Steel & Tube appoints Dimension data
Steel & Tube appoints Dimension data as its IT outsourcing Partner
Wellington, New Zealand, 1 October 2013 – Dimension Data, the US$5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, has won a significant IT outsourcing contract with Steel & Tube, New Zealand’s leading supplier of steel products and services. 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.
Dimension Data was tasked to enhance Steel & Tube’s technology systems, providing a range of IT services in line with its new One Company values, with the aim to provide seamless collaboration for the 41 distribution sites and empower its 700 employees to better deliver tangible benefits to customers.
Andrea Gallimore, Steel & Tube’s CIO, says, “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.”
“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,” says Gallimore.
“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. 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.”
“Dimension Data has helped us to recognise the need to further enable our business by ensuring we have the technology to support us into the future,” Gallimore adds.
“This is part of our ongoing commitment to building our IT capabilities to support our One Company approach, bringing greater efficiencies to the business with benefits and opportunities for our customers. We are looking forward to driving our continued growth in the market and becoming stronger in every way.”