Arkadin and Applicable Join Forces to Bring UCaaS to Large Enterprises
Arkadin, an NTT Communications company and provider of Unified Communications and Collaboration services, announced this week that it has acquired Applicable Ltd. Applicable is a provider of Cloud Unified Communications and enterprise voice services.
Applicable is bound to be a great asset to Arkadin, as it has already proven itself to be successful in building, implementing and managing cloud-based Microsoft Lync and Skype for Business for large enterprises. Arkadin is striving to expand its global reach and provide UC services to large and global companies, which is where Applicable’s past successes will come in handy.
“The acquisition of Applicable is an important milestone for Arkadin to enable all businesses, from SMBs to the largest enterprises, to harness the full power of Unified Communications for greater workplace productivity,” said Olivier de Puymorin, Chairman and CEO of Arkadin International. “Our highly complementary portfolios and service strategies, coupled with shared cultural values and an aggressive vision for growth, present a huge opportunity for our global customers and partners to have the benefits of a private and fully managed cloud-based UC solution.”
Although Applicable will continue to run its operations independently, the two companies will collaborate when it comes to product development and long-term strategic planning. Both companies will benefit from this pairing, especially Arkadin. It is finally getting the opportunity to strengthen its portfolio of UC solutions and make them available to the Large Enterprise market. This acquisition enhances the existing portfolio that’s centered on Arkadin Total Connect, which is a multi-tenant Microsoft Skype for Business hosted service. The service provides a fully integrated UC ecosystem that has voice-enabled Office 365, audio/web/video conferencing and contact center. Arkadin had a strong base already, and it’s only going to be improved through this acquisition.
Applicable is excited for the move too, with Applicable Managing Director, Alan Baldwin, saying, “We are thrilled to be joining Arkadin and are certain it will benefit all stakeholders, including our talented workforces and current and future customers.”
He continued, “Our combined resources and shared passion for enabling organizations to collaborate, will successfully deliver integrated Microsoft UC services that meet the essential quality of experience requirements of enterprise customers. Arkadin’s global telephony and local approach to service, together with Applicable’s expertise, offer customers a complete UC service.”
Edited by Maurice Nagle