Leading IT services provider Ergo has acquired software licensing specialist Micromail for an undisclosed sum, in a deal that will make Ergo the strongest Cloud and Licensing Solution Partner (CSP/LSP) in Ireland. Ergo is now uniquely positioned to offer Irish organisations an end-to-end service around Microsoft products, from design, deployment and licensing to running them as a managed service, speeding up the return on investment cycle.
Cork-based Micromail will continue to trade under its own name, building on Ergo's scale and diversity to extend and deepen its licensing consultancy and software asset management business across all sectors of the Irish economy. Though primarily a Microsoft house offering Volume Licensing solutions across all Microsoft’s Program models (Enterprise, MPSA, Service Provider, & Campus), Micromail also supports multi-vendor licensing solutions including Adobe, VMware, Kaspersky, AutoDesk, and many others.
John Purdy, CEO of Ergo, commented, “We are delighted to add Micromail and large-scale software licensing and subscriptions to our business portfolio. It is a significant addition to our competencies at a time of huge change in the IT industry.”
Willy Kelly, Managing Director of Micromail commented, “With Ergo we will be bigger and better; our two companies, working as one, will provide customers with the full spectrum of IT Services On-Premises, in Cloud, or a combination of both.”
Aisling Curtis, Small Mid-Market Solutions & Partner Director for Microsoft Ireland commented “This is exciting news and a great opportunity for our customers. In a ‘Mobile first, cloud first world’ having a partner that can provide end to end services such as software asset management, licensing consultancy, deployment & activation of Microsoft Cloud Technologies whilst providing support will ensure that the return of investment for our customers is realised in full.”
Ergo and Micromail have developed a close working relationship over the years, bringing their complementary skills and expertise to bear on a wide range of customer challenges. Microsoft’s new Cloud Solution Partner program provides opportunities for Licensing Solution Partners (LSPs) and CSPs to join forces and bring together the two strands of Microsoft’s technology stack, On-premises & Cloud. As the Microsoft licensing model evolved to encompass cloud services such as Office 365 & Intune & Azure through Managed Services Partners, Ergo was a first mover in Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Partner (CSP) program. Offering LSP services is a natural next step in providing a comprehensive Microsoft portfolio.
“With the acquisition of Micromail we see an opportunity to help our customers get the best value out of their software by providing a one-stop service for cloud and on-premise that covers licensing as well as architecting and implementing the solution,” said John Purdy. “We can help clients get the very best return out of their Microsoft investments.”
Micromail will continue to operate independently and work with the wider community of Microsoft resellers and channel partners in Ireland.
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