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First Tech buys Galdon Data

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First Technology Holdings has acquired Galdon Data and all its assets.

“We are and always have been a very independent unified communications solutions provider and one of the key strengths of Galdon Data is its architectural and implementation skills and technical capabilities in this growing and maturing market,” says Garry Ackerman, MD of Galdon Data.
“We are a Certified Microsoft Gold Partner and hold a unified communications competency. Galdon Data is the only Tier 1 National System Integrator (NSI) Voice partner in South Africa. It was a Top Microsoft Partner in 2009 for Unified Communications and also a finalist in 2008 and 2010 for Unified Communications Solutions – Partner of the Year.
"In addition, we are a RightFax service company, with the largest service market share in southern Africa.”
Ackerman adds that Galdon Data has successfully partnered wtih First Technology to offer unified communicatins solution on a number of occasions over the past year.
Arnold Sharp, CEO of First Technology, comments: "Galdon Data is the leading provider in South Africa of Unified Communications solutions and has a  strong position in this market, especially with the latest release of Microsoft Lync software.
"Its skills in this area are well respected and will complement our strengths and capabilities within the Microsoft-focused part of our company.
“In addition, the RightFax business of Galdon Data provides an additional offering for the group and presents some interesting opportunities going forward."
Galdon Data will continue to operate as a completely independent company within the First Technology organisation under the leadership of the current directors and management team.