Synoptek Acquires Critigen's Managed IT Services Division

Synoptek has announced the acquisition of Critigen's managed IT services division. What could the acquisition mean for both of these companies?

Dan Kobialka, Contributing writer

May 6, 2014

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Synoptek Chief Executive Officer CEO Tim Britt
Synoptek Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tim Britt

Synoptek, a company that provides managed IT solutions and geospatial IT services, has acquired Critigen‘s managed IT services division. Synoptek Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tim Britt said Critigen, which provides project management support and turnkey hosted solutions, could help his company meet the growing demand for cloud IT services.

“This acquisition will provide a stronger platform by which to meet the growing demand for cloud-based IT capacity and IT-as-a-service (ITaaS) solutions,” Britt said in a prepared statement. “Ultimately, companies want to focus on their business, and they want great systems that work. That is what we deliver.”

According to a press release, the combination of Synoptek and Critigen will provide a hybrid solution that “allows customers to plan, build and operate critical systems and consume many cloud-based IT services on a subscription basis.”

Meanwhile, Critigen will bring its portfolio of managed IT services to Synoptek, including:

  • Managed infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS)/private cloud solutions

  • Remote infrastructure monitoring and management

  • Support for desktops, networks, servers and workstations

  • Virtual data center management

Critigen CEO Jim Eberle added the acquisition could help both companies improve their IT services.

“I am confident that the combined Synoptek-Critigen team will now be able to provide even greater world-class managed IT services to companies within our markets,” Eberle said in a prepared statement.

Both Synoptek and Critigen were included in this year’s MSPmentor Top 501 Managed Services Providers List. Synoptek ranked 20th on the list, and Critigen was 54th.

About the Author(s)

Dan Kobialka

Contributing writer, Penton Technology

Dan Kobialka is a contributing writer for MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. In the past, he has produced content for numerous print and online publications, including the Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald and Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University). In his free time, Kobialka enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football (Go Patriots!).  

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