Telstra steps up enterprise mobility play with MSC purchase
- 14 July, 2016 14:54
Barely a week after announcing its purchase of Readify, Telstra has bought enterprise mobility solutions provider, MSC Mobility.
The acquisition will see the telco build up its end-to-end enterprise mobility lifecycle capabilities including reporting and analytics.
MSC employs around 100 staff, mostly based in Sydney. It provides mobile device management and provisioning services for large organisations, including devices and support to end users. It also provides professional services, strategy consulting and mobility solutions design.
Its core capability rests within its enterprise mobility management platform that involves mobile device management software such as Airwatch and MobileIron.
MSC has been a Telstra partner for more than a decade and already provides a number services to the telco’s enterprise customers.
“This is a great fit for our people and we are really excited by the opportunity to be part of Telstra's strategic plan,” MSC managing director, Leuk Andersen, said.
Telstra executive director global products, Michelle Bendschneider, said the acquisition is a key step in its Global Enterprise and Services’ (GES) focus on enterprise mobility – which has been prioritised as a fundamental part of Telstra’s growth strategy.
“This acquisition is an investment capturing the fastest growing segment of the enterprise mobility market: managing the supply of apps, content and mobile services to enterprises,” Bendschneider, said. “To achieve our growth aspirations in Enterprise Mobility, we need to develop our customer relationships from a holistic mobility view, rather than just what sits on their device or tablet.
“By acquiring MSC we can now work with a customer’s entire enterprise mobility experience and can manage it through one unified platform.”
Bendschneider said MSC’s established processes and platform can be expanded to host and support the service in Asia, Europe and US, which also supports its objective to grow the portfolio globally.