4 December 2012 – Managed services provider, Advanced 365 (Advanced), today announces that the Fabric Technologies brand has now been fully incorporated into Advanced 365, providing a single, coherent brand identity.
Unified communications specialist, Fabric Technologies, was acquired by Advanced in May 2012 and has continued to operate under the Fabric Technologies brand for the past six months. As of 1 December 2012, the two businesses have been legally merged, now trading under the Advanced 365 brand.
The change will have minimal impact to customers and partners as they will continue to deal with the same staff based at Advanced 365’s London office.
Neil Cross, Managing Director of Advanced 365, says, “With the Advanced and Fabric Technologies businesses being so similar and closely aligned, it was the next natural step for Fabric to be fully incorporated into the Advanced 365 brand.”
“The merging of the two companies provides customers and partners with a strong, aligned and highly competitive proposition that we anticipate will go from strength-to-strength.”
Advanced 365, part of Advanced Computer Software Group plc, provides managed services, application development, cloud-based services and unified communications solutions to businesses across the UK.
About Advanced 365 www.advancedcomputersoftware.com/365
Advanced 365 provides a full outsourcing solution for desktop to data centre service delivery, ITIL based service management, application development, unified communications and cloud enablement. Advanced 365 designs, deploys and operates applications using .NET, Microsoft SQL Server, the Microsoft Office System and Microsoft CRM.
Service delivery can be provided from either Advanced 365’s own data centre facility or one of its managed suites (hosted and managed in shared facilities). Advanced 365 also provides Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) utilising its own cloud platform. Quality and security is assured through the company’s ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 accreditations.
Core offerings include:
• IT Managed services focusing on the core utility components of clients’ IT operations (including monitoring, backup, email and hosting right up to full IT infrastructure outsourcing).
• Unified Communication solutions that consolidate telephony, presence, mobile and contact centre systems and are designed to bring data, voice and video together. Technologies include Microsoft Lync.
• Line of business applications designed to improve the flow of information around an organisation. Applications include Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Business Intelligence.
• Application development to deliver a fully-supported application managed service for both existing legacy applications and new applications developed by Advanced 365.
Advanced acquired Fabric Technologies in 2012. The acquisition of Fabric strengthens Advanced 365’s managed services portfolio and provides a new unified communications offering to Advanced’s customer base. The integration of Fabric into the Advanced 365 division creates one of the UK’s biggest Microsoft partners.
Fabric Technologies provided the Unified Communications service as part of the Advanced 365 division.
Liz Ebbrell and Angela Mycock, Advanced Computer Software Group
+44(0)1625 856505 or 07887 415 232