GTRI Expands Wireless networking business with acquisition of Anywhere network Solutions
by Zivaro, on Aug 11, 2008 2:43:01 PM
Denver, Colo. – August 11, 2008 – Global Technology Resources, Inc. (GTRI), a leading provider of technology consulting services, today announced it is augmenting its wireless networking offerings with the strategic acquisition of Anyware Network Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of wireless networking integration services in the Rocky Mountain Region.
Anyware Network Solutions has been focused exclusively on architecting wireless LAN/WAN and wireless broadband solutions since its inception. GTRI will leverage this expertise to strengthen its existing wireless networking business and expand its current enterprise and commercial customers across the country. The acquisition will also allow GTRI to deliver tailored wireless network solutions by using a consultative approach. The enhanced services include, network design, project management, RF engineering, configuration, installation, training, maintenance and support.
“Over the years, we have evolved into a high-end service provider that is constantly on the leading edge of technology,” said Greg Byles, executive vice president of sales and co-founder at GTRI. “The vigorous demand for wireless networking solutions represents another burgeoning market opportunity that we have only begun to tap. The addition of Anyware Network Solutions gives us a strong brand and the depth and breadth of services we need to capitalize on this opportunity. We are thrilled that Anyware Network Solutions will be joining our team.”
Under the combined company, Charlie Franco, vice president of sales, of Anyware Network Solutions, will now serve as head of GTRI’s wireless services business. His primary focus will be to integrate the teams and all of the combined services and capabilities to help the company gain access to net new revenue from current and potential customers on a national basis.
“We looked for the best strategic partner to help grow our business and continue our heritage of providing leading wireless network integration services, and GTRI became the logical choice for many reasons,” said Franco. “We have both built our businesses with leading technology providers such as Cisco and therefore share a common foundation from which our offerings are built.
“From a cultural standpoint, GTRI’s exceptional team of smart, technical employees who share the same passion for growth as we do, coupled with the company’s established brand and common vision for success, make them an ideal fit. We are excited to take the next step together and build a world-class wireless network integration business,” he said.
In addition to its increased focus on the wireless networking space, GTRI will continue to provide IT consulting and strategic technology solutions in the areas of LAN/WAN core infrastructure, unified communications, security, data center and storage.
“GRTI has been on a steady growth path for 10 years now,” said Glenn Smith, executive vice president of operations and co-founder at GTRI. “The company reported revenues of $42 million in 2005 and just over $141 million two years later. The addition of Anyware Network Solutions will help bolster our position in the rapidly growing wireless networking space and enable us to reach our goal of achieving double-digit growth again in 2008.”
In July this year, the Denver Business Journal recognized GTRI as the fastest-growing privately held company in the “Flight I” category designated for large companies within the Denver metropolitan area. The Denver Business Journal surveyed hundreds of Denver-area companies in order to identify top performers among five flights of companies. Participating companies were analyzed based upon their gross revenue growth over the past three years, and GTRI earned the top spot among large businesses by achieving 231 percent revenue growth within that time frame.
GTRI provides industry-leading consulting and technology services that help clients derive real business value from their technology investments. With deep foundations in both networking and data center technologies, we support clients across a broad spectrum of industries with IT strategy, planning, private and cloud architectures, implementation and IT operations. Learn more at dev.gtri.com.
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