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Since coming out a couple of years ago and revealing it had an ambitious managed services strategy SCC has been busy turning that vision into a reality through acquisitions and organic development.
The channel player has been building its capabilities in line with a strategy to drive more of its revenues from services, with the last 18 months being fairly busy in terms of adding more skills to the business.
There have been moves with managed print with the acquisition of M2, a move to bolster data centre capabilities with the purchase of facilities from SSE to name just a couple in the last 18 months.
Now the channel player has taken a controlling stake in mobile voice and data specialist One Point, which is claims now completes its cloud delivered managed services proposition.
The package that SCC can now deliver includes connectivity, voice and with the One Point investment the last piece of the jisaw - mobile.
The announcement around the latest investment comes just days after SCC's managed print offering M2 landed a lucrative contract with Devon County Council.
James Rigby, SCC chief Executive, has always been open about its plans to invest in external companies if it provides it with the skills and technology it needs.
“We’ve been actively pursuing an investment in mobile – and in One Point we’ve found the right business to complement our existing services portfolio and deliver the same, excellent levels of service to customers," he said.
“We’ve worked tremendously hard to build a formidable Cloud Delivered Managed Services proposition – and position SCC at the cutting edge of IT service delivery," he added "This investment marks the completion of our CDMS portfolio, in terms of capability. We’ll now look to drive the proposition forward, adding additional capacity where necessary, alongside continued organic investments in our own Data Centre Services.”
One Point will keep its branding and carry on operating with its existing leadership team. The firm's managing director Ben McElligott said that the deal with SCC would provide it with the chance to be part of a much wider services proposition.
“The investment from SCC cements One Point firmly in the mid-market space and provides our customers with additional choice and value," he said.