http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 17.15Change: -0.32
R/$ = 14.96Change: -0.35
Au 1276.69 $/ozChange: -10.56
Pt 1052.50 $/ozChange: -15.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters About Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Aug 21, 2009

Local ICT firm aims to conquer public sector

Back
Africa|Business|Flow|Rental|Technology|Africa|Flow|Maintenance|Service|Services|Infrastructure
Africa|Business|Flow|Rental|Technology|Africa|Flow|Maintenance|Service|Services|Infrastructure
africa-company|business|flow-company|rental|technology|africa|flow-industry-term|maintenance|service|services|infrastructure



Africa’s largest privately
 owned black economic-
 empowered information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure management company, Integr8, IT is 
positioning itself to overcome poor service delivery and ineffi-
ciencies in the public sector of the local ICT industry.

“Government is ready for a new ICT giant. The public sector has been exposed to poor delivery output from service providers for far too long and it is ready for effective delivery of services at competitive pricing. Our track record of effective delivery in the private sector is what, we believe, is going to make a significant difference for us in the public sector,” says Integr8 group joint CEO Robert Sussman.

The company, which to date has primarily been positioned in the private sector, has been awarded a number of government contracts. “Our business is about 90% focused on the private sector and about 10% on the public sector. 
“With the interest in our company received from the public sector, we will have it the other way around within the next 36 months,” says Sussman.

The company reports that it is making significant inroads into this lucrative sector, which it attributes to a number of factors, but most importantly to its broad-based positioning, as well as proven record and delivery over almost nine years.

The company’s progressive 
approach to black economic-empowerment (BEE) has taken it from a zero empowerment rating, in 2005, to its current level- four rating where clients receive 125% recognition for their spend.

Sussman explains that the current economic downturn has worked in the company’s favour by providing Integr8 with an 
opportunity to expand its market share with services that 
reduce costs for clients.

“Companies are being faced with cash flow issues and are looking to reduce costs and 
improve efficiencies. We have an established ICT rental business that allows companies to rent ICT hardware, software, 
labour and maintenance, instead of owning it themselves, which significantly reduces their costs,” says Sussman.

He adds that the company has reached a point where it competes with the largest listed ICT businesses in South Africa, 
because of its size, aptitude and ability to adapt quickly to the market. Intergr8’s increase in growth has resulted in its pene-
tration of the African market.

Sussman reports that governments and companies in Africa want to become part of the global village and this has created a vast area for business opportunities.

As a result, Integr8 has established Africa’s first multimillion-rand Nerve Centre that provides a number of technical skills, technology, support and customised managed outsourced services to its clients in Africa. The centre includes a call centre, support services, on-demand support and remote monitoring capabilities and a host of other services, which allow for the management of all its client sites from a central point.

Edited by: Brindaveni Naidoo

To subscribe email subscriptions@creamermedia.co.za or click here
To advertise email advertising@creamermedia.co.za or click here
 
Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other ICT News
Members from more than 90 hubs of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community, extending from Cape Town to Cairo, are driving a campaign to ensure that all Africans can enjoy the economic and societal benefits of Internet access, the WEF said on Wednesday....
The top ten finalists for the 2016 Hack.Jozi Challenge
Having sifted through more than 400 entries, organisers of the 2016 Hack.Jozi Challenge have whittled the hopeful teams down to a shortlist of this year’s top ten finalists, who were selected for their innovative ideas in the digital arena. Facilitated by the City of...
Article contains comments
South Africa’s air traffic management agency, Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS), announced on Tuesday that it had signed an agreement with US-domiciled global space-based company air traffic surveillance system company Aireon. Under the agreement, ATNS and...
More
 
 
Latest News
Brenda Berlin
Updated 4 hours ago Platinum mining company Impala Platinum (Implats) has secured a court order against a US platinum recycler, from which it is claiming $201-million. Implats said on Wednesday that the order, issued by the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania,...
Andrew Hinkly
Updated 5 hours ago A potentially far-reaching step has been taken towards the viable roll-out of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure for platinum-using fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) with the launch of a system that allows hydrogen to be stored and transported in conventional fuel...
Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau
Updated 5 hours ago At least R14-billion in investments had seen the economic development of the City of Johannesburg, resulting in economic hubs that created jobs and further opportunities for the city’s citizens, mayor Parks Tau said on Wednesday. The city had begun redesigning the...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Energy Roundup – May 2016 (PDF Report)
The May 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa for April 2016 and includes details of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s proposal to introduce a coal benchmark cost as part of its final decision on Eskom’s multiyear price determination...
Automotive 2016: A review of South Africa's automotive sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Automotive 2016 Report provides an overview of South Africa’s automotive industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into local demand and production, vehicle imports and exports, investment and competitiveness in the sector, as well...
Energy Roundup – April 2016 (PDF Report)
The April 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa for March 2016 and includes details of a North Gauteng High Court Judge’s dismissal of a court application to postpone the 9.4% electricity tariff increase, which the National Energy Regulator of South...
Electricity 2016: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2016 report provides an overview of South Africa’s electricity sector, focusing on State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers, electricity planning, transmission, distribution and the theft thereof, besides other issues.
Energy Roundup – March 2016 (PDF Report)
The March 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa for February 2016 and includes details of the Department of Energy’s plans to announce the preferred bidders for the first tranche of the coal independent power producer procurement programme; the Council...
Steel 2016: A review of South Africa's steel sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Steel 2016 Report examines South Africa’s steel industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the global steel market and and particularly into South South Africa’s steel sector, including production and consumption, main...
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
The two spent-fuel pools at Eskom’s 1 800 MW Koeberg nuclear power station, in the Western Cape, will be full by 2018, increasing the urgency on the State-owned utility to begin pursuing alternative storage options. Koeberg has, over the past 32 years, accumulated a...
South Africa lacks the skills necessary to implement the government’s plan to build 9.6 GWe of new nuclear energy capacity, warns nuclear-qualified Quality Strategies International CEO David Crawford. “Apart from the concern about the affordability of the programme,...
DOROS HADJIZENONOS The 700-series devices provide network security monitoring, app control, URL filtering, VPN security, antivirus, antispam, antibot, and advanced intrusion prevention and detection functionality
Cybersecurity multinational Check Point has released its latest 700-series cybersecurity systems for small businesses, which draw on its international threat intelligence to provide up-to-date cybersecurity, says Check Point South Africa country manager Doros...
Daimler Trucks and Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) saw a marked slip in new-vehicle sales in 2015 compared with 2014, with sales dropping from 5 897 units to 5 300 units. The decline came as the South African new truck and bus market declined from 31 558 units in 2014...
Group of 20 (G-20) economies threatened to penalise havens that don’t share information on their banking clients after the leak of the Panama Papers provoked a global uproar over tax evasion. The G-20 will consider “defensive measures” against financial centers and...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $149 Close
Subscribe Now for $149