Telstra buys Readify for cloud, big data and IoT

06 Jul 2016
00:00

Telstra has announced the acquisition of Australian application development and software-focused consulting and managed service provider, Readify, as the incumbent continues to grow its acquisition portfolio of cloud offerings for enterprises.

While the value of the acquisition is not disclosed, Telstra said the deal will provide an additional platform for the operator to drive digital transformation for its enterprise customers in domestic and global markets.

Readify’s capabilities include enterprise cloud application solutions as well as big data and IoT solutions. Readify is a Microsoft channel partner that employs 200 staff across major Australian cities, including 160 software developers.

Telstra executive director global enterprise and services Michelle Bendschneider added that the Readify acquisition complements Telstra’s recent acquisition of Kloud.

“Readify will provide application development and data analytics services, nicely complementing Kloud’s existing services. It will enable Telstra to add incremental value to customers in enterprise cloud applications, API-based customization and extensions as well as business technology advisory services,” Bendschneider noted.

Telstra previously expanded its cloud and managed network application services capabilities by acquiring Australian managed services provider Kloud in January, which provides professional and managed services to more than 80 corporate and government customers across Australia and Asia-Pacific.

Telstra had also acquired unified communications solutions and contact center provider North Shore Connections, network integration service provider 02 Networks and information security, networking, and data management provider Bridge Point Communications in the past three years to expand and enhance its technology capabilities and offerings in the network, security and collaboration segments.

In February, Telstra also made a strategic investment in Chinese cloud storage service provider, Qiniu, for an undisclosed amount, through its investment arm, Telstra Ventures.

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