PUBLICATION:  THE SKILLS PORTAL
DATE:  10 FEBRUARY 2010
Integr8 Group one of country’s top empowered companies
10-FEB-10
The Integr8 Group, South Africa’s largest privately owned national BEE ICT network integration and infrastructure management specialist, has achieved industry wide recognition with accreditation as one of the country’s leading Top empowered companies by Impumelelo research and the University of Cape Town.
Management at the ICT managed services Group confirmed the company’s receipt of acknowledgment by Impumelelo at the beginning of 2010.
According to official communication, the Integr8 Group has qualified for a company listing in the acclaimed empowerment business documentary Impumelelo and related marketing.
This is the eleventh year of adjudication by Impumelelo on the empowerment status of candidate companies. Research methodology has continuously been evaluated and update in order to keep up with market dynamics and changes.
Robert Sussman, joint CEO at Integr8 Group, said the recognition is a major achievement for the company and testifies to its success in adapting to market changes, to criteria for modern business management and related processes and procedures.
“We are very pleased to have received this recognition. The company was founded upon the principle of empowerment of people through technology and the advantages in being able to elevate communication and information management principles through the strategic use of applications and solution development. Impumelelo and the University of Cape Town has noted our strength and we are very honoured,” says Sussman.
According to organisers of the Impumelelo research, empowerment credibility has become an important business tool and the research house has contributed by identifying leading empowered organisations.
“Empowerment accreditation and official standing is not only mandatory to compete effectively locally, it also reinforces the overall credibility and sustainability of the company. Today is a good day for the Group,” added Sussman.

About 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 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, & 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.