Envisage was started in 2005 and was originally called Eirteic Consulting (Africa). We started back then as the African branch of our sister company Eirteic Consulting in Ireland, and were part of a global organisation focussing on the selling, implementation, training and support of Micromuse Netcool.
Micromuse was bought by IBM in 2006 and Envisage has been an IBM Business Partner ever since.
In 2014 we changed our name to Envisage and bought out our Irish shareholder. Today we are 100% proudly South African owned, with a 30% stake owned by Black Shareholders.
We implement, manage and support the software that we sell. Part of the sales and implementation process is to make sure that we understand how the software will best serve the customer’s needs.
Since 2009 we have hosted an annual User Day for the Netcool community. At this event we connect with our customers and other Netcool users and update them with the latest products and features. We also facilitate group discussions to problem solve specific IT environment issues. In 2021 the User Group changed its name to the South African Watson AIOps and Management User Group.
Although we are a small team, we have a depth of knowledge and experience in the field of IT management and monitoring. We pride ourselves in training up people directly from school, university or cross-train them from other lines of IT work and in doing so increase the IT management skills in South Africa and contribute to our community.
Due to lockdown restrictions imposed by Covid-19, our office became virtual in 2020. The Envisage team quickly adapted to our changing working environments and we have since continued to work successfully from home offices or coffee shops.
Currently we are a Level 3 BBBEE company. To reach this BBBEE level we take part in a lot of initiatives that help uplift people. We sponsor a small IT company, Sambo IT, who supply IT hardware to us. From an IT point of view (usually with the supply of laptops) we support black women-owned businesses. We sponsor the training of our own staff and also students in need of funding to complete their degrees.