DWS acquires cloud services provider Giacom

DWS acquires cloud services provider Giacom

20 November 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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Digital Wholesale Solutions (DWS) confirms the acquisition of Giacom, the Channel-only cloud services provider.

“The more time we spent with the team from DWS, the more similarities we saw in our businesses and how we approach the Channel,” said Mike Wardell, CEO of Giacom.

“From our focus on customer experience to our business values to the integration approach we each adopt for our technology platforms; it was clear that the two businesses are a great fit.”

The company says that the deal will “provide significant benefit” to its partners. Specifically, Giacom bolsters DWS’ position in the Cloud market alongside its existing strong reputation in telecoms.

With both companies having strong portfolios in its respective sectors, now combined, will help DWS and Giacom customers maximise the opportunities in the convergence of telecoms, cloud & IT.

“I’ve admired the Giacom business for a number of years, a great Channel-only business, obsessed with delivering great products and a great experience for partners through a great platform,” added Terry O’Brien, CEO of DWS.

“We have so much in common in terms of focus, ways of working and values. Bringing together these two high growth businesses in Unified Comms and Cloud services is a huge step forward in our plans to support an ever-converging ICT partner Channel. I think this will be great for our combined 5500 partners and I am really looking forward to working with Mike and his team at Giacom.”

Giacom delivers cloud software solutions through its Cloud Market platform, the UK’s largest independent cloud portal. it supports 3,300 partners who in turn look after over 70,000 end-user small to medium sized enterprises and over 1 million individual licences. 

Additionally, Giacom has established a strong working relation with Microsoft, gaining Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Tier 2 status.