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The Aldridge Company Acquires IT Managed Services Practice from Extreme Technologies Inc.

Accelerates growth and complements current operations to benefit SMB customers

HOUSTON, April 3, 2012 – The Aldridge Company (www.aldridge.com), a leading provider, consultant and integrator of Information Technology and Cloud Computing solutions for SMBs, today announced the completion of its acquisition of the IT Managed Services practice of Extreme Technologies Inc. This strategic acquisition will accelerate The Aldridge Company's growth and will complement its current operations. The Aldridge Company will absorb the IT Managed Services practice of Extreme Technologies, including employees and the customers they serve, enabling Extreme Technologies to focus on strategic business consulting services.
Officials did not disclose the terms of the agreement.

The acquisition expands both the size and breadth of expertise of The Aldridge Company’s IT staff and strengthen its portfolio of service offerings, particularly its Complete IT Management solution, which  removes the burden of managing, monitoring and maintaining IT systems and allows small and medium-sized businesses to focus on their core business. The acquisition enables The Aldridge Company to deliver greater value to small and medium-sized businesses through the efficient and effective use of strategic technology solutions to accelerate growth.

“We pursued the Extreme Technologies IT Managed Services practice because it is comprised of a strong, engaged team that shares our client-focused culture, which will facilitate a successful integration,” said Chief Operating Officer, Patrick R. Wiley. “We instantly grow our base of talented employees, expand our capabilities to benefit both new and existing customers, and plan to continue pursuing our aggressive growth strategy.”

“This is a win-win for our customers and employees,” said Extreme Technologies' CEO Lisa Guidry. “By spinning off our IT Managed Service practice to The Aldridge Company, customers will continue to get the personal service they expect from The Aldridge Company’s highly capable IT services staff, while being able to access the latest advances in IT systems. Meanwhile, we are able to focus on strategic IT Staffing and Consulting Services.”

The Aldridge Company provides a broad range of IT management services, including management of servers, PCs and networks coupled with rapid and accurate technical support. Other services include technology and work process evaluations, audits of security and disaster recovery readiness, and hosting services such as cloud hosting, collocation and dedicated servers.
Earlier this year, The Aldridge Company absorbed the IT services of Rafte & Company into its Managed Services practice, which expanded the firm’s reach into law firms, nonprofit organizations and other professional services firms.

About The Aldridge Company

The Aldridge Company is a Houston, Texas-based technology management, consulting and outsourcing company.  Founded in 1984, the company brings a winning combination of professional technical expertise, extensive capabilities and a strict focus on the importance of business processes.  The Aldridge Company is a leading provider, consultant and integrator of Information Technology and Cloud Computing solutions.  In 2011, the company was listed as No. 11 on the Houston Business Journal’s Fast Tech 50 list of fastest growing Houston technology companies.
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