IBM buys Logicalis

Summary:IBM bought has acquired the Australian/New Zealand operations of Network Services integrator, Logicalis Group Limited, for AU$88.5 million, enhancing IBM's existing capabilities in network consulting and integration, and extending its capability to assist clients with business transformation.

IBM bought has acquired the Australian/New Zealand operations of Network Services integrator, Logicalis Group Limited, for AU$88.5 million, enhancing IBM's existing capabilities in network consulting and integration, and extending its capability to assist clients with business transformation.

Logicalis Australia/New Zealand is a market leader in professional services, IT network integration and integration services for next generation technologies, including IP (internet protocol) telephony and voice over IP solutions.

IBM Global Services general manager Brendon Riley said, "The acquisition of Logicalis enhances IBM's capabilities in network consulting and integration in Australia and New Zealand -- an area our clients have identified as fertile ground for business transformation projects."

Network-based services, as part of an overall business transformation solution, are a key source of competitive advantage -- allowing companies to increase responsiveness and enhance business performance.

The benefits are particularly relevant to medium-sized enterprises that seek to achieve integration of business processes and achieve business transformation to become more resilient, focused and responsive to their clients.

"We are experiencing strong interest from our clients in Network Services skills. By acquiring Logicalis' Network Services expertise, IBM is well positioned for alliances with local and international telecommunications companies to assist with the development of next generation IP services," said Riley.

Logicalis Australia managing director Stuart Hendry said, "We are both service based with an overwhelming commitment to customer delivery. These common values, together with IBM's desire to grow its core capabilities in convergence, security and managed services means that this change of ownership is great news for our customers and offers excellent career opportunities for our staff."

The Logicalis acquisition supports IBM's on demand strategy to integrate clients existing infrastructure with their core business activities, across their whole company and entire value chain, from suppliers to customers, providing better economics and greater opportunities for growth.

Topics: IBM

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