On Thursday we attended the launch of a new partnership between Zimbabwe ICT infrastructure solutions provider, Axis Solutions, and South African based distributor of converged communications solutions, Westcon. The event was held the Crown Plaza Hotel in Harare.
The event started with a presentation of the Axis’ main current drive and main business focus, which, as explained by Axis support executive Emmanuela Manyowa is information security, ICT service management.
A Westcon representative present at the launch, Rachel Longster, explaining the partnership’s drive emphasized: “We’re not looking at a products centre her e, we looking at solutions”.
Westcon offers support to partners like Axis through direct liaison with the global ICT vendors like Cisco, Symantec, APC, and WMware. They also provide logistic planning services to support projects. Westcon does not however provide any services directly to end users but works through local partner channels like Axis Solutions.
Westcon is a subsidiary of Datatec, an IT distribution company and has global representation in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, North and South America.