By definition, Connective Intelligence™ can also mean the meeting of the numerous minds that make up Business Connexion. These intelligent minds are grouped into several competencies or divisions within the group. These divisions comprise:
The corporate office is the foundation of the group providing transactional support and specialist skills in marketing and communications, finance, human resources, commercial services and corporate information technology.
Each division is fully capable of delivering independently of the others. However, it is when the combined functions act together, that the true value of connectedness and collaboration comes to fruition.
The Services Division focuses on services which encompasses all ICT services managed on behalf of clients. The business unit provides a range of solutions including co-sourcing and outsourcing. The services division is the largest division in Business Connexion and is a proudly South African ICT Services Integrator, enabling our client’s business locally and globally where relevant.
Services Division comprises of the following:
The Business Connexion Services Division is the leading infrastructure and professional services provider in South Africa, providing services to:
Business Connexion’s Services Division operates and manages five major Business Connexion owned or leased Data Centres and 80 client owned Data Centres or server rooms. These Data Centres are managed according to industry best practices and host as well as service multiple clients in the outsourcing business.
The Services Division has also played a pivotal role in helping Business Connexion attain the number one position in the local application development space. According to BMI-TechKnowledge’s SA IT Services Market Sizing and Forecast 2010 – 2015, our company has 20% market share.
Our Technology Division delivers innovative technological solutions to both private enterprise and the public sector. One of our hallmarks is the level of skill we offer, which is behind our accreditation with leading global technology partners and suppliers. These include:
The Technology Group’s new focus includes the Sourcing, Solutioning and Financing of selected technologies.
Sourcing is the ability to establish relationships with the principals of the leading technologies at the best price, the highest possible accreditation and most efficient time-to-delivery models. Solutioning is the ability to architect and design core infrastructure solutions with the best and experienced skills around the selected technologies. Financing refers to the capacity to offer selected technologies to the end-customer in the most attractive form.
The Technology Division can be viewed as the design, build, optimise and maintain segment of the Company. It is through technology infrastructure provided by the division that Business Connexion is able to drive comprehensive, value-adding, customer-specific solution offerings.
With business and ICT together developing at a lightning pace, the Innovation Division focuses on taking the group and our solutions into the future. The primary activities of the Innovation Division are centered around our software or packaged intellectual property.
The Innovation division comprises of six business units:
The division’s strategy is clearly defined and it is well positioned to take full advantage of revenue opportunities as government departments free up allocated budgets and the International Division opens new opportunities as it expands the groups African footprint.
Its objectives include being the intellectual property hub of the group and managing ongoing investments in intellectual property through the development and enhancement of software solution offerings.
The Accsys business currently forms part of Business Connexion’s Innovation division and is an award winning South African software company specialising in People Management solutions.
With more than 2000 companies on its solutions, over 14 million payslips per year are initiated by Accsys systems. The solutions are developed in South Africa with particular emphasis on South African workplace conditions. This has also been broadened to encompass countries throughout Africa.
The company’s success as an industry leader is built on a solid base of product excellence, ongoing staff education and its dedicated involvement in industry bodies.
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With a population of one billion people in 54 countries, the African continent presents a key growth opportunity for our business. The International team is responsible for capturing that growth on the continent and beyond. Business Connexion’s international business comprises the group’s seven subsidiaries namely:
Through our group, we have additional points of presence in Botswana and the UAE. We also have a partner network which includes most of the African countries where we currently do not have a presence.
The International business is responsible for driving the Business Connexion Group’s key growth strategy to ensure that by 2016, 30% of the group’s earnings will be driven from outside South Africa. The team is responsible for taking our offerings from the Technology, Services, Innovation, UCS and Canoa divisions, to the global markets.
The UCS businesses are well positioned to provide services in the retail value chain and in providing traditional break-fix end-user device support to other market sectors. Together with the Business Connexion Services Division, it is a dominant player in the South African retail vertical, holding 28% of the Retail IT Services market share. The division’s retail client-base is extensive but it also services many of Business Connexion’s Blue-chip clients.
The UCS Division consists of the following businesses:
CEO: Richard Newton
CEB Maintenance is South Africa’s largest specialist point of sale maintenance service provider and is well-positioned in this competitive market having high service levels and economical pricing.
In addition, its day-to-day point of sale support service, services include certified repair workshops, warehousing, project management and point of sale equipment research and development
In addition Business Connexion Groups cabling services have been consolidated into CEB Maintenance
Together CEB Maintenance and Onsite Connect have 14 regional offices and 32 service centres in Sub-Saharan Africa
CEO: Des Poulter
Learning Solutions (the combination of UCS Learning Solutions, BCX Learning Solutions and UCS TS Training)
BCX Learning Solutions delivers cross functional training and change management utilising multiple delivery channels, in line with world-wide trends. Classroom training and exams are conducted at regional training centres
The Change Management practice is aligned with the Prosci methodology of change.
Learning Solutions is an accredited SAP Education Partner, a Silver Microsoft partner, SETA accredited and is associated, amongst others, with CompTia, Cisco, Mindpeace and Adobe.
Integr8 specialises in designing, planning, deploying and managing shared ICT infrastructure targeting mid- to upper-mid tier market
Joint CEO’s: Rob Sussman; Lance Faranoff
Business Connexion made its investment in the Canoa Group to fulfil its vision to simplify the information and communications technology workspace for its clients. This investment started with the Managed Print Solutions business unit joint venture with Canoa Group that was introduced in 2010.
The Canoa Group has exclusive distribution rights for Canon copy, print and imaging solutions in Southern Africa. The group also has multibrand “break and fix” service companies offering cost effective print solutions with a presence in all major cities of the country.
Managed Print Solutions, is considered an important and growing area within the ICT workspace. These services are an integral component of Business Connexion’s managed solutions portfolio. The service comprises a cost per page commercial model, proactive maintenance of the equipment fleet and on-going optimisation of the environment throughout the contract life.
While Canoa Group is a Canon importer, Business Connexion will remain vendor-agnostic, providing solutions from a range of manufacturers to meet the needs of its many clients across Southern Africa and beyond. This acquisition established the largest, brand-independent managed print solutions organisation in Africa with over 600 certified support engineers. Together with CEB Maintenance and Business Connexion Onsite Connect, it uniquely positions Business Connexion to deliver holistic, cost-effective managed print solutions.
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