GCI Acquires FCS Global

Global Convergence Inc. (GCI) announced today the acquisition of FCS Global thereby significantly enhancing its ability to provide global IT professional services to their channel partners.

The move accelerates GCI’s growth and international expansion and cements its position as the channel’s service and solution’s company. The FCS Global acquisition brings a world-class Global Centre of Excellence, support teams across the EMEA region, and SLA partners in over 170 countries while expanding the GCI services portfolio. “The acquisition of FCS Global significantly enhances GCI’s already prominent position as a global provider of project and support services to our international channel customers and our strategic vendors,” said Simon Short, President of Global Sales and Marketing. “We have had a long term relationship with the FCS team and have always been highly impressed with their service quality and execution; adding that capability to the GCI team is a key step in our international growth plan.”

FCS Global’s rapidly-expanding Global Centre of Excellence complements GCI’s existing Global Service Center in Tampa, Florida. Based in Cluj, Romania, recently described as the “Silicon Valley of Europe,” the new services center will provide 7x24x365 multi-lingual support to GCI partners throughout EMEA, APAC and LATAM and houses additional resources for global vendor and channel development, inside sales, training, engineering and technical support. This facility, as well as in-country teams based in the U.K., Ireland, the Netherlands, Denmark and South Africa further strengthen the GCI global footprint.

GCI’s existing services portfolio in support of voice and data networks, enterprise mobility, and collaboration will be augmented by the addition of FCS Global’s 2,300+ global service partners. The combined GCI/FCS Global organization will have the unique capability to deliver project deployments and support services through over 4,000 service delivery partners across 170 countries.

“GCI is committed to be the strategic channel activation resource for our partners,” said Jim Bradshaw, CEO and Chairman of the Board of GCI. “This addition strengthens our ability to provide global IT services to support them in multiple languages across multiple vendor platforms, and provides a foundation for GCI’s ambitious international growth plans. With the continued globalization of the enterprise, both our vendor and channel partners have a substantial need for resources to help them deploy IT projects on a worldwide basis. We at GCI are focused on enabling the channel by building out our global portfolio to fill this need and assist our partners in creating a high level of value for their customers.”

About Global Convergence Inc.

Founded in 1990, Global Convergence Inc. (GCI) is the channel’s services and solutions company. GCI empowers solution providers to bring innovative and disruptive technologies to market that complement their portfolio and provide them with new revenue opportunities. With a strong foundation as a U.S.-based value-added distributor with a full, channel-driven IT services portfolio specializing in voice and data networks and enterprise mobility, GCI has global capabilities in 170 countries. To learn more, visit www.globalconvergence.com, or follow us at Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.