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Official Cloud Computing Sponsor for the Rochester Knighthawks

ROCHESTER – I-Evolve Technology Services announced today they have been named the Official Cloud Computing Sponsor of the Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse Club.

The Rochester Knighthawks are a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League that play in Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial, located in downtown Rochester. As the official sponsor, I-Evolve will be working with the Knighthawks to provide wifi, network services and internet services for future seasons to come.  “We are proud to be in partnership with the Rochester Knighthawks.  I-Evolve will allow the Rochester Knighthawks to stay up to date with changing IT needs. These IT solutions will be deployed, managed and maintained by I-Evolve” said David Meller founder and CEO of I-Evolve.  “We’re excited to be working with the Rochester Knighthawks, especially as we are expanding our reach deeper into the Rochester market.” Said Kevin Kelly, President of I-Evolve.

“We look forward to working with I-Evolve. We have witnessed their continued success in supporting professional sports venues and are confident that they will go above and beyond our expectations to provide us with top quality service” said Lewis Staats, President for the Rochester Knighthawks.

Founded in 2001 as a traditional network services provider, I-Evolve has progressed to a managed-services model and now is an industry leader in delivering Web Services, Cloud Computing, Business Continuity, Network Services, Hosted VoIP, Internet Services, Disaster Recovery and E-Marketing solutions. Its strategic approach combines the use of remote technology and automated software-management and provisioning systems, enabling customers to focus on their core business while I-Evolve ensures the quality of their Voice and IT infrastructure.

Meet The Team : Emmanuel

I was introduced to computers at a young age, back when an Intel 386 40MHz processor was cutting edge. I remember learning DOS commands to play space invaders and pitfall, all loaded from 5 ¼ floppy disks. Since then I was always interested in computers. During high school I took some computer programming classes in Pascal and later C++, in which I excelled. I knew then that I was going to pursue a career in the field. I went on to graduate from Buffalo State College with a degree in Computer Information Systems and have been working at I-Evolve for almost 5 years.

What got you interested in technology originally. Is there a story behind it?
When I was introduced to computers they were not common and very expensive. My dad had them at his office and when I’d get to come visit, I’d get to tinker with them. Computers were something totally new to me and I was intrigued from the start. A few years later, we had one in our home. I would take it apart and put it back together, learning how pieces fit together and what piece of hardware did what. Over the years as computers and technology evolved, I’ve always tried to keep up with it.

What is one of your hobbies outside what you do at I-Evolve?
I play pick-up street hockey every Saturday and I play softball in a bar league during the summer.

What has been a big change in technology you’ve seen since you started working?
Increasingly small, more powerful hardware has been a big change. I’m a fan of small devices like the Raspberry PI. It’s basically a server the size of a credit card powered by microUSB.

Can you share any success stories of something you’ve done for an I-Evolve customer that you’re particularly proud of the results?
One of our customer’s websites was hosted on an outdated legacy platform. The server needed to be shutdown for many reasons but mostly because of how outdated it was. The customer was put in a difficult position, since they had not budgeted the unexpected cost of upgrading the website to a new platform. I did some research and found that we could migrate the website to a modern server without having to change the website platform. This allowed the old server to be shut off and gave the customer time to plan and budget the future upgrade they required. The customer was very pleased with the results.

I-Evolve Technology Services Acquires Buffalo-Based PC Business Solutions, Inc.

Latest Acquisition Accelerates I-Evolve’s Growth In The Western New York Region BUFFALO, NY.

January 6, 2015 – - I-Evolve Technology Services has signed an agreement to acquire Buffalo-based PC Business Solutions, Inc. Founded in 1991, PC Business Solutions has provided more than 700 customers with advanced information technology services including networking, hardware, software and professional services.

Reasons for the acquisition
“The acquisition of PC Business Solutions allows I-Evolve to accomplish three strategic objectives,” said Kevin Kelly, President of I-Evolve. “It accelerates our growth plans, gives us access to high quality technical talent and provides opportunities to layer I-Evolve’s cloud solutions onto the network services PCBS already provides their client companies.”

“We are excited to be joining a company as respected and forward-thinking as I-Evolve,” said Jerry Hickson, PC Business Solutions President. “Our customers will benefit by being able to leverage I-Evolve’s industry leading cloud solutions to enhance the security, backup and recovery of their sensitive data. It’s a sound transaction for both companies.”

Impact of the acquisition
The purchase of PC Business Solutions is the 6th technology company acquisition by I-Evolve. “This acquisition is our response to the vitality of the Western New York business market,” said David Meller, Founder and CEO of I-Evolve. “The need for end-to-end, state-of-the art IT services is strong and acquiring PC Business Solutions better positions I-Evolve to meet the growing demands.” All current PC Business Solutions employees will be retained, bringing I-Evolve’s total work force to more than 30 full time personnel with additional hiring now in progress.

Press Contact:
Kevin Kelly, President
I-Evolve Technology Services
(716) 505-8324