IT services firm, Datacom Systems, has recruited nine former SolNet employees in an effort to extend its open standards solutions service. SolNet ceased operations in Australia in early January after Sun Microsystems revoked its reseller contract with the company.
Datacom specialises in the installation, configuration and support of all Microsoft products. The new staff will give allow the company to offer Jave Enterprise Edition (J2EE) consulting, installation and support solutions.
“There is a genuine misconception in the market that enterprise-wide technology development should be based on either .NET or J2EE platforms,” CEO of Datacom, Michael Browne, said. “The reality is that most organisations often need to combine the two technologies to ensure maximum scalability and performance."
Browne said that branching out in this way was a great opportunity for the company.
"We feel that our recruitment strategy reflects a current gap in the industry of technical consulting and support providers,” he said.
Browne said that it was not the desire of Datacom to purchase SolNet.
"The staff resigned from SolNet and we employed them," he said. "We didn't want to buy the company. It had no real value to us. It was the expertise of the staff that we were interested in.
"Our client base, as well as SolNet's former client base, see not only a continuity of service, but a broader range of services."