Solution provider looks to carve deeper niche in IT security, SLED space, managed services
In a bid to solidify its presence in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region, build out its security capabilities, and push further into vertical markets, the ePlus subsidiary has acquired SLAIT Consulting for an undisclosed amount.
The Lowdown: With the purchase of SLAIT, an IT consulting and solution provider focused on security advisory and managed services, managed help desk, specialized IT, staffing, and data center solutions, ePlus Technology is beefing up its mid-Atlantic presence, gaining SLAIT’s Virginia Beach, Va., headquarters, as well as its locations in Richmond, Va., and Charlotte, N.C. EPlus is based in Herndon, Va.
The Details: In addition, the acquisition of SLAIT allows ePlus to expand its customer base in the state/local government and higher education markets, and to extend its managed service and security consulting capabilities, especially in the GRC (governance, risk management, and compliance) arena.
The Buzz: “Adding the talented SLAIT team enables ePlus to build regional strength in key markets and allows us to extend our customer base, particularly in the higher education and state/local government space,” said Mark P. Marron, CEO of ePlus.
“The acquisition supports our overall growth objectives and complements our existing expertise and national practices focused on IT security and hybrid cloud,” Marron added. “Further, SLAIT’s consultative engagement approach is backed by a strong professional and managed services portfolio, including a robust staffing practice, and builds upon our services-led methodology to empower customers to drive IT-fueled innovation and better business outcomes.”