South Australian Microsoft partner, Calvert Technologies, is set to boost its capabilities and market reach following the acquisition of Adelaide-based reseller, Vivid IT.
Calvert Technologies, based in the Adelaide suburb of Campbelltown, counts Internode, Cisco and Webroot and others among its vendor partners, in addition to Microsoft.
With a headcount of 12, the company has clients including Group Training NT in Darwin, the Challenger Gold Mine, Adelaide Expo Hire, Mykra and LCS Landscapes.
Founded in 2013, Calvert Technology’s new acquisition, Vivid IT, claimed a customer base throughout Adelaide, from bricks-and-mortar retailers to several real estate agencies
The deal is expected to expand Calvert Technologies’ capacity, especially in the real estate industry.
As part of the arrangement, Calvert has also recruited Vivid IT founder, Bobby Collier, as an account manager.
As well as running his own company, Collier’s technology experience includes positions in the defence industry with Raytheon and the Australian Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance.
Collier said that his new role was the perfect fit for his skills.
“A lot of account managers have never run their own gig, so Vivid IT has equipped me to see things from both sides of the fence,” Collier said. “Calvert is a great company with a welcoming culture that delivers services throughout Australia, so I’m looking forward to stepping up to this level. Together we will kick some goals.”
According to Calvert Technologies founder and managing director, Dean Calvert, Vivid IT is a “great cultural fit” with his company.
“Vivid IT was a smaller version of our company, providing managed services and core products such as Office 365 and security, so there’s a great alignment,” Calvert said. “We decided to bring these two businesses together because collectively we can deliver better services to customers than we could separately.
“Bobby [Collier] has an intimate product knowledge from his time on the tools with Vivid IT, plus a first-hand understanding of what makes businesses tick, so he’s passionate about delivering solutions to real-world business problems,” he said.
“Vivid IT’s strength in the real estate sector will extend our company’s existing portfolio of real estate agencies, so we are very happy with this synergy.”