acquisition by Dimension Data of applications, cloud, and mobility specialist,
Britehouse, and the resulting merging of the Dimension Data Application
Services (DDAS) division, including its Oracle practice, into Britehouse
assures customers of forward-looking, integrated, and agile solutions.
"Customers now have an
applications service provider run by applications-orientated people whose
inherent strategy is to continuously improve customer sustainability,"
says Rudolph Horn, former head of Dimension Data's Oracle business and now head
of Britehouse Oracle.
"Also, with an expanded team
of 170 people, we can scale our offering even more effectively. And, because
the combined team incorporates a much wider spectrum of skills and experience
in most industry sectors, we can apply deeper and more integrated IP to
innovating for customers.
"Most importantly, perhaps,
we are committed to retaining the entrepreneurial approach for which Britehouse
is known and which has been the cornerstone of the success of the three Oracle
businesses Dimension Data acquired over the past two years.
"iFACTORY, Agile Business
Solutions, and Xpedia, all now integrated into Britehouse Oracle, were
successful businesses in their own right, run by extraordinarily talented and
forward-thinking people. The culture fit with Britehouse, therefore, is
unusually high and it's been gratifying to find a home under the Britehouse
Donovan Lawrence, former head of
Dimension Data Application Services and now chief operations officer (COO) of
Britehouse, says the Britehouse DDAS merger has created a fully rounded
offering for customers that would be difficult to find elsewhere.
"Britehouse has a digital
division as well as an enterprise mobility specialisation that includes the
country's only enterprise mobility platform, ATAJO. This means that we can help
bring customers' digital, mobility, and Oracle needs together seamlessly and
"At the same time, the
Britehouse Business Control Centre (BCC), the only one of its kind in Africa,
positions us to proactively monitor customer technology landscapes so as to
improve their business processes and, therefore, their business performance on
an ongoing basis.
"In other words, Oracle
customers now have access to the country's top Oracle skills backed by the
aggregated power of the Britehouse organisation. Behind that, of course, is the
global best practice of Dimension Data's deep data centre and networking
capabilities, which include the Dimension Data managed cloud platform. "The options for Oracle customes have never been better."
The merger between DDAS and
Britehouse is another step in the strong growth path on which Dimension Data's
Oracle business and Britehouse have been for the past two years.
"Both companies have been
acquiring organisations that could deepen their ability to add value for
customers," Horn says. "Even with such expansion, they were still
working at full capacity. Demand for top skills is high and will remain so for
the foreseeable future.
"The merger allows us to
apply our resources to customer projects more efficiently, by integrating IP
and experience and targeting solutions much more tightly to specific customer
needs. We'll actually be able to do more for customers together than we could
Britehouse Oracle is a Global
Oracle Platinum Partner. Its consultants are Oracle specialised and maintain
representation at a range of events across the globe, including the Open World
and Collaborate Conferences in the United States of America and at the South
African Oracle User Group (SAOUG). The Britehouse team follows the
certification tracks prescribed by Oracle Corporation and delivers training at