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Thu, 1st Sep 2016
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Perth-based Ignia has been snapped up by Insight Enterprises in a deal designed to expand Insight's global footprint across application design, digital solutions, cloud, mobility and business analytics.

Both companies are strong Microsoft partners, picking up numerous partner awards from the vendor.

Ignia specialises in digital transformation, providing solutions for organisational agility, productivity and competitive performance. The company's customer base spans verticals including resource, utilities, healthcare, education and government.

Meanwhile, Nasdaq-listed Insight is a Fortune 500-ranked global provider of hardware, software cloud and service solutions, with 5700 staff globally.

Ken Lamneck, Insight Enterprises president and chief executive, says the deal will also build on Insight's ‘unique' position to bring solutions powered by intelligent technology to its clients across Asia Pacific.

Phil Rickson, Ignia chief executive, says joining Insight will accelerate the company's growth and allow it to take its services and solutions to the Asia Pacific and global markets.

The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, follows Insight's October purchase of Boston-based interactive design and technology services firm, Blue Metal.

"With BlueMetal  and now Ignia joining Insight, the investments we have made over the last year in application development and consulting capabilities enable us to offer more powerful and diverse solutions to our clients," said Lamneck.

Last year's Microsoft Australian Partner Awards saw Ignia picking up two awards, winning both an Excellence in Industry and Platform Innovation award for a mining solution and the Excellence in Mobility and Devices award.

Next week the company will be vying for awards in the Excellence in Cloud Platform and Excellence in Technology Solutions Specialisation Award at this year's MAPA awards.

Late last year Ignia was announced as one of nine Australian Microsoft IoT partners who were selected 'because they had shown at an early stage that they understood the depth of the transformation that is being wrought by the acceleration of IoT, and by the level of engagement they have in providing IoT solutions for clients', Microsoft said at the time.

The acquisition continues a period of change for the Microsoft partner network in Australia, with Telstra acquiring both Readify and Kloud earlier this year.