Calligo acquires Connected Technologies Inc.
Posted by William Shilson on 29 March 2019 09:37 AM
Acquisition of Ontario-based outsourced IT & cloud services company makes Calligo one of the largest providers of cloud and managed services serving the Greater Toronto Area, and the most experienced in supporting the specific needs of the Toronto CPA industry
St Helier, Jersey, March 28th, 2019 – Calligo, the global data optimization and privacy specialist, today announced it has acquired Connected Technologies Inc., a Canadian specialist in outsourced IT and cloud services.
The purchase of Connected Technologies, based in Brampton, Ontario, is another significant step in Calligo’s continued growth strategy. The acquisition complements its two previous acquisitions in Canada – cloud services provider, 3 Peaks, in October 2017 and Mico Systems, an outsourced IT services company, in May of last year.
Adding Connected Technologies to the already substantial team makes Calligo one of the largest IT managed services providers serving the Greater Toronto Area by both client numbers and team headcount. The combined client base also gives Calligo the largest concentration of CPA customers in the region and the longest track record in serving the industry’s IT, cloud and data residency needs.
Calligo provides a unique collection of data optimization services that cover the entire data journey, with data privacy embedded at every step. These services include public & hybrid cloud, IT managed services, data analytics, artificial intelligence and archival & erasure services, all supported by ‘privacy-first’ data management consultancy and specific assistance with national, international and industry-specific data protection obligations, particularly GDPR and PIPEDA.
In addition, Calligo also offers CPA-specific services which include the support of industry applications such as Wolters Kluwer CCH Accountants’ Suite and Doc.IT; the provision of extended support hours during predictable peak times such as tax season; and the industry understanding to support CPAs’ specific regulatory and policy requirements in data security, residency and privacy.
“We are very excited about what the acquisition of Connected Technologies means for Calligo in Canada and internationally,” said Calligo Founder and CEO, Julian Box. “We have been very strong in the delivery of cloud and managed services in Toronto for some time now. Adding Connected Technologies’ experience and skills to our own will cement our position as the first choice for Toronto businesses wanting to outsource their IT.”
Box added, “Looking more broadly, we are also anticipating this acquisition strengthening our delivery of public and hybrid Azure services to businesses around the world who are keen to extract the most value from their data, while respecting applicable data privacy laws and data ethics.”
Connected Technologies’ 200+ customers will benefit from now being supported by an established, global service provider and from the wider service portfolio that Calligo offers.
William Shilson, President of Connected Technologies Inc., commented, “This acquisition was the result of obvious synergies between our two organizations – strong company cultures, a shared focus on customer centricity and a hunger for innovation. We have seen firsthand the interest that our customers have in the wider services that Calligo offers, particularly in data optimization and also in ensuring that their processes and infrastructure meet their data privacy obligations. This acquisition will therefore create a compelling new service proposition for existing clients, while putting Calligo in the strongest possible position to serve the needs of the wider market.”
Calligo is a data optimization and privacy specialist.
Calligo believes that data privacy is the starting point to any interaction with data. Its unique collection of innovative cloud-based services covers the entire data journey, from capture and storage to analysis, monetization and archival - with data privacy embedded at every step.
These services include public & hybrid cloud, IT managed services, data analytics, artificial intelligence and archival & erasure services, all supported by ‘privacy-first’ data management consultancy and specific assistance with national, international and industry-specific data protection obligations.
Calligo’s public and hybrid cloud platforms were the first to be designed with data privacy at their core, rejecting the industry’s myopic focus on cloud basics such as uptime and scalability. Calligo is one of the first independent cloud service providers to offer Microsoft Azure Stack and has datacentres in the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, Switzerland, Canada, Singapore and Luxembourg. Calligo’s managed services support, maintain and protect thousands of users, endpoints and servers across the globe. Calligo's data analytics and artificial intelligence services will be available on either a typical subscription basis, or through an innovative utility computing consumption model, making these transformative technologies accessible to all businesses regardless of size or in-house expertise.