AMSTERDAM, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Direct contribution to financial results. Strengthens market leadership.
IS Group, the Dutch market leader in Cloud Computing and IT Services today announces the acquisition of Amsterdam based Cloud hosting provider WideXS. "With this acquisition, we further expand our leading position in the European market. Furthermore, WideXS's innovative Virtual Datacenter proposition perfectly complements our successful Cloud and IT services proposition for channel partners and systems integrators," comments Jan Willem des Tombe, CEO of IS Group.
WideXS will relocate to the IS Group offices and will fully merge with IS Group's activities. The management board of IS Group remains unchanged in the hands of directors Jan Willem des Tombe and Arjan Steevels. The acquisition of WideXS directly contributes to the financial result of IS Group.
Major step forward
Jan Willem des Tombe: "We firmly believe that in our business scale of operations is crucial in staying ahead and continuing to lead this market in which technological developments mature rapidly. This allows us to support our customers optimally with the latest technology available. Guaranteed continuity, security and quality of service are quintessential for our customers. For this reason, selective acquisitions that directly contribute to our financial result make part of our company strategy. IS Group successfully acquired and integrated 11 companies, which lead to the valuable experience of doing this in the most effective way. WideXS is a great addition to this; we tremendously look forward to join forces with them". Ronald Wissink, CEO of WideXS adds: "Joining forces with IS Group is a major step forward in WideXS's ambition to optimally serve our customers now and in the future".
About IS Group
IS Group BV (IS) is the leading Dutch provider of Cloud computing and IT services. IS translates the needs of organizations into three cutting edge IT solutions: HyperGrid ™ (Cloud computing platform), DeskHub ™ (Desktop-as-a-Service) and CrossNet™ (secure and easy management of networking and connectivity). IS has a triple ISO certification (9001, 27001 and 20000) an ISAE 3402 Type II accreditation and features PCI DSS compliant and ISO 14001 certified datacenters. IS renders its services to approximately 25,000 customers in the SMB, enterprise and public sector. For more information please check http://www.is.nl/en
WideXS BV is an Amsterdam based business Cloud services provider that was founded in 1996 and has approximately 8,500 business customers. The company offers a complete portfolio of services in the field of professional hosting and Cloud computing such as advanced custom solutions for online security, performance optimization, CDN, and both public and private clouds. Customers of WideXS are SMB's, resellers and systems integrators. For more information please check http://www.widexs.nl
SOURCE IS Group B.V.