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ExtraTeam

PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategic Products and Services (SPS), a systems integrator and managed service provider, today announced the acquisition of ExtraTeam.

Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, ExtraTeam is an IT solution provider with competencies across a wide range of technologies. With expertise in networking and data centers, unified communications, collaboration, video, cloud and managed services, ExtraTeam partners with clients to optimize, enhance and extend technology solutions and improve business outcomes.

SPS specializes in design, integration and managed services for communication applications including collaboration, video, core infrastructure, voice, and contact centers. SPS teams with clients, providing professional services, managed services and cloud-based solutions to deliver exceptional results.

"We are impressed with ExtraTeam's technical capabilities and culture of teaming with clients to enhance business outcomes," said John Poole, SPS President and CEO. "Our common competencies enable us to broaden our reach and strengthen existing partner relationships, while our adjacent capabilities extend greater value within our client base."

Backed by the support of leading hardware and software vendors like Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft, Polycom and other major vendors, SPS and ExtraTeam tell a powerful client-focused story. Synergies between the two organizations provide current and future clients with a compelling value proposition that drives productivity and collaboration.

"We are very pleased to join the SPS family," said Neil Setchell, ExtraTeam CEO. "For the last 17 years, ExtraTeam has delivered world-class solutions to customers predominantly in the San Francisco Bay Area. SPS has a multi-national reach and shares our vision for outstanding customer service. We are very excited about the possibilities this merger brings to our joint customer base."

The combined company will continue to grow its portfolio to meet the needs of the marketplace. Reporting to Poole, Setchell will become SPS's Chief Strategy Officer, promoting SPS as the leading collaboration provider in the U.S. and overseeing the ExtraTeam transition.

About SPS

Strategic Products and Services (SPS) is a global, multi-vendor systems integrator of business communication solutions, with over 25 years of profitable growth and offices in more than 30 North American cities. As a specialized systems integrator, SPS has design, technical and implementation depth in all aspects of infrastructure technology, roadmap planning, consulting and ongoing services for contact center, unified communications and private cloud solutions.

SPS maintains strategic partnerships and certifications with more than 15 key manufacturers, including Avaya (Platinum), Cisco (Premier), Microsoft (Gold), Polycom, NICE and VMware. With the competencies gained through these partnerships, SPS provides a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio of products, applications, managed services and cloud-based solutions to support enterprises throughout North America.

SPS has earned numerous awards and recognition from its strategic partners, most recently with two Polycom awards: "Circle of Excellence Partner" and "Service Partner of the Year". For the past eight consecutive years, SPS has risen annually in the top 300 of CRN's annual Solution Provider 500, a listing of the largest information technology solution providers, integrators, and service companies in North America - most recently placing at 78 on the 2014 list. SPS has also been recognized in multiple years on the CRN MSP Elite 150 and Fast Growth 100 lists. Visit www.spscom.com to learn more.

About ExtraTeam

ExtraTeam is a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to corporate and public-sector businesses. We are certified experts at information and communication technologies, and convergent services. ExtraTeam designs, implements and supports infrastructure projects for customers across a variety of markets. Our engineers are experienced at network architectures, high availability, infrastructure optimization, data center virtualization, SharePoint, video conferencing and telepresence, security, storage and network resource management. Visit www.extrateam.com.

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SOURCE Strategic Products and Services

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