KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE — Knoxville-based information technology firm, IT 4 the Planet, announced today that is has completed the acquisition of a Birmingham company, Integrated Solutions. J. E. Henry will continue to serve as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Curtis Woods, Chief Operating Officer for Alabama, will continue to manage the Alabama client base. IT 4 the Planet will be leveraging the processes, procedures and standards that Integrated Solutions has been deploying over the last 3 years that enhance operational excellence.
IT 4 the Planet provides technology services to medical, legal, and professional practices with expertise in high-tech security assessment and network support for more than 200 clients. With 20 years of experience in the medical, legal, retail services and manufacturing communities, IT 4 the Planet says that it is also the ‘IT expert for in-house IT experts,’ providing trouble-shooting and consultation.
Russ Dorsey, President and CEO of Integrated Solutions built Integrated Solutions into one of Birmingham’s leading Information Technology companies. “With 20 years of loyal customer relationships to consider, I can’t imagine a better way this could have worked out. The IT 4 the Planet management team and I were on the same page regarding how our clients and our employees should be treated and how this transition should be managed with minimal change. I am very confident that the IT 4 the Planet team will continue and build upon our 20 year commitment to excellence in customer service and that this company will continue to be a one of Birmingham’s best places to work” stated Dorsey.
These assets add to the portfolio of IT solutions that are offered by its new parent company, IT 4 the Planet, which is a technology solutions provider that offers consulting, storage, data management solutions, security assessments, e-commerce support, data base creation and software development services including high end web site design and development.
“The addition of Integrated Solutions is a good fit with our complementary talents, technologies, and portfolio that I believe gives us a much stronger competitive advantage. It will also provide the additional capital and resources to grow the business”. This is our second successful acquisition over the last 6 months also” stated Henry.
Henry is the former Chief Information Officer for Regal Entertainment Group who helped lead that company through an explosive growth period to create the world’s largest theater operator. Regal set the pace in their industry regarding the effective use of Information Technology which added tremendous business value. He also helped initiate Fandango.com which was sold to Comcast for approximately $200 million in 2007.