Avanade Completes Acquisition of Azaleos
SEATTLE, WA, Dec 18, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Avanade(R), a global business technology solutions and managed
services provider, today announced it has completed its acquisition
of Azaleos Corporation. Azaleos is a leader in managed services for
Microsoft(R) Exchange, SharePoint(R) and Lync(R). It uses advanced
software to remotely monitor and manage email, collaboration, and
unified communications systems.
The acquisition broadens the portfolio of public and private cloud
services that Avanade offers enterprise customers, helping it meet
the increasing demand for cloud-based Microsoft communications and
collaboration managed services.
Adam Warby, Avanade CEO, said, "Avanade's acquisition of Azaleos
builds on our ability to offer customers a choice of delivery options
that best meet their unique business needs, including on-premises,
Microsoft Office 365 public cloud offering or managed private cloud
services. With Azaleos, we now can bring the power of Microsoft
technology to organizations as a managed private cloud service while
offering high service levels that companies require."
Approximately 200 Azaleos employees joined Avanade as part of the
acquisition, most of them located in Seattle and Charlotte, North
Carolina. The company announced its intent to acquire Azaleos in
November. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
For more information about Avanade's Communication and Collaboration
Managed Services, please visit http://www.avanade.com/advisor/ccms.
Avanade provides business technology solutions and
managed services that connect insight, innovation and expertise in
Microsoft(R) technologies to help customers realize results. Our
people have helped thousands of organizations in all industries
improve business agility, employee productivity, and customer
loyalty. Avanade combines the collective business, technical and
industry expertise of its worldwide network of experts with the rigor
of an industrialized delivery model to provide high quality solutions
using proven and emerging technologies with flexible deployment
models-on premises, cloud-based or outsourced. Avanade, which is
majority owned by Accenture, was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and
Microsoft Corporation and has 17,000 professionals in more than 20
countries. Additional information can be found at www.avanade.com
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