Network Depot Acquires Evolve Technologies

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Network Depot, LLC (, a Virginia company that has been specializing in providing affordable, sensible information technology (IT) solutions for small businesses since 1991, today announced a strategic move that will expand the firm's customer base and increase both the quantity and quality of services offered. Network Depot has acquired Fairfax, Virginia based Evolve Technologies’ customers and staff. This acquisition adds to Network Depot’s client portfolio instantly, and also expands its team with additional technical and service staff.

Rich Forsen, CEO of Network Depot, said, “Our intent has always been to give every customer the best possible service, and expanding upon our unparalleled customer support services and offering them to an expanded customer base allows for economies of scale that will benefit everyone, moving forward. Our clients should benefit from the expanded depth of both knowledge and staffing, and I’m excited to see the benefits of this decision show up in very short order.”

Forsen’s company is known as one of the leaders in the IT solution provider community. His leadership team has been named on the MSP Mentor 250 since its inception, and Network Depot’s Virtual Administrator division, led by Chris Amori, assists hundreds of IT companies around the world with tools, training and content, based upon Network Depot’s own experiences and infrastructure.

Network Depot’s innovative OneStepAhead program, continually monitors a company's network, providing diagnostic information that allows Network Depot to resolve network complications before they impact a company's operations. Network Depot’s expert support staff is on call 24 hours a day.
Dave Sobel, CEO, Evolve Technologies said, “The acquisition by Network Depot allows our customers to be served by some of the best in the industry, and brings additional resources to bear for our customers. This acquisition also offers new opportunities for Evolve’s staff to grow and develop. I couldn’t have found a better home for everyone.”

Sobel is known internationally as one of today’s leading experts in virtualization and cloud technology, and previous to the merger had been the primary educative source for Network Depot’s own virtualization efforts. He has been named a Microsoft MVP for Virtualization for the second year in a row; was recently listed on the MSPmentor 250 for the fourth consecutive year; authored a book on virtualization entitled, Virtualization: Defined. A Primer for the SMB Consultant; and maintains a blog on the topic,

Requests for information can be directed to: rich(at)networkdepot(dot)com.

About Network Depot
Network Depot, LLC ( has been serving businesses in DC, Maryland and Virginia since 1991, providing products, design and implementation services and ongoing maintenance and support. During its 20-plus years in business, Network Depot has been able to develop infrastructure and experience that has empowered its clients to utilize information technology (IT) to improve the efficiency and profitability of their businesses. Network Depot’s continual concentration and education on emerging technologies positions its clients for success by allowing them a high level of adaptability while maintaining operational continuity. Partnering with industry leaders like HP, Lenovo, Dell, Microsoft, Intuit and SonicWALL ensures the long term viability of solutions Network Depot provides, whether they be local or cloud-based. Network Depot has also provided training, infrastructure and support to other IT support companies through its Virtual Administrator division since 2008, and has been recognized as a top 100 MSP (Managed Service Provider) worldwide.

About Evolve Technologies
Evolve Technologies ( is a consulting firm providing information technology (IT) and computer networking services to small business, faith-based and nonprofit communities in the DC Metro Area. Based in Fairfax, Va., Evolve Technologies’ services and solutions include server installation and network management, virus protection and network security, backup services and disaster recovery, cloud computing, and total information technology outsourcing. Evolve Technologies is a Microsoft Partner with Silver Comptency level, and partners with numerous other leading technology providers including Cisco, HP, StorageCraft and Xerox. In addition, Evolve Technologies is the winner of numerous awards including the Microsoft 2007 U.S. Field Partner Award for Customer Satisfaction & Experience, the MSPmentor 100 and 250 and the ConnectWise 2008 “Best New Idea Award.”


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