By Chris Barbin
A few years ago Appirio took a gamble and decided to expand into Japan. At the time we were still pretty young as a company, had to divert some key resources to make it happen, and depend on our partners’ support. It wasn’t an easy decision, but it paid off. Today, Japan is a fast growing part of our business and our experiences there have helped formulate the unique delivery model that we’ve infused throughout the company.
Today, I’m excited to announce that we’re now in Europe and, with the acquisition of Saaspoint today, are one step further in our quest to be THE pure-play global cloud integrator. Saaspoint is the largest and most experienced European-based provider of cloud consulting services and, while it’s our fourth acquisition this year, joining forces with them is a big milestone for Appirio. Here’s why:
By taking Saaspoint’s proven team and regional expertise and supercharging it with Appirio’s breadth, global developer community and the technology assets we’ve built over a thousand projects, we can better serve customers as well. They now have access to a deep, global team that’s demonstrated industry leadership and can support a growing diversity of needs related to cloud adoption.
Appirio and Saaspoint are a great fit in many ways. Saaspoint not only has a great reputation and reach in the region, they are well aligned with our vision, our partners and our culture. They have built a strong business with a significant growth trajectory, and have focused on hiring the best team. Having smart, enthusiastic, customer-driven people around you is pretty important when you’re talking about changing an industry – it doesn’t happen overnight.
So welcome to the Saaspoint team. We’re thrilled to have you part of the Appirio family and look forward to adding more to that family in the future!