eFolder Acquires Cloudfinder, Empowers Managed Backup and Search for Office 365, Google Apps and Salesforce for MSPs


Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 09, 2014

eFolder, a leading supplier of business continuity and cloud file sync services for the IT channel, today announced the acquisition of Cloudfinder, an international leader in cloud-to-cloud backup services. Cloudfinder products provide backup, instant full-text search, restoration and reporting for business-to-business (B2B) cloud services, including Office 365, Google Apps and Salesforce. eFolders acquisition of Cloudfinder creates a new profit opportunity for IT channel partners that choose to backup and support their clients cloud data and applications.

Despite the robust infrastructure in use by leading B2B cloud application providers, businesses today risk data loss, data fragmentation and compliance violations as more workloads move from on-premises servers to the cloud. At the same time, IT channel partners are seeking to replace traditional revenue streams from on-premises managed services as their clients rapidly adopt cloud applications. eFolders acquisition of Cloudfinder bridges these gaps, offering business users an extra level of resiliency and assurance for all their cloud data, while restoring the profit opportunity for partners with managed cloud applications.

Cloudfinder is the only company that provides a unified backup and instant full-text search of cloud data across differing cloud services. From one user interface, businesses can backup, search, restore and get a data overview across multiple cloud services. Cloudfinder has the most comprehensive cloud application coverage in the market, with support for Office 365, Google Apps, and Salesforce, and with plans to support additional cloud applications. These technological innovations are particularly relevant as businesses report losing data in the cloud. A January 2013 report by the Aberdeen Group found that 32 percent of companies that are using cloud services have reported losing data.

The cloud computing revolution is allowing businesses of all sizes to run entirely in the cloud, says Kevin Hoffman, CEO of eFolder. Unfortunately, businesses still face the risk of data loss or downtime in the cloud, since user error, accidental deletion or malicious employees pose risks to business data no matter where it resides. By adding a layer of instant search and business continuity to these mass market B2B cloud applications through Cloudfinders technology, eFolder is empowering partners to deliver lucrative managed backup and support for clients that have migrated to the cloud.

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Cosentry Acquires XIOLINK to Expand Midwest Market Presence to St. Louis and Enhance Capabilities


Omaha, NE (PRWEB) January 08, 2014

Cosentry, LLC, a leading provider of Midwest data center services, has acquired XIOLINK, LLC, St. Louiss largest managed hosting and colocation provider. The acquisition provides Cosentry with data center presence in the St. Louis region, and a more robust set of managed hosting infrastructure and managed services capabilities that complement the existing Cosentry colocation, cloud and help desk services.

We were attracted to XIOLINK because St. Louis is a critical expansion market for our business, and they are the recognized leader in providing data center, managed hosting and managed services in the St. Louis region, said Brad Hokamp, Cosentry CEO. In addition, combining our capabilities with those of XIOLINK enables us to provide a more comprehensive suite of IT infrastructure solutions to meet our customers needs. With this acquisition, Cosentry is well positioned to become the leading provider of IT infrastructure services in the Midwest.

Cosentry will now operate in four Midwest markets with eight data centers, including Omaha, Kansas City, St. Louis and Sioux Falls. In addition, the breadth of services now include private and public cloud capabilities, hosting infrastructure solutions, extensive managed services, disaster recovery and help desk outsourcing.

We are excited about the newly combined companys strength and scale, which will allow us to continue providing customers with exceptional service while investing in and expanding our operations in the Midwest region, said Brad Pittenger, XIOLINK CEO. We will integrate seamlessly into Cosentry and be the platform for the managed services operations of the new company. In addition, our customers will now benefit from multi-city disaster recovery services throughout the region.

Cosentry will continue to operate and grow XIOLINKs data centers and core managed services operations in St. Louis. The two co-founders of XIOLINK, Brad Pittenger and Mike Palmer, will continue to work for Cosentry through the successful integration of the companies. After the integration, Mike Palmer will be joining the Cosentry Board of Directors, assisting with the overall company business strategy.

