Core’s CEO will move to Certus to drive digital business opportunities
PRESS RELEASE: Auckland – 20 January, 2016 - Certus Solutions, a leading IBM systems integrator in Australia and New Zealand has announced today that it has acquired Core Technology, a well-known New Zealand enterprise software and application development consultancy, with a history of producing business outcomes for government and large enterprises in the Wellington region of New Zealand. The acquisition will add a substantial new dimension to Certus’ Digital Business Services (DBS) and builds on the Certus Mobile as a Service offering, making it one of the largest DBS providers in New Zealand.
Core Technology has developed solutions for some of the largest technology projects in New Zealand, mostly for financial services and government organisations, including Bank of New Zealand, Chorus, New Zealand Police and Electricity Authority. This pedigree aligns well with Certus’ market position as a leading provider of business and industry solutions to large enterprises and government.
Of strategic importance is access to Core Technology’s Aviarc platform, which incorporates a rapid software prototyping and User Experience (UX) tool set for designing and building rich interactive enterprise applications. This will extend Certus’ existing mobile and digital platform capabilities, enabling the firm to offer UX services and full service DBS, along with the mobile solutions it already delivers. Certus will also continue providing infrastructure services to Core’s existing customer base, complemented by its own services offerings.
Trevor Janes, Chairman of Certus Solutions said: “Acquiring Core Technology’s digital development capabilities and technology will enable Certus to provide a software development capability for our clients and will enable the ongoing development of the enterprise solution sets that Certus has been bringing to market.”
Brian Allen, CEO of Certus Solutions said: “The acquisition completed on the 15th January with commercial operations transferring to Certus Solutions. Aviarc will be operated as a separate entity going forward. Core Technology’s Chief Executive, Shane Mercer, a well-known and respected figure in the Wellington technology industry, will also move over to Certus to direct this addition to Certus’ Digital Business Services portfolio.”
Allen concluded: “Core Technology has a long heritage in the New Zealand IT market with a very strong financial services and government client base and powerful digital development tools. We are pleased that we have been able to acquire the company, so we can create one of the biggest Digital Business Services practices in New Zealand.”
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