Manhattan-based Technology Companies – Computer Integrated Services, LLC and brightstack Technologies, LLC – Merge Operations

Manhattan-based Technology Companies – Computer Integrated Services, LLC and brightstack Technologies, LLC – Merge Operations

Combined Organizations Will Provide Full IT Solutions – Design, Build, and Run

New York, N.Y., March 2, 2015 – Computer Integrated Services, L.L.C. (CIS) and brightstack Technologies, L.L.C. (brightstack) announced today that they are merging their organizations in order to leverage the strengths and capabilities of both companies and expand their market and geographic reach.

Both organizations are based in Manhattan, but served different market segments.  brightstack, a technology solutions provider founded in 2004, offers managed services/help desk, unified communication/voice and video systems and IT infrastructure solutions.  Their primary market niche is the SMB market.  CIS is a national systems integrator focused primarily on IT infrastructure solutions.  The new combined organization will be able to leverage the depth and experience of CIS’ engineering staff and brightstack’s expertise in day-to-day infrastructure support and service desk management, providing an end to end technology solution for companies of all sizes.

"There was very little overlap in our solution portfolio, and yet uncanny similarities in our company culture and customer service philosophy," said Dennis Gambow, Managing Partner and CEO of CIS. "It is a perfect fit as we expand our offerings to design, build and run IT infrastructures for the modern workforce.” 

Lou Person, Founder and President of brightstack, echoed the sentiment.  “Even though our market focus was different, I always saw Dennis and his organization as very like-minded when it came to how to run a service organization.”  While brightstack will continue to operate under its own brand as a division of CIS, Person said that he fully expects, “the synergy between the two organizations will raise both our games, and undoubtedly provide exponential benefits for all our clients as well as our employees.”

Founded in 1995, CIS brings specific expertise in end point management, identity management (a leading integrator of NetIQ Identity and Access Solutions and Cloud-Based Provisioning and Password solutions), virtualization and collaboration technologies.  Their primary technology partnerships are with Microsoft, NetIQ, and Citrix.  brightstack’s long-standing partnership with ShoreTel® and Lifesize™ (complementary voice and video solution providers) and unique cloud/hybrid cloud offerings under its FlexOffice® portfolio will now be extended to CIS’ client base.  In return, brightstack clients will have access to offer world class design and implementation experience in complex infrastructure solutions. 

About CIS

Computer Integrated Services (CIS) is a leading provider of IT services across the United States.  CIS specializes in implementing and integrating complex technologies for organizations ranging from large global enterprises to local medium sized businesses.  CIS has established itself as a premier provider of design and implementation services associated with end-point management, identity, and collaboration technologies.  CIS architects and engineers are widely regarded as thought-leaders by both clients and peers across the industry.

About brightstack®

brightstack TECHNOLOGIES is a New York based IT services and solutions provider and a ShoreTel® Premise and SKY Partner as well as a Lifesize®, HP, Microsoft, EMC, VMWare, Dell, SonicWALL and Ruckus Partner.  Their FlexOffice® suite of services for small to mid-sized businesses includes cloud and hybrid cloud offerings in Flex Computing, Flex Communication, Flex Security and FlexOffice Back-up and Disaster Recovery.  Their unique “Happiness Guarantee” is the center of their company culture – a relentless commitment to outstanding customer service and the highest standards for technical excellence.  

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