We have been extremely impressed with the business XIOLINK has built in the St. Louis market, establishing itself as the regional leader in data center and hosting services, said Harry Taylor, Managing Director at TA Associates, lead investor in Cosentry. We also believe the customer first culture XIOLINK has built mirrors Cosentrys focus on providing the highest level of customer satisfaction. We look forward to the combined companies continuing to serve their customers very effectively.

DH Capital provided investment advisory services to XIOLINK on the acquisition. DH Capital is a private investment banking partnership serving companies in the internet infrastructure, communications and SaaS sectors.

About Cosentry

Cosentry is the trusted leader in Midwest Data Center Services, providing solutions that allow our clients to focus on their core business. Our customers can feel confident, knowing their IT Infrastructure is operating at the highest level of reliability, performance, and security. Cosentry has over a decade of experience providing data center services including Colocation, Cloud, Managed Hosting, and Managed Services. We operate as our clients local business partner, taking the time to truly understand their business while tailoring our solutions to meet each clients unique business and technical requirements. Whether virtualizing, consolidating, optimizing, or fully outsourcing data center and IT infrastructure, businesses can rely on Cosentry for help with resilient and versatile solutions.

About XIOLINK

XIOLINK, LLC (http://www.xiolink.com) is committed to ensuring that leaders of mid-market enterprises improve return on their IT investment, and is a leading provider of managed infrastructure, managed hosting, colocation and private cloud computing solutions to clients worldwide. XIOLINK maintains an infallible connection between clients and their data while providing the best technology resources available and proudly works with clients in a variety of industries including healthcare, finance, biotechnology, marketing and retail.







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Hitachi Solutions Acquires Leading Canadian-based Consulting Firm Ideaca


(PRWEB) December 02, 2013

Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd., a leading provider of global industry business solutions, today announced Hitachi Solutions Canada, Ltd., the subsidiary of Hitachi Solutions America, has acquired Ideaca, a Canadian-based consulting company. This acquisition will better position Hitachi Solutions to meet the needs of its growing Canadian client base by broadening its services and expanding its industry offerings. It also further increases its global market footprint with the addition of more than 300 highly-skilled resources for service delivery throughout North America.

Founded in 2000, Ideaca has locations in Toronto, Kitchener, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver that deliver solutions to more than 350 clients. Using a benefits-based approach to ensure successful outcomes and realized results, the company delivers a portfolio of management consulting, implementation and support services including enterprise resource planning (ERP), business intelligence (BI), portals and collaboration, cloud computing, custom development and integration, customer relationship management (CRM), application infrastructure and mobility across a broad range of industries.

This strategic acquisition underscores Hitachi Solutions commitment to meeting the unique needs of the Canadian market, said Mike Gillis, Chief Operating Officer, Business Solution Group, Hitachi Solutions America. Ideacas proven leadership and reputation for delivering benefit-driven solutions is an ideal fit for our expansion. As we combine our strengths with their strong management consulting, post-implementation support and renowned business intelligence practice, we can rapidly expand our capabilities and extend the lifetime value of our client engagements.

Canada is a key geography for the company because of its strong business outlook and talented and well-educated workforce. In April 2013, Hitachi Solutions opened a Canadian subsidiary to be more responsive to existing Canadian clients and to enhance its ability to win new business in Canada.

With this acquisition, Ideaca will become part of Hitachi Solutions Canada, Ltd. and will be operating under the Business Solutions Group. Hitachi Solutions Americas Business Solutions Group brings proven, award-winning industry solutions, software domain expertise, intellectual property and global resources to open up exciting business and employment opportunities around Canada.

Muneer Hirji will be appointed as President to lead the new entity and will report to Gillis.

Ideaca is extremely pleased to join a global brand with the outstanding caliber of Hitachi Solutions, said Hirji. We look forward to integrating our experience and strengthening our synergies to bring great industry-focused solutions to both regionally-focused and multinational companies throughout Canada. With its long history of technology excellence, industry leadership and employee-driven culture, Hitachi Solutions will make a great home for our employees.

With this acquisition, Hitachi Solutions is now even better positioned to elevate Microsoft Dynamics solutions and services available to clients throughout Canada, Rob Adams, General Manager, Microsoft Dynamics Canada. This is a significant milestone that will help us continue to gain a stronger foothold in this key market.

