XContent Business Solutions acquires Auric Consulting

20 February 2020 Consultancy.co.za 2 min. read

Gauteng-based tech solutions firm XContent Business Solutions has acquired the IT business segment of Cape-Town-based Auric Consulting, a move that has been effective since February 1st. The two firms are Microsoft Gold and Microsoft Silver partners respectively, and have agreed that the fit is right to join forces.

XContent is a cloud-focused tech firm, supporting businesses of all sizes in South Africa with their digital transformation efforts. The firm provides end-to-end cloud support, which spans services such as licensing, solution design, development & implementation, business process improvement and a number of others.

The firm leverages the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, and aims to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness in client organisations. In 2017, XContent was named Microsoft Cloud Reseller Partner of the Year, and the firm holds Microsoft Gold competencies in the application development, intelligent systems and cloud platform domains.

XContent has now acquired the IT business segment of Auric Consulting, a firm that aligns with XContent significantly when it comes to service offerings. Auric Consulting is a cloud migration specialist firm that leverages Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Windows Intune and Concur.

XContent Business Solutions acquires Auric Consulting

The firm has experience with managing the cloud migration lifecycle, starting with cloud strategy, through project & portfolio management, predictive migration analytics, mobile integration, all the way to cloud security and service outsourcing. The firm holds Microsoft Silver competencies in its service offerings. 

The combined forces of the two firms will no be in the position to better serve businesses across South Africa, which are growing increasingly receptive to the benefits of cloud solutions. XContent is also looking to boost its capacity to support clients with compliance under the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act, which imposes a number of restrictions of data management, particularly for tech firms.

Danie de Lange, Managing Director of XContent revealed that both firms are satisfied with the alignment of abilities and motivation to achieve these goals. “It was a natural fit. Both companies have a firm focus on Microsoft Cloud, specifically within the Office 365 and the Azure space. Combining this focus with knowledgeable teams and technical skills within both operations, we knew it was the right move,” said

“Both Bruce Fennessy, the Managing Director of Auric Consulting, and I could see the value in the acquisition, and it wasn’t a long process to ensure that we started 2020 with a bang. We are excited by our continued growth within the Microsoft space in South Africa. We have been working hard to ensure that we are at the top of our game and that we remain there,” he added.