Micro Strategies Opens Pennsylvania Office and Technology Solution Center

IT solutions provider expands reach into Delaware Valley and doubles demo facilities

Aug 25, 2010, 08:20 ET from Micro Strategies Inc.

DENVILLE, N.J., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Micro Strategies Inc. is pleased to announce its expansion into the Philadelphia metropolitan area with the planned opening of an office and Technology Solution Center in the fourth quarter of 2010.

The new facility in Malvern, Pennsylvania, represents a multi-million-dollar investment. It will feature a full-fledged IBM Business Partner Innovation Center (BPIC), showcasing the latest technologies from IBM. This makes Micro Strategies one of the few technology solution providers supporting two BPICs. The facility will include an environment for testing and demonstrating products from IBM, Microsoft and other Micro Strategies business partners.

The new BPIC will be used in collaboration with an existing center in Denville, New Jersey, to demonstrate sophisticated solutions for replication, high availability, business continuity and disaster recovery. These facilities will be instrumental in technology innovation workshops, training activities and technical skills knowledge transfer. They will also be used to host proof-of-concept tests for businesses that want to ensure their new technology investments will work within the framework of their existing IT infrastructure.

"Micro Strategies is leading the way by making this possible through our substantial investment in a second BPIC," says Anthony Bongiovanni, President of Micro Strategies. "Now, we can provide our clients and customer prospects with hands-on access where they can benchmark or build proof-of-concept demonstrations for distributed solutions such as replication across two locations."

Micro Strategies will open the doors of its new BPIC to local advanced technology services provider ATS Group.  The ATS Group will also use this new BPIC for information technology infrastructure demonstrations and implementations. Micro Strategies and ATS Group are among the elite ranks of IBM Premier Business Partners and have a long history of collaborating on multi-location projects. The new BPIC will facilitate their future collaboration more seamlessly than previously possible.

"We are excited about future collaboration with a company of ATS Group's caliber. Working together, both companies can address larger multi-location technology infrastructure projects in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast," says Bongiovanni.

"ATS Group welcomes Micro Strategies to Malvern and looks forward to new business development opportunities made possible through the new facility," says Tim Conley, managing partner of ATS Group. "These technical resources will help us to extend our own advanced technology services offerings in the Philadelphia region."

Aside from its expanded technical reach, Micro Strategies' new Philadelphia-region office will support additional sales and marketing resources to address the needs of new and existing clients in the area. The new facility is scheduled to be open by the fourth quarter of 2010.

About Micro Strategies Inc.

Micro Strategies Inc. extends the value of business information and intellectual assets through innovative technology solutions. We combine intimate knowledge of business processes and applications with sophisticated skills in mission-critical information technology infrastructure. Established in 1983, many of Micro Strategies' clients have been with the company for our entire existence, and our customer satisfaction rating exceeds 96 percent. Our strategic business partnerships include close relationships with IBM and Microsoft. Learn more about our company and its solutions online at www.microstrat.com.

About ATS Group

The ATS Group of Malvern, Pa., specializes in services related to core IBM technologies including design, architecture, implementation, system upgrades and system administration. Our technical resources are versed in virtualization, SAN/storage, high availability, system and database performance tuning, Linux, enterprise backup and recovery, and disaster recovery. We have more than 85 customers, many from the ranks of the Fortune 100 and 500. Learn more at www.theatsgroup.com.

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