Visolit’s CEO Terje Mjøs has been one of the most diligent bees in the bustling acquisition hub that the Swedish IT industry has been transformed into in recent years. His progress in Sweden and at home in Norway has meant ten new companies in a short time, and which will now be integrated. A job that naturally becomes much easier if the business is gathered in one place.
An increasingly common step for the industry’s companies is to abandon Kista for Solna. And Visolit follows that trend. The staff from Excanto, Ibiz Solutions in Stockholm, IT-Mästaren and Visolit, ie the former Telecomputing, which has been spread out, have now landed in the building named Solna United, which is located at the commuter train station Solna’s southern entrance.
Moved early last week
On Thursday last week, there was also a big balloon in Solna, with the subsequent party on Friday before the move became a reality on Monday. And it is a height Terje Mjøs who tells about the plans when Computer Sweden meets him at the moving-in event.
– We have put a lot of time into getting the integration and the whole process will be facilitated by being in the same place with all our companies in Stockholm, he says.
A total of ten companies will buy in 2018 and 2019, and the first step on the integration journey was the new common name. This is the next important step, not least for the Swedish operations, which now have a head office. But the various offices in Gothenburg, Malmö, Örebro, Karlstad and Gävle obviously play another important role.
– Moving together is the easiest way to get everyone involved in something new. That is why it is important to change the environment. Now everyone is sitting in new fresh premises in Solna and it will give a boost that I have high expectations of, says Terje Mjøs.
Should there be more acquisitions? It has been several weeks in the new year and you have not bought anything yet, have you lost the sting?
– I can not comment in detail. We have looked at some companies in Sweden, but we have not come across the price, so it has not been attractive yet.
What is it that attracts with the companies you want? What are you watching?
– There are usually three things that attract, growth, geographical presence or competence. And there we focus on getting the right capacity. That’s why we have, for example, Ibiz Solutions, which had something we saw we needed, integration with clouds. It is a skill that can give us more power in the cloud.
Point out a main competitor
Visolit CEO descriptive
Operation and helping customers to the cloud is the typical task, and Microsoft’s business advisor to the cloud, Annica Wallenbro Stojcevski, was also on hand on Thursday to accentuate Visolit’s main partner in the cloud.
– Right now we are all going into Microsoft. We have expertise in the other major cloud providers as well, if anyone wants a hybrid platform or similar, but Microsoft is our main partner. We are seeing more and more business in the public cloud in addition to our own offering Visolit Cloud, which we connect with Azure and Office365. We often get new customers who want help finding the right mix, says Terje Mjøs.