Both companies will utilize their respective business process integration skills to work toward a smooth transition to maintain business momentum, retain personnel and continue to deliver the highest quality of client support.

About Hitachi Solutions Ltd.

Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a core member of Information & Telecommunication Systems Company of Hitachi Group and a recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions to companies across many industries. The company provides value-driven services throughout the IT life cycle from systems planning to systems integration, operation and maintenance. Hitachi Solutions delivers products and services of superior value to customers worldwide through key subsidiaries in the North America, Europe, China and India. The flagship company in the Hitachi Group’s information and communication system solutions business, Hitachi Solutions also offers solutions for social innovation such as smart cities. For more information on Hitachi Solutions, please visit: http://www.hitachi-solutions.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The companys consolidated revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totaled 9,041 billion yen ($ 96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.







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Ignition Acquires the Assets of Blue Bison Software Consultants in Grand Cayman


CAYMAN ISLANDS and BERMUDA (PRWEB) April 18, 2013

Ignition Technology Group today announced the acquisition of the assets of Cayman-based Blue Bison Software Consultants Ltd. Ignition will provide the necessary investments in funding and resources to significantly enhance, support, extend and market the Blue Bison application set, which offers packaged and custom-built software solutions, primarily to firms in the financial services industry, throughout the region.

The Blue Bison applications are: HR Manager; Company Manager; Know Your Customer and the Database Risk Search solution. The initial focus for Ignition, leading providers of Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) technology solutions for clients in the offshore market, will be to provide upgraded features and improved support for the current Blue Bison client-base. This will be followed by the regionalisation of applications in order to meet the needs of clients in the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, BVI and the Channel Islands with other markets following shortly thereafter.

Ignitions Group CEO Graham Pearson stated:

We see a tremendous opportunity to build upon the already impressive Blue Bison client base. Through our Business Solutions Practice, headed up by Christopher Eaton, key enhancements will include tight integration with SharePoint, KnowledgeLake and social media plus the introduction of additional GRC solutions, including FATCA reporting. Our Core Technology Practice will be able to provide the clients with a complete solution including an optional secure Private Cloud hosting platform as well as 7 x 24 service desk and application monitoring.

Alva Suckoo, CEO of Blue Bison commented:

I see this as the logical next phase of the evolution of Blue Bison. With Ignitions scale and regional presence, they will improve the product set, raise customer satisfaction and extend the reach into new markets. I am delighted for our clients and staff and foresee a very bright future for Blue Bison.

Contact

For further information please contact

Stephanie MacDonald

Group Marketing Specialist

The Ignition Group of Technology Companies

Direct: 345-525-5771

Email: smacdonald(at)ignitionmsp(dot)com

About Ignition

Ignition is an IT solutions organisation with clients in Europe, throughout the Caribbean, North America and Canada. Ignitions Business Solutions Practice provides comprehensive solutions to fit the needs of organisations such as banks, financial institutions, multinational companies, legal, accountancy practices, fund administrators /managers, and trust professionals. The Practice includes Software Solutions based on Microsoft technologies (principally through the SharePoint platform), Practice Management solutions (based on the market-leading ViewPoint application), and Records Management services. Ignition is also one of the leading IT service providers offering managed services, cloud computing, business continuity and disaster recovery, data backup and storage, virtualisation and 24×7 service desk support. Ignition has offices located in Bermuda, Halifax and Cayman Islands with representative offices in Curacao, Bahamas, Jamaica and Trinidad. Visit http://www.ignitionmsp.com for more information.

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Kellton Tech Solutions Ltd. Acquires 100% Stake in Supremesoft Global Inc, USA

New Brunswick, NJ (PRWEB) October 25, 2013

As per the decision taken by the Board of Directors, Kellton Tech announced the acquisition of 100% stake in SupremeSoft Global Inc. The acquisition has strengthened Kellton Techs market position in the global IT services and outsourcing industry. Supremesoft, based in Viginia, USA, is a leading organization in the field of offshore product development, turnkey consulting projects and staff augmentation services. The acquisition adds a revenue of 9 million USD and furthers Kellton Techs involvement and expertise in the areas of IT application development, cloud computing, mobility solutions and data analytics.

