GCI extends global reach with Modality buy 

International expansion beckons GCI following its acquisition of Microsoft partner Modality Systems, which has bases in the USA, Asia, Australia and the UK.

GCI CEO Adrian Thirkill stated: “The acquisition provides GCI and its customers with established scale and support internationally. 

"Geographically, it expands the ability of the combined companies to service larger, global companies and widens key new markets in the USA, Australia and Asia."

Modality CEO James Rodd added: “Both GCI and Modality have invested heavily in innovating around Microsoft’s collaboration suite. 

"We believe there is great potential given that Microsoft Teams alone is set to become the second-biggest workplace collaboration app by 2020, surpassing both Slack and Google Hangouts."

GCI CTO Mike Constantine added: “The scale of engineering expertise we now have across the Microsoft product stack puts us in a fantastic competitive position. 

"Additionally, we are investing in data centre modernisation services, powered by Microsoft’s Azure public cloud to support customers embracing modern ways of hosting and transforming their applications."

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