Calligo, the end-to-end managed data services provider, has acquired Itomic Voice & Data Ltd., a Cork- and Dublin-based IT managed services provider, specialising in delivering IT solutions and maintenance and managed Microsoft 365 and Azure services nationwide. The value of the deal has not been disclosed.
The purchase of Itomic Voice & Data is Calligo’s seventh acquisition in three years, and follows January 2020’s acquisition of Dublin-based DC Networks. These two acquisitions combine to make Calligo one of the largest IT managed service providers in Ireland, and the only one to offer data privacy support at the heart of every service.
Calligo puts data and its privacy at the heart of a unique collection of managed data services for SMEs and enterprises that optimize and protect data at every point of its journey through the organisation. These include privacy- and security-centric IT managed services; the world’s first public cloud platform to have been designed with privacy at its heart; sophisticated data privacy adherence services; and enterprise-level, ‘privacy by design’ machine learning services and tools. Itomic Voice & Data’s services and skill sets in managed IT support and Azure services therefore perfectly complement Calligo’s own.
“With the addition of Itomic Voice & Data, we are now one of the largest IT service providers in Ireland, with sizeable presence in both Cork and Dublin – Ireland’s two largest economic regions – and the capability to serve businesses throughout the country,” commented Julian Box, Founder and CEO of Calligo.
“We focused our current expansion strategy on Ireland because of its growing number of innovative businesses developing new data-reliant tools and services. We believe Irish businesses stand to gain enormously from our services and expertise, particularly in international data privacy.”
“Calligo’s core value is to be ‘Customer First”, and so any acquisition target has to match this,” continued Box. “Just as DC Networks did, Itomic Voice & Data certainly fits this profile and has built a large customer base on a foundation of excellent service and support, leading to many customers staying loyal year after year. This strength was particularly evidenced by its impressive stability through the turbulence of the recent weeks and months, which reinforced our conviction that Itomic Voice & Data was the right choice for us.”
Paul Condon, Director of Itomic Voice & Data, added: “Calligo and ourselves are remarkably similar in many ways, not least in our two key areas of focus: helping our clients make the most of their data, and our equal determination to continually deliver the service they expect. We are confident that as our customers become Calligo customers, they will benefit from the support and more varied services of a larger, more experienced organisation, meaning any challenge to the availability, access, security or safe and intelligent use of their data can be met.”