NEC appoints Gijima as first Certified SDN Partner in South Africa

Hilversum, Midrand, April 4, 2017 – NEC Enterprise Solutions, leader in enterprise IT & Communications solutions, today announced that it has appointed Gijima as its first Certified Business Partner for SDN Solutions in South Africa.

The formal appointment of Gijima took place at the iconic venue of Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand, where Gijima and NEC hosted their nationwide SDN seminar aimed at IT directors of organizations and business enterprises from across South Africa. The conference brought together NEC’s international experts and keynote speakers sharing their views and recommendations on the Future of Networking.

Over the past 20 years, enterprise network management has not been able to respond sufficiently quickly to dynamically changing business demands. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) promises to change that. SDN empowers a business to control network behaviour by emphasizing the software application instead of the network infrastructure. One of SDN’s distinguishing characteristics is that it centralizes the intelligence of a network system and separates this from lower network infrastructure functionality. By doing so SDN is very well suited for the efficient development of new applications and supports organizations in bringing innovative services to the market. Moreover, SDN can realize all of this in a cost-effective manner.

Responding to security threats in real time is becoming an increasing concern and is one of the reasons why all enterprises - including small and mid-sized business - are urged to investigate the benefits of deploying SDN solutions in their ICT infrastructures. SDN increases the ease and flexibility of central network management. Besides service provisioning speed, agility and lower operating costs, security is another important reason for enterprises to consider SDN.

Certified SDN Partnership
Francois-Remy Monnier, Director Business Development at NEC Enterprise Solutions, explains: “Gijima is a longstanding Business Partner of NEC and one of the leading ICT players in South Africa. With this certification in South-Africa as first SDN Partner, we recognize Gijima’s expertise and dedication to providing first-class integrated networking & IT solutions to professional organizations in the region. Gijima’s appointment is another important step in establishing an eco-system of trained and certified partners in NEC’s Smart Enterprise Solutions”.

As Peter Drube, Managing Director of Gijima, confirms: ”NEC’s unique capabilities and positioning with SDN as integral part of its Smart Enterprise Solutions, is for Gijima key in our drive towards sustainable growth. Thanks to our continued focus and with the support of NEC, we have been able to provide integrated solutions & services which respond to business and user needs by solving the challenges of changing market dynamics.”



For more information please contact NEC Enterprise Solutions:

Robert van Amerongen                                                Annick Reyngoudt

Tel: +31 35 689 1521                                                                 Tel: +33 6 89 49 06 77                          


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