Cambridge, UK – October 1, 2007 – NEC Philips Unified Solutions UK Limited (NEC Philips) has today announced that it has acquired Telamon Systems Limited (Telamon) – a specialist provider of resilient IT business solutions and services based in Berkshire, UK. Financial details of the transaction are not disclosed.
Telamon specializes in core infrastructure, virtualization, identity management, security, remote/mobile solutions and cross-platform systems integration backed up by high quality project management and technical support. More than 80% of its employees are in technical IT services roles as consultants, project managers and systems/software engineers. With more than 80 customers across the UK, Telamon specializes in the provision of solutions to mid-to-large enterprises and public sector organizations.
There are considerable synergies between the two businesses, in terms of expertise, as both are Microsoft Gold Partners and both work extensively in enterprise-scale implementations. Telamon adds a depth of experience being a Novell Platinum Partner of many years standing as well as a VMware Enterprise Partner and Citrix Silver Partner.
The acquisition of Telamon fits in extremely well with NEC Philips’ strategy of developing its solutions and services business targeted towards larger commercial and public sector organizations. NEC Philips has considerable expertise in the field of Unified Communications and a well established track record in large, complex converged networks and communications implementations.
Chris de Silva, UK Managing Director of NEC Philips, comments, “We see tremendous growth potential for Unified Communications solutions in the large enterprise space. Telamon‘s experience and track-record will add real value to our strengths in enterprise communications and to our overall solutions proposition to the market. We believe that by adding a great team of people to our existing substantial resources we will have the ‘bandwidth’ to capitalize on the enormous growth potential of this market.”
De Silva continues, “We think that the NEC Philips brand, backed up by some of the best consulting and project management services available is an unbeatable combination.”
Steve Derbyshire, Managing Director of Telamon, who joins NEC Philips as Business Development Director, adds, "We have worked closely with NEC Philips over the past year so we already realize that by combining our respective skills and product knowledge we can create a superb team that can deliver exceptional solutions of outstanding quality.”