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Dimension Data appoints Cloud Business CEO

July 21, 2011 • People

Steve Nola, the newly appointed CEO for Dimension Data's Cloud Solutions business unit

Dimension Data has appointed Steve Nola as the CEO for a newly formed Cloud Solutions business unit. Nola was CEO of Dimension Data in Australia from 2001.

This follows the announcement last month that Dimension Data had acquired the Santa-Clara based enterprise cloud company, OpSource.

“Steve has been nominated to accelerate the Group’s cloud strategy based on his strong 22-year track record with Dimension Data as an executive and a leader with proven execution skills, and ability to drive value. Under Steve’s leadership, the Australian business has grown from revenues of US$365 million in 2002 to over US$1 billion.

Steve has also successfully transformed the Australian business from a reseller into an IT outsourcing and managed services focused business.  In addition, his experience with cloud architecture, telecommunications, services, and IT outsourcing stands him in good stead to establish and grow Dimension Data’s global Cloud Solutions business,” says Brett Dawson Dimension Data Group CEO.

“I am excited about my new role leading the Group’s cloud initiatives. We’ve already seen success in the Australian market on this front through our cloud asset, BlueFire.

Our clients are increasingly expressing more and more interest in starting their own journey to cloud services.  As a Group, we believe the time is right to place greater focus on this fast-developing space, and significantly increase our offerings and activities,” says Nola.

Nola will also continue to retain executive oversight for Dimension Data’s businesses in the Australian region.

Rodd Cunico, Dimension Data’s Southern Region Manager for the past decade, succeeds Nola as CEO Dimension Data Australia, with specific responsibility for Dimension Data’s Systems Integration business within the region.  Nola and Cunico assume their new responsibilities with immediate effect.

Staff Writer

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