Amdahl picks up Datamail services division

Datamail has sold its services division to Amdahl, which will now have a nationwide service presence. All services contracts will be assigned to Amdahl, as well as Datamail's stock of spares.

Datamail has sold its services division to Amdahl, which will now have a nationwide service presence.

All services contracts will be assigned to Amdahl, as well as Datamail’s stock of spares.

Datamail managing director Wes Brown says the decision to sell that part of the business will enable it to flourish within a company that has computer servicing as its core activity.

He says Datamail wanted to focus on its core business. Datamail is NZ Post’s laser printing, mail processing and database management arm.

The key benefit to Amdahl is that it extends its services offering from System 390, Unix, Microsoft and Novell down to lans and the desktop.

Amdahl general manager John Boon says the two companies had been talking for some months about the potential sale.

Amdahl corporate had earlier purchased DMR Consulting, Trecom and Quadrant.

Boon says Amdahl will take over Datamail’s service staff. He says it will have premises in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and agents nationwide.

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