PUBLICATION: ENGINEERING NEWS
DATE: 20 MAY 2010

At the top of its game! Robert Sussman, joint CEO at the Integr8 Group, happily accepts the company’s Technology Top 100 Award for Excellence in the Management of Systems from Molefe Seth Phalatse, Chairman of Da Vinci Holdings. With the pair is Minister of Science and Technology – Naledi Pandor , SABC Board Chairperson Dr Ben Ngubane and Lance Levitas, Manager: Corporate Accounts, Integr8 Group.

Integr8 Group wins coveted Technology Top 100 award

The Integr8 Group, South Africa’s largest privately owned national BEE ICT network integration and infrastructure management specialist, has won an award for Excellence in the Management of Systems at the Department of Science and Technology’s annual Technology Top 100 Awards, hosted in association with Eskom.

Representatives of the Group’s executive management received the award, as well as acknowledgement from the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, at the event held in Gauteng during the last week of April.
In addition to being a nominated finalist in the category in which it won, Integr8 was named as a finalist in three categories, namely: Excellence in the Management of People, Excellence in the Management of Technology, Innovation and People, and Excellence in the Management of Technology.

The Excellence in the Management of Systems Award is presented to candidates that not only demonstrate the consistent and successful management of resources, but also have a proven track record in the transfer of lasting value through effective and reliable service delivery within the framework of technology integration and management.

Management at the Integr8 Group believes this recognition truly embodies the entrepreneurial spirit that drives the annual awards – that being the harmony derived from the strategic combination of technology, people and innovation.

Robert Sussman, joint CEO and co-founder of the Integr8 Group, described the win as a “great achievement for all members of the larger Integr8 team” and said this level of industry recognition helps to cement the company’s position of leadership within this ultra-competitive area of the market.

“We are very proud of the long-standing success we have enjoyed with this industry-led awards programme. We believe the recognition endorses our strategy and is a culmination of sustained levels of hard work, skills development and the application of expertise. The pace of development of infrastructure, the ever-changing requirements and pressure on companies to remain ahead of innovation,” Sussman commented.

According to Sussman, the management of systems is rated as one of the top priorities for decision makers operating within the current socio-economic climate.

“The ability to leverage off systems, to apply the latest infrastructure and do so effectively in order to truly make a sustainable difference to operations, is what differentiates businesses in the market today. We are honoured to receive recognition at this level,” Sussman adds.