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ITC Infotech Strengthens Cloud Play with Rs 485 Crore Blazeclan Acquisition

ITC Infotech, a subsidiary of ITC Group, has acquired Blazeclan Technologies, a cloud consulting company, for Rs 485 crore. This move strengthens ITC Infotech's position in the growing cloud services market.

ITC Infotech Strengthens Cloud Play with Rs 485 Crore Blazeclan Acquisition

ITC Infotech, the IT arm of ITC Group, has made a strategic move to solidify its presence in the ever-evolving cloud computing market. The company announced the acquisition of Blazeclan Technologies, a leading cloud consulting company, for a whopping Rs 485 crore in an all-cash deal.

 

This acquisition marks a significant step for ITC Infotech as it bolsters its capabilities in catering to clients in a multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environment. The focus on building a strong partner ecosystem further underscores ITC Infotech's vision for accelerated growth in the cloud services sector.

 

So, what exactly does Blazeclan bring to the table? Founded as a "born-in-the-cloud" company, Blazeclan boasts extensive expertise in cloud migration, digital services, cloud consulting, and data analytics & insights. They are recognized as a Niche Player in the prestigious 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IT Transformation Services, a testament to their strong track record in the industry.

 

Blazeclan's global footprint, spanning India, Singapore, Australia, and several other countries, perfectly complements ITC Infotech's existing reach. This combined presence will allow them to serve a wider client base and offer a comprehensive suite of cloud solutions.

Here's a closer look at what this acquisition means for both companies:

  • For ITC Infotech:
    • Enhanced cloud expertise: Blazeclan's proven track record in cloud migration and management strengthens ITC Infotech's offerings in this crucial area.
    • Multi-cloud and hybrid cloud capabilities: The acquisition caters to the growing trend of businesses utilizing a combination of public and private cloud solutions.
    • Partner ecosystem expansion: Blazeclan's established partnerships with leading cloud providers like AWS, Azure, and GCP broaden the service portfolio for ITC Infotech.
    • Global reach: Blazeclan's international presence allows ITC Infotech to expand its market reach and cater to a global clientele.
  • For Blazeclan Technologies:
    • Access to a wider resource pool: Becoming part of a larger organization like ITC Infotech provides Blazeclan with access to more significant resources and talent.
    • Enhanced growth opportunities: The combined entity creates a stronger market presence, opening doors for Blazeclan to contribute to larger projects and accelerate its growth trajectory.

 

The acquisition is expected to be finalized within 6 to 8 weeks, subject to customary closing conditions. This strategic move positions ITC Infotech as a key player in the dynamic cloud services landscape. By leveraging Blazeclan's expertise and global reach, ITC Infotech is well-equipped to cater to the evolving needs of its clients in the era of multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments.

 

The Indian IT sector is witnessing a surge in cloud adoption, and this acquisition positions ITC Infotech to capitalize on this growing trend. With a combined pool of talent and expertise, ITC Infotech and Blazeclan are poised to become a force to be reckoned with in the cloud services market.


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