Evergreen Systems and net.works, Corp. (NDW) Announce Intent to Merge
Sterling, VA, February 20, 2008 - Evergreen Systems (http://www.evergreensys.com/), a leader in the area of IT process improvement consulting, and net.works, Corp. (NDW) (http://www.ndwcorp.com/), Hewlett Packard’s (HP) premier Business Service Automation (BSA) partner, today announced intentions to merge. Both companies will share ownership and leadership in the new entity, which will assume the Evergreen Systems brand identity.
“The driving force behind our decision to merge was the fact that NDW and Evergreen really complement one another with absolutely no overlap. We both have a strong national presence with enterprise-level cu stomers coast-to-coast. The merger will offer both companies accelerated growth potential and better offerings for our customers. It’s a win-win situation for everyone concerned,” commented NDW’s President, Clay Flory.
Evergreen’s CEO Don Casson commented, “The combination of NDW and Evergreen will bring significant value to our customers and to our technology partner, HP. Together we will offer a complete solution for dramatically improving IT operations that will be somewhat unmatched in our market space.”
Evergreen specializes in ITIL™ and IT Service Management (ITSM) process consulting while NDW leads the industry in the end-to-end management of enterprise automation. The newly merged company will be differentiated among ITIL™ consulting and software vendors as offering solutions for IT organizations that are unique in their ability to span from the help desk to the desktop through the data center. This will position the newly merged organization to sell, implement and support HP Software’s Business Technology Optimization (BTO) approach with a focus on BSA, Business Service Management and ITSM.
“We are very pleased with the news that two of our strategic Gold partners have combined their organizations to form a unique offering,” said Scott Strubel, Director Americas Software Alliances and Channels for HP. “These two partners are immersed in high-growth, high-value areas of HP’s BTO solutions. Their combination will add tremendous value to HP software customers.”
Although the details of the merger are still pending public release, the executive leadership announced that personnel and staffing will essentially stay the same.
Background on NDW
NDW was founded 11 years ago and has established a large customer base in both the commercial and government sectors. By developing a comprehensive range of client and data center automation services that optimize how customers process change, NDW has positioned its customers to achieve positive ROI and real competitive advantage from IT.
The company currently holds the distinction of staffing the largest certified group of HP business automation experts in the world, all specializing in either sales, implementation, training or software support. NDW staff are experts in the implementation of HP’s client and server automation software (legacy ‘Radia’ and ‘Opsware’ products) and fall under the Operations component of the HP BTO approach to BSA.
Background on Evergreen Systems
Evergreen Systems is a well-known name in the area of IT and ITIL™ process improvement consulting (http://www.evergreensys.com/services/consulting/) and has a reputation for combining highly skilled ITIL expertise with ‘real-world’ experience in process improvement transformation. Evergreen’s technology implementation division resells and implements HP’s BTO line of IT infrastructure products, including the HP Service Manager (formerly HP Operview legacy/ServiceCenter and Peregrine Helpdesk) and HP AssetCenter (a legacy Peregrine IT asset management solution). Visit http://www.evergreensys.com/technologies/ for details on HP software solutions offered by Evergreen. Check out Evergreen’s industry noted blog at http://blog.evergreensys.com and read an open letter to the market posted by Evergreen’s CEO.
The merger creates one of HP’s only business partners to span expertise across their entire BTO product line, from the IT service management function to encompass all client, server and data center automation capabilities.
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