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Independent Analyst Firm Names Dimension Data As A Leader In Sustainable Technology Services Dimension Data is rated as having best-in-class capabilities for real estate and information technology portfolio energy systems

NEW YORK, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global IT services and solutions provider, today announced it has been named as a Leader in the Green Quadrant® Sustainable Technology Services report by Verdantix. Dimension Data was named along with seven other companies as having a dedicated sustainability practice, a wide range of capabilities and a strong track record in corporate sustainability.  This is the first year that Dimension Data submitted information about its sustainability strategy to Verdantix.

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The Green Quadrant® Sustainable Technology Services report is a comprehensive comparison of
16 leading global sustainable technology service providers. Analysis was compiled from information provided by 15 buyers, representing organizations with combined revenues of USD 183 billion.  Each organization completed a 53-point questionnaire and participated in supplier interviews. Organizations were rated in areas including real estate energy systems, IT portfolio energy systems, renewable energy systems, environmental management, climate change modelling and low carbon transport. The Green Quadrant report also evaluates the momentum of organizations when it comes to strategic success factors such as energy and carbon management.

"Dimension Data is rated as having best-in-class capabilities for real estate and information technology portfolio energy systems," said David Metcalfe, CEO of Verdantix. "Dimension Data is also one of the organizations that demonstrates a broad and deep expertise in the built environment and across its sustainability portfolio."

Dimension Data was recognized with the Green Goal Silver Sustainability Award for its integrated instrumentation systems design and implementation for Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, which was built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In addition, Dimension Data's extensive experience in data center and renewable energy systems scored well, driven by the innovative use of energy management tools and assessments.

"The experience we've built up over the past six years, supported by a wide range of solutions and services that help organizations reduce their travel, energy and waste, means we're able to take a more collaborative approach with our clients when solving sustainability issues," said Colin Curtis, group director of sustainability. "We are pleased that our strategy aligns with Verdantix's approach of having a practice leader who is responsible for not only the internal sustainability program, but also the externally facing consultancy. This means that clients are able to leverage the experience we've gained from implementing sustainability programs within our own operations."

"Our vision for sustainability is to harness the power of information communications technology to help our clients reduce costs and meet their own sustainability objectives," said Brett Dawson, CEO of Dimension Data. "Sustainability is an important part of our strategy as it's an area where we can make a positive contribution to society and also to our clients' businesses. I'm extremely proud of our leadership position in the Green Quadrant – it's a testament to the success of our strategy and our ability to help clients realize tangible business benefits."

The Verdantix report, Green Quadrant® Sustainable Technology Services (Global) 2013, is available to download here.

Note to editors
The providers analyzed in the study were chosen because they have annual aggregate revenues of more than $500 million, an established capability in technology services targeted at energy, environment and business processes and projects, and operations in at least 15 countries.

About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. Visit us at www.dimensiondata.com/na and www.facebook.com/DimensionDataAmericas or follow us on Twitter: @DimensionDataAM.

About Verdantix
Verdantix is an independent analyst research firm focused on sustainable business strategies and market opportunities.  Its Green Quadrant® report provides authoritative data, analysis and recommendations on which leading technology services organizations can help clients with their sustainability and energy efficiency goals. The resulting analysis is based on the proprietary Verdantix Green Quadrant® methodology designed to provide an evidence-based, objective assessment of firms providing comparable product or services. More information is available at www.verdantix.com.

For further information:


Jackie Funk

Karen Pantinas

Dimension Data Americas

Davies Murphy Group

T: 571-203-4006

T: 781-418-2413

E: jackie.funk@dimensiondata.com

E: ddna@daviesmurphy.com

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