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MSP Mergers Abound as SMS Management Inks Indicium Deal

By Doug Barney

SMS Management & Technology Limited is shelling out $22 million to snap up the Indicium and Access Networks group, which together are just known as Indicium.

So what is Indicium? It’s an MSP that provides infrastructure management and business cloud services. Like SMS, it focuses on the Australian market.

“The acquisition of Indicium supports our growing Managed Services and Infrastructure consulting capability, and meets our strategic imperative to increase our annuity revenue. This is a high growth segment of the market and Indicium will accelerate SMS’ offer of managed services in the cloud market,” said SMS CEO Tom Stianos.

Indicium sees itself as quite the catch.

“We established Indicium in 1999 with a view to becoming Australia’s most responsive managed infrastructure delivery specialists. In that time, these traditional managed services have evolved into what we now all know as ‘The Cloud.’ It has been an exciting 14 years evolving our managed services into Cloud and Infrastructure Management services, and we feel the market is shifting to a new and dynamic chapter in how it consumes IT services. Our staff and clients have made a significant contribution to building Indicium into a successful business and we are confident that being part of SMS will provide an exciting opportunity for Indicium to enhance our existing capabilities,” said Indicium founders Andrew Stylianou and Manish Goklaney. “With the support of SMS, including its Consulting and Systems Integration Practices and Asia Pacific reach, we can now address larger scale projects for our customers, positioning us well for enterprise and government cloud solutions.”

The SMS Story

We nailed down what Indicium is all about. Now what’s the deal with SMS? Australian-based SMS was started way back in 1986 and today provides application development and systems integration with an emphasis on compliance, change management, process improvement and technology.

The company specifically supports Google Apps, Microsoft Azure and Office 365, as well as Salesforce.com.

Managed Services Hot Down Under

SMS believes that when it comes to managed services, Australia is ahead of the curve. In fact, more than “40 percent of the current infrastructure requirements are outsourced under managed services contracts,” the company said.




Edited by Alisen Downey

MSPToday Editor at Large

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