Architel® Acquires Applied Resource Technologies to Create the Largest Managed Services Provider in Dallas-Fort Worth

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Combined entity, with more than 12,000 users in North Texas, will build new data center and network operations center to better serve expanding client base.

Scott Ryan, co-founder and CEO of Architel, said the combined company is the largest managed services provider in North Texas.

From both a technology and personnel standpoint, we are better equipped to provide IT support to small and midsize companies than any MSP in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Architel, a leading Dallas-Fort Worth managed services provider (MSP) and technology startup incubator, today announced that it has acquired Applied Resource Technologies Inc. (ART), one of the area’s oldest and largest managed services providers. The combination creates the largest MSP in North Texas.

Scott Ryan, co-founder and CEO of Architel, said the company is constructing a new, state-of-the-art data center and network operations center at the Dallas Infomart to accommodate the combined entity. The new facilities will provide clients with enhanced disaster recovery protection, including the ability to provide temporary office space, desks, phones and connectivity to hundreds of users. The new facilities are expected to go live this summer.

Architel retains 100 percent of ART’s employees as part of the acquisition, bringing the company’s total employees to more than 100.

“ART has been among Architel’s fiercest competitors for years, and by joining forces, I am confident we will continue to challenge ourselves to be the best at what we do,” Ryan said. “Clearly, from both a technology and personnel standpoint, we are better equipped to provide IT support to small and midsize companies than any MSP in Dallas-Fort Worth.”

Founded in 1988, ART originally focused on software development services for Oracle, Informix and Sybase. The company began offering IT support services in the late 1990s, and in 2001 became a managed services provider. ART has specialized in law firms and real estate companies.

Architel provides small and midsize companies with managed IT services for a flat monthly fee, enabling clients to enjoy predictable costs and peace of mind. The experienced Architel team ensures smooth, efficient operation of hardware, software and networks at a significantly lower cost than in-house staff or break-fix support.

Founded in 2001, Architel is headquartered at the Dallas Infomart, where it maintains its help desk and data center. The company also incubates promising startups and technologies, such as ShopSavvy, the groundbreaking mobile application with millions of users worldwide.

About Architel
Dallas-based Architel is an IT infrastructure outsourcing company focused on small and midsize businesses. Architel offers managed services for a flat monthly fee, providing clients a turnkey solution to their IT headaches and a compelling alternative to traditional outsourcing services. Architel is an investor in early-stage technology companies including Big in Japan, the developer of ShopSavvy. Visit http://www.architel.com for more information.

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