CloudCo History

How IT all Started.

1987 TELKOR
THE CORNERSTONE OF A LEGACY

The Fourie brothers, Piet, Ian and Albert became Telkor Franchise (Part of Reunert Group).

1993 TELEBOSS
NEXT STEP TO SUCCESS

Telkor Franchises unbundled, and the Fourie brothers all became Teleboss Operators

1995 SOLD!
TIME FOR A CHANGE

After working at Teleboss for nearly two years, Teleboss was sold. 

1996 ARISTEL
NEW BEGINNINGS

Ian Fourie became an Independent operator for Aristel in KwaZulu-Natal.

2002 XIETEL
DEDICATION EQUALS DIVERSIFICATION

Aristel (Natal Communications) diversified into launching Xietel Digital, the first Computer Telephony Integration based system on the market. 

2003 EXPAND
DIVERSIFICATION EQUALS EXPANSION

Naas Fourie joined the company promoting Xietel Digital across the country. During the course of this 2 year period he opened branches in Maputo, Mozambique. 

2007 YOUR COMMUNICATION COMPANY
STEPS TO GREATNESS

Naas Fourie launched the first IT offerings under "Your Communication Company" which would later become CloudCo.

2010 PARTNERING
PARTNERS MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND

CloudCo became a Microsoft Education partner.

2011 LIVE
WE'RE UP & RUNNING

The first CloudCo terminals services based systems and hosted VOIP went live, and the CloudCo business model became services orientated. 

2013 EXCLUSIVITY
GREATNESS IS FOLLOWING

CloudCo along with Cloud Distribution (Founded by Naas Fourie) became the exclusive distributor of a trust on OEM Manufacturer of HP at that time. This enabled the two companies to offer tailored Hybrid Cloud Solutions to the Education Sector. 

2014 USAASA
MAKE A DIFFERENCE

CloudCo and Cloud Distribution secured a sub contracting role with the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) on the rapid deployment project across South Africa, deploying computer labs to community centers in rural parts of the country. 

2015 EXPAND
EXPANSION & GROWTH

Naas Fourie established the first CloudCo branches outside of Durban. During this time the Centurion, Gauteng branch has become the CloudCo Headquarters.

2016 EXPAND
MORE EXPANSION & MORE GROWTH

CloudCo has opened a new branch in Cape Town. 

2017 PROMOTE
EXEMPLARY PERFORMANCE

CloudCo became a Fortinet Partner and was soon established as a Server Message Block (SMB) Hero.

2019 EXPAND
SPREAD LIKE A WILDFIRE

After the Establishment of CloudCo in 2007, the company has managed to open yet another branch, in Gaborone, Botswana. This would make the branch count 4 in total. 

2019 PROMOTE
REACHING FOR THE STARS

After 9 years of continually doing business with Microsoft, CloudCo has become one of Microsoft's GOLD partners. 

2021 EXPAND
LEADERS OF THE INDUSTRY
CloudCo Franchises outside of its main market trading areas to make its concepts available to a wider audience.

Although we recognize all of our successes, we are humble enough to also acknowledge our failures.

During the years 1993 – 2000, between running a successful business from the Free State, and establishing a new  business in the KwaZulu-Natal, there had been mistakes made and many fortunes were lost.

Fortunately we failed forward (2008-2013) and managed to rebuild our business, only to be hampered again in 2008 during the global financial crisis.

It was during this time that our family was considered in a really bad place, so much so that for our own survival we had to move to an area that was predominantly an informal settlement.

We needed to do this to reset our operational expenses, allowing us to underpin our foundations stronger than ever before.

Survival wasn’t optional!