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Digicloud Africa is Google ’ s chosen enablement partner in Africa . Through Digicloud , Google is creating an ecosystem of Google Cloud partners across the continent . Digicloud has partnered with South Africa-based Tarsus Distribution to bring Google Meet to partners across Africa .


Google Meet Hardware and licensing is now available exclusively through Digicloud ’ s Google Meet hardware partner Tarsus Distribution . The partnership aims to address the growing local business demand for superior hybrid workforce video conferencing . Tarsus is an official distributor of Lenovo , an exclusive distributor of Asus Google Meet hardware in South Africa and also a distributor of Logitech video conferencing room solutions .

Google Meet hardware comprises meeting devices that make meetings more productive and more personal . The video conferencing system enables the people in an organisation to meet and collaborate with colleagues , no matter where they are .
“ Previously licences were not available in the South African market and had to be sourced from the EU ,” said Diana Hughes , Business Unit Manager , Tarsus Distribution . “ It makes a big difference to have local support , especially as we are seeing an increase in enquiries for Google Meet licences and hardware , as more companies switch to the Google environment .”
“ We are pleased to be working with Tarsus Distribution , Logitech and Asus to deliver Google Meet Hardware to customers in South Africa ,” said Mark Grady , Head of Google Meet Hardware Sales and Channel , EMEA . “ We see Google Meet Hardware providing the best room experience as businesses balance the challenges of return to office ( RTO ) and hybrid working alongside other devices with Google Meet .”
Meet enables a lifelike face-to-face meeting experience , and eliminates the delays caused by outmoded boardroom technology . Participants can simply join the conference and share their screen via Google Meet , with no additional cables required .
“ Flexible working is here to stay ,” said Gregory MacLennan , CEO , Digicloud Africa . “ Businesses can keep teams connected with enterprise-grade video conferencing built on Google ’ s robust and secure global infrastructure . Google Meet is included with Google Workspace and Google Workspace for Education . It is super-secure and easy-touse video conferencing that can be started simply by sharing a link .”
The purpose-built Google Meet Compute boxes add Meet Quality and room management features , Google Calendar integration , easy scheduling , device management , screen sharing , meeting moderation , reporting and other features , across geographic regions . Google Meet hardware scales to any size room , from small huddle rooms to large conference rooms .
Hybrid working has increased South African businesses ’ dependence on video conferencing , and many are seeking to improve the experience for participants , whether they are at home or in the boardroom . •
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