Core Acquire Parative, Leading Consultants In IT Infrastructure Migrations

Can now enable companies to combine benefits of cloud with existing infrastructure

London, UK – Wednesday 29th May 2013Core Technology Systems, a leading provider of Microsoft Office 365 today announced the successful acquisition of Parative, a Microsoft Gold Partner specialising in IT infrastructure migrations for medium and enterprise sized companies. This exciting acquisition comes less than a month after Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services and makes it possible for customers to move applications into the Cloud and take advantage of their existing company infrastructure services and Cloud platform services within a hybrid scenario, using Cloud as an innovator.

Core were one of the first Microsoft Partners to achieve Cloud Accelerate Status in the United Kingdom and this acquisition further broadens the Microsoft service offering from their Cloud department, strengthening their position as one of the UK's leading practices for Office 365 consultancy, migration and support. It has immediately doubled Core’s Office 365 capacity as well as increasing their specialist in-house skills in Windows Azure and Unified Communications.

Speaking on the day of the acquisition Conor Callanan, Core CEO said "Through the enhanced skills and experience offered by Lloyd Carnie, Cloud Director and Tim Eichmann, Cloud Technical Director, Core is now able to offer companies the strength of their existing on-premise IT systems with the flexibility of Cloud technology." Callanan continued, "By doubling our capacity and in-house services at a time when we have seen exponential growth in Microsoft Office 365, there is no reason why this growth should not continue and exceed last year’s record breaking results."

"We are delighted with the acquisition of Parative into the Core family," stated Lloyd Carnie, CEO at Parative. "We have extensive experience of complex messaging system design, migration and identity management together with a thriving Office 365 practice. We are looking forward to working with Core and adding great value and advanced skill sets into the current Core dynamic." 

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About Core
Core provides consultancy, development and support for SharePoint, System Center and Microsoft Online Services (Office 365, Windows Intune and Windows Azure). 
We have over 20 years’ experience helping clients across a range of industries to improve productivity, efficiency and achieve their business goals. 
As an established Microsoft Gold partner, we enjoy the highest level of support from Microsoft and have consistently been launch partners for new Microsoft technologies and releases.

Microsoft SharePoint
We are the UK’s leading provider of Microsoft SharePoint technology services including consultancy, development and support with more SharePoint customers than any other company in the UK. Our range of award-winning services use SharePoint technologies to deliver bespoke solutions including Websites, Intranets, Extranets, Document Management and Search.

Microsoft Online Services
As a Microsoft Cloud Accelerate partner, Core have the experience and expertise to help you with your entire migration to the Cloud, from setting up your free trial or Office 365 service for the first time through to building custom and advanced solutions for Office 365, Windows Azure and Windows Intune.

Microsoft System Center
Focusing on the Microsoft System Center suite of products, Core has a dedicated team of experts in the following products and dependent services; System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Operations Manager, System Data Protection Manager and System Center Virtual Machine Manager. We have delivered several migrations to Windows 7 and Office 2010 using System Center.

For more information, please visit us at, or visit the Core blog for expert commentary on SharePoint, Cloud and Public Sector use of IT, and follow us on Twitter @coregb.

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