Supremesoft is the fourth milestone in Kellton Techs inorganic success story after acquisitions of Tekriti Software, MCS Global Inc, and DbyDx Software. The acquisition of Supremesoft not only advances Kellton Techs expansion into technology outsourcing but the IT services industry as a whole. These strong strategic commitments create opportunities for both Supremesoft and Kellton Tech to cross-sell complimentary technologies and accelerate growth, market share and profit margins. Kellton Tech, a market leader in the domain of mobile and web application development, is also one of the biggest organizations, in terms of volume and size, in the field of Drupal based CMS development.

About Kellton Tech Solutions Limited

Kellton Tech Solutions Limited is a public listed ISO 9001:2008 and CMMi level 3 certified, global IT services organization. Headquartered in New Jersey, Kellton Tech has development centers in US and India. Founded in 1993, Kellton Tech is a two-decade-young organization, created with a vision to offer infinite possibilities with technology. The company is committed to providing end-to-end IT solutions, strategic technology consulting and product development services. Kellton Tech serves the gamut of customers including a healthy mix of startups, early-stage companies, enterprise companies and Fortune 500 businesses. The organization has serviced customers representing a wide range of verticals including retail, travel, e-commerce, education, hospitality, adverting, market research, manufacturing, consumer goods, logistics, SCM, lifestyle and non-profits.







RSAWEB Acquires New Data Centre to Accommodate Increased Demand for Cloud

(PRWEB) November 3, 2010

Internet service provider RSAWEB today announced the acquisition of their second Data Centre facility, located in Cape Town, South Africa. The new facility was purchased from a leading financial services provider.

We are exceedingly proud to announce the acquisition of our new Data Centre, commented RSAWEB Managing Director Rob Gilmour. The acquisition was strategically made in light of increased demand for Cloud services. South African businesses are starting to take note of the advantages of Cloud hosting as opposed to traditional hosting models like in-sourced Data Centres and dedicated servers.” Gilmour also cites the noted increase in innovative technology companies and community-driven digital bodies such as Silicon Cape as factors driving the growth of Cloud in the mother city.

Earlier this year RSAWEB introduced South Africa’s first true Cloud Server product, offering consumers needing to host locally a Cloud hosting experience only available through overseas Cloud giants such as Rackspace and Amazon. To date, over two thousand Cloud servers have been provisioned on the RSAWEB Cloud, all featuring ‘servers in seconds’ deployment, giving immediate availability to resources.

Gilmour adds that one of the most significant aspects of the newly acquired Data Centre is the ability to enable dual Data Centre redundancy: “The geographic location of the new facility in relation to our flagship Data Centre in Cape Town is a huge competitive advantage. Both Data Centres are directly connected by fibre links – enabling us to replicate data and provide unparalleled redundancy for mission-critical hosting solutions. Further redundancy is added as both Data Centres operate on separate Eskom power grids, and are connected via separate Telkom exchanges.” The new facility also boasts high-speed fibre links to Telkom, Neotel and RSAWEB’s own fibre network.

Looking to the future, RSAWEB has Johannesburg in their sights for future acquisitions: “As has been the case historically, our strategy going forward is to build and own our own Data Centres. We are currently looking for suitable acquisitions in Johannesburg…” concludes Gilmour.

The new Cape Town Data Centre is set to come online in late December 2010.

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Avalara Acquires TTS, Developers of CertCapture


Bainbridge Island, WA (PRWEB) February 04, 2013

Avalara, the market leading provider of sales tax and compliance automation services in the cloud, announced today it has acquired Tax Technology Services (TTS), one of the nations leading providers of cloud-hosted sales tax exemption certificate management solutions. Avalara already has amassed more certificate management customers than anyone in the industry and this acquisition extends the companys position as the clear front-runner in this arena. The purchase is the companys latest move to provide industry-leading solutions across its entire service-based compliance platform.

