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Blue Central acquires VCPro; gains new boss

Blue Central has a new boss after acquiring Virtual Consulting Professionals in an effort to bulk up its services and solutions to deliver hybrid cloud offerings.

Peter Ikladios, who was a director for Virtual Consulting Professionals (VCPro), will take over the role of Blue Central managing director, replacing George Kazangi. Kazangi will remain with Blue Central until the end of July.

Blue Central says its acquisition of VCPro for an undisclosed sum enables it to deliver a ‘valuable new set of services and solutions’ to deliver hybrid cloud offerings to its Australian customers.

VCPro dubs itself ‘an end to end technology solutions provider specialising in the design, development, deployment and support of enterprise level solutions for servers, storage, infrastructure and end user computing in the corporate, education, government and healthcare markets’.

Benoit Droulez, chief strategy officer for IPMG – Blue Central’s parent company – says the enhanced capabilities of the merged business give Blue Central the opportunity to expand its footprint outside of the highly competitive managed hosting market and bring more value to its existing customer base.

“At the same time, we will be able to reach new customers in high value industries like telecommunications, government and education,” Droulez says.

Ikladios says the combined company creates a one-stop shop for technology needs.

“Many Australian businesses are confused by the complexities IT presents, and as a result are not gaining maximum benefit from their investment,” he says.

“Our new strategy and direction means customers can now work with Blue Central as a one-stop sop for all their technology needs, simplifying the IT process.”

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