Monday 30 November 2020: Telstra has acquired IT service management provider Epicon, an exciting addition to the technology services capabilities of its Telstra Purple business.
Operating since 2008, Epicon is an Australian owned company with more than 100 technical specialists and operations in ACT, VIC, NSW and QLD. It supports organisations achieving digital transformation through excellence in IT Service Management and IT Operations, providing operational insight through data integration and analytics. Epicon services a strong Australian customer base with large enterprise clients including the ATO and the Department of Home Affairs.
Telstra Enterprise Executive and Head of Telstra Purple, Chris Smith, said the acquisition of Epicon will help enable Telstra Purple to provide customers with visibility and performance of their IT assets and underlying service providers, with the acquisition representing an important step in the execution of Telstra Enterprise’s services-led growth strategy.
“We are continuing to evolve the Telstra Purple suite of professional and managed technology services to help guide organisations through digital transformation. More than ever, our customers require end-to-end control of their IT processes, tools and systems – reinforcing the necessity of data-backed insights to help make quick decisions, which drives consistent improvement and helps to accelerate digital transformation,” he said.
“The experience and knowledge of Epicon in this field is second to none and this expertise will add to the digital transformation services Telstra Purple provides to its enterprise customers. We’re thrilled with the addition of Epicon to our stable of brilliant people who bring purpose to technology. Epicon will be a great cultural fit and we’re looking forward to welcoming them to the Telstra Purple family,” Mr Smith said.
Epicon’s founder Yair Tzur said, “It took me one session with Telstra Purple’s leadership team to know that it is the perfect home for Epicon. Our success is directly attributed to our ability to stick to our core values all while evolving our technologies, solutions and service offerings. Our ‘Customer First’ mentality, being an Employer of Choice and our innovation mindset are perfectly aligned with Telstra Purple’s beliefs.”
“Epicon’s cutting edge Integration Technology, AIOps, ITSM and SIAM Managed Service Solutions, combined with Telstra Purple’s deep domain expertise in allied fields such as Cyber security, Cloud Computing and Software design position us as a perfect partner to support our customer’s digital transformation journey.”
Creating a competitive, proudly owned, Australian technology company with export potential was a dream of Tzur’s for many years.
“I could not think of a better partner to execute it with, and the timing is perfect. The team and I are super excited for the next chapter in our Epic story,” he said.
Formed in September 2019, Telstra Purple is one of the largest Australian owned technology services business, bringing together Telstra Enterprise’s business technology services capabilities and a number of its recently acquired companies (e.g. VMTech, Kloud, Readify), to focus on outcome-based, transformative tech solutions.
Telstra Purple currently has access to almost 1700 experts working across a range of disciplines including network, security, cloud, collaboration, data and analytics mobility, software and design.
In the past 12 months Telstra Purple has helped deliver advanced technology solutions across 8,000 customer projects.