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Computing company inq. Acquires Syrex, expanding its coverage to South African market

SOUTH AFRICA – inq., a leading Edge computing company, has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Syrex for an undisclosed amount.

With a presence in 9 countries, this strategic acquisition will see inq., part of Convergence Partners, expand its coverage to the South African market to ultimately facilitate and operate its African divisions, and integrate Edge Computing solutions across the continent.

The agreement is subject to customary conditions including approvals by the Competition Authority of South Africa and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA).

Syrex is a hyperconverged solutions provider that delivers the full ICT services offering, from connectivity to security and tailored IT Managed Services.

Furthermore, Syrex holds an ECS/ECNS licence from ICASA. Syrex is a well established solutions provider with partnerships such as Microsoft (Gold), Mimecast (MSP) and Checkpoint (4 star).

“The acquisition will bring two strategically aligned businesses together to deliver their technology and services across the African continent. This will bring a combined offering into the African market to deliver the best technologies available,” said David Herselman, Managing Director, Syrex.

“We are very excited that our cross-border clients will benefit from Syrex’s strong hyperconverged solutions and inq.’s edge solutions and services. The synergy of our people and cultures will create great opportunities into the future.”

Edge services are increasingly critical to digital transformation and fundamental to enterprises across the public sector and private sectors (Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), Oil and Gas, Mining, FMCG etc.)

“The combination of Syrex and inq. is geared towards deepening our footprint in South Africa to drive hyperconverged and Edge services and solutions within one of the most developed ICT markets on the continent both in the Public and the Private Sectors. Syrex brings to the fold the right qualities that our clients require,” Andile Ngcaba, Executive Chairman, inq. Said.

Established in 1995 by specialising in the installation and support of Linux, Microsoft, and subsequently virtualised and hybrid network infrastructures, Syrex has evolved into a hyperconverged solutions provider that delivers the full ICT services offering from connectivity through to security and tailored IT support.

Syrex has a range of support services and products, which includes connectivity (VoIP, fibre, wireless and VPN), cloud (Office 365, virtualisation, hosting, backup, and archiving), security (firewall, VPN, and security management), sales of both hardware and software, and comprehensive remote managed on and off-site support.

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