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Modality Systems has been acquired by ICT service provider GCI

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Exciting news, (at least specifically for me working at Modality Systems), Microsoft collaboration specialist Modality Systems has been acquired by ICT service provider, GCI.

Some comments from the press release:

The Modality business will be run within the GCI group. James Rodd the current Modality CEO comments: “Both GCI and Modality have invested heavily in innovating around Microsoft’s collaboration suite and our combined global customers will benefit from a leading managed service company which is at the forefront of digital transformation. We believe the potential is massive given that Microsoft Teams alone is set to become the second-biggest workplace collaboration app by 2020, surpassing both Slack and Google Hangouts”.

Adrian Thirkill, CEO of GCI explains: “The acquisition of Modality Systems provides GCI and its customers with established scale and support internationally. Geographically, it expands the ability of the combined companies to service larger, global companies and additionally widens key new markets in the USA, Australia and Asia where Modality has already established sales and delivery capability for enterprise customers”.

Mike Constantine, GCI CTO adds: “The acquisition of Modality Systems opens up exciting opportunities for us. The scale of engineering expertise we now have across the Microsoft product stack puts us in a fantastic competitive position. Additionally, we are investing in datacentre modernisation services, powered by Microsoft’s Azure public cloud to support customers embracing modern ways of hosting and transforming their applications. We are looking forward to the next step as the two companies work closely together to deliver even more exciting propositions to the market, underpinned by Microsoft technologies”.

About GCI

GCI is one of the UK’s leading Converged ICT Service Providers, with offices across the country from Poole on the South Coast to Glasgow. It provides a suite of managed services designed around five integrated technology pillars: Full IT Support, Unified Communications, Cloud, Security & Compliance and Network & Infrastructure.

GCI’s services and solutions are all about influencing positive business outcomes. They are designed to address customer challenges and support organisations on their journey through digital transformation to digital business. GCI provides a consultative service backed by more than 225 technical staff from its 500-strong workforce. Alongside its suite of end-to-end managed services, GCI also aspires to be synonymous with best-in-class Skype for Business Solutions, Contact Centre Solutions and Managed Services.

References:

Modality Blog

GCI Blog

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Tom Arbuthnot

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Microsoft Collaboration specialists Modality Systems.

Tom stays up to date with industry developments and shares news and his opinions on his blog, Microsoft Teams Podcast and email list. He is a regular speaker at events around the world.

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