Sirius Computer Builds Out Biz With DyComp Acquisition
May 21, 2007 Timothy Prickett Morgan
In November 2006, IBM system reseller Sirius Computer Solutions announced that it had received an equity investment from Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, which has invested in or acquired a number of i5/OS-related software companies. In the wake of that infusion, Sirius has acquired another reseller named DyComp.
“Being a small, regional company has allowed me to hand pick the people on my team and focus on giving the best customer service as an IBM solutions provider,” said Jim Dyson, president and chief executive officer at DyComp, which he founded in 1997 and which is now located in Clemmons, North Carolina. “But given today’s complexities in IT solutions, I knew I needed to join forces with a company with much broader and deeper skills in products, platforms, and disciplines that we didn’t have. Sirius complements our skills in key strategic areas and that is going to help my employees grow and my customers receive even more complete IT solutions.”
DyComp’s employees have expertise in various System i technologies, including various Tivoli security tools, Web content management, IP telephony, and database and other information management tools. The company has been an IBM premier business partner since 2000, and sells the System i and System p Power-based servers and the System x X64 servers as part of its solutions.
Sirius, which is based in San Antonio, Texas, is the largest reseller of IBM systems in the United States, and it will weave DyComp into its eastern sales region. Dyson will become an area sales manager in Sirius’ mid-Atlantic region, and will report to Deborah Bannworth, sales vice president for the eastern region at Sirius.
Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. And it seems reasonable to expect similar deals from Sirius in the not too distant future as the reseller community, just like other parts of the IT business, keep consolidating.