XContent Business Solutions acquires IT division of Auric Consulting

Both companies are focused on Microsoft Cloud and have knowledgeable teams, and XContent is now able to offer POPI readiness to customers by drawing on Auric's resources.

Johannesburg, 18 Feb 2020
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Danie de Lange, Managing Director of XContent Business Solutions
Danie de Lange, Managing Director of XContent Business Solutions

With a view to growing its current offering to customers and expanding into the coastal region of the South African market, XContent Business Solutions, a Microsoft Gold partner, has acquired the IT Business sector of Auric Consulting, a Silver Microsoft partner, effective 1 February 2020.

“It was a natural fit,” said Danie de Lange, Managing Director of XContent. “Both companies have a firm focus on Microsoft Cloud, specifically within the Office 365 and the Azure space. Combining this focus with knowledgeable teams and technical skills within both operations, we knew it was the right move.”

XContent can now offer an additional service of POPI (Protection of Personal Information) consulting and readiness by drawing on the local experience and resources within Auric.

Bruce Fennessy, Managing Director of Auric Consulting
Bruce Fennessy, Managing Director of Auric Consulting

“Both Bruce Fennessy, the Managing Director of Auric Consulting, and I could see the value in the acquisition, and it wasn’t a long process to ensure that we started 2020 with a bang,” said De Lange.

XContent provides customers with innovative solutions through leading cloud technology and services.

De Lange discussed how XContent has just obtained Gold Certification for Security from Microsoft and has added Teams Voice and Teams Managed Room Systems to its offering.

“We are excited by our continued growth within the Microsoft space in South Africa. We have been working hard to ensure that we are at the top of our game and that we remain there,” added De Lange.

When pushed for additional plans, both De Lange and Fennessy replied in unison: “Watch this space.”

It appears there are interesting, positive developments on the horizon for the teams at XContent and Auric.

XContent Business Solutions

Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, an enabler of your end-to-end cloud experience. Technology advancement is what we do. Through inspired technology and innovative solutions, we solve business challenges and enable business value and growth. XContent has a strong track record in helping customers get the most out of existing technology and leverage the cloud.

We help customers realise:

  • Efficiency and reduced cost
  • Flexible IT to suit your business
  • Optimisation of your technology usage and investments – on-premise and in the cloud

We strive to leverage our differentiators to build and grow relationships with our clients. We believe there’s always a better way and we’ll create it. We are a South African company established in 2009 and a Level 2 BBBEE contributor.

Auric Consulting

Auric Consulting a Microsoft Silver Partner provides Microsoft Office365 ESET Endpoint Security, Hosting, Email, POPI Compliance, IT Auditing and Remediation and Offsite Managed Services. Auric Consulting is based in Cape Town.

Editorial contacts
Marketing Manager Jacqui van Staaden (+27) 11 014 1778 jacqui@xcontent.com