Xantium launched into local marketplace

JOHANNESBURG (12/08/2003) - Xantium Technology Holdings Pty. Ltd., a Black Empowerment full-service ICT organization, which aims to provide focused infrastructure, business and ICT consulting solutions to selected blue-chip companies, provincial and local government, Monday officially launched itself into the South Africa (SA) marketplace.

"SA corporates are looking for true Black Employment Equity (BEE) ICT partners, that are able to help support the ever-important social development challenges, while still being capable of bringing measurable value to their clients' businesses," says Kuman Reddy, MD of Xantium ICT Services.

"With ICT being a fundamental enabler of delivering business strategy, Xantium has found its niche in terms of unlocking this technology layer, while still coupling business success criteria to achieve a client's strategic intent."

"From a technology perspective Xantium and its subsidiary companies are challenging conventional thinking. Not only is its share holding supportive of government initiatives to broaden the skills participation levels in the economy, but also the confidence it has in its people and technology will extend its reach beyond its competitors. The local market now has access to a company that is empowered and capable," adds Reddy.

The company share holding consists of 10 percent historically disadvantaged investors, 10 percent public (mixed) and 12 percent staff through its incentive scheme, 32 percent non-BBE and 36 percent BEE shareholders, with 68 percent held by non-BBE and BEE shareholders comprising 12 individuals.

Its delivery structure is driven through three focused divisions, namely; Xantium Professional Services, Xantium ICT Services and Xantium Digital Card Systems (DCS), ensuring that the company is well positioned to meet the needs of enterprises seeking to derive real value through their ICT and business operations, says Xantium.

The company says it has developed strategic alliances with global technology partners, including Microsoft Corp., Cisco Systems Inc., Computer Associates International Inc., PeopleSoft Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Tarsus Technologies Ltd.

"Research has shown that customers are disillusioned by the service delivery of traditional ICT providers," says James Murray, CEO of Xantium Technology Holdings.

"Xantium has built a broad base of services from ICT consulting through to solutions infrastructure design, deployment and support to ensure that we map clients' business values with their ICT decisions. The company's delivery of ICT enablement for business strategic needs, will help companies to identify and align the services and solutions best fitted to their requirements to ensure it works hand-in-hand in supporting their organizational objectives, values and goals," he adds.

Xantium Technology Holdings is also committed to the growing of expertise through training and skills transfer, through its Skills Enhancement and Learning (Seal) program.

"The Seal program is aimed at instilling a sense of pride in an individual's team and chosen field of expertise. The program has a unique incentive scheme, based on mentorship, which encourages individuals to sustain self-growth, by rewarding them for being proactive and dynamic. Specific focus from the Seal program is given to those who have been historically disadvantaged," adds Murray.

"Xantium Technology Holdings and its subsidiaries have a defined capability, experience and flexibility. The company has focused its efforts on building a true differentiation locally, to ensure that it offers its clients a range of services, which have tangible benefits to fulfill their business requirements," concludes Reddy.

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