Calligo snaps up DC Networks

Global data optimisation and privacy specialist, Calligo announced it has acquired DC Networks, a Dublin-based IT managed services provider, specialising in IT support, telecommunications and networking and managed Microsoft Azure services.

In the last three years, Calligo has completed six acquisitions – three in Canada, one in Guernsey, one in Luxembourg and now DC Networks.

Calligo’s portfolio of services includes public & hybrid cloud, IT managed services, and data analytics & artificial intelligence services, all supported by ‘privacy-first’ data management consultancy and specific assistance with national, international and industry-specific data protection obligations.  Calligo Founder and CEO Julian Box said that Ireland was a rapidly-growing market, but particularly in its appetite for innovative technology.

“Ireland is a strategic target. 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.”

“DC Networks was an easy choice of company for our first steps into Ireland”, said Box. “It is a well-run business with a portfolio of IT, cloud and managed services that will meld very easily with our own, and it has a rightfully-earned local reputation for client service and accurate delivery. In truth, the business reminds us of ourselves and we are excited by the prospect of adding the existing team to our own, and offering new and existing clients a broadened portfolio of data optimisation services with the same client-centric service mentality.”

“Synergy is an overused term in these situations, but here it is remarkably apt,” said Robert Doyle, Director of DC Networks. “The similarities in our service lines, customer focus and underlying missions were striking. We have taken pride in developing strong relationships with our clients, many of whom have been with us for many years, and we know their businesses, needs and data challenges inside out. 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.”