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Avanade Buys Azaleos

Microsoft mega-partner Avanade this week announced plans to buy Microsoft National Systems Integrator Azaleos Corp. in a deal expected to close within a month.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Avanade, which was formed as a joint venture by Accenture and Microsoft in 2000, has about 17,000 employees in more than 20 countries. Azaleos' 200 employees will be offered positions at Avanade in support of the Azaleos business.

With the acquisition, Avanade would pick up a managed services provider with special expertise in Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and Lync.

In a statement, Avanade CEO Adam Warby praised the Azaleos technology and said Avanade would be able to take the Azaleos solutions to a much wider market globally.

Azaleos is one of 33 Microsoft National Systems Integrators in the United States.

Posted by Scott Bekker on November 15, 2012


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