Pictured from left to right are Aisling Curtis, Small Mid-Market Solutions & Partner Director, Microsoft Ireland; Willy Kelly, Sales Director, Micromail and John Purdy, Chief Executive Officer, Ergo; as leading IT service provider Ergo, announces that it has acquired software licensing specialist Micromail, in a deal that will make Ergo the strongest Cloud and Licensing Solution Partner in Ireland.
Software licensing specialist acquired by Ergo
Leading IT services provider Ergo has acquired software licensing specialist Micromail 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 programme models (Enterprise, MPSA, Service Provider and 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, Sales 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 premise, in the cloud, or a combination of both.”
Aisling Curtis, Small Mid-Market Solutions and 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 and 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-premise and cloud. As the Microsoft licensing model evolved to encompass cloud services such as Office 365, Intune and Azure through Managed Services Partners, Ergo was a first mover in Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Partner 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.
As Ireland’s leading cloud and IT managed services provider, Ergo excels in matching technology to business needs and has been helping organisations achieve their strategic goals for 23 years. Ergo’s commitment to innovation and excellence has been recognised by the industry on many occasions. Recent accolades include ICT Managed Services Company of the Year, Microsoft Country Partner of the Year 2015 and Microsoft Cloud Partner of the Year 2015. John Purdy, Ergo CEO, won the 2014 EY Industry Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
For further information, visit www.ergogroup.ie
Established in 1987, and for some years, Ireland’s only indigenous Microsoft Licensing Solutions Partner, Micromail has attained a unique position in the IT marketplace. With 15 staff and an annual turnover of €17m, the company provides high-value expertise and advice to large organisations in the Corporate, Government, & Education sectors.
For further information, visit www.micromail.com