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Logicalis Makes Strategic Hire To Drive Services Expansion

Richard Aston Appointed Vice President of Services

Slough, UK, 17th March 2014: Logicalis, the international IT solutions, managed services and cloud provider, today announced the appointment of Richard Aston as Vice President of Services. Richard has been brought on board to drive further expansion of Logicalis' Services business in the UK, as the company continues to align its service offerings under a single portfolio brand, Optimal™.

Richard joins Logicalis from Fujitsu where his most recent role was Head of Solutions and Architecture. He has over 25 years experience in the industry with an extensive background in all aspects of IT operations; from data centre services, operations and management through to service delivery and solution development.

Commenting on his appointment, Richard said, "I am very excited to have the opportunity to leverage my experience developing strategy and delivering high quality, effective operations, for Logicalis. Organisations today want to gain maximum business value from their investments in IT and to have cost-effective and efficient services that will deliver real value to their customers and stakeholders. They are also looking to drive innovation and business advantage through the appropriate use of IT technology and services, and Logicalis has a fantastic capability that can be leveraged to help them achieve this goal. I look forward to working with my fellow members of the Senior Management Team to grow this important part of the business."

Logicalis' Optimal™ Services portfolio enables a balanced approach to owning, operating and funding infrastructure and IT services. Investing globally in expanding its Services skills, capability platforms and processes, Logicalis is actively addressing its clients' key infrastructure, operational and consumption challenges. Nearly 400 people now work in Logicalis' growing Services organisation in the UK.

Richard will report directly to Logicalis UK managing director Mark Starkey. Mark added, "Globally, as Logicalis looks to standardise its services to provide customers with a common experience and single point of engagement through its Optimal™ Services Framework, Logicalis in the UK is committed to ensuring its teams consist of the industry's most capable service professionals. We believe Richard is a shining example of this in the industry.'

"Logicalis has a customer centric approach, where we aim to build strategic partnerships with our clients, built on trust and a first class experience. The Services organisation is a major part of our overall proposition and revenue. I'm confident that Richard, along with the rest of the Services Leadership Team, has the expertise to propel the company forward."

ENDS

About Logicalis, www.uk.logicalis.com
Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; business analytics; data centre and cloud services; and managed services.

Logicalis employs nearly 3,500 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of almost 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.

The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of over $1.4 billion, from operations in Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators, specialising in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of over $5 billion. For more information, visit www.uk.logicalis.com.

Media contact:
Greg Halse
Cohesive Communications
01291 626200
[email protected]

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