Virtualize was formed in 2008 as an entrepreneurial black owned company focused on supplying specialized computer products and services to government and selected corporate customers.
The original focus was on VMware Virtualization Products and services, hence the name of the company. Some large Virtualization projects were completed successfully, including an HP -hardware consolidation project for the Department of Public Works in Polokwane.
In 2010 Virtualize became a 100% black female owned company, and a Level 1 BBBEE contributor. The new shareholder decided to extend the company’s scope by adding the supply of hardware products to the company’s portfolio. Virtualize has since reached agreement with the Pinnacle , Mustek and Sahara consortiums to be included as a sub-contractor for their product set on the Sita 285/1 contract for the supply of office based computer products to government for seven of the provinces.
To become a well Established and Recognized Supplier of Information and Communication Technology Equipment to Government and Corporate Sectors with National Representation through the Development of Skills and Advancement of Individuals from local Communities.
We will endeavor to create trusted, stable and enduring Relationships with our Customers by ensuring the delivery of Quality Products at the Forefront of Technology and through our continued commitment to service excellence.
OWNERSHIP and Management
Virtualize is 100% owned by Ms. Nomtha Gunguluza who is also the chairperson of the company.
Ms. Gunguluza has completed a Small Business leadership course at the University of South Africa after studying towards a B Com degree at the University of Fort Hare. She subsequently broadened her business experience by being involved as a shareholder and director in a number of companies.
Her love for business coupled with her skills and awareness lead to her election to the executive of the Provincial Small Business Council of the Eastern Cape where she has served as a Council Member for a number of years.
The Operations Manager of Virtualize, Mr. Lourens Oosthuizen, has more than 15 years worth of experience in the IT industry. He has extensive knowledge of Company Operations and Quality Management systems and oversees the Technical and Logistical Services in Virtualize. Mr. Oosthuizen is also a Director of Virtualize.