Systems integrator Prolinx has said its acquisition of Merseyside-based Five IT might not mark the end of its buy-and-build cloud strategy.
The firm has hit the acquisition trail over the last 12 months as it seeks to reposition itself as an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider for public sector and commercial organisations.
The firm started on its acquisition spree in July 2009, with the purchase of software developer Mason Stone. Since then, Prolinx has acquired IT infrastructure deployment specialists DCS and Merseyside-based virtualisation consultancy Five IT.
Mike Wheeler, commercial director at Prolinx, said that, along with the datacentre the firm bought in June, it now had all the pieces required to implement its IaaS strategy.
“We have all the parts we need, but I would not rule out making further acquisitions in the future,” he added. “We are keen to develop and accelerate the company’s growth, but we would also like to achieve that organically, too.”
In terms of future acquisition targets, Wheeler said: “We would only consider someone who brings in some kind of capability that adds weight to our IaaS model.”
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