Essextec Buys Gemini Systems
February 18, 2014 Alex Woodie
Essex Technology Group (Essextec) last month acquired Gemini Systems, a fellow IBM business partner with clients in the Northeast.
Based in Rochelle Park, New Jersey, Essextec sells IBM hardware, including Power Systems, Pure Systems, and storage gear, and provides technical expertise in the area of security, high availability, and cloud delivery. The company has offices throughout the Northeast, and has customers in a variety of industries. Gemini Systems, meanwhile, was founded by Simon Leung in 1987 and is focused on providing IBM solutions to midsize and large companies.
Essextec president Jim Torney says the combination of Essextec’s infrastructure and cloud solutions and Gemini’s capabilities in emerging solution areas will make both organizations stronger.
“We have partnered with Gemini Systems since 2007 for the superb expertise which they provide in big data analytics, mobile, social business, and other solutions,” Torney says in a statement. “Our clients have consistently told us the joint solutions provided by our two firms are unique and of immense value.”
Leung says Gemini shares Essextec’s vision of combining Gemini’s software, middleware, and application development expertise with Essextec’s cloud, risk and resiliency services, and infrastructure capabilities, with the goal of becoming “the most comprehensive technology solution provider in our marketplace.”
The acquisition is expected to be completed sometime in the first half of 2014. When it is completed, Gemini will operate as an Essextec subsidiary out of its New York City office.