For Immediate Release:
Francine Ciaccia, VP Marketing
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (January 11, 2017) — UCG Technologies (UCG), a global information technology services firm, has acquired the IBM i Series Solutions business of E-Safe Technologies LLC (formerly Premier Technologies, Inc.) a Pittsburgh-based IT service provider. Terms were not disclosed.
The acquisition will accelerate UCG’s growth in the Midwest as it continues its transition and expansion from a regional integrator into a full-service provider of backup, disaster recovery (DR), enterprise applications and security training with a focus on the IBM POWER8 Systems platform. UCG now has customers in 31 states, Canada, Caribbean and Europe.
E-Safe’s customer base includes more than 250 companies in the greater Pittsburgh market and four other states in the Great Lakes area.
E-Safe will focus its resources on the burgeoning computer network maintenance and IT managed services market. Rob Wise, who was previously IBM Practice Manager for E-Safe, will join UCG where he will work with UCG Vice President Mike Powall and Operations Manager Gina Creager to ensure a smooth and successful migration for E-Safe customers. All current consulting, service and maintenance agreements will be honored by E-Safe and fulfilled by UCG Technologies.
“Success in the IT services business is all about focus,” said Tim Steinour, President and Owner of E-Safe Technologies. “We foresee tremendous growth in our new lines of business, so we’re doubling down on those opportunities. In UCG we’ve found a partner who can not only ensure our customers world-class support but can bring additional products to the table.”
Founded in 1987, UCG Technologies is a highly specialized Strategic Service Provider (SSP) of customized Information Technology products and services. These include IBM i Cloud Backup & DRaaS; Enterprise Security Training; IBM POWER8 Systems; and Contract Management Software. ucgtechnologies.com
Founded in 1989, E-Safe began with a mission to help small and medium-sized businesses get a real return on their technology investments. Since then, the company has remained dedicated to providing state-of-the-art IT support, service and products that allow clients to get ahead of the competition and achieve greater success. E-Safe offers service to businesses in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Morgantown, Akron, Youngstown and Johnstown. For more information, visit e-safetech.com