Founded in 2002, TTS is the developer of CertCapture, which acquires, maintains, and retains exemption and resale certificates, use tax certificates, W-9s, excise tax, and other time sensitive documents. With databases that scale into the millions, CertCapture integrates with virtually any Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), tax decision software, or custom-developed business system to provide customer exemption status in real time.

The CertCapture technology and customer base will augment Avalaras own offering. It is the most comprehensive solution available for certificate management and is widely used by businesses of every size, from Fortune 500 enterprises and multi-level corporations to small and mid-size companies throughout the U.S.

Our aim is to be the clear leader in every market we enter, said Avalara CEO Scott McFarlane. We already had a preeminent position in certificate management, taking on more new customers every year than the rest of the market combined. The addition of TTS, with its excellent technology, strong customer base, and leading experts in the industry extends our lead and solidifies our position.

Avalaras purchase of TTS comes on the heels of recent acquisitions designed to accelerate the companys drive to become the undisputed leader in sales tax content. In January, Avalara purchased UPC Matrix Master, the worlds largest product taxability database, as well as tens of thousands of fully researched and maintained product tax codes from leading industry partners.

Avalara is building an amazing set of cloud solutions that serve the compliance needs of a broad band of Americas commercial enterprise, said Silvia Aguirre, TTS Principal. We are thrilled to join them and believe our technologies and expertise are a perfect fit. Were set to dominate this arena in the same way Avalara already leads the sales and use tax market.

Pat Falle, Avalaras SVP of Sales, agrees. Avalara pioneered the service-based platform for sales tax automation and weve spent the last eight years perfecting the fastest, easiest, most accurate and affordable way to manage indirect taxes, said Falle. Avalara is establishing a new standard for exemption certificate management, while raising the bar for the entire compliance and automation industry in the coming years.

As a result of this acquisition, all 25 former TTS employees will join Avalaras team and will continue to work from offices in Raleigh, North Carolina.

About Avalara

Founded in 2004, Avalara pioneered a service-based platform for sales tax and compliance automation and has been recognized for years as one of Americas fastest growing technology firms. The companys cloud solutions help thousands of customers stay focused on their core businesses by providing automated end to end compliance services including sales and use tax calculation, exemption certificate management, filing and remittance, and a broad array of related services.

Avalara built its technology platform and extensive user base using internal expertise and the strategic acquisition of industry leading organizations, technologies, and personnel. Operating behind the scenes via seamless integration with virtually any business management system, Avalara delivers fast, easy, accurate, and affordable solutions for companies of any size.

On the international front, the company supports 72 countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim. It serves tens of thousands of registered users globally and calculates VAT, sales and use taxes on one billion transactions annually. The company employs nearly 400 professionals at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and offices in Seattle, WA; Irvine, San Diego and Rocklin, CA; Falls Church, VA; Raleigh, NC; Harrisburg, PA; and Pune, India.

XBT Holding Ltd. Acquires 1-800 HOSTING, Inc.


Dallas (TX) (PRWEB) November 12, 2012

XBT Holding Ltd., global hosting and network solutions provider, announced that it has acquired 1-800-HOSTING Inc., one of the U.S. leaders in cloud computing. The acquisition increases XBTs ability to offer cloud hosting solutions to businesses worldwide, and continues ongoing improvement of the companys global services portfolio.

1-800-HOSTING and its highly experienced team has provided web-hosting services in the United States for more than ten years. The company will continue to serve XBT customers from its headquarters in Dallas, Texas.

Scalable cloud architecture is in great demand in todays market, because it guarantees the elasticity and agility so highly valued by fast growing enterprises, commented Konstantin Bezruchenko, chief technical officer of XBT Holding Ltd. By acquiring 800HOSTING with existing staff members, we can provide enhanced local on-site support to our U.S.-based customers. We expect this to result in minimum response times, 24/7/365.

In addition to expanding the companys reach within the U.S., Konstantin Bezruchenko explained the new offering will help XBT achieve long-term corporate goals throughout the world. Cloud computing allows us to more quickly achieve our goal of becoming a global one-stop-shop for in-demand services, including hosting, storage, networking and security.

