Fairfax, Virginia – (The Hosting News) – September 24, 2007 – Managed services providers, mindSHIFT Technologies and Invision, have merged their IT services, to expand their portfolio of data and voice services, including software-as-a-service (SaaS), and managed VoIP, as well as compliance and professional services.
Both companies are accredited members of the MSP Alliance, the international organization of managed services providers, and have received the SAS 70 Type II certification, internationally recognized as a mark of IT process and service quality.
Two critical value-added services have been outlined in the new merger: managed hosting and e-business applications. Invision will operate as the mindSHIFT Managed Hosting and e-Business Applications Division. This merger is mindSHIFT’s third transaction in 2007.
mindSHIFT, founded in 1999, provides such critical services as email management and administration, electronic backup for servers and desktops, virus and spam protection, desktop support and server management — either at the customers’ premises or completely off-site. With operations in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C., mindSHIFT manages more than 14,000 desktops and servers and counts more than 400 associations, non-profits, law firms, professional services firms and financial services firms as customers.
Invision, a New York-based firm founded in 1995, offers managed services for hosting and Web and e-business development and integration to over 700 customers.
In managed hosting, a customer’s web site, applications, and/or equipment are hosted at a secure data center. Beyond traditional Web application and email hosting, Invision can also host and manage storage services, streaming media, and IBM System i5 (formerly iSeries) systems in its SAS 70 Type II compliant data centers.
Invision’s e-business capabilities include application development and integration disciplines such as .NET and Microsoft Office SharePointÂ® Server 2007. The company has been especially successful in securing application development engagements for e-business.
Paul Chisholm, Chairman and CEO of mindSHIFT remarked, ”Invision’s value-added services are crucial in this Web 2.0 era, which emphasizes collaboration and sharing between users. The collaborative aspects of SharePoint, for example, will enable a customer’s employees to manage content and workflow, find resources, search for information, and leverage that business insight to make better-informed decisions. This will foster long-lasting customer relationships.”
Tyler Roye, CEO and Co-founder of Invision, and Senior Executive Officer of Managed Hosting and e-Business Applications at mindSHIFT offered, ”Being part of mindSHIFT enables us to continue to grow and bring innovative and efficient IT solutions to our customers. We will combine the best practices of both companies to produce high-quality services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction.”
With operations in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C., mindSHIFT is a Managed Services Provider (MSP) offering managed IT services, software-as-a-service (SaaS), VoIP, compliance and professional services to small and medium-sized organizations. The company’s portfolio of managed services provides a comprehensive solution which includes such critical services as email management and administration, electronic backup for servers and desktops, virus and spam protection, desktop support, and server management — either at the customers’ premises or completely off-site. Managed services customers are supported by both a 24-hour Network Operations Center for proactive management support and a call center which diagnoses and resolves all end-user desktop issues. For advanced and larger businesses, the company provides business application migrations, storage area network upgrades and complex hosting applications. Additionally, mindSHIFT aligns with the compliance requirements of financial services firms, as well as offering services in connection with the integration of applications such as document management.
Invision is a Managed Service Provider offering managed hosting, WAN, LAN, security, application, web and e-business development. Founded in 1995, Invision is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, an IBM Business Partner, and a Cisco Premier Partner with specialization in security.
For additional information about mindSHIFT, please visit: www.mindshift.com.
To learn more about Invision, please visit: www.invision.com.