Telstra is continuing their bid to become one of Melbourne’s leading media providers with the acquisition of Kloud Solutions, for an estimated $40 million.
Last May, Telstra announced plans to lead the charge in Australia’s technological industry, under the guidance of new chief executive Andrew Penn. Penn proved his commitment to this mission, with the acquisition of the Australian Microsoft subsidiary.
Telstra and Kloud have been working together to bring innovative technological solutions to Australia for years. This is just another step, solidifying the partnership in the process, to bring high-speed, high-quality information and communications technology to Melbourne and the rest of the Sunshine Coast.
Moving Forward Towards The Future
Telstra has expressed hopes that the merger with Kloud will catapult them into the vanguard of information technology.
According to Telstra’s executive director of Global Enterprise and Services Michelle Bendschneider, “We are committed to helping Telstra customers increase agility, lower costs, and increase their competitive advantage. Kloud’s expertise can make it even easier for our customers to transition their workloads and applications to the cloud. Kloud will enhance Telstra’s consulting-led capabilities by expanding our professional and managed services, complementing recent acquisitions such as NSC, O2 Networks, and Bridgepoint.”
This merger follows hot on the heels of a wide array of mergers, as alluded to by Bendschneider. North Shore Connections (NSC) Group is a communications solution and contact centre which Telstra acquired in August 2013; network integration services provider O2 Networks was acquired for roughly AU$60 million in January 2014; while information security, data management, and networking provider Bridgepoint joined the team in October 2014.
Telstra has also acquired a health analytics company, Anywhere Healthcare, in April 2014, and an e-health management system, EOS Technologies, in October 2015.
These are ust some of the steps Telstra is taking to ensure their Melbourne Telstra customers have the latest, most up-to-date technology and services.
If you’d like to see how our lightning fast information services can speed up your life, come into a Telstra dealer in Melbourne today, and let us show you what we’ve got!