Headwaters Group acquires LAN System Services to create a strategic services provider offering Managed Services and Professional Services to both the end-user and IT channel markets.
ATLANTA, Georgia - June 15, 2017 - Headwaters Group today announced it has completed the acquisition of LAN System Services, a leader in IT Managed Services. Together, Headwaters Group and LAN System Services will deliver IT Managed Services and IT Professional Services to both the end-user and IT channel markets supporting a broad array of IT solution domains including data center, network, security, and cloud computing.
This agreement combines LAN System Services' vast technical capabilities, Service Desk methodology, and monitoring capabilities, with the elite consulting team of Headwaters Group, to create a powerful strategic services provider. The rise of hybrid-cloud architectures, connected devices, and digital transformations have increased the complexity of computing environments. Companies need rapid, affordable, and friction-less access to technical consulting skills, regardless of how their architecture is deployed.
"We are an extension of our customers IT organization, and in many cases, we are their entire IT department. Our customers choose to outsource the management of their IT to us because we believe, just as they do, that IT exists for one purpose only - to enable and deliver business value," says Harlan Podber, CEO of LAN System Services. "Large enterprise organizations have the technical and financial resources to benefit from the flood of new technologies, complex architectures, and cloud computing capabilities that exist today. Yet, these technologies are still out of reach for many small to medium size firms. This acquisition enables LAN System Services customers to access a deeper technical team with broader capabilities and partnerships, yet remain within their existing budgets."
"We acquired LAN System Services because they are a market leader in a category that will be a cornerstone for how enterprises will transform their business," says Mark Ziskind, Founder and President of Headwaters Group. "Leaders of IT organizations, large and small, have made it clear that to keep up with the pace of change, they are turning to specialized, niche vendors to manage portions of their IT operations, regardless of how the technology is deployed."
About Headwaters Group: Founded in 2005, Headwaters Group delivers IT professional and managed services for complex, enterprise-class computing environments that require a more sophisticated level of technical expertise. Headwaters engineers provide advisory services to help IT organizations design, deploy, and manage their data center and cloud environments.
About LAN System Services, Inc.: Since 1995, LAN System Services provides outsourced network, security, and data center managed services to end-users. LAN System Services specializes in delivering consulting services in a defined manner with a predictable monthly expense.