Network Solutions- Briefs
Powerlan acquires Namadgi Technology
IT services organisation Powerlan has added Namadgi Technology Group to its list of recent acquisitions. Although the terms of the acquisition are the subject of a confidentiality agreement, it is understood they involved the issue of shares in Powerlan.
Powerlan views the acquisition of Namadgi and the rollout of a comprehensive Internet ASP and e-commerce hosting suite of services throughout the Asia-Pacific region as a very attractive growth opportunity for the company. The ASP and e-commerce hosting systems, expertise and infrastructure already developed by Namadgi will be used as the model to roll out this capability throughout Powerlan's 24 offices in the region.
CNI Group becomes Logical Systems Aust
CNI Group has officially changed its name to Logical Systems Australia. The company specialises in all aspects of systems integration including LAN Systems solutions, voice/data integration, software development solutions, e-business solutions and software licence management services.
In Australia, the Logical Group of companies includes Logical Networks (previously Anite) and Logical Procurement (previously Corporate Computer Sales in Victoria).
Logical Australia forms part of the international Logical brand which is represented in the UK, Europe, North America, South Africa and the Asia-Pacific. Logical is the integration arm of Datatec Group, which is based in South Africa and listed on the Johannesburg stock exchange.
Alcatel merges acquisitions
Alcatel has announced it will combine four recent acquisitions into a single entity called Alcatel Internetworking. The new company will deliver voice and data networking products to enterprises and service providers. It integrates the people and technologies of Assured Access Technologies, Internet Devices, Packet Engines and Xylan, in addition to technologies from Alcatel.
The new entity has the mission of offering voice and data networking for enterprises and broadband access and routing/switching solutions for service providers.
The division's product lines integrate voice and data, IP, Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, frame relay, SONET and ATM. The recent acquisitions have very little product overlap and, because of this, all of the major product lines will continue to be sold and developed.