DXC Technology Buys Logicalis SMC; ServiceNow Consulting Push Accelerates
In its second acquisition in three months, DXC Technology has acquired Logicalis SMC. The move could boost DXC’s ServiceNow business and expand the company’s reach into the Netherlands, where Logicalis is a key provider of technology-enabled solutions for the service management sector.
Logicalis will join Fruition Partners, a DXC Technology company and leading global ServiceNow platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
DXC has been active on the M&A front. The company in July acquired Tribridge to deepen the company’s Microsoft Dynamics 365 expertise. The ongoing tuck-in deals reinforce the company’s stated goal of expanding its digital offerings with targeted acquisitions.
DXC Technology Background
DXC Technology is relatively new — at least in name. The company formed in April from the merger of Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) and the Enterprise Services business unit of HP Enterprise. CSC ranked 379 on Fortune 500’s most recent list with $7.1 billion in revenue in 2016, but both CSC and HPE’s Enterprise Services consulting unit faced business transformation challenges amid the cloud, mobile and security waves.
Tysons, Virginia-based DXC has around 6,000 public and private sector clients across 70 countries. The company is also a Microsoft Gold Partner, selling Dynamics 365, ERP and CRM products, among others. Among its areas of strength: DXC is a Top 100 MSSP for 2017, according to cybersecurity research from our sister site, MSSP Alert.
Logicalis, meanwhile, has 184 employees across the Netherlands and Europe and also sells proprietary software built on the ServiceNow platform.
ServiceNow Partner Acquisitions Accelerate
Multiple IT consulting firms with ServiceNow business practices have been acquired over the past year. Key deals have included:
- April 2017: Computacenter acquired TeamUltra, a ServiceNow Gold Services Partner with 60 platform experts.
- January 2017: Accenture , another Top 100 MSSP, acquired German ServiceNow pure play company solid-serVision for an undisclosed sum. Moreover, Accenture previously acquired Nashco Consulting and Cloud Sherpas, both of which possessed ServiceNow expertise.
- December 2016: European IT services company Atos acquired ServiceNow Gold Services Partner Engage ESM. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
For its part, fast-growing ServiceNow says SMB partner training has been a big priority for 2017.
Additional insights from Joe Panettieri.