AMSTERDAM, January 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Direct contribution to financial results. Strengthens market leadership.
ISGroup (ISG), Dutch market leader in Cloud Computing and IT Services today announced the acquisition of Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) and hosted applications provider RDC Xtended, a subsidiary of RDC Group. "With this acquisition, we again expand our leading position in the European cloud market. Xtended's innovative proposition and complete range of cloud based financial and HR applications signifies a strong addition to our successful DeskHub™ solution which in 2014 has shown 80% revenue growth," comments Jan Willem des Tombe, ISG's chief executive officer.
Xtended will - after a migration period - relocate to the IS Group offices and will fully merge with IS Group's activities. The management board of IS Group remains unchanged in the hands of Jan Willem des Tombe and Arjan Steevels. The acquisition of Xtended directly contributes to the financial result of IS Group. The company's platforms and portfolio of applications will be merged with ISG's DeskHub™ proposition. ISG will make further investments in expanding platform capacity to keep up with market demand. ISG sees strong extra revenue potential in Xtended's customers and partners also making use of ISG's HyperGrid™ (hybrid cloud computing platform) and CrossNet™ (connectivity) solutions as well as a broad array of managed and security services.
Scale and innovation key
Jan Willem des Tombe: "We firmly believe that in our business, scale of operations and innovations are crucial in staying ahead and continuing to lead this market in which technological developments mature rapidly. This allows us to support our customers with the latest technology available. For this reason, selective strategic acquisitions that directly contribute to our financial result make part of our company strategy. ISG has successfully acquired and integrated 12 companies, which has led to the valuable experience of doing this in the most effective way. Xtended is a great addition to this." René Louter, CEO of Xtended, added: "Joining forces with ISG signifies a major step forward for Xtended's customers and employees. For these reasons RDC Group ourselves have also become a customer of ISG and we will engage in further partnership with ISG."
ISGroup BV (ISG) is the leading Dutch provider of Cloud computing and IT services. ISG translates the needs of organizations into three cutting edge IT solutions: HyperGrid™ (hybrid cloud computing platform), DeskHub™ (desktop-as-a-service) and CrossNet™ (secure and easy management of networking and connectivity). ISG has a triple ISO certification (9001, 27001 and 20000), an ISAE 3402 Type II accreditation and features PCI DSS compliant and ISO 14001 certified datacenters. ISG renders its services to approximately 25,000 customers in the SMB, enterprise and public sector. For more information please check http://www.is.nl/en
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