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Sunday, June 11, 2006

Solution Providers Merge to Create Large Managed Services Firm

Three New England solution providers recently announced a merger, giving birth to a $50 million firm offering managed services, VoIP, security and business continuity services. Netivity Solutions, Woods Network Services and NetTeks Technology Consultants joined to create NWN, a company that possesses high-level certifications from major players such as Cisco Gold, Microsoft Gold and Novell Platinum.

Mont Phelps, president and CEO of NWN stated that this channel consolidation of the solution providers into a Cisco and Microsoft VAR will help them become more balanced in the areas of products, professional services, and managed services. This new entity combines the strength of Netivity’s managed services, security and software skills, Woods’ enterprise VoIP knowledge and NetTek’s SMB-centric IP telephony services.

Spokespeople from the new firm feel that this three-solution providers merger will give them greater command of the commercial market than other Gold partners that are not paying attention to that segment. Thanks to the merger, NetTeks will go from a company of $10 million to a member of solutions providers that will make $50 million in revenue. NWN employs 100, mostly engineers and is set to work with clients in New England and some regions in New York and New Jersey.

Spokespeople for NWN state that the timing is perfect for this type of solution providers consolidation because there are so many others following suit to keep up with changing times. Cisco VoIP solutions are especially popular at the moment, as new technologies prove themselves to be incredibly critical to business.

Blogged By: Computer Consulting Kit