PAWTUCKET, R.I., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based Envision Technology Advisors has announced the strategic acquisition of FOCUS24, an IT consultancy previously headquartered in Cranston, Rhode Island and specializing in Enterprise Data Solutions including complex data architectures, analysis, and optimization of supportive infrastructure.
"We've partnered with FOCUS24 on a number of successful projects and we were impressed by the vast knowledgebase that they had," says Todd Knapp, Envision's founder and CEO. "It would be impractical for Envision to home-grow expertise in every new solution offered by our company. When we decided to add high-end data solutions to our suite of Integrated Services, we immediately looked to the experts at FOCUS24 and worked on putting this deal together."
As part of this acquisition, all FOCUS24 employees, including President and Co-Founder, Vin DiPippo, will be joining the Envision team. A 25-year veteran of the technology industry, Vin holds numerous certifications with a variety of vendors, including being one of only a handful of Certified SQL Masters in the world.
Prior to FOCUS24, Vin DiPippo worked with RESPONSE Technologies where he served as the Principal Software Engineer for The Starting Line: System for Outcomes Measurement, a medical outcomes data collection, measurement, and analysis system based on analysis algorithms developed at the New England Medical Center. This role allowed Vin to begin working with massive data sets and analysis algorithms and techniques that formed the early basis for much of the Big Data initiatives he worked on with FOCUS24 clients and which he now brings to Envision Technology Advisors.
"Over the past 18 years, our customers have come to know FOCUS24 as a uniquely talented group with deep skill sets and a consistent ability to deliver on projects that meet their most challenging technology problems," states Vin DiPippo. "The combination of our two companies will allow each of us to address needs that we have seen in our customer base, but have traditionally been unable to service. Our customers will be delighted to see what we can accomplish together."
Another member of the FOCUS24 team coming over to Envision as part of this acquisition is Greg St. Pierre, who has led FOCUS24's commercial infrastructure consulting and management solutions. Greg now joins Envision's Engineering team.
"Greg's skills and experience are going to be a wonderful addition to our engineering group," says Envision's COO, Mike Ando. "This acquisition allows Envision to add some exceptional new talent to our company which will further strengthen our engineering organization and allow us to offer enterprise data solutions to our customers as part of Envision's ongoing strategic growth plans."
About Envision Technology Advisors
Envision Technology Advisors provides a range of technology consulting services to the New England area and beyond. Envision's specialties include desktop and data center virtualization, cloud services, enterprise data solutions, network consulting, website design and development, and business strategy consulting. With offices in Pawtucket, RI and the Greater Boston area, the company has been named one of the "Best Places to Work in Rhode Island" for five straight years. For more information, visit www.envisionsuccess.net.
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