Kiwi steel supplier appoints Dimension data as IT outsourcing PartnerOctober 1 - 10am
Dimension Data has won a significant IT outsourcing contract with Steel & Tube, one of New Zealand’s leading supplier of steel products and services.
The US$5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider is tasked with enhancing the company’s technology systems as a result of the agreement.
Details include providing a range of IT services in line with its new One Company values, with the aim to provide collaboration for the 41 distribution sites and empower its 700 employees to better deliver tangible benefits to customers.
One of New Zealand’s top 50 publicly listed companies, and with 60 years trading history, Steel & Tube is active in many sectors of the country’s economy including construction, rural and manufacturing.
“By outsourcing Steel & Tube’s technology management to Dimension Data, we’ve been able to implement a more efficient and robust IT system that will provide our employees with increased functionality, while saving the business considerable time, money and energy,” says Andrea Gallimore, CIO, Steel & Tube.
“It’s important for our business to have timely access to accurate, complete and up-to-date data and information, and use this to enhance our operations. Dimension Data has ensured this remains possible.”
“Over the next month, Dimension Data will also begin to provide service desk and infrastructure support, proactively managing and maintaining our IT systems to ensure capability and capacity that meets our future technology needs.”
Nick Halikias, Dimension Data’s Southern Region General Manager, says Dimension Data is pleased to play a significant part in Steel & Tube’s technology refresh.
“Our IT outsourcing model has proved a significant advantage in this engagement,” he says.
“We were able to provide Steel & Tube with a more responsive and flexible solution, helping them to avoid large capital outlays and the need to recruit scarce and expensive technology skills.”