Acquisition of Ontario-based outsourced IT services company continues Calligo’s rapid North American growth and opens up global provision of new managed services.
St Helier, Jersey, May 1, 2018 – Calligo, the data optimization and privacy specialist, has today announced it has acquired Mico Systems, a Canadian specialist in outsourced IT management for small-to-medium-sized clients.
The purchase of Mico Systems, based in Oakville, Ontario, is a significant step in Calligo’s continued growth strategy. The acquisition complements its already substantial presence in North America following the October 2017 acquisition of Canadian cloud services provider, 3 Peaks. It also adds new services to the Calligo portfolio – including VOIP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM services – and its own highly successful framework for managed services which will be replicated across Calligo’s global locations.
“We are very excited to have acquired Mico Systems, an outstanding managed services business with a tremendous reputation for service delivery,” said Calligo Founder and CEO, Julian Box. “This acquisition will allow us to add new services to our portfolio and reproduce Mico System’s methodologies and processes for managed services across all our locations, bringing our global managed services to a consistently higher level globally.”
Mico Systems’ customers will also benefit from now being supported by an established, global service provider and from having new services made available to them. Calligo provides a unique collection of services that cover the entire data journey, with data privacy embedded at every step. These services include public & hybrid cloud, data analytics, artificial intelligence and archival & erasure services, all supported by ‘privacy-first’ data management consultancy and specific assistance with national, international and industry-specific data protection obligations, particularly GDPR and PIPEDA support.
“Calligo’s market-leading cloud services and unrivalled knowledge of international privacy regulations dovetail perfectly with Mico Systems’ leadership and innovation in managed services,” continued Box. “Combining the two portfolios effectively will be made far simpler and faster by the fact that our relationship with Mico Systems goes back many years and we know the senior team and staff well.”
Mico Systems’ current management team will continue to be involved in leading the new Calligo presence in Canada. President and CEO Scott Barrett will take up the new role of Calligo’s Vice President and General Manager for Canada.
Barrett said, “I’m really very excited about this acquisition. There were very obvious synergies between the two organizations, not least our matching commitment to customer service and the way the two companies’ offerings complement each other. My team and I are very excited to help deliver the combined portfolio of cloud infrastructure and data privacy services to the North American market, while also assisting with the global roll-out of managed services.”
About Mico Systems
Based in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, Mico Systems was founded in 1994 and its team of 26 staff brings top tier expertise to the delivery of IT solutions. It is now one of Canada’s leading companies meeting all the outsourced IT needs of small-to-medium-sized clients and is well-established in service industries such as accounting, legal and marketing companies. Its range of advanced services includes remote monitoring, managed storage, 24/7 help desk services, email security, virtualization, networking and server management.
Calligo is a data optimization and privacy specialist. Calligo believes that data privacy is the starting point to any interaction with data. Its unique collection of services covers the entire data journey, from capture and storage to analysis, monetization and archival – with data privacy embedded at every step.
These services include public & hybrid cloud, data analytics, artificial intelligence and archival & erasure services, all supported by ‘privacy-first’ data management consultancy and specific assistance with national, international and industry-specific data protection obligations.
Calligo’s public and hybrid cloud platforms were the first to be designed with data privacy at their core, rejecting the industry’s myopic focus on cloud basics such as uptime and scalability. Calligo is one of the first independent cloud service providers to offer Microsoft Azure Stack and has datacentres in the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, Switzerland, Canada, Singapore and Luxembourg. Calligo’s data analytics and artificial intelligence services will be available on either a typical subscription basis, or through an innovative utility computing consumption model, making these transformative technologies accessible to all businesses regardless of size or in-house expertise.
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