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Opportunity awaits: Parent company of Summerside IT office merges with competitor

IT company CareWorx recently announced it is expanding its Summerside office. It also recently moved into the Holman Building. Cutting the ribbon on the new office was Minister of Economic Development Chris Palmer, CareWorx COO, Janice Siddons, and CEO Mark Scott.
IT company CareWorx at their expansion in Summerside. The company has been purchased by a competitor. Cutting the ribbon on the new office in the Holman Building was Minister of Economic Development Chris Palmer, CareWorx COO, Janice Siddons, and CEO Mark Scott. - Contributed

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - A merger by its parent company could bring new opportunities for the Summerside office of CareWorx.

CareWorx, an Ottawa-based IT company, recently announced its merger with Vancouver-based Fully Managed IT Support & Services. The new company will be known as CareWorx Fully Managed and will employ a combined 270 people.

About 85 of those employees work out of an office in Summerside’s Holman Building.

Aaron Bradley, vice-president of marketing for the now merged companies, said the merger means “nothing but goodness,” for the Summerside office.

“What the Summerside team does is somewhat unique among our organizations, and that is probably … the fastest growing part of our business right now,” said Bradley.

The Summerside CareWorx office does remote IT for medium and large sized clients, ranging in size from a few hundred to nearly 30,000 employees. Rather than employing a large IT department of their own, a company would contract CareWorx to look after their systems remotely.

“Having spent almost a year on the merger, I’ve had the opportunity first-hand to witness our synergies – we share a common approach to both managed services and the concept of digital transformation,” said Joel Abramson, former CEO of Fully Managed and now general manager of the new company’s Managed Services division.

“Ultimately, I see an alignment of great people on both teams, committed to a common vision of simplifying technology for our customers.”

The merger will mean more opportunities for the company, and especially the Summerside office, to expand its reach across North America, added Bradley.

“With our increased customer base, we think there is some up-sale/cross-sale opportunities that will benefit the entire organization and the Summerside office.”

CareWorx has had a presence in Summerside since 2013 and expanded into the Holman Building earlier this year.

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