EDTS Acquires Augusta’s Axios Data; Continues Strong Growth In Southeast

AUGUSTA, GA and GREENVILLE, SC – July 16, 2012 – EDTS, a full-service technology consulting firm specializing in networking, security and managed services support solutions for Southeastern businesses, has announced the acquisition of Axios Data LLC of Augusta, GA effective immediately.

All customers of the former Axios Data will be transferred to EDTS effective July 9, and the Executive Center office of Axios will transfer all operations to EDTS’s 11,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art operations center on Broad Street in Augusta. EDTS also maintains a second office in Greenville, South Carolina. Axios Data’s principal Paul Pelletier will join EDTS as Network & Security Consultant as part of the transaction.

In announcing the acquisition, Charles Johnson, chief executive officer of EDTS, noted: "The EDTS team is pleased to welcome the customers and team members of Axios Data to our firm. We have known Paul and Axios through both business and community circles, and are excited to work together to continue providing clients with the exceptional I.T. expertise that only a strong regional firm like EDTS can provide."

Founded in 1999, EDTS serves clients 24/7/365 across the Southeast from offices in Augusta, GA and Greenville, SC. A full service technology consulting firm, EDTS specializes in networking, security and managed services support solutions for businesses, helping customers increase productivity and reduce cost associated with information technology.

With the acquisition completed, the combined team of EDTS will encompass more than 40 I.T. professionals, placing it among the upper tier of Southeastern I.T. firms. The firm has been named to Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in America for two consecutive years.

"I have long had the highest degree of respect for EDTS due to our proximity and compatible business approach, and I look forward to contributing to the growth and success of the company,” said former Axios Data president Paul Pelletier. “I am particularly excited about how the capabilities and depth of this growing EDTS team will increase value and benefit to our clients."

The EDTS team serves clients ranging from local to international organizations in a broad range of industries, with particularly deep expertise in serving organizations in the healthcare, manufacturing, distribution/logistics, professional services, and state and local government.

"EDTS has continued to experience tremendous growth in Georgia and the Carolinas due to an unwavering commitment to providing clients with comprehensive I.T. solutions, responsive service, and assisting them in growing their market share and profitability by lowering costs and empowering them to focus on what they do best," added Johnson.

“Not only are we adding depth to our team, but we are adding talented colleagues that we know embrace our EDTS culture of ‘client service first,’ ” Johnson noted. “Client service is an integral part of our EDTS identity. We are confident that these new clients will be welcomed and well served.”

For information, visit EDTS online at www.EDTSolutions.com.

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