International challenger IT services playersecures growth through major contracts with key customers and new partnerships with Microsoft, NTT and Dell-EMC.
London, Luxembourg, Dubai, 13thDecember, 2018 – International IT services company Halian today reported significant new wins across its UK, BeLux and Middle East regions, the latest successes adding a significant boost to its 19% CAGR growth over the past five years. With investments in new Microsoft Cloud and Cybersecurity practices, Halian is predicting revenue growth of over 20% in 2019 and its headcount to reach over 650 worldwide.
Halian recently announced a successful tender win with the European Investment Bank, leading the Actium-IO consortium to provide data centre infrastructure services over the next four to seven years.
The company has also been awarded Dell-EMC ‘First Partner’ status, making Halian a primary services partner in the Gulf region. First Partners are positioned within Dell-EMC as the ‘Go-To Partners’ to engage first on all custom deployment project opportunities.
In the last six months Halian has also been selected to deliver large scale outsourcing services working in partnership with NTT Data Services, DXC Technology, Cognizant, Cerner and Symantec. Halian is currently recruiting up to 150 technology staff across its combined EMEA markets to support these partners as well as its corporate end users such as GlaxoSmithKline, The European Commission and SES Astra.
Stuart Fry, Group Sales Director said: “The momentum we’ve seen building in the past couple of years has been fantastic, and these achievements have been down to a dedicated team working in partnership with some of the best and most forward-looking clients. At a time when IT skills shortages have reached a critical mass with new technologies developing faster than ever, international organisations need collaborative and agile solutions to deliver major transformation programmes. That is what we do best.”
Halian have also become Microsoft’s first Certified Managed Software Asset Management (SAM) partner in the Gulf region. Halian will provide customers continual, governance-based, outsourced services to help them manage their software assets more effectively.
Levon Antonian, Group Managing Director of Halian, added: “The Halian Way seems to have resonated on an EMEA-wide level as we have achieved significant growth and a 100% retention rate of our top tier accounts. This has come through working closely with our customers and key stakeholders to rapidly add value as a trusted partner. We are now working with international advisory firm, BDO on the next phase of our growth strategy and expect to make significant inroads across our existing and new geographies in the coming years.”