Attempting to match the increasing market demand for Microsoft consultants, Com Tech Communications has acquired consulting services provider Nets & Webs.
According to Com Tech, the acquisition complements its existing resource base with "sought-after" technical expertise in Microsoft Windows technology.
Brisbane-based Nets & Webs designs, develops and implements businesses introducing Microsoft technologies.
Com Tech's Queensland state manager, Joe D'Addio, said the Nets & Webs acquisition would bring skills in the high-end Microsoft consulting and engineering arena to the integrator.
"From the Com Tech perspective, our broader expertise across areas such as networking, security and new technologies means we can now offer a range of services. Our combined presence positions us very strongly in the Microsoft consulting space," D'Addio said.
Com Tech's online marketing specialist, Martin Aungle, said the company had been finding it "very difficult" to meet the market demand for people with Microsoft expertise, and added that the problem would be exacerbated with the release of Windows 2000 next year.
Aungle denied suggestions that the company was gearing itself for a public listing, saying that the acquisition of Nets & Webs would have no impact on Com Tech's future as a private company.