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Thinking Smart debuts in the virtualisation space

29 April 2011

With desktop virtualisation undoubtedly gathering pace in today’s IT environment, a new South African company called Thinking Smart has been launched which brings specialised skills and focus to the virtualisation arena. Thinking Smart is a joint venture between two of the most bleeding edge ICT businesses in South Africa, THINK iT and Smart Axess Solutions. Both of them have virtualisation as a core focus and capability. Clients have the advantage of a focused skills base in both businesses, with THINK iT as the first Microsoft Gold Virtualisation Partner and Smart Axess Solutions as the only Citrix Platinum Partner in SA.

Says Smart Axess Solutions CEO Alex Russell, ‘The mix of infrastructure and application delivery skills both businesses bring into the JV make Thinking Smart the first organisation in SA to focus entirely on the specialised benefits of desktop virtualisation – and the first to provide its end-to-end implementation.’

Thinking Smart offers a complete range of desktop virtualisation solutions, including:

Design
Architecture
Implementation
Support and Maintenance
End-to-end infrastructure provision, including the supply, installation and configuration of the hardware components of the virtualisation solution.

Thinking Smart provides its customers with the following on first engagement:

Desktop Virtualisation Readiness Assessment
Windows 7 Strategy Development
Desktop Delivery and Deployment Strategy

The assessment and strategic planning process results in outputs such as user and application profiling, as well as infrastructure assessment with a view to adoption and implementation design.

Concludes Dominic Oettl, CEO of THINK iT, ‘The gains in efficiency and cost reduction which desktop virtualisation and cloud computing can bring to your business are well documented. With the power and reach of both Microsoft and Citrix behind us, Thinking Smart is a virtualisation pioneer in the South African ICT space.’

About Smart Axess Solutions

Smart Axess Solutions is a market leading end to end virtualisation company, servicing the technology sectors of:

Application Delivery Infrastructure
Application Virtualisation
Desktop Virtualisation

The company offers market leading point solutions and corporate IT strategies, especially around the Software as a Service (SaaS) offering. These are designed to solve business challenges as well as offer lower total cost of ownership to customers, through enabling business mobility and virtualisation.

Smart Axess is the only certified Citrix Platinum in Africa and has offices in Johannesburg, and Cape Town serving sub-Saharan Africa.

About THINK iT

THINK iT Solutions is a South African service and support provider in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. THINK iT provides comprehensive world-class solutions and services to mid-market businesses and industries nationally as well as specialist solutions and services within larger enterprises.

The four key areas in their support and service life cycle methodology include:

Strategic consultation
Infrastructure solutions
Software + services
Professional Support