Allied Technologies Limited (Altech) was dominant at the Technology Top 100 Awards held on Thursday 24th November, an annual event hosted by the Da Vinci Institute for the Management of Technology and Innovation under the auspices of the Department of Science and Technology.
The Technology Top 100 (TT100) Awards are recognised as the premier business excellence awards in South Africa and a celebration of South African innovation.
Altech received the TT100 2011 Ministers Award for Sustainability, while Altech Multimedia and Altech Netstar walked away with the TT100 Award for Excellence in the Management of Systems.
Representatives of Altechs executive management received the awards, as well as acknowledgement for their achievements from the Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Naledi Pandor.
The TT100 2011 Ministers Award for Sustainability is presented to those companies that consistently and progressively demonstrate a unique ability to manage core elements of the business, including technology, innovation, people and systems.
The Excellence in the Management of Systems Award is presented to candidates that not only demonstrate the consistent and successful management of resources, but also have a proven track record in the transfer of lasting value through effective and reliable service delivery within the framework of technology integration and management.
According to Minister Pandor, the TT100 Awards programme helps identify South African role models, who through innovation, tenacity and a passionate belief in people, have been able to take their organisations to new levels of competitiveness.
It is these role models that inspire the next generation of innovators and technology developers and the TT100 awards are an important catalyst in developing a culture of entrepreneurship. TT100 winners are those enterprises that optimise technology to maximise profits, gain market share, create niche markets and add value for their stakeholders, she said.
Altech CEO, Craig Venter had the following to say about the awards received by the Altech Group.
I am extremely proud and honoured for the Altech Group to have received these awards. It is truly meaningful of Altechs advancements and contribution to the South African Telecommunications, Multi-media and Information Technology sectors. This is not only evidence of the success of our management of systems, people and processes, but also testament to our achievements to receive this level of industry recognition. We remain committed to the development of technology and innovation, both in South Africa and globally, in order to cement our position of market leadership.
TT100 is a national programme that acknowledges the success that South African organisations enjoy through their development and use of technology. More importantly, it encourages, measures and honours these organisations for the value their use of technology brings to the South African economy.
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 Notes to Editors:
About Allied Technologies LimitedAllied Technologies Limited (Altech) is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). The company focuses on the Telecommunications, Multi-media and Information Technology (TMT) industries with a global footprint in 14 countries and employs more than 4 000 employees.
As a leading South African multi-billion rand group, Altech is involved in the design, development and convergence of Telecommunications, Multi-media systems and IT solutions. 
For further information please contact:
Craig Venter
Chief Executive Officer: Altech
Tel: +27 11 715 9004
Cell: +27 83 236 8000
E-mail: [email protected]
and/or
Shenanda Janse van Rensburg
Group Executive: Marketing, PR & Communications – Altech Head Office
Tel: +27 11 715 9031
Mobile: +27 84 777 1977
Email: [email protected]
www.altech.com
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