Telus has purchased a 20 percent stake Alithya, a Quebec-based information technology and consulting service provider focused on the Canadian market with presence in other international countries, a move that will enhance its IT service capabilities.
By leveraging each company's expertise, Telus and Alithya will offer suites of information and communication technology (ICT) services, with a focus on providing managed infrastructure services to their business customers.
Under the terms of this agreement, the two companies said they will consolidate their expertise, with 94 employees from Telus' Professional Services team joining Alithya in the coming weeks.
Alithya's team of advisors located in nine Canadian and three French offices will create a single team of almost 600 consultants. At the same time, Telus will retain its professional services team specializing in the provisioning of expertise on application and managed infrastructure services, specifically related to managed cloud computing, hosting and portal offerings.
A key focus of this pact is to drive new cloud-based services to business customers.
"This partnership will address the business community's growing demand for managed infrastructure solutions centered on intelligent data centers and cloud-based technologies," said Benoit Simard, vice president for Business Markets for Telus.
Cloud has been a growing element of Telus' business service portfolio. In November, the service provider released two new cloud-based services focused on contact center and collaboration applications.
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