ASG launches MSP and plans ASX-listing

ASG launches MSP and plans ASX-listing

Perth-based IT service provider ASG is set to take on the global IT services market with a new name, new head office and a managed service provider (MSP) offering.

ASG also has plans to list on the Australian Stock Exchange in the first quarter of 2002 providing that market conditions pick up.

Formerly Amcon Solutions, ASG has moved into the MSP marketplace with two products. The first is an entry level monitoring service for customers who still want to administer their own infrastructure and will be provided over a network on a subscription basis. The second is a fully managed MSP product for the total management of IT infrastructure and applications. The company has partnered with Hewlett-Packard, signing a memorandum of understanding to deliver the products to market using HP's OpenView software.

"This MSP product is a way of offering our services remotely," said chief technology officer Steve Tull. "We've offered management services for quite a while, under more conventional means."

The move into MSP services builds on the company's existing competencies, according to Tull, and will help springboard the company into the international arena. ASG has already opened its first international office in London.

"The London office is looking very promising," Tull said.

The company has also just completed a roadshow throughout South East Asia with Compaq, which has an 18 per cent stake in the services company. Compaq bought into the company earlier this year as part of its increasing focus on services.

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