Dimension Data and MindLink Enter Strategic Partnership
LONDON, September 27, 2016
Dimension Data and MindLink Enter Strategic Partnership to Provide Secure Messaging Solutions to Enterprises in Asia Pacific
MindLink, provider of secure Chat Enabled Collaboration (CEC) tools for business, and Dimension Data one of Asia’s leading system integrators, have joined forces to offer enterprises in Asia and beyond secure and compliant chat and collaboration tools.
The Asian market is particularly advanced in terms of adoption of chat and messaging applications. China’s WeChat, Japan’s Line and Facebook’s WhatsApp dominate the consumer market with billions of active daily users. Yet, businesses are left with very few options when it comes to highly secure, enterprise-ready messaging alternatives. This, in turn, creates increasing risk for Asian corporates whose employees are using their consumer tools to share sensitive business data, files and knowledge.
MindLink is the corporate messaging app of choice for a growing number of enterprises, notably financial institutions, governments and law firms, who want the ability to share ideas and collaborate on projects yet don’t compromise on security needs, scalability and compliance requirements.
“We have good penetration working with corporates in the UK and US and are now setting our sight on expanding in Asia. Asia is a highly attractive market where our proposition naturally resonates, states Annekathrin Häse, CMO, MindLink. “Dimension Data is the leading IT provider in the region and a strong partner to support our ongoing global growth”.
With a turnover of USD 7.5 billion and 31,000 employees Dimension Data is one of the largest ICT solution providers globally. Its particularly strong footprint in the Asian market will allow MindLink to expand into a market where local knowledge and understanding of customer needs is key.
Both firms are Microsoft Gold Partners and have strategic links with the latter, supporting MindLink’s integrations with Lync and/or Skype for Business to enhance the chat and messaging functionality within the Microsoft offering.
“People today are mobile first and when it comes to communication they are certainly messaging first. And that holds true in Asia more than anywhere”, comments Justin Forrest, CEO, MindLink. “Offering MindLink to Asian clients and prospects positions us and our partners on the forefront of mobility and enterprise messaging alike and shows our commitment to providing secure, industry leading collaboration applications globally.”
MindLink recently signed two major Asian banking clients kicking off its expansion into the Asia Pacific market.
MindLink is a highly secure Chat Enabled Collaboration (CEC) platform for global enterprises. Think of MindLink as a secure alternative to WhatsApp™ designed for corporate use. Its messaging and collaboration app encourages employees to stay actively connected, reducing unnecessary email usage.