800HOSTINGs cloud offering comprises features such as web-based management of clients virtual machines (VMs), SAN storage availability, and global load balancing between data centers. The entire portfolio of services will be accessible to all clients from office computers, as well as from any mobile devices anywhere in the world.

1-800-HOSTING and XBT have long worked side-by-side, sharing the same colocation provider. This guarantees a very smooth integration. No migration is required, so customers can rest assured service quality will be high, said Rajesh Kumar Mishra, chief financial officer, XBT Holding Ltd. 1-800-HOSTING offers a solid portfolio of services including cloud computing which we were missing and this attracted us most of all when we were making the decision regarding the deal.

This is an exciting time in our corporate evolution as we look forward to many new enhancements to our offerings by the other XBT Holding subsidiaries. And now with multiple data centers in Europe, Asia and the USA, soon we can scale our offerings to markets not previously available to our clients, said Jay Elison, Director of Sales, 1-800-HOSTING Inc.

XBTs acquisitions process includes targeting companies with complementary corporate cultures, which results in a natural operational synergy. XBT gives preference to companies that nurture similar core business values, such as cultural harmony, quality and innovation. The end goal is a unified international corporation with every subsidiary integrating seamlessly into overall XBT corporate structure. XBT believes this strategy will exponentially improve each companys success.

XBT Holding Ltd. will continue the dynamic implementation of its acquisition strategy with two more transactions in the coming quarters: a U.S. domain registrar company with two million domains and an impressive customer base, and an India-based cloud and web applications development provider which offers and manages groundbreaking software solutions employing a range of technology platforms. The latter will ensure broadening of a gateway to the Asia Pacific for a large share of XBTs customers who are striving to expand their operations to this region, said Rajesh Kumar Mishra.

About 1-800-HOSTING, Inc.

1-800-HOSTING, Inc. provides hosting solutions to small, medium, and enterprise level businesses. 1-800-HOSTING is an industry leader in dedicated, managed, and cloud hosting platforms through a highly secured environment. These services are backed by Total Support guarantee & delivered by a team of web hosting experts who manage some of the busiest sites on the Internet.

To learn more about the company, please visit: http://www.800hosting.com.

About XBT Holding

XBT Holding Ltd. is a privately owned global hosting and network solutions provider. Enterprise customers in all data-intensive sectors rely on XBTs international expertise for a comprehensive portfolio of services, including managed hosting, dedicated servers, colocation, high performance network services, business continuity, storage and security. The company operates in five carrier-neutral data centers and 12 points-of-presence in the United States, Europe and Asia, with all facilities connected by a worldwide proprietary network. XBT manages more than 12,000 servers throughout its six subsidiary companies and partners with most of the major Tier 1 networks to ensure high-speed international connectivity up to 1,000 Gbps. Founded in 2005, XBT has operating offices in seven countries and is now one of the fastest-growing companies in the Internet infrastructure industry. Visit XBT online at http://www.xbt.com.







Aegis Technology Partners Acquires PC Computer Services

Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) September 07, 2012

Aegis Technology Partners has announced it has acquired the operations of PC Computer Services, and IT support company based in Fairfield County, CT.

Were excited to welcome all of PC Computer Services clients into the Aegis family says Jay Parisi, Partner at Aegis. Paul has taken great care of his clients over the years and we will be sure to continue the level of service theyre accustomed to, Parisi went on, referring to Paul Cafasso, owner of PC Computer Services.

Aegis provides IT support to its clients throughout the southwest Connecticut area. A Managed Services provider, Aegis supports clients networks through its NetShield program. NetShield provides monitoring and maintenance of client networks under a fix-fee model. Aegis also provide Cloud computing services and advanced Voice over IP phone systems. Our goal is to be a small businesses IT department. Someone they can call on when needed without having to worry about hourly billing Parisi added. We look forward to offering the same services to PC Computer Services clients.

About Aegis Technology Partners

Aegis Technology Partners is a small business IT support firm based in Norwalk, CT. with over 20 years of experience. Aegis is a Managed Services provider offering its clients an outsourced IT department for a fixed monthly fee. Aegis specializes in IT Infrastructure, Cloud Services, Thin Client Computing, Disaster Recovery and Voice over IP Telecom Systems.







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