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Why we're involved

 

 

We’re passionate about protecting our wildlife heritage for future generations.

We believe technology can solve critical environmental challenges.

We collaborate with the best partners in the business, such as Cisco to achieve our ambitious goal.

Challenges of the environment
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Challenges of the environment

 

Technology can solve the
challenges of the environment

 

The private game park used manual security processes, and basic access control.

There was a lack of basic technology infrastructure.

Communication among park rangers and control office was limited.

Rhino conservation
needs our help

 

Most rhino conservation efforts are reactive, such as darting the rhino, drilling into the horn, inserting a sensor, and tracking it.

Traditional methods are traumatic and stressful for the animal.

A proactive approach is to intercept rhino poaching syndicates before they can harm the animal.

 

 

 

 

Our solution is different.
We use technology to protect the rhino by tracking people.

 
 

 

 

Transforming conservation
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How technology
transforms conservation

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Digital
infrastructure

 

Data and analytics

 

Digitising and analysing the entry and exit information of people visiting the park

Hybrid
cloud

 

    Automatic backup
 
 

Backing up data in real-time, to ensure uptime

 
 
Workspaces
for tomorrow

 

Multiscreen communication

Keeping rangers connected across multiple devices in all areas

 
Cybersecurity

 

 

Secure network and data flow

Eliminating the risk of information falling in the wrong hands

 

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    Using professional services to design and implement the solutions;
operated as managed service, using the cloud for data analysis and backup
The results

 

Our solution delivers results
for the rhino and the community

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    ​'Thanks to Dimension Data's technology, the rhino can roam freely, and not be darted, or tagged or marked.'

    Dave Varty, Security Sub Committee Member, Private game reserve

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    ​'Many tourists come to South Africa in the hope to see a rhino. With the rhinos protected, I can continue welcoming visitors through these gates and feed and educate my family.'

    Gate security officer

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    ​'Rhinos form part of the Big Five as well as our African heritage. They’re now protected for future generations.'

    Community member

 

Conservation faces a bright future

 

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'With this project, we’re starting a groundswell of real change in conservation, demonstrating the capacity to protect not only the rhino, but also other endangered animals, in more geographies.'

Bruce Watson, Group Executive, Cisco Alliance: Dimension Data

 

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Press release

Dimension Data protects threatened rhino in Southern Africa.

 

 

   Infographic

   View a graphic version of our Connected Conservation story.

 

 

 

Blog

      The Internet of Things will play an increasingly important role in making a better world.

 

 

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