ALE becomes technology partner supporting top world cycling team
ALE, operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise* brand, today announced it has established a strategic partnership in support of Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka professional cycling. Together with title partner Dimension Data, the global leading systems integration and managed services provider, ALE will provide greater accessibility to critical analytics and support of Internet of Things for one of the world’s leading professional cycling teams. The relationship extends across the globe to support the full race calendar in the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
The partnership will leverage Digital Transformation and emerging technologies to make a positive impact on the fast-evolving high-tech world of a cycling team. ALE networking and cloud technologies will be deployed across the team’s ecosystem to support data-driven decision making to maximize overall team performance and fan interactions. Results will be shared and segregated within Team Dimension Data through customized communications applications via Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Rainbow, a secure hybrid cloud communications and collaboration sharing platform.
“We are delighted to have ALE join us in what is a really exciting time for our team” said Team Principal Doug Ryder. “As a team, we speak about a higher purpose not only in changing lives through the bicycle, but also in how we connect people and being ‘better together’. Now with ALE, we can connect not only people, but also the tools and technologies from our partners to help us on our journey to make more informed, better decisions, quicker. ALE pride themselves in making everything connect and we look forward to connecting with them as they enter the exciting world of a cycling team.”
“The sport of cycling can be measured in milliseconds, so it’s vital to have advanced networking technology that captures the speed of data in real-time and across a dynamic workspace” said Rukmini Glanard, ALE Senior Vice President Sales. “ALE’s vision is to deliver the customized technology experience customers’ need to make everything connect. We believe our technology can help Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka maximize its performance through data-driven insights. Together with Dimension Data, we will also aim to create opportunities for the data-hungry fan base to connect more intimately with the team and further raise awareness of one of the world’s impactful charitable causes Qhubeka.”
About Ryder Cycling
Ryder Cycling founded Team MTN-Qhubeka in 2007, steadily working its way up from a regional team to now being a Continental Pro team with bases in South Africa and Italy. The team rides for a purpose to assist in developing cycling on the African continent with the goal to give talented African riders a path into the pro peloton while raising funds for the Qhubeka Charity. In 2015, Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung created a campaign to help them mobilize 5,000 kids on bicycles.
About Dimension Data
Dimension Data uses the power of technology to help organisations achieve great things in the digital era. As a member of the NTT Group, we accelerate our clients’ ambitions through digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, workspaces for tomorrow, and cybersecurity. With a turnover of USD 8 billion, offices in 47 countries, and 28,000 employees, we deliver wherever our clients are, at every stage of their technology journey. We’re proud to be the Official Technology Partner of Amaury Sport Organisation, which owns the Tour de France, and the title partner of the cycling team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. Visit us at https://www2.dimensiondata.com/
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