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EMC Buys Windows Expertise

EMC has moved to further bulk up service offerings by acquiring Internosis, a managed IT services firm that specializes in Microsoft environments. (See EMC Buys IT Services Firm.)

Internosis, of Greenbelt, Md., was founded in 2000 when its management team bought the Technology Services division of Corporate Software & Technology Inc. of Washington D.C. Internosiss 250 consultants and its management team will join the Microsoft Practice within EMC’s professional services organization, which is dubbed EMC Technology Solutions. Internosis CEO Robert Stalick will head the group as its VP.

The buy is part of EMC’s greater emphasis on services as it moves toward becoming more than just a pure-play storage company. It also underscores Microsoft's growing importance as an enterprise IT player.

“We spent a lot of time over the last year developing our long-term strategy for our services organization,” says Todd Pavone, VP of Global Solutions inside EMC Technology Solutions, who lists compliance and content management services as other parts of EMC’s M&A strategy. He says more acquisitions will follow.

Indeed, this is EMC’s second services-related acquisition in five days. Last Thursday, EMC paid $30 million for grid software technology from Acxiom Corp. that will initially be used for managed services. (See EMC Unveils Grid Gameplan.) EMC did not disclose the price of the Internosis deal.

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