On October 24, Sirius Computer Solutions announced it signed an agreement with Brightlight Consulting – a business intelligence consulting firm headquartered in Redmond, Washington – to acquire Brightlight.
Business Analytics – a key growth area in the IT industry – is a space Sirius has continued to invest in over the years, in order to meet the growing demands clients who are looking to implement advanced analytics solutions to drive revenue growth and innovation. As a national IT solution provider, Sirius has partnered with strategic technology leaders like Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM, VMware and others since 1980. Over the past three years, Sirius has teamed with Brightlight on a number of projects and discovered the two companies share a similar culture, as well as a shared commitment to providing strong enablement capabilities through its people, processes and best practices.
When David Overcash and Mark Kettering started Brightlight in 2005, their mission was to become a leader in the industry by delivering real and enduring value to their clients. They also wanted to build a professional community that was fulfilling for employees, and they hoped to achieve both through an undivided focus on Business Intelligence – providing only Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing consulting services.
Since then, Brightlight has evolved into a solid consulting firm and strong services organization with extensive skills and deep technology expertise in many areas of the big data and business analytics landscape – including data warehousing, data transformation, analytics and cloud. In 2013, Brightlight was named one of the country’s top consulting firms by Consulting Magazine, and Seattle Business Magazine named them one of Washington’s 100 Best Companies to work for in the Northwest for four consecutive years between 2010 and 2014.
With the acquisition of Brightlight, Sirius will offer its clients deeper and stronger skills in analytics and big data, including predictive and real-time analytics, social and mobile analytics, and the ability to handle immense amounts of data with file structures such as Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). Brightlight also has managed services and cloud capabilities that will allow Sirius to offer analytics solutions, either on-premise or in the cloud. Together, Brightlight and Sirius will provide technology solutions that strengthen their client’s competitive advantage over the competition at a time when it’s more important than ever.
Upon closing of the acquisition, the Brightlight team will become part of the Sirius family. Brightlight will be integrated into the Sirius Software Consulting Services team, and operate as Brightlight Business Analytics – A Division of Sirius Computer Solutions.