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Telstra acquires app development firm Readify

04 JUL 2016

Australia’s largest mobile operator Telstra acquired Readify, an Australian provider of app development and software-focused consulting and managed services.

Readify’s capabilities, which include enterprise cloud application as well as big data and IoT oferings, will provide an additional platform for Telstra to drive digital transformation for its enterprise customers in domestic and global markets, the operator said in a statement.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Telstra executive director of global enterprise and services, Michelle Bendschneider, said the acquisition supports the company’s goal of curating services with its customers and complements its recent acquisition of Kloud, which offers cloud migration services.

The acquisition adds to the growing technology capabilities that bring value to customers in the network, security and collaboration arenas from integrations of O2 Networks, Bridge Point Communications and NSC in the past three years.

“As we know, apps and software in general are playing an increasingly important role in businesses. Readify is recognised globally for its innovative software solutions and will further help us create software-led digital transformations with our customers,” Bendschneider added.

She said Readify will provide application development and data analytics services, which complement Kloud’s existing services.

Readify employs about 200 staff in Australia, including 160 software developers.

Telstra last month announced plans to introduce its Smart Home platform that connects a range of devices through a single app controlled from a desktop, smartphone or tablet.

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