Tuesday, 13 August 2019 10:25

Canon Oceania merges Harbour IT and Converga in new business services entity

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Canon Oceacia managing director Dave Yoshida Canon Oceacia managing director Dave Yoshida

Canon Oceania has merged its companies Harbour IT and Converga to form Canon Business Services with operations in Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.

Canon Oceania says its investment in the businesses combines the technical and cloud capabilities of Harbour IT with Converga’s business efficiency solutions, as part of its strategy to maintain a “modern scalable business”.

According to the company the strengthened market position enables the joint Canon Business Services to help customers navigate increasing complexity and uncertainty in today’s business environment, “so they can focus on driving their business forward, without being hindered by operational capacity or capability challenges.”

“Bringing together Harbour IT and Converga, and investing in new capabilities for each of these businesses, was a natural evolution for Canon, given they both combine people and processes with the latest technology solutions,” says Dave Yoshida, managing director Canon Oceania.

“At this intersection, it enables us to see opportunities our competitors cannot, and deliver operational improvements for customers faster and more effectively.

“Combining these services with our existing Business Information Solutions products means we can offer our customers a truly end-to-end range of business solutions - whether it’s to fulfil their enterprise print needs or overhauling their digital transformation.”

Given lack of organisational agility is well-reported as one of the top barriers to digital transformation for Australian companies, Canon Oceania says Canon Business Services will provide a holistic end-to-end experience for its customers and reduce organisational burden.

“From financial and manufacturing industries, to education and legal services, we’re already having great conversations with companies that are looking at a range of our solutions to increase productivity,” says Luke Clark, CEO of Canon Business Services

“Combining these companies’ services also means we have a broader capability and a more seamless experience to offer, with a single point of contact. We intimately know their business and they trust us to provide even greater value – it’s our key to success.”

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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