news Telstra has announced the acquisition of Readify, an Australian app development firm that has previously provided services for Microsoft.
Telstra said Readify – which has experience building cloud apps for enterprise, as well as Big Data and IoT solutions – will allow it to provide an additional platform to “drive digital transformation” for enterprise customers in both Australia and abroad.
According to the telco, the acquisition complements Telstra’s recent purchase of Kloud, a company that delivers cloud migration services, said Michelle Bendschneider, Telstra’s Executive Director Global Enterprise and Services.
The move also increases the technology capabilities Telstra has accrued in the local market following the integrations of O2 Networks, Bridge Point Communications and NSC over the last three years.
“As we know, apps and software in general are playing an increasingly important role in businesses. Readify is recognised globally for its innovative software solutions and will further help us create software-led digital transformations with our customers,” Bendschneider said.
“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 customisation and extensions as well as business technology advisory services,” she said.
Graeme Strange, Managing Director at Readify, commented: “We’re excited by the opportunity for Readify to grow as part of Telstra … with Telstra’s scale, the opportunities are tremendously exciting.”
Readify, which has received a number of awards from Microsoft for its products, has approximately 200 staff in Australian, including 160 software developers.
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