Didata acquires US firm Xigo

Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global specialist IT solutions and services provider, has acquired US-based Xigo, a provider of telecommunications expense management (TEM) solutions.

Didata said it aimed to fast-track its services strategy of becoming a fully-fledged Managed Communications Service Provider, and enhance its ability to deliver greater client value across the enterprise – with an integrated cost optimisation solution for spend analysis, sourcing, provisioning and invoice processing.

Dimension Data said it will immediately focus on increasing Xigo’s US market share and meeting the TEM needs of multi-national organisations. Over time, the services will be rolled out to other countries in the group.

Steve Joubert, Dimension Data’s Group Executive, Global Solutions, said: “The acquisition of Xigo is a perfect complement, as it extends this capability beyond integration and management of technology. Telecom expense management has grown to encompass the entire lifecycle of telecommunication services, including inventory and asset management, ordering and provisioning.

“As clients evolve their networks to address globalisation, mobile device proliferation, virtualisation and cloud – Xigo will be instrumental to helping them implement the most cost-effective roadmaps and architectures for both internal and external communication.”

Xigo CEO, Dave Spofford, said: “The combination of Dimension Data’s global footprint and Xigo’s unique cloud-delivered services, creates a tremendous opportunity for organisations to manage their voice and data networks more cost-efficiently, with a complete lifecycle of services.

“In addition, Xigo clients with operations outside of North America will benefit from Dimension Data’s global footprint in 51 countries, along with its deep experience in planning, building and operating IT infrastructures for multinational corporations.”

Spofford will continue to lead the Xigo team, reporting to Dimension Data’s American CEO, Jere Brown, on  the company’s operations – and to Steve Joubert, Dimension Data’s Group Executive, Global Solutions, on strategy.

The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Didata acquires US firm Xigo