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Annodata Steps into Cloud With Keltec

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Annodata has acquired IT infrastructure provider Keltec, as part of its continued expansion into the cloud arena.

The acquisition is the first expansion move by the company following its appointment of Martin St Quinton as Chairman.

The trading entities will be maintained and will become wholly owned by Annodata Limited. As a result of the acquisition, Annodata will have annual revenues in excess of £78 million and 380 employees.

The newly enlarged business will have an end-to-end service portfolio that encompasses managed print and document management services, Unified Communications, enterprise mobility, virtualisation and disaster recovery.

Andrew Harman, Annodata’s Managing Director, stated: “Today’s acquisition is the first example of our new growth plans in the UK. The mass adoption across all industries of IT-as-a-service is leading to wholesale transformation in the technology sector and Annodata has always moved in step with its customers. We see cloud computing as a key opportunity for us to expand beyond our traditional business boundaries. Keltec will complement our existing service portfolio, which includes unified communications, managed print and document services, cloud and mobile device management.

“Keltec’s reputation in the industry, complementary portfolio of services and nation-wide reach made it an incredibly attractive proposition and a natural fit for Annodata. Over the coming months we intend to integrate the company in full and Keltec’s staff will play a pivotal role in this process. Their skills and experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow the business,” he continued.