ASX-listed Data#3 (ASX:DTL) has become the eighth partner to join the Global IT Alliance (GITA).
Data#3 CEO, Laurence Baynham, said it was invited to become an alliance member, which allows them to partner with companies that offer the same service standards in international markets where it doesn’t have a physical presence.
“This means we can offer and implement solutions with consistent service level agreements for global customers, leveraging the alliance,” he said. "We've already gained about 10 new global customers. It makes sense for us to expand our offerings and compete against global organisations."
Baynham said there are a lot of global organisations that have a presence in the Australian market and sometimes find it difficult to satisfy their IT requirements.
"This allows us to have direct contact with those customers," he said.
GITA kicked off in 2014, when European-based IT services provider, Bechtle AG, recognised a demand from global customers. It built on the company’s network of 66 IT system house s in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and e-commerce subsidiaries in 14 European countries.
GITA members are carefully selected in close cooperation with vendor partners and there are plans to further expand its reach.
Other members already taking part in the alliance include Atea (Scandinavia and Baltic states) , South Africa’s Datacentrix, Japan’s JBS, JOS (China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore), New Zealand’s Lexel and USA’s PC Connection.