Arkadin announces acquisition of Applicable
Arkadin, part of NTT Communications, and a provider of UC & C services, has announced the acquisition of Applicable, a provider of Cloud Unified Comms and enterprise voice services with offices in Bristol (UK), Brisbane (AUS) and Houston (USA).
Applicable has built, implemented and managed cloud-based Microsoft Lync and Skype for Business for large enterprises for more than 12 years.
The deal will enable Arkadin to expand its global reach and bring the value of UC services to large and global companies. Applicable’s team already hosts more than 330,000 UC users through its ‘ISO/IEC 27001:2013’ certified global private cloud platform.
"The acquisition of Applicable is an important milestone for Arkadin to enable all businesses, from SMBs to the largest enterprises, to harness the full power of Unified Communications for greater workplace productivity," said Olivier de Puymorin, chairman and CEO of Arkadin International.
While Applicable will continue to run its operations independently, the two companies will collaborate on product development and long-term strategic planning. With this acquisition, Arkadin adds to its portfolio of UC solutions available to the Large Enterprise market by combining global UC & Telephony services supported by local presence. This offer supplements the existing portfolio centred on Arkadin Total Connect, a multi-tenant Microsoft Skype for Business hosted service. This service provides a fully integrated UC ecosystem with voice-enabled Office 365, audio/web/video conferencing and contact centre.