Calligo acquires DC Networks

Data optimisation and privacy specialist Calligo has acquired DC Networks, a Dublin-based IT managed services provider.

The value of the deal was not disclosed, but buying the managed service provider was seen as a significant step in Calligo’s global growth strategy.

In the last three years, it has completed six acquisitions - three in Canada, one in Guernsey, one in Luxembourg and now one in Ireland - creating a multi-jurisdictional provider of IT managed services that cover the entire data lifecycle.

Calligo’s portfolio of services includes public and hybrid cloud, IT managed services, data analytics and artificial intelligence services, all supported by ‘privacy-first’ data management consultancy.

Julian Box, founder and chief executive of Calligo, explained: “Ireland is a rapidly-growing market, but particularly in its appetite for innovative technology; it is populated by a high proportion of ambitious, data-driven businesses eager to explore how they can make the fullest use of their data and make it work harder for them.

“Adding a presence here, alongside our established locations in the UK and Europe, bolsters our ability to provide local, European and international businesses with a full suite of data-centric managed services that satisfy all requirements in data residency, data privacy and data ethics.”

Robert Doyle, director of DC Networks, said the similarities in service lines, customer focus and underlying missions were striking. “This acquisition will be an excellent result for our new and existing clients, as the wider portfolio of data services that will be made available to them, including data privacy, automation and artificial intelligence, are exactly what they and businesses across Ireland are in need of.”

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