Monday, 31 August 2015 22:42

Landesk pulls Xtraction acquisition out of the bag

By

IT systems and service management specialist Landesk has acquired Melbourne-based Xtraction Solutions.

"We do a pretty good job of gathering in a lot of data" relating to IT systems, Landesk president and CEO Steve Daly (pictured) told iTWire, but "most people have unique situations and want to look at [their] data in a special way."

So Landesk has acquired Xtraction Solutions, which has developed a product that simplifies the delivery of such data via customisable dashboards.

This customisation can be in terms of appearance, the data presented, and to incorporate additional sources of data, Daly explained.

Xtraction started as a services organisation, so it understands how people think, said Daly. The company used these insights to produce software that delivers value out of the box.

Importantly, the software can display measurements in terms of business value. For example, improved uptime can be shown in terms of productivity savings.

Preconfigured dashboards are provided for Landesk Service Desk and Management Suite, and for dozens of products from other vendors. The plan is to continue and expand support for third-party software, and to integrate Xtraction's capabilities into Landesk Workspaces IT management tool.

Xtraction Systems CEO Clive Smith will continue to lead the operation, and "the people are all coming across," Daly told iTWire.

The acquisition will "give the Xtraction team a lot more reach" in terms of sales, he added - the company has been constrained by its limited global presence and distribution arrangements.

Xtraction has been part of the Landesk One technology partnership, which has already introduced the product to a wider audience.

“We’ve built a great product and strong team,” said Smith. “We are excited to be a part of Landesk, and to take what we’ve built to a broader, worldwide audience.”

The value of the transaction was not disclosed.


Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here

GRAND OPENING OF THE ITWIRE SHOP

The much awaited iTWire Shop is now open to our readers.

Visit the iTWire Shop, a leading destination for stylish accessories, gear & gadgets, lifestyle products and everyday portable office essentials, drones, zoom lenses for smartphones, software and online training.

PLUS Big Brands include: Apple, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, Sennheiser and many more.

Products available for any country.

We hope you enjoy and find value in the much anticipated iTWire Shop.

ENTER THE SHOP NOW!

INTRODUCING ITWIRE TV

iTWire TV offers a unique value to the Tech Sector by providing a range of video interviews, news, views and reviews, and also provides the opportunity for vendors to promote your company and your marketing messages.

We work with you to develop the message and conduct the interview or product review in a safe and collaborative way. Unlike other Tech YouTube channels, we create a story around your message and post that on the homepage of ITWire, linking to your message.

In addition, your interview post message can be displayed in up to 7 different post displays on our the iTWire.com site to drive traffic and readers to your video content and downloads. This can be a significant Lead Generation opportunity for your business.

We also provide 3 videos in one recording/sitting if you require so that you have a series of videos to promote to your customers. Your sales team can add your emails to sales collateral and to the footer of their sales and marketing emails.

See the latest in Tech News, Views, Interviews, Reviews, Product Promos and Events. Plus funny videos from our readers and customers.

SEE WHAT'S ON ITWIRE TV NOW!

BACK TO HOME PAGE
Stephen Withers

Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous

WEBINARS ONLINE & ON-DEMAND

GUEST ARTICLES

VENDOR NEWS

Guest Opinion

Guest Interviews

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News

Comments