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Dimension Data to acquire Bellerephon

  • 05 April, 2005 14:14

<p>SYDNEY – Australia , 5 April 2005 – Dimension Data today announced it intends to acquire Bellerephon Group Pty Limited, an Australian IT consulting organisation that designs, plans and delivers Microsoft IT infrastructure and management solutions.</p>
<p>Bellerephon is a leader in the deployment and management of the Microsoft server and desktop environment, developing re-usable intellectual property (IP) that can be applied in multiple corporate customer environments. Their repeatable solutions utilise packaged and templated IP which results in both a reduction of deployment time and costs for clients.</p>
<p>Dave D’Aprano, national solutions and services director, Dimension Data, commented: “Bellerephon’s IP complements Dimension Data’s current capabilities and will enable us to upgrade our clients’ Microsoft technology more efficiently and cost effectively. Bellerephon’s customer engagement model for the planning, deployment and management of Microsoft solutions aligns closely Dimension Data’s plan, build and support strategy.”</p>
<p>Bellerephon uses a combination of smart technology, well defined and documented processes, embedded logic, template driven documentation and skilled resources to engage with customers in the planning, design and delivery of management systems. Bellerephon maintain a centralized library of packaged applications, certified for Windows XP, which will enable a consistent delivery of managed infrastructure solutions.</p>
<p>Nick Beaugeard, managing director, Bellerephon said: “We are already working together with Dimension Data to deliver ‘pre-integrated’ solutions to customers faster and at a fixed cost. It is natural for us to now extend our current relationship and become a part of Dimension Data, who have expertise to operate the solutions that we deliver, ensuring incremental value to our clients.”</p>
<p>Bellerephon’s primary focus is on management of the Microsoft server and desktop environment however their solution set is extensible to other technology platforms. Key areas of focus include:</p>
<p>* Managed Desktop Deployment
* Systems Management Server (SMS) deployment for server and desktop management
* Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) deployment for server monitoring and alerting
* Patch management
* Extension of SMS to non-Microsoft platforms
* Monitoring plug-ins to MOM for non-Microsoft devices</p>
<p>Bellerephon’s solutions are highly modular and can be deployed as a combined management solution or as individual components addressing specific areas, such as patch management for example.</p>
<p>About Dimension Data
Dimension Data plc (LSE:DDT) is a specialist IT services and solutions provider that helps clients plan, build and support their IT infrastructures. Dimension Data applies its expertise in networking, security, operating environments, storage and contact centre technologies and its unique skills in consulting, integration and managed services to create customised client solutions.</p>

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