BT buys Basilica to widen SME services offering


BT buys Basilica to widen SME services offering

Antony Savvas

BT has acquired IT services firm Basilica Computing to widen its offering to SMEs.

Bill Murphy, managing director of BT Business, said, "This acquisition will underpin BT's long-term growth in the unified communications sector."

Basilica provides design, configuration and implementation services to its customers. Its accreditations include HP Preferred Partner, Cisco Systems Authorised Reseller, IBM Premier Partner, Microsoft, Symantec, Alteris Gold Partner, VMware Enterprise Partner, and Citrix Gold Access Partner.

The company, based in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, employs more than 200 people and generated revenues of £76m for the year ended 31 August 2006.

BT Business is a division within BT Retail that focuses entirely on the communications needs of SMEs in the UK.

The value of the Basilica acquisition has not been disclosed.

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