PUBLICATION:  ITWEB
DATE:  03 NOVEMBER 2008

Integr8 IT stands on global stage
INTEGR8
PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY MICROZONE

[ Johannesburg, 3 November 2008 ] –
Integr8 IT, South Africa’s largest privately owned national BEE ICT network integration and infrastructure management specialist, is among a list of top 10 Africa-based businesses that has been identified for the prestigious Legatum Pioneers of Prosperity Award.
The company received confirmation of its status from Legatum representatives who are representing a privately-owned international investment group funded by a Dubai-based fund and run out of New York.
According to the latest available statistics, over 1 400 companies from 10 countries on the African continent were identified, with Integr8 IT now appearing in the top 10 finalists.
The process is to establish, identify and acknowledge the achievement of companies that champion the cause of entrenched entrepreneurship in Africa and related socio-economic development.
Rob Sussman, Joint-CEO of The Integr8 Group, will be representing the company in Kigali, Rwanda on 19 November 2008.
A documentary on Integr8 IT with a focus on entrepreneurship in Africa is already underway.

Rob Sussman, Joint-CEO of The Integr8 Group.
Integr8 IT is an established ICT managed service provider within the burgeoning ICT managed service space and continues to receive industry-wide recognition for its intellectual capital, skills acumen and success in strategic infrastructure management and advancement of next-generation technologies.
“We are incredibly proud to have been singled out from such a broad and extensive base of corporations across the continent,” comments Sussman.
“Our strategy in Africa continues to bear fruit and we are happy to announce that our footprint has been expanded. Aside from a question of timing, our view of the potential for business in Africa is based on the fact that it remains a vastly untapped resource, but one in which key market segments such as digital lifestyle and information, communication technology is growing at a phenomenal rate. The end-user or technology consumer base in many regions is huge and we are positioned to meet infrastructure requirements for emerging businesses,” he adds.
Sussman refers to recent media coverage and the discussion as to the relevance of entrepreneurship in helping to shape the continent going forward and remind people that there is something more to hope for, something that can be a credible catalyst for lasting change.
“In one article, the question was raised as to whether entrepreneurship represents the hope for a better tomorrow for all peoples in Africa,” he says. “At the Integr8 Group we believe, unequivocally, that this is indeed the vehicle for meaningful socio-economic transformation. Everyday we hear of innovation taking root in commerce and related spin-off benefits such as job creation, skills development and transfer, income generation, economic improvement, and more. This is not an overnight process – we all know this – but, it is encouraging to see business advance and help renew hope.”
The Integr8 Group
The Integr8 Group is an established and dynamic provider of managed information, communication and telecommunication services.
The group houses the following companies:
Integr8 IT (Pty) Ltd – Focusing on the design, implementation and ongoing management of ICT infrastructure. The core focus is on the provision of managed services around ICT infrastructure.
Integr8 IS (Pty) Ltd – Focusing on custom development with a core focus on Web 2.0 and software-as-a-service, providing global hosted services.
Integr8 Rental (Pty) Ltd – Focusing on ICT and all asset-related finance for southern Africa and Africa-based corporations.
Integr8 Fax (Pty) Ltd – Focusing on the provision of electronic fax transmission via its global fax platform and footprint, with servers located on every continent.
Integr8 Telecoms (Pty) Ltd –Focusing on the provision of telecommunication and voice switching services in the emerging markets of Africa, India and China.
Integr8 Property – Focusing on long-term strategic investments into prime ICT intelligent real estate
With over 400 full-time, highly-skilled professionals and substantial market share, the company is the largest privately-owned BEE ICT company on the African continent.
Integr8 IT is the innovator, founder and operator of the only South African-based Nerve Centre (www.nervecentre.co.za), providing a digital hub to manage and regulate the ICT environment of many of the country’s leading corporations.
The Integr8 Group – in its application of skills and transfer of value in each company – has been acknowledged and accredited with many awards, namely Microsoft Gold Partner of the Year; African ICT Achievers CIO of the Year for Africa; Best Customer Experience of the Year; Network Infrastructure Solution of the Year; Security Solution of the Year for Middle-East, Africa and Eastern Europe; Advanced Infrastructure Solutions; and many others, every year, since inception.
Named as one of the country’s top ICT companies, the most innovative company on the African continent and honoured with a position among South Africa’s Technology Top 100 Companies, the Integr8 Group, through its associated companies and organised network, has established itself as a strategic partner with numerous internationally-recognised industry leaders.
South Africa:
Johannesburg (011) 555-9300
Cape Town (021) 439-9986
Durban (031) 566-4800
United Kingdom +44(0)2071642174
United States of America (480) 603-9400
24/7 Nerve Centre 0861-888-888
Web site http://www.integr8it.com
E-mail Info@integr8it.com
EDITORIAL CONTACTS
Integr8
Lance Fanaroff
Joint-Managing Director
lancef@integr8it.com
MicroZone
Chris Tredger
(012) 803 6335
chris@micro-zone.co.za