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PDS announces merger with Works Computing, Inc.; Move expands market reach and broadens product, service portfolio

PDS announces merger with Works Computing, Inc.; Move expands market reach and broadens product, service portfolio

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Paragon Development Systems, Inc. (PDS) and Works Computing, Inc., of Bloomington, Minn., two leaders that provide information technology solutions to a broad set of clients in multiple markets, announced today that the companies have reached an agreement to merge.

Asif Naseem, President and CEO of PDS


The merged company will result in a stronger solutions provider capable of offering a broader portfolio of products, services and solutions along with enhanced technical expertise to better serve their customers.

“PDS and Works Computing have similar business models, and share similar work cultures,” said Asif Naseem, President and CEO of PDS, who will continue in that role with the merged company. “As one organization we will be well positioned to better assist our customers in addressing their evolving Information Technology needs as they march forward with their digital transformation.”

PDS specializes in providing a variety of information technology solutions to clients in the healthcare, corporate and government/education industry sectors. The company is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., with five other offices throughout the Midwest in addition to a solutions development site in Silicon Valley.

Works Computing is headquartered in Bloomington, Minn. and specializes in providing data center technologies to customers throughout Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska in addition to North and South Dakota.

Both companies have long-established and respected brands among their customer base. By coming together as one company both organizations will combine their respective strengths to provide better solutions for customers. The PDS brand will continue as it is, while Works Computing will be known as “Works Computing, a PDS Company” while we work to unify our brands.

“We see this merger as an exciting opportunity that brings together two like-minded organizations with products, services and expertise that will complement each other and lead to greater growth opportunities in a competitive market space,” said Mitch Brown, President of Works Computing.

Brown will stay with the company through the initial transition process and plans to pursue other endeavors by the end of 2018. Mitch Prust, Chief Operating Officer of Works Computing, will join the PDS executive team and will oversee the merged company’s Digital Infrastructure program as Vice President, Data Center Products & Services.

“Mitch brings a wealth of experience in the data center technologies and market,” said Naseem. “We are delighted to have him join our team and fully expect him to leverage his knowledge in enhancing our value to our clients in this critical and growing space for us.”

There is little customer overlap between the two organizations. Works Computing has built a strong business around data center technologies, which will complement PDS’s existing services in that area. PDS has a broad portfolio of products and services, including end-user technologies, a state-of-the-art service desk, a broad-reach staff augmentation service, an expert Identity & Access Management offering, and a growing managed services capability.

“There are significant, realistic and immediate opportunities for offering a broader portfolio among our combined base of clients,” Naseem said. “Additionally, there will be opportunities to expand manufacturer and distributor partnerships based on the enhanced sales volume as well as the size of our merged company.”

“At PDS, our focus is on strengthening our core and broadening it to bring enhanced value to our customers and partners,” added Naseem. “Our merger with Works Computing is a unique opportunity for us to fulfill these goals.”

About PDS
While providing IT solutions, services and technologies, PDS builds strategic relationships with clients that result in improved performance, which is measured by increased productivity, decreased cost, higher customer and employee satisfaction and greater business compliance. Founded in 1986, PDS partners with medium to large enterprise organizations in healthcare, corporate and government/education industries to provide strategic value and advanced technology solutions. PDS is a privately held company with offices throughout the Midwest. Learn more by visiting http://www.PDSIT.net

About Works Computing
Works Computing is an IT data center solutions provider servicing the Midwest region. Works Computing’s core competencies are in data center virtualization, converged networking, information assurance, security, enterprise servers and storage. Works Computing also offers an established professional services practice focused on successfully integrating complex solutions. Works Computing enables its enterprise clients to succeed in their mission, by architecting the best overall IT infrastructure to provide real business differentiators and market innovation, while allowing its clients to meet their unique business objectives. Founded in 1994, Works Computing is privately held and headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, with additional sales offices in Duluth, MN; Rochester, MN; and Lincoln, NE.

Contact:
Lance Wand
Director, Marketing
lwand@pdsit.net
(608) 246-2847

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SOURCE Paragon Development Systems, Inc.

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