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ASI Solutions acquires Microsoft and workplace specialist

By Catherine Knowles
Thu 17 Feb 2022

ASI Solutions, a Microsoft Gold Partner, has further expanded its end-to-end solution capability by acquiring Tablet PC, the expert in Microsoft tablet and productivity training.

According to the company, this acquisition will help customers of ASI Solutions move to a modern workplace through streamlined access to end-user adoption training and education to help maximise their return on investment in Microsoft solutions.

ASI Solutions managing director Nathan Lowe says, “The increase in remote working and the move to the modern workplace have required employees to become more confident with using advanced technology daily, including devices and software.

"Ensuring staff members are well-equipped and set up to use this technology is crucial for an organisation’s productivity. Therefore, education and training play a crucial role in an organisation’s ability to gain maximum ROI from new technology.

"ASI Solutions delivers a consulting and solutions-based offering to customers and the Tablet PC acquisition will further bolster this capability in a highly complementary way.”

The acquisition of Tablet PC will mean that ASI Solutions customers will have immediate access to training, adoption, and cultural change services, the company states. This will ensure customers have the right skillset to move to the modern workplace successfully.

ASI Solutions states it chose Tablet PC because its training and consulting capabilities aligned closely with ASI Solutions requirements.

ASI Solutions has grown its Microsoft practice significantly in the past two years, so adding the training capability through Tablet PC was a natural progression. ASI Solutions states the company will continue to invest in this space in the future.

Lowe says, “There was a strong cultural fit between ASI Solutions and Tablet PC, with both organisations being family-run businesses with similar values and culture.

"That was an important part of the decision to acquire Tablet PC, because it means the teams will merge seamlessly. The integration will be completed quickly, with the team anticipating it will be complete by the end of April 2022.”

With significant growth in the Microsoft practice and continual strategic focus on this area, ASI Solutions has added new specialists and expanded its footprint into Victoria and Queensland. The business has also increased its technical capabilities.

Tablet PC director Brett Gilbertson says, “Both ASI Solutions and Tablet PC have strong relationships with Microsoft. And like Microsoft, we are aligned with the mission to help every person and organisation to achieve more on the Microsoft platform.

"This acquisition shows how focused ASI Solutions is on helping its customers to maximise the value of their Microsoft investment.

"The sudden transition to the modern hybrid workplace has been tough for many organisations and, with this partnership, we’re incredibly excited to be able to turn challenges into positive change. Both teams are excited about working closely together to achieve this.”

ASI Solutions does not anticipate any staffing changes as a result of the acquisition, with all current Tablet PC staff members set to remain in their roles.

Brett Gilbertson and Mathew Gilbertson will step into the management team at ASI Solutions, which continues to be led by directors Nathan Lowe and Justin Lowe.

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