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SA: BCX heightens cloud value proposition with DotCom acquisition

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ICT systems integrator and DX partner BCX, has acquired 100% of the shares in DotCom Software Projects Pty Ltd. (“DotCom”) for an undisclosed amount.

In a statement released on January 20, 2023, BCX said the deal will enrich its cloud services and provide greater value to its clients across key verticals.

Jan Bouwer, Chief of Digital Platform Solutions at BCX, said, “With greater access to on-demand computing power, highly scalable platforms and more flexible approaches to IT spending, cloud computing has gone from an emerging technology to an indispensable business resource.”

BCX has, over the past year, increased its focus on cloud computing with its cloud-agnostic strategy, having recently announced an exclusive rights deal with Alibaba Cloud, one of the largest cloud players globally.

In September 2022 the companies penned a deal in Thailand which gives BCX exclusive rights to distribute Alibaba Cloud’s products and services in South Africa.

DotCom choice

DotCom was founded in 2012 and according to BCX has become a significant player in digital transformation, specialising in cloud solutions and as a trusted Microsoft Azure Gold partner.

DotCom delivers cloud computing-based services and solutions including Cloud software solutions, Cloud Managed Services and Cloud Advisory and Consulting services to companies migrating to cloud computing.

BCX said the company has, over eleven years, built up a significant client base drawn from a range of industries, including the financial and insurance sectors.

It added that the acquisition provides greater choice, diversity, and value to its clients.

“As a Cloud Solutions Provider, DotCom adds to our own cloud capabilities, specifically with regards to Microsoft Azure, which further drives our cloud agnostic strategy”, said Bouwer.

Jonas Bogoshi, CEO at BCX, said: “BCX is also aggressively growing its capabilities to create a more balanced product portfolio for growth. The acquisition of DotCom combined with existing capabilities at BCX will create a power-house in the cloud space. I am confident that welcoming DotCom into the BCX family will not only bolster our capabilities but will create further opportunities to grow our product portfolio in the future.”

JC van den Heever, CEO of DotCom, said, “BCX and DotCom are a natural fit. I think we complement one another and share the same commitment of helping our clients make the transition to secure cloud in a way that strengthens their business and accelerates their growth. The cloud computing market continues to grow rapidly as companies move from on-premises solutions to cloud-based systems. Trends emerging suggest that companies will continue to adopt new deployment models, such as edge and cloud-native applications, to shifts in operating models, to remote and virtual desktops. I believe that together we can transition our clients seamlessly through these developments.”

Both BCX and DotCom believe the future of cloud computing is increased adoption and discovering new ways to use systems and in-formation in the cloud to drive insights and operational efficiencies.

“More and more businesses are investing in a hybrid approach that mixes on-premises and cloud-based systems, and the market as a whole is moving towards greater reliance on subscription-based software, infrastructure, and managed cloud services,” they said.

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