Sirius Strengthens Its Skills in IT Service Management and Application Performance Management
5/2/2016: Sirius Computer Solutions, Inc., a leading national IT solutions integrator, has entered into a business transition agreement with NorthWind Consulting Services, LLC, wherein NorthWind’s leadership team and all technical resources will become employees of Sirius, forming a new practice within Sirius’ Software Solutions and Services organization. The agreement, which was finalized on April 30, allows Sirius to deliver advanced IT service management (ITSM) and application performance management (APM) solutions and services to clients.
NorthWind Consulting, located in Issaquah, Washington, was founded in 1995 by Michael Todd. Over the last decade, NorthWind has grown its business and reputation in the IT operations management space focused on ITSM and APM solutions. As an IBM Premier Business Partner, NorthWind specializes in providing IT service management solutions that include IBM Tivoli, Security and Control Desk products.
“Sirius continues to invest in software solutions and services skills, and gaining NorthWind’s top-notch technical resources helps strengthen our capabilities in the delivery of advanced automation, performance management and orchestration tools for our clients. We also extend our expertise in IT service desk, IT operations and network management, and cloud services,” said Rick Bailer, senior VP of Software Solutions and Services at Sirius. “We have partnered with NorthWind on many projects in the past, and have seen firsthand its commitment to delivering best-of-breed technologies and excellent service quality. We are excited to grow our ITSM and APM services practice with the addition of the NorthWind team.”
“I am thrilled to be joining the Sirius family. Sirius is known for investing in technical resources and expertise, and I am excited our team has the opportunity to grow its ITSM practice within the Sirius organization,” said Michael Todd, owner and chief technology officer of NorthWind. “As IBM’s largest solution provider in the world, Sirius has deep access to IBM resources that will benefit our clients. Additionally, Sirius’ partnerships with other leading technology manufacturers will help propel our combined business growth strategy in other emerging ITSM technologies.”
The NorthWind employees will be immediately integrated into the Sirius Software Solutions and Services organization.
About Sirius Computer Solutions: Sirius is a national integrator of technology-based business solutions that span the data center and lines of business. Built on products and services from the world’s top technology companies, Sirius solutions are installed, configured and supported by our dedicated teams of highly certified experts. Sirius is focused on helping organizations of all sizes reduce cost and complexity, improve service levels, and minimize risk through the implementation of strategic solutions that include cloud, analytics, mobility, security, IT infrastructure optimization and more. For more information about Sirius, visit www.siriuscom.com.
Vin Tugade, Director, Corporate Communications, Sirius Computer Solutions
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