Forsythe Technology Introduces New Hosting Solutions Division

Industry Veteran Michael Conley to Lead New Division Providing One-Stop Sourcing for Managed Security Services, Hosting and Data Center Facilities

SKOKIE, IL--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2015) - Forsythe Technology today announced the creation of Forsythe Hosting Solutions, a new business division combining Forsythe's managed security services, managed hosting services and its recently announced Forsythe Data Centers into a single organization offering Forsythe clients a comprehensive, integrated service model.

"As the world of information technology (IT) continues to evolve, there is a growing gap between the demand for highly skilled IT professionals and their availability in the market. Today's IT security risks only compound this skills gap, with data breaches making headlines on a near-daily basis," said Bill Brennan, president and CEO of Forsythe Technology. "Companies are increasingly looking to external resources to help them bridge the skills gap while enhancing the day-to-day security of their data."

Forsythe's objective in combining these three closely related services into a single organization is to be able to more quickly innovate and deploy new solutions to its clients. Forsythe will simultaneously continue to provide its full capabilities, on premise, to clients across North America and globally.

Forsythe Technology's Michael Conley has been named executive vice president of Forsythe Hosting Solutions, reporting to Brennan. Conley was previously senior vice president of emerging technologies and key accounts, and has been instrumental in driving the development of new Forsythe offerings for many years. Conley will continue to serve on Forsythe's board of directors, a role he has held since 2006. He will also continue to provide leadership to his current enterprise clients.

"Our clients are working to streamline their day-to-day operational IT investment so they can focus on driving growth, innovation and competitive advantage in a digital business world," Conley said. "We are excited to not only provide them with IT services that support that evolution, but to help them identify the best strategies for accomplishing their IT and business objectives. I am looking forward to serving all of Forsythe's clients in my new role."

Forsythe Hosting Solutions includes:

  • Forsythe managed security services, which allow IT organizations to stay proactively focused on day-to-day security efforts -- such as threat detection and prevention, rapid incident response, security update maintenance and security policy enhancement -- without redirecting in-house resources from more strategic initiatives. Forsythe has been providing managed security services since 2008;

  • Forsythe managed hosting services, which free up clients' in-house resources by providing day-to-day systems management (compute, network, storage, and software). These services are provided as a bundled offering with Forsythe-controlled data center space or as remote management of on-premise client infrastructure. Previously, Forsythe provided most of these services through Mentora, a Forsythe company, which Forsythe acquired in 2012. The Mentora brand is now being integrated into Forsythe Hosting Solutions;

  • Forsythe Data Centers, which offers secure, client-controllable private suites, as well as micro-suites and cabinets. Forsythe Data Centers helps clients plan, procure, build, test, migrate, house, and manage their IT environments in one location. On June 24, Forsythe Data Centers will host a grand opening event at its new 221,000-square-foot Retail+® facility outside of Chicago. Tours of the facility are available now by appointment -- email Forsythe Data Centers or call 1.800.843.4488. To attend the grand opening, RSVP here.

Additional executives leading Forsythe Hosting Solutions include Lonnie Henegar, vice president of operations, and David Carlson, sales general manager. Both are 20-plus year veterans in the managed hosting and data center industry and will report to Conley.

About Forsythe
Founded in 1971, Forsythe is one of the largest independent IT integrators in North America, serving approximately 1,000 U.S. and Canada-based companies. Clients come to Forsythe for help optimizing cost, managing risk, improving performance and enabling innovation within their IT and data center operations to deliver greater value to their business. Forsythe's experience crosses all facets of the data center. Forsythe provides independent professional services and financial solutions, as well as IT products from all the leading IT infrastructure manufacturers and vendors, and related services. Forsythe is privately held and 100-percent employee-owned, with nearly 1,000 employees in 40 locations, and more than $1 billion in annual revenues. Forsythe Data Centers, Forsythe Hosting Solutions, Forsythe International Inc., Forsythe/McArthur Associates Inc., Forsythe Solutions Group Inc., Forsythe Technology Canada Inc., KillerIT, SOS Security and Synnefo Technology Solutions are wholly owned subsidiaries or divisions of Forsythe Technology Inc.

"Retail+®" is a registered trademark of Forsythe Data Centers, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Contact Information:

Andy Ambrosius
Media Relations Manager
Office: 312-673-6061
Mobile: 312-888-1628