Thousands of companies that want cutting-edge technology without bleeding-edge problems turn to Dimension Data. The Johannesburg, South Africa–based IT services provider helps businesses stay ahead of evolving technology with trusted design, support, and managed services solutions.
Its approximately 28,000 employees work across 46 countries, often at customer sites. A member of the Microsoft Partner Network, Dimension Data frequently implements Microsoft software for customers and uses it internally. To help its highly mobile workforce communicate, work together, and get more done from anywhere, the company deployed Microsoft Office 365, relying on cloud apps like Microsoft OneDrive to let employees sync and share files anytime, anywhere, from any device.
“Having our productivity services in the cloud makes it much easier to move employees around the world to meet project needs,” says Neil van der Merwe, Senior Director of IT Operations at Dimension Data. “When we ran Microsoft Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, and Skype for Business Server on-premises, it was difficult to migrate inboxes between regions. With Office 365, employees just get on a plane and move, and nothing changes on the technology back end.”