CA Technologies Acquires Government Managed Service Provider
CA Technologies has purchased Base Technologies, a privately held IT consulting firm in the government market. Base offers virtualization management, mainframe technology, security and managed IT infrastructure services to the government vertical. I don’t see any potential channel conflict with MSPs serving the SMB sector. But I do wonder what the deal means for larger MSPs focused on the U.S. public sector.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to a prepared statement:
- The Base Technologies acquisition increases the technical capabilities of CA Services and further strengthens CA Technologies and its alliance partners’ ability to execute on all stages of the Federal buying cycle. This allows CA Technologies to better take advantage of a growing $86 billion market for software and IT services.
- Base Technologies brings to CA Technologies 23 years of experience in the U.S. Public Sector, along with a track record of success with customers such as the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, National Institutes of Health, Federal Aviation Administration, and Commuter Connections, among others.
Meanwhile, CA has been working hard on multiple fronts to push deeper into the managed services and cloud services markets. Generally speaking, the efforts involve closer working relationships with third-party MSPs. A prime example involves CA’s 2010 buyout of Nimsoft, which has since expanded beyond managed services software to offer service desk software to MSPs and corporate IT managers.