10 Things You Need to Know About The Colossal Sirius-Forsythe Deal

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The New Integrator On The Block

Systems integration giants Sirius Computer Solutions and Forsythe Technology have agreed to team up, creating a 3,000-employee, $3.26 billion behemoth with deep expertise and resources around security, cloud and managed services.

"We're in a very competitive industry that's very dynamic," Forsythe CEO Bill Brennan said in an audio recording for company employees. "As it continues to change, it's our belief that joining forces with Sirius allows us to achieve some scale, size and financial strength that will make us a more powerful entity in this industry without compromising our corporate values."

The two solution providers will come together Oct. 31 with a multitude of large vendor relationships, more than $500 million of annual security revenue, and nearly 2,000 technical and sales resources. Here are 10 things the channel should know about this industry-altering transaction based on materials compiled by company management.

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