S Central acquires Com Connexions
Victorian-based IT services company, S Central, has acquired Com Connexions. The latter has been operating successfully for more than nine years and built up a strong client base that ranges from small-to-medium businesses to multinational corporate and government departments. S Central services more than 2000 companies, including the ANZ Banking Group, Coles Myer and the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Board. The merger of these two companies creates one of Australia’s largest technology services groups, according to S Central. “Until recently our corporate strategy was that we were a service-only business,” S Central managing director, Peter Mavridis, said. “But this was becoming a really limited market. I think it’s a terrific fit to bring hardware capability to our business by acquiring Com Connexions. They can provide benefits such as Novell expertise and hardware partnerships to our existing outsourcing division.”
Datacom recruits to tackle Java market
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 the company skills around Java Enterprise Edition (J2EE), enabling it to offer 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.