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Ilze Dewing, Richard Dewing & Neal Dewing

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Ilze Dewing, Richard Dewing & Neal Dewing
Company
Cibecs
Industry
Technology – data backup
Website
Cibecs | 
Year Selected
2010
Jobs at selection
25
Jobs 2012
45
Revenue Increase 2011 - 2012
145%
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If your employees are like most people, they will fully understand the implications of losing data, but will still neglect the job of constantly backing up. Cibecs makes sure that they’re always backed up. 

It provides centrally managed, automated and secure data protection and recovery services for desktops and notebooks across an entire enterprise. With Cibecs managing an organisation’s data, anything that is lost is easily and quickly recovered. And you won’t need additional infrastructure. Richard Dewing started Cibecs in October 2004. The first version of the product was designed, coded and launched a year later. 

In 2008, Hasso Plattner Ventures Africa, personal investment vehicle of Hasso Plattner, co-founder of SAP, acquired a stake in Cibecs. Now the company dominates the business computer back-up industry in South Africa. It has signed on clients such as Gijima, Ingram Micro, JD Group, Unisys, Dimension Data, Fedics, University of Witwatersrand and the South African National Prosecuting Authority. 

Having also entered the European and the Middle East, Richard is eyeing the lucrative US market. Endeavor and Cibecs At the International Selection Panel in Cape Town in 2009 Richard met David Frazee an Endeavor invited Panellist who is a partner in the Palo Alto Office of K&L Gates LLP who has shared his vast experience of Silicon Valley with Cibecs. Richard was able to spend time in Silicon Valley with David during the Endeavor hosted Silicon Valley Tour in 2011.