News Corp Australia has acquired NSW education technology vendor Education Software International (ESSI) for $8.7 billion, with Essie chief executive Michael O’Leary taking a leadership role.
The sale of Essie is the biggest acquisition of a technology company in NSW history.
Mr O’Brien said the acquisition of Essierys software would allow Essie to grow and develop new products in new markets.
“Essie is a leader in education technology, but our aim was to help companies and communities thrive,” he said.
“We have great relationships with governments, businesses, the local community and the state government.”
To this end we’re committed to supporting the NSW Government in its efforts to provide better and more reliable education, including the introduction of digital learning tools, more staff, better and quicker education outcomes, and to continue to invest in the state’s digital future.
“Mr O-Brien said Essie was an industry leader in offering its services to governments, community and schools, and the NSW government was looking forward to the opportunities and opportunities Essie could bring to the state.”
As the largest IT provider in NSW, Essie’s expertise will help governments and businesses, as well as school communities, in developing innovative digital learning solutions that support their educational efforts,” he added.
The company’s chief operating officer, Richard O’Toole, said Essiery was looking to make its services available in more countries and was committed to providing the best quality, most comprehensive education products and services.”
Our aim is to help NSW Government and community schools, businesses and schools to deliver the best possible digital learning experiences to students across NSW and overseas,” he told the media.”
It is our goal to deliver an education experience that meets the needs of today’s learner and enables them to make informed decisions.””
It’s exciting times for all of us at Essie, but especially our NSW team, who are already excited to continue working with government and industry on a number of exciting initiatives,” Mr O’Reilly said.
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Essierys is committed to creating an educational product that enables schools to succeed and achieve better outcomes for their students, students and families,” the spokesperson said.
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