Dimension Data acquires mvision22 September 2010
Dimension Data Holdings has announced that it has acquired mvision, the UK video conference integrator, network and managed video services provider, for an undisclosed sum. mvision supplies, installs, maintains and manages video conference and telePresence endpoints – and, where required, also connects the endpoints to their dedicated managed video network. Dimension Data’s Converged Communications business helps clients communicate and collaborate across multiple channels to improve productivity, enhance customer service, and achieve competitive advantage.
Dimension Data said that the acquisition is in line with its goal to accelerate time to market in managed video, and increase penetration in the hosted UC solutions and new-generation video space, noting that the combined team of employees of mvision and Dimension Data lays down the foundation for the company to globalise its Managed Video Services.
"The acquisition bolsters Dimension Data’s ability to deliver a full suite of Visual Communications solutions and complements our existing Converged Communications proposition in the UK,” said Ton van Horssen, MD of Dimension Data in the UK. “The synergies between Dimension Data and mvision are excellent. Both companies are services-led but believe in selling a full complement of professional services, managed services and technology. Our service offerings are complementary and well aligned, and the two cultures are highly compatible. In addition, there is little overlap in our client bases, so the opportunity for growth by leveraging both companies’ client bases is significant." Van Horssen went on to note that, in time, mvision will be integrated into Dimension Data.
mvision MD Terry Dwyer (pictured) commented that being part of a global, financially strong organisation with a track record of over 27 years bodes well for its clients, as they will be able to leverage the strengths of Dimension Data’s global partner relationships and broader solution sets, and Dimension Data’s clients will be able to access mvision’s wide range of Managed Video Solutions.