Collaboration Partner of the Year, Italy, 2014
  • Cisco Cloud Builder Partner of the Year, Portugal, 2014
  • Cisco Enterprise Networking Partner of the Year, Germany, 2014
  • Cisco Capital Partner of the Year, Germany, 2014
  • Cisco APJC Collaboration Learning Partner of the Year, Training Partners (Asia), 2014
  • Cisco Architecture Excellence Borderless Network Partner of the Year, Mexico, 2014

Industry awards and achievements

  • Best Integrated Marketing Campaign, Cisco Marketing Velocity Awards, Global, 2014
  • Best Integrated Marketing Campaign, Cisco Marketing Velocity Awards, EMEAR, 2014
  • Data News Customer Satisfaction Award for Excellence, Belgium, 2014
  • Asset Asian Awards 2014: Best in Liquidity Management Solution, 2014

Global Awards

  • Cisco Best Integrated Marketing Campaign 2013 By A Global Strategic Partner
  • FireEye Global Systems Integrator of the year

Regional Awards
Americas

  • Cisco Architectural Excellence - Borderless Networks
  • Cisco Enterprise Partner for the Americas

Asia
  • 2013 IBM Power Business Partner of the Year, New Zealand
  • F5 Authorised Gold Partner, Malaysia
  • Fortinet – FortiPartner Program Certified Award, Malaysia
  • Sing Tao Daily – IT Square Editor's Choice Award (MCP), Hong Kong
  • Cisco Enterprise Partner of the Year, APJC
  • Cisco Collaboration Partner of the Year, India
  • Cisco Partner of the Year, India

    • Europe
      • Cisco Commercial Partner of the Year, Spain
      • Cisco Commercial Partner of the Year, North Europe
      • Cisco Architectural Excellence Service Provider Partner of the Year, Germany
      • Cisco Capital Partner of the Year, Germany
      • Cisco Architectural Excellence Data Center Partner of the Year, North Europe
      • Cisco Commercial Partner of the Year, Southern Europe
      • Cisco Architectural Excellence Collaboration Partner of the Year, France
      • Cisco Enterprise Partner of the Year voor Nederland, Netherlands
      • Cisco Cloud Builder Partner of the Year, North Europe
      • Cisco Solution Innovation Partner of the Year, Italy
      • Cisco Services Partner of the Year voor Nederland, Netherlands
      • Cisco Enterprise Partner of the Year voor Nordic Region, Northern Europe

      Middle East & Africa (MEA)
      • 2013 Blue Coat Global Partner of the Year - EMEA
      • 2013 Blue Coat Best BTSP Engineer of the Quarter for EMEA – Anna Pytka
      • Cisco Architectural Excellence Borderless Networks Partner of the Year, Africa
      • Cisco Architectural Excellence Collaboration Partner of the Year, Africa
      • Cisco Commercial Partner of the Year, Africa
      • Cisco Enterprise Partner of the Year, Africa
      • Cisco Partner of the Year, Africa
      • Cisco Services Partner of the Year, Africa
      • Cisco Commercial Partner of the Year – Emerging, EMEAR
      • Cisco Commercial Partner of the Year, EMEAR

      Australia
      • Imperva Asia Pacific & Japan – Top Systems Integrator Partner
      • Imperva Asia Pacific & Japan Technical Product Manager
      • Imperva M Tech & Imperva Joint Award – Top Reseller of the year
      • Imperva Top Asia Pacific & Japan Partner Sales Rep
      • Cisco Data Centre Partner of the Year
      • Cisco Architectural Excellence

      Industry awards and achievements

      • Leading IT services provider by revenue according to the IDC, South Africa, 2013
      • CRN Solution Provider 500 “Company of the Year”, North America, 2013
      • CRN Solution Provider 500, ranked 11th, North America, 2013
      • CRN Tech Elite 250 list, North America, 2013
      • Network World Asia Readers' Choice Product Excellence Award for Consulting and
      • Systems Integration, 2010–2013
      • Leader in Verdantix’s Green Quadrant for Sustainability Technology Services , 2013
      • Dimension Data’s cloud outperforms leading vendors in third-party evaluation by the Tolly Group, 2013
      • Data News Awards for Excellence, Network Integrator of the Year , Belgium, 2013
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