A new Microsoft-based services business, called Kloud, has set up shop in Melbourne.
Managing director of the new venture, Nicki Bowers, said the company was focused on providing cloud services based on the Microsoft online services platform in the enterprise and government market.
Prior to starting up the new venture, Bowers has previously worked for Microsoft, Dimension Data and Compaq. The Kloud management team also consists of Brendan Carius and Jamie Potter.
“We didn't see many partners in the market that were really focused on providing Microsoft cloud solutions in the enterprise space,” Bowers said. “We'll be working closely with Microsoft and Telstra to go after enterprise customers and providing a number of different services including migration and preparation services and supporting their business when they're in the cloud.”
Bowers said in the next 12 months, she hopes to grow the business to about 50 plus staff and go beyond its Melbourne base.
“We’ve got a high-growth strategy about where we want to take the business,” she said. “We definitely want to expand nationally. We do want to stay a Microsoft-focused organisation, but we're talking to key Microsoft partners on how we can assist them with cloud services.
“We understand this market is going to evolve based on customer demand and requirements. We've got a pretty idea on what we need to offer and what customers need now.”