mindSHIFT Expands Its IT Services Offering Across North America With Acquisition of ORBIT Systems
Company Acquires Minneapolis–St. Paul-based MSP with Impressive Cloud Services Offering.
FAIRFAX, Virginia – February 8, 2011—mindSHIFT Technologies, the largest provider of IT and cloud services to small and mid-size businesses, today announced that it has acquired ORBIT Systems, an IT Managed Services company located in Minneapolis–St. Paul. mindSHIFT and ORBIT have closely aligned product portfolios, with leading cloud services offerings and high levels of customer service. This acquisition is instrumental in expanding mindSHIFT’s presence across North America and cementing the company’s position at the top of the MSP industry.
“ORBIT has been a pioneer in developing cloud-based services and they have built a great foundation on which to grow,” said Paul Chisholm, mindSHIFT Chairman and CEO. “Their experience, depth of knowledge and high-quality solutions will enable us to further enhance our customer offerings and continue to provide the very best customer service.”
Founded in 1999, ORBIT makes it easy for small and mid-size businesses to get the most out of their technology. The company acts as a virtual IT department, providing a total outsource solution at an enterprise-level IT capability, in order to make technology a strategic asset for businesses, instead of a distraction or point of frustration.
“This is a very exciting day for ORBIT, its employees and customers. The opportunity to join a company like mindSHIFT, which has firmly established its position at the front of the MSP industry, provides us with greater opportunities, capabilities and reach,” said Steve McFarland, ORBIT President and Founder. “We look forward to working with the great team of people that Paul has assembled, and further expanding our operations under the mindSHIFT umbrella.”
This is mindSHIFT’s second acquisition in 2011. The company also acquired Alpheon, a North Carolina-based MSP with significant reach in the healthcare industry, on January 5. ORBIT has 54 employees who will remain with the company following the acquisition. The addition of both Alpheon and ORBIT brings the total number of mindSHIFT employees to 492.
About mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc.
mindSHIFT provides technology peace of mind to small and medium-sized organizations by delivering premier technology and cloud services that utilize the most reliable and advanced systems and processes in the world. Organizations use mindSHIFT’s IT management services to keep their businesses running 24x7, to increase reliability and to protect mission-critical data. mindSHIFT has been ranked Number One among managed IT services providers worldwide by MSPmentor® for two consecutive years (2009 and 2010). We make IT work for your business.® www.mindSHIFT.com
About ORBIT Systems
ORBIT Systems, Inc. ("ORBIT") provides fully-managed Information Technology services to companies that want to take IT for granted. ORBIT’s client base includes small to mid-size companies headquartered in the Seven-County Metro area that realize they have outgrown their ability to provide reliable systems to meet their business needs. ORBIT proactively monitors, manages, and supports their clients’ complete computer environments 24 x 7, enabling clients to exploit the business benefits of Fortune 500 technology profitably. ORBIT Systems is a Microsoft Certified Partner and Microsoft Certified Solution Provider. www.orbits.net