Transcend United Technologies and LiquidSpoke announced today that they are joining forces to create one of the nation’s fastest-growing unified communications technology resellers. The new entity offers advanced capabilities working with Cisco, Avaya, Nortel, ShoreTel, Riverbed, LifeSize and other core infrastructure vendors, and becomes one of the largest technology resellers in North America.
The transaction significantly grows Transcend United’s scale and ability to serve markets in the Northeast and adds significant capabilities to the company’s Managed Services practice. The resulting product portfolio includes solutions for service desk, IP Telephony, Wireless, WAN Optimization, Videoconferencing, and Backup/ Recovery including a state of the art 24 x 7 Network Operations Center (NOC).
As a key part of Transcend United’s expansion strategy, all LiquidSpoke principals and executive management are joining the company in key roles. Transcend United plans to relocate its headquarters and Pennsylvania sales operations to LiquidSpoke’s current Wayne, PA, location. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
In describing the synergy of the transaction, Transcend United’s CEO Rick Hirsh explains, “Like Transcend United, LiquidSpoke has an outstanding reputation for management expertise and world class customer satisfaction, and it has a strong footprint within the northeast region with mid-size enterprise focus. Both companies’ customers benefit significantly with our extended expertise in voice, data, video, and managed services.”
“We share the same passion for delivering high-levels of technical expertise with world-class customer service,” said Richard Tarity, President and CEO of LiquidSpoke. “As a result of this merger and combined platforms, our customers will realize broader service programs and the results will be mutually beneficial.”
Transcend United Technologies LLC, a member of the 2010 VAR 500, combines cost effective technology, experienced people, and world-class service to help organizations optimize their IT and communications infrastructure. Transcend United delivers products and expertise in key technologies including unified communications, data infrastructure, data center management, and backup/recovery/availability. With these offerings, Transcend United helps organizations solve real business problems such as improving application performance for branch offices, reducing voice, data, and video communications costs, ensuring business continuity in case of a disaster, and reducing staffing and operations costs in the data center. Transcend United maintains locations in Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Boston, Chicago, and Omaha.
LiquidSpoke is a leading technology services firm intensely focused on design, implementation and support services for unified communications and managed services. LiquidSpoke brings vertical expertise to the financial, education, retail, and manufacturing market segments as well as other key industries to deliver global managed technology services.