Noted CompuCom's chief product officer Ken Jackowitz in Alec Shirkey’s piece, “Other office supply companies have tried this before. But they bought very small businesses, very small MSPs. Where we differ is that we have 6,000 W2 technicians in North America. What's so perfect about that is you've got the ability to get the scale of those same technicians across all levels of customers – enterprise, midmarket, SMB.”

In his coverage of the news, Nick Turner noted, “The company described the acquisition as the first step toward becoming a seller of business services and technology -- rather than a traditional retailer of paper, pens and staplers, which are less in demand as offices go digital. It plans to put tech kiosks run by CompuCom in all of its 1,400 stores while also selling traditional office supplies to the service providers’ current customers.”

How to Build a More Efficient IT Infrastructure

October 12, 2017 | Post by Tony Brown | 0 Comments

Progressive IT strategies now make it possible for enterprises to align technology to support and propel business objectives — while keeping their budgets in check. We’ve broken down how in the steps that follow. 

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How Insurance Companies Can Overcome Difficulty Attracting IT Talent

October 11, 2017 | Post by Tim Fisher | 0 Comments

What happens when an insurance company doesn’t have the IT talent required to keep its most essential IT solutions up and running? How can it ensure the business has the support it needs for its current and future technological initiatives? Outsourcing IT solutions can provide the ideal solution, and provide key benefits. 

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Hyperconvergence: Hype or Truth?

October 10, 2017 | Post by Tony Brown | 0 Comments

If your business is one of the many that have adopted a hyper converged infrastructure, no doubt you believe that hyperconvergence lives up to all the hype. Those of you that have not yet dipped your toe in the hyperconverged pool may in fact believe it isn’t worth making a change — but not for long.

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At Apple, the goal is to make amazing products that enrich their customers lives. All of their products are designed around the same principles - seamless integration between hardware and software, powerful ecosystems of applications and the best possible experience for users. 

Office Depot's blockbuster $1 billion purchase of CompuCom is not like anything we've seen before. What we have seen before are the fits and starts of large retailers getting into IT services, but not sticking to it. Staples bought managed service provider Thrive Networks in 2007 and electronics giant Best Buy purchased mindSHIFT in 2011. Both of those big retailers sold their respective MSPs in 2014. Ken Jackowitz, CompuCom's cheif product officer said that CompuCom would remain "aggressively" focused on its core enterprise business, noting that the transaction is accretive to both sides of its services offerings.

Office Depot, Inc. announced it is pivoting the company from a traditional office products retailer to a broader business services and technology products platform. As the first step in this new strategic direction, the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CompuCom Systems, Inc. a market-leading provider of award-winning IT services, products and solutions that enable the digital workplace for enterprise, small and midsize businesses. 

Office Depot, Inc. ("Office Depot” or the “company”) (NASDAQ:ODP) today announced it is pivoting the company from a traditional office products retailer to a broader business services and technology products platform. As the first step in this new strategic direction, the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CompuCom Systems, Inc. (“CompuCom”), a market-leading provider of award-winning IT services, products and solutions that enable the digital workplace for enterprise, small and midsize businesses. 

CompuCom and HHS have enabled regional healthcare providers access to better information and technology that improves the delivery of quality care to patients across the region.

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