GCI, the largest telecom provider in Alaska, placed a bigger bet on cloud services by acquiring Anchorage-based Network Business Systems, an Anchorage-based company that specializes in hosted and managed and IT services for commercial customers.
GCI did not disclose the financial terms of the deal, but said it was closed on Thursday (August 6) And that it has offered positions to all employees of NBS, which counts tech partners such as NetApp, Microsoft, Cisco Systems and HP.
GCI said the deal will help it bring a range of cloud services to Alaska-area businesses and bolster its growing cloud services team.
“We strive to bring our business customers state-of-the-art IT options at the best value,” said Greg Pearce, vice president of business services for GCI, in a statement. “More and more businesses are realizing that cloud services are the best option for data storage, processing and security.”
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