JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Dimension Data, the USD 6.7 billion global services and solutions provider today announced it will hire an additional 300 data centre experts over the next 18 months. This is vital to the group's ambition to quadruple its data centre business from USD 1 billion to USD 4 billion by 2018. In addition, Dimension Data also intends to make data centre-focused acquisitions to build out skills and drive scale in major growth markets.
Steve Joubert, Group Executive of Dimension Data's Data Centre Business Unit says the company's success has always been based on the quality of its people. "Demand for our next-generation data centre skills and services sees Dimension Data growing faster than the market, and we need great people to help us continue this growth. As a provider of solutions and services, not an equipment manufacturer, we are dependent on the quality and skill of great people to help us deliver the best service to our clients.
"With recognition and development programmes for our teams around the world that help them grow and excel and the multinational nature and culture of the company, Dimension Data offers excellent growth opportunities for top performers.
"What's particularly exciting for Dimension Data employees is the fact that, as a member of the NTT Group, we have preferential access to all the greatest innovations from the NTT Innovation Institute, Inc. to drive standards around open stack, cloud, software-defined networking, cyber security and mobility." Joubert points out that Dimension Data continues to make big investments in a number of new consulting, managed and cloud services to enable its clients to do things better and faster in the data centre. "This is why we want to hire the best people available in the market: to enable our clients with the best possible solutions and to drive our data centre business forward."
Dimension Data will be recruiting across Singapore, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, West and East Africa, the UAE, UK, Germany and the US. The Group is also building out central teams to focus on ASEAN and Benelux, as well as France.
"Our clients want to do things differently, and look to us to help them with alternative and innovative delivery and consumption approaches. With NTT's backing, we're in a strong position to disrupt the market with our value proposition, footprint and people, and take market share."
Globally, Dimension Data has been recognised as an employer of choice, and has been awarded CRF Institute Top Employer Status in a number of countries and most recently has been recognised as one of Achievers 50 most engaged places to work in the US.