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Government business reported to be key for successful results

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The Australian-operation of Dimension Data has attributed a strong government presence to their strong overall results for FY 2008-09, posting a 24% rise in the group operating profit. In particular, the Australian branch saw a strong growth in its outsourcing and managed services business.

Earlier this year, Dimension Data featured among the top 15 suppliers to government for the Financial Year 2008-09 at Intermedium’s Froggy Awards.

Dimension Data Australia CEO, Steve Nola, said that performance in the government space accounted for 30 per cent of their Australian revenue, and diversity among portfolios was necessary to achieve a "nice balance".

"The promising aspect has been a significant increase in the contribution to overall revenues from both state and local government clients, creating a nice balance across our government portfolios nationally," said Mr Nola.

"We have had a couple of standout contracts in state government this year, most notably the renewal of our managed network services contract with the South Australian Government, and our video conferencing contract with the NSW Department of Education and Training."

Areas of opportunity identified by Dimension Data for 2010, will be virtualisation (including the virtual data centre), the upgrade and integration of Microsoft technologies and collaborative solutions unifying and integrating communication channels including voice, video, instant messaging, email and social networking.

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