Manhattan Merger: Computer Integrated Services Joins brightstack Technologies

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Two New York-based solution providers are joining forces to build a broader breadth of capabilities and geographical reach, the companies said this week.

Brightstack Technologies is a managed service provider that has been in business since 2004, focusing on bringing voice and unified communications, hybrid cloud and IT infrastructure solutions to SMB customers. It is merging with national systems integrator Computer Integrated Services (CIS), which is also located in New York.

Lou Person, founder and president of brightstack, said the combined companies will bring together CIS' enterprise sales team and strong engineering team with brighstack's service desk and support skills. "It's a beautiful fit," he said.

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Dennis Gambow, managing partner and CEO of CIS, agreed.

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

The focus of the integration will be to "keep doing what's working," Person said. The two business units will continue to run independently under their own brands, he said, but will start cross-promoting service lines, sharing technical benches and building on company synergies, efficiencies and collaboration.

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