DiData buys remaining stake in SQL Services

DiData buys remaining stake in SQL Services

Dimension Data has purchased the remaining 49 per cent stake in New Zealand-based services provider, SQL Services.

The integrator initially acquired 51 per cent of the services provider when it purchased the SecureData Group in November 2004.

DiData national solutions and services director, Dave D'Aprano, said the deal allowed the two companies to start looking at jointly developing new services based on the SQL platform.

"It enables us to embed a lot of what the SQL guys are doing in New Zealand into our services and in some cases vice versa," he said. "We are looking at quite an aggressive growth strategy around SQL."

D'Aprano said he was looking to grow the business by 25-30 per cent this year.

"The real sweet spot for us is the midsize enterprise market of 500-2000," he said. "We are able to offer a fully managed service around customers owning a SQL database."

All SQL staff will be kept on-board. The company had about 20 employees in New Zealand and six in Australia. The New Zealand operation will remain trading as SQL Services.

"The existing management team will stay in place. They have done a great job in running the business to this point and we see no need to change it," he said.

D'Aprano said the company was looking to hire more SQL consultants and database administrators. Local SQL clients include Tourism Western Australia, Guild Insurance and JB Hi-Fi.

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