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News : Solution Provider ConvergeOne Acquires Spanlink Communications
Southport, Conn., Oct. 7, 2014 -- ConvergeOne, an independent provider of best-in-class IT, communications, collaboration, and customer interaction solutions and services, is continuing to expand its multivendor support for customers through the acquisition of Spanlink Communications, a systems integration company focused on serving the UC and contact center markets. John McKenna, Chairman and CEO of ConvergeOne, made the announcement on September 30, 2014.
From its headquarters in Southport, CT, and operating companies throughout the United States, ConvergeOne offers end-to-end, integrated solutions for enterprises, including UC, mobility, Voice over IP (VoIP), converged networking, contact centers, and server/storage consolidation and management, as well as consultative, managed, and professional services. The company maintains strategic relationships with global solution providers including Avaya, IBM, Cisco, and Microsoft.
As the latest company to join the ConvergeOne family, Spanlink (headquartered in Minneapolis) has been renamed ConvergeOne Collaboration and will be led by Paul Maier as President. Eric LeBow, previously CEO of Spanlink, will become Managing Director of ConvergeOne Collaboration and report to Maier.
"We are very excited about joining ConvergeOne," said LeBow. "Not only are we partnering with a team that matches our business ethics and our employee and customer satisfaction philosophies — we are also gaining access to a broader distribution network and added investments in managed services and portfolio development as part of the ConvergeOne organization."
Moving forward as ConvergeOne Collaboration, the company will continue to sell, design, implement, and provide managed services and support for the Cisco platform, including architectures for collaboration, enterprise networks, and data center/virtualization, as well as the Cisco contact center expertise for which Spanlink has been well known.
Existing Spanlink customers will continue to be served by the same team and will also have access to ConvergeOne's nationwide distribution network and broad portfolio of solutions and services. For existing ConvergeOne customers, the addition of Cisco resources and contact center expertise to the ConvergeOne companies will provide added options for comprehensive, multivendor support from a single, trusted advisor.
"As our customers' trusted advisor, ConvergeOne provides one strategic source for end-to-end technology solutions and fully integrated, multivendor networks," said McKenna. "As communications become increasingly complex, acquisitions such as this will enable us to continue to take a holistic approach to the evolving multivendor needs of our customers and their diverse requirements for superior solutions and services."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Thursday, October 9, 2014