The Aldridge Company Acquires IT Services Unit of The Harding Group
Cloud hosting provider and consultant The Aldridge Company announced on Tuesday it has completed its acquisition of the IT Services division of Dallas/Fort Worth IT services provider The Harding Group for an undisclosed amount.
The announcement follows two other high-profile acquisitions, including Telligent purchase of email and collaboration provider Zimbra from VMware, and IT service management provider Kaseya acquisition of cloud management and monitoring software provider Zyrion.
The acquisition is part of The Aldridge Company’s 10-year aggressive growth strategy to ensure new and existing customers have access to the latest advances in IT systems and an expanded pool of talented employees.
As part of the acquisition, The Aldridge Company has named IT director of professional services Yaser Wassef to lead Dallas operations.
He will report to The Aldridge Company president and COO Patrick Wiley. The company says it plans to retain all Dallas sales and technical staff.
“Acquiring the IT Services division of The Harding Group immediately establishes a strong presence for The Aldridge Company in DFW, and our new concentrations in education and municipal governments nicely complement our historic focus on SMBs,” said Wiley. “After close examination, we determined that The Harding Group’s strong, engaged team brings a great deal of value to our clients and will be a nice fit in our client-focused culture.”
The acquisition expands both the size and breadth of expertise of The Aldridge Company’s IT staff, as well as significantly strengthens its portfolio of services.
Customers will now have access to storage solutions, collaboration, access/identity management and network infrastructure, including clustering, data backups, remote connectivity, large-scale technology rollouts, and the products that support these services.
The Aldridge Company’s hosting services include cloud hosting, dedicated servers and colocation, as well as audit services of security and disaster recovery readiness.