Melbourne-headquartered services outfit Computergate has acquired iTLC, one of its Perth-based service agent partners, in a concerted effort to tackle the west coast.
Founded in 2000, iTLC provides hardware, software, internet and end-user solutions, though its website highlights its Windows server and virtualisation, web development, data protection and site support in particular, focusing on offering a diverse skill set to clients.
Computergate will maintain the iTLC brand and run the company as its own Perth branch, with the original team staying on board led by branch manager Simon Hindley.
Western Australia is a key target for future growth for Computergate, and according to the company, recent strategic alliances have allowed it to focus more on expanding in Perth.
iTLC was previously a service agent for Computergate in Perth, so combining forces made sense, according to Computergate chief executive Mario Greco.
“Having worked independently and alongside all this time made it simple to find a path to make this work. We intend to keep the iTLC brand alive, whilst developing Computergate capabilities and managed maintenance programs we expect to deliver superior service offerings to provide our customers with a seamless experience," he said.
"I am excited that Computergate has positioned itself with iTLC. I see immense potential using industry leading features of Computergate service and management capabilities that will complement the needs of the Perth market. The support and services perfectly enhance the Computergate’s offerings into the future, as well as deliver better customer experiences in the process."
He added that the acquisition would allow the company to continue to support and grow local SME's whilst strengthening its service delivery capabilities.
Computergate touts a global network of partner organisations, with service partners throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific. Its services range from managed services to backup and recovery, security, remote desktop access and monitoring.