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Optus Business boosts Microsoft skills with Ensyst acquisition

Optus Business boosts Microsoft skills with Ensyst acquisition

Buys Microsoft partner for $13 million

Optus Business has purchased IT and managed services provider, Ensyst for about $13 million to help bolster its managed services expertise.

Ensyst has about 80 staff across offices in Sydney and Melbourne. It was named Microsoft’s 2014 Australian partner of the year and was a founding member of the Microsoft Australia Cloud Solution Provider Program with expertise in areas such as Lync, SharePoint and Office 365.

Its customer base stretches across financial services, education, government, health, construction and mining, manufacturing and services.

Optus Business managing director, John Paitaridis, said Ensyst brings skills and expertise that will complement its existing ICT and managed services capability, which will accelerate its growth strategy.

“We see Ensyst playing a critical role in deepening and enhancing Optus Business’ Microsoft capabilities, which is critical for our business and government customers,” Paitaridis said.

“Ensyst has proven capability to design, build and manage across multiple cloud environments so their expertise provides a good fit to complement skills and services of our ICT business, particularly in cloud, collaboration and business applications and services.”

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