Services Overview


Tri-Continental Limited is IBM CEWA’s largest Distributor, Systems Integrator and Strategic Services Delivery Partner, selling IBM Products and Services through the IBM channel across sub-Saharan Africa. In addition Tri-Continental Limited serves Business Partners in supporting delivery, installation and maintenance on IT projects in Africa.

We offer an extensive range of hardware and software installation and post-sales support services to our customers and partners across all African markets with specialist and certified resources available across the territory in most countries.

Tri-Continental has additionally developed and provided the skills and resource capacity and competence across the African markets to support Global Outsourcing Projects which allow and enable global clients to optimize operational processes and focus on businesses. These services include desktop and server management, IT Infrastructure management and Service Management

We have consistently achieved and delivered our targets and contractual commitments, and service level expectations with our Suppliers and Clients, and have demonstrated our loyalty and flexibility despite the difficulties and complexities of the markets and the demands of our clients locally and internationally.

Our infrastructure, with a headquarters in London, the 3 regional Hubs located in Lagos, Nairobi and Johannesburg, with 8 branch offices, enable us to provide services delivery capability across 29 countries in CEWA. We have over 150 services professionals deployed across the territory, in association with our resellers, are able to support multiple projects ranging from infrastructure installations through to managed-services in support of multinational companies requiring service and support in multiple countries.

Our Service Offerings include:
· Maintenance Services
· Staff Augmentation
· Project Services
· Managed Services
· Proof of Technology Support

Our Service and Support Partnership with our Suppliers and clients is entrenched in the following essential premises:
· Tri-Continental is a certified and highly experienced IBM Business Partner for the African markets, as a Distributor, Systems Integrator, IBM Services Partner, and Authorised Warranty Services Provider (AWSP). These are all essential aspects of providing a fully compliant end to end service to the Client as well as to its current and potential clients
· Tri-Continental is a registered and compliant Supplier with IBM Global Procurement in UK, South Africa, East Africa (Kenya) and West Africa (Nigeria)
· Tri-Continental has successfully and consistently delivered IBM Project related services since 2004, taking on markets at that time which were considered high risk, and evolving the current footprint. Our service level achievements, client relationships at local and international levels, loyalty, integrity and flexibility, with many references.
· Tri-Continental has the financial strength and viability for large service related projects, an essential aspect for which is the deployment of certified sales and technical staff across the market.
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