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I-Evolve Technology Services Named One of the Top-Performing SMB Channel Partners in the U.S. by Ingram Micro

World’s Largest Technology Distributor Recognizes I-Evolve Technology Services in Annual Ingram Micro SMB 500 List

Buffalo, NY: – I-Evolve Technology Services announced it has been named to the Ingram Micro 2013 SMB 500. The list was revealed at Ingram Micro’s 2013 Fall SMB Invitational and celebrates the top 500 fastest-growing Ingram Micro U.S. channel partners focused on small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Ranked at number 223, I-Evolve grew its business with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world’s largest technology distributor, by more than 162 percent.

The Ingram Micro 2013 SMB 500 list was derived from the more than 20,000 U.S. solution providers and MSPs who work with Ingram Micro’s U.S. SMB Business Unit. This year’s top performers posted growth of nearly 250 percent. Developed in collaboration with Ingram Micro’s Business Intelligence Center and U.S. SMB Business Unit, as well as channel research services firm The 2112 Group, the list also takes into account select criteria such as company size, overall technology category revenue growth and innovation with SMB business engagements.

“I-Evolve’s approach of leveraging the latest technologies to solve business challenges has been an integral part of our growth.  I-Evolve’s partnership with Ingam Micro has only helped us accelerate that growth.   I-Evolve is proud to be part of the Ingram Micro SMB 500 list yet again.” Said Kevin Kelly President of I-Evolve

“Having the right technology solutions and services in play can bring significant advantages to small and midsize businesses, and can be the difference between good and great companies,” says Jamie Ferullo, director of SMB sales, Ingram Micro U.S. “Our SMB 500 list represents the ‘who’s who’ in SMB when it comes to top-performing VARs and MSPs. We’re thrilled to announce this year’s winners and congratulate I-Evolve Technology Services on its growth and success.”

The complete 2013 Ingram Micro SMB 500 list can be seen at http://www.im-smb.com/smb500.

Additional information, content and resources are available at www.channelnomics.com/smb500.

More information about I-Evolve Technology Services is available at www.i-evolve.com .

About Ingram Micro Inc.

Ingram Micro is the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 160 countries on six continents with the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.

About I-Evolve Technology Services

I-Evolve is a business technology consultant and cloud computing solutions provider. Founded in 2001, the company has a strong presence in Western New York but services all of North America through its offices in Buffalo and Rochester, NY. Leading the industry in delivering cloud based services, I-Evolve’s strategic approach combines the use of remote technology and automated software management and provisioning systems. I-Evolve solutions enable customers to focus on their core business while I-Evolve ensures the quality of their Voice and IT infrastructure.

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Erie County firm acquires Layer 8 Communications

By KERRY FELTNER
Rochester Business Journal
November 4, 2013

I-Evolve Technology Services Inc., a Buffalo area-based business technology consulting and cloud computing firm, has acquired Layer 8 Communications LLC in Rochester.

The deal expands I-Evolve’s Western New York reach. Officials hope it will drum up more business and presence in the region.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Luke Crissy, managing partner of Layer 8 Communications, will join a branch of eight employees in Rochester. I-Evolve has 20 employees in the Buffalo area.

“He brings a business development skill that we need in that marketplace plus a lot of client relationships that are only going to add to our growth,” said Kevin Kelly, president of I-Evolve. “That’s where our focus is growing in the Rochester market. It’s complimentary to what we’ve already invested in.”

Crissy will be I-Evolve’s business development leader in the region.

“I’m excited that we were able to find a trusted acquisition partner that we feel confident will care for our customers” Crissy said.

The partnership is expected to strengthen both companies.

“Like our other transactions, the acquisition of Layer 8 Communications allows I-Evolve to leverage the technology investment in our multiple carrier grade data centers located in Amherst and Buffalo,” Kelly said. “The Layer 8 Communications transaction also complements and enhances our recent acquisition of Rochester-based E3 Technologies, which will most certainly increase the value and service quality we provide to our technology partners and clients.”

The core of Layer 8 Communications is data communication, including managing Internet activity and connecting multiple offices. Officials expect the integration of the acquisition to be seamless.

“Our investment in technical talent, state of the art technologies and redundant high-speed data connectivity gives us the tools and resources we need to ensure that the process will go smoothly,” said David Meller, chief technology officer of I-Evolve.

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Layer 8 Communications bought by Erie County firm

Erie County-based firm I-Evolve Technology Services said Monday it had purchased Layer 8 Communications of Rochester.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

I-Evolve specializes in various technology services for businesses, such as disaster recovery and hosted voice over Internet. Layer 8, located in the city’s Cascade District, handles business communications technology such as inter-office connectivity, communications consulting and VoIP.

It marks I-Evolve’s second big push into the Rochester market in recent weeks, following its announcement in August it had purchased network services firm E3 Technologies, also located in the Cascade District.

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I-Evolve Acquires Rochester based Layer 8 Communications

November 1st, 2013

BUFFALO – I-Evolve Technology Services today announced its most recent acquisition of Rochester-based Layer 8 Communications. Founded in 2006, Layer 8 offers Communications Consulting, Carrier Resale and Hosted VoIP to companies in Western New York. The acquisition adds to I-Evolve’s rapidly growing footprint in the WNY market.

“Like our other transactions, the acquisition of Layer 8 Communications allows I-Evolve to leverage the technology investment in our multiple carrier grade data centers located in Amherst and Buffalo,” said Kevin Kelly, President of I-Evolve. “The Layer 8 Communications transaction also complements and enhances our recent acquisition of Rochester-based E3 Technologies, which will most certainly increase the value and service quality we provide to our technology partners and clients” said Kelly.

David Meller, Chief Technology Officer of I-Evolve expects the transition to be seamless to the customers. “Our investment in technical talent, state of the art technologies and redundant high speed data connectivity gives us the tools and resources we need to ensure that the process will go smoothly,” said Meller.

“I’m excited that we were able to find a trusted acquisition partner that we feel confident will care for our customers” said Luke Crissy, Layer 8 Partner. Crissy will be joining I-Evolve as a Business Development Leader in the Rochester market.

About I-Evolve Technology Services – I-Evolve is a business technology services and solutions provider headquartered in Buffalo, New York. The company has a strong presence in Western New York but services all of North America. I-Evolve leads the industry in delivering Disaster Recovery, Network Services, Hosted VoIP, Internet Services and E-Marketing. I-Evolve’s strategic approach combines the use of remote technology and automated software management and provisioning systems. I-Evolve solutions enable customers to focus on their core business while I-Evolve ensures the quality of their Voice and IT infrastructure. For more information, call (716) 505 TECH or see www.I-Evolve.com.