Sharp Acquires IT-Services Provider ZLan Partners

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) today reported that it’s acquired ZLan Partners, Inc., for an undisclosed sum. The firm says the acquisition expands its direct regional sales coverage of managed network services in the United States’ Midwest region.

It also says that ZLan Partners enjoys a reputation as a leading IT services company in the Chicago, Illinois, region. As a newly created branch of Sharp Business Systems, ZLan Partners will operate under the name of “ZLan Partners, a Sharp IT Company,” and will continue to provide network design, virtual CIO services, cloud services, and user security to its customers. The new branch will also provide managed network services to Sharp Business Systems operations in the Chicago, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati areas, as well as supporting the other Sharp Business Systems branches around the country.

Sharp says that to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible, the employees of ZLan, led by Russell Zimny, have been asked to join the Sharp. ZLan will also support new and existing customers.

Russell Zimny, president and general manager of ZLan Partners, commented: “We are pleased to join Sharp Business Systems and are excited about working with one of the best brands in the industry to continue to provide the best level of service. We are confident that Sharp’s philosophy of outstanding customer service and the delivery of high-quality products and solutions will provide outstanding additional programs to Sharp’s new customers.”

“We chose the ZLan team to become the newest addition to Sharp Business Systems because of its unrelenting dedication to its customers, its excellent technology, and first-class service,” commented Anthony Sci, senior vice president of Sharp Business Systems. “This newest acquisition not only expands Sharp Business Systems’ branch operations in the Midwest, it is also a strategic move to provide enhanced support for SBS’s Managed Network Services operations throughout the country.”

Since its first branch opening in Arizona in 2006, SIICA has established 15 local Sharp Business Systems branches in 50 locations through growth initiatives within the organization.

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