Networking and information and communications technology multinational Cisco has moved its South Africa offices into The Ingress, which is situated in the mixed-use development Waterfall City, says JSE-listed real estate investment trust Attacq.
“The Waterfall node continues to attract top corporate brands in its office segments and we are delighted that such a global tech leader has chosen to relocate its African headquarters to Waterfall City,” says Attacq asset and property management executive Michael Clampett.
“We are particularly gratified that an S&P 100 company of the calibre of Cisco has bought into Attacq’s vision of a mixed-use precinct hub for its employees to thrive,” he adds.
“Organisations will need to rethink how they see their office space, why employees need it and how they use it. Our new Waterfall City office meets our needs in terms of this, being a comfortable space that you want to come into a few days a week, with all the infrastructure around it to make it seamless for us to operate our ever-growing African business,” says Cisco South Africa GM Smangele Nkosi.
Because Cisco provides technology solutions that cater to the future of work, it is on the coal-face in terms of seeing how this has impacted the future of the office. The adoption of rapid technology changes is set to revolutionise the future of office real estate to accommodate the environment for employees to thrive in the new hybrid working future.
“The office is more likely to become a meeting place for in-person group collaboration and work, where it is required, client meetings and for social connection and interaction with colleagues.
“We are thrilled to join other leading global brands by anchoring ourselves in one of Gauteng’s trendiest mixed-use developments, replete with all the amenities our team can enjoy,” she notes.
Cisco joins tech-centric companies, including Vantage Data Centers, Ericsson, Dimension Data, Accenture and Sage that have made Waterfall City their home, Clampett says.