Posted on 29-Sep-2016 11:28
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Privately-held IT services provider SecureCom has today acquired cloud specialist Atmospheric Ltd.
Atmospheric is an Auckland-based technology company that was recently placed in receivership. Five of Atmospheric’s staff will join SecureCom’s team at its Auckland site, taking SecureCom’s total employee numbers to over 50 people.
Atmospheric is a recognised industry leader in the architecture, deployment and support of cloud technologies, including Microsoft Office 365 and Azure Cloud Platform. With over eight years of experience deploying and supporting Microsoft cloud, it was named Microsoft’s Cloud SMB Partner of the Year in 2015 and was a finalist in its 2016 Partner of the Year Awards.
Greg Mikkelsen, director of SecureCom, says that the acquisition adds further momentum to the growth strategy of SecureCom, expanding its market reach and strengthening its cloud and managed services offerings.
“We are pleased to bring Atmospheric’s cloud services capability and its terrific team into SecureCom to accelerate our plans for growth,” says Mikkelsen.
“Our goal is to help firms and organisations with their digital transformation, to not only satisfy customer demands but to also drive the agility and operational efficiency they need to stay competitive. This acquisition better positions us to assist New Zealand businesses in the areas of platform IT services and cloud computing.”
The acquisition is highly complementary to SecureCom’s existing managed ICT and cloud services business.
“By acquiring Atmospheric we now have an even deeper capability to deliver innovative end-to-end cloud solutions and managed services for our clients, which span SMEs through to mid-sized and larger corporate businesses,” he adds.
Mikkelsen says that Atmospheric’s team are highly skilled, experienced and qualified in the implementation and support of Microsoft cloud solutions.
“We gain effective and immediate access to the skills of the talented people who have been supporting Atmospheric’s customers over recent years. Atmospheric has a reputation for high quality service which has attracted clients nationally, including organisations with branch sites in Australia, the US and the UK.”
“We are proud to be a Microsoft partner and we look forward to working more closely with Microsoft in the future,” Mikkelsen adds.
The deal provides long-term security for Atmospheric’s existing customers and remaining staff.
“SecureCom has over 13 years of cloud and managed service experience, and our team will ensure the transition is smooth and seamless, working with the Atmospheric team to ensure that each client’s business carries on without any interruption.”
Microsoft New Zealand Partner Group Director Brent Kendrick says that the acquisition will provide a positive solution for Atmospheric’s clients and staff, and builds on SecureCom’s existing Microsoft cloud capability.
“This is a good solution for SecureCom and Atmospheric, and more importantly, for clients of both companies,” says Kendrick. “It combines the skills, experience and qualifications of the two organisations to offer kiwi businesses a highly competent provider for the implementation and support of Microsoft cloud solutions.
“We are working closely with SecureCom to ensure that there is minimal disruption to Atmospheric’s services and customers during the transition,” adds Kendrick.