BT buys Lynx Technology

The acquisition of the Derbyshire-based company adds to BT's rapidly expanding IT services portfolio

BT has bought another UK-based IT services company, Lynx Technology.

The communications giant, which is increasingly moving into the IT services space, also bought Basilica Computing in August. Both companies will help it target the SME market, BT claims.

Chesterfield-based Lynx has been around since 1973 and has more than 500 employees. It is also a "gold partner" to Microsoft, Cisco, Symantec and SurfControl, as well as an HP business partner.

"Lynx Technology is a very impressive IT services business, with a proven track record of understanding and meeting the needs of SMEs," said Bill Murphy, the managing director of BT Business, on Monday. "Their expertise complements that of Basilica Computing and, combined with our existing operation, will enable us to give our customers genuinely converged communication and IT solutions."

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