Indiana Companies Spur Growth through Partnership

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In an innovative partnership, two Indiana companies, Koorsen Fire & Security and ePractical Solutions are positioned to provide IT Managed Services to their current client base and to offer the same services to future customers. Both companies are based in Indianapolis.

Koorsen Fire & Security introduced Koorsen Managed IT Services powered by e-Practical Solutions to a limited number of customers in the fourth quarter of 2007 and will rollout the program to all customers in the first quarter of 2008. The ground-breaking Koorsen Managed IT Services provide business application, network, Internet, support and product services as well as IT security. According to a 2001 study by Contingency Planning Research, a majority of companies estimate that the average cost of computer network downtime is $50,000 per hour. For some companies, that estimate rises to over $1,000,000.

Long-revered in the business community for their fire protection and security system services, Koorsen serves 17 branches in 6 states throughout the Midwest and Southeast United States. Koorsen secured the partnership with e-Practical Solutions in response to growing customer demand for IT protection and the reoccurring need to partner with an IT networking solutions company on IP based security system opportunities. In November 2007, Koorsen received the Governor's Century and Half Century Business Award honoring them as an Indiana business that has remained in operation for 100 or 50 years or more and have also demonstrated a history of community service.

"Koorsen has a long history of protecting companies' assets," explains Koorsen representative Skip Sampson, vice-president, Security Integration Group. "Technology is a leading asset for our customers and we are committed to the protection and security of every aspect of our customers' businesses so that we can keep their assets safe and their costs down. The partnership with e-Practical Solutions was a perfect match for Koorsen and an ideal solution for our customers."

Jim Medenhall, president of e-Practical Solutions shares Sampson's vision for service to Koorsen's customers. "Koorsen has always been dedicated to protecting the whole client and technology is a natural extension of that commitment. They knew our dramatically different and proactive approach would provide the security their clients need for voice technology, information technology, information lifecycle management, Internet information management, and ultimately, cost containment."

The combined resources and expertise of Koorsen Fire & Security and e-Practical Solutions will be offered to key clients of both companies.

e-Practical Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of managed IT services, network solutions, IT staffing, network security, disaster recovery and converged voice and data solutions.

Suzanne Shikany, marketing manager
Koorsen Fire & Security


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