In an interview with ExecutiveBiz, Dell Perot’s Richard Pineda spoke about what the acquisition means for the industry: “For the federal space, it absolutely enables us to be more competitive. How? From a standpoint of ever decreasing budgets, the mission requirements to support the warfighter must go on. Consolidation, virtualization, enterprise-wide efficiency in delivery – these are the types of services that can only be brought by a product and services company. We have it all under our roof, and the fact that any one of our program managers or sales managers can provide a solution to our customers in a one-stop shop environment is a key differentiator for us in the market. While we now offer hardware as part of an integrated solution, it is important to know that we are focused on delivering solutions that are right for our customers, and do not take a one-size-fits-all approach.”
Carahsoft Technology has expanded its role as an Amazon Web Services distributor by offering the AWS suite of cloud-based products and services via the General Services Administration's IT Schedule 70 contract vehicle.
Private equity firm AE Industrial Partners has agreed to acquire heavy-lift rotorcraft manufacturing and operations services provider Columbia Helicopters for an undisclosed amount. AEI said Thursday Columbia Helicopters CEO Steve Brandy will continue to serve in his position and Nancy Lematta will keep her majority share as part of the transaction.