Dimension Data picks Christopher Makyao to head its operation in Tanzania

IT solutions and technology provider, Dimension Data, has appointed Christopher Makyao as the MD for its Tanzania business.

Making the announcement, Dimension Data East and West Africa MD Richard Hechle said the company was beefing up its operations in Tanzania with increasing demand for ICT solutions within the market as more companies embrace digital transformation accelerated by the Covid pandemic.

(TOP: Christopher Makyao, the incoming MD, Dimension Data Tanzania). 

“We are seeing an increasing demand for our solutions in the market among our existing enterprise clients and multi-national companies operating in the East Africa region. Technology has been crucial in keeping businesses going since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. But many companies were unprepared – some with crippling effects,” he said.

Hechle noted that while technology and innovation have always been connected, Covid-19 has accelerated the urgency of the mindset shift many industries need to stay in operation whatever the prevailing environment.

As part of beefing up its operations, Dimension Data and its subsidiary Internet Solutions Tanzania are looking to hire more engineers and commercial resources to directly engage with its client’s in the country.

Speaking during his unveiling, Makyao said the company will be focusing on developing uniquely tailored IT solutions providing value-driven services through customer engagement, reliable and secure Internet connectivity and outstanding technology infrastructure that advances productivity and business growth.

“Our vision as Dimension Data is to be a partner of choice for businesses not only in Tanzania but in our region. We intend to do this by delivering innovative, game-changing technology and solutions to our clients,“ he said.

Some of the solutions the company will be looking to leverage on include connectivity, Business Continuity, Intelligent Security, Cloud services and other IT solutions for existing and new high value clients who are the main stay of the Tanzanian economy.

Makyao noted that as the market in Tanzania continues to evolve, the company was conscious of the need to remain relevant by delivering products and services that enable clients to meet the increasing demand for personalisation and customisation.

“Leveraging technology will be critical for businesses, and our products and services play a vital role in empowering them to build their future,” he emphasized.

Dimension Data is an African systems integrator and managed services provider that delivers services from infrastructure, cloud solutions, business applications, customer experience and systems integration, all underpinned by security solutions, to optimise evolving technology environments and enable its clients to leverage data in a digital age.

Founded in 1983, and headquartered in Johannesburg, Dimension Data is an affiliate of the NTT Group, one of the world’s leading ICT companies, comprising a group of global technology companies.

In 2020, Dimension Data completed its transition to operate as one entity bringing all its subsidiaries under a single Dimension Data brand employing over 10 000 employees across 15 countries. It continues to invest heavily in innovation bringing together the world’s best technologies, from consulting, technical and support services to a fully managed service.

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