Advanced Computer Technology acquires Silver State customers

The acquisition of Silver State Network Solutions' client base by Advanced Computer Technology of Reno adds about 400 new clients to ACT's list of about 1,100 customers statewide, says Marie Kissinger, controller for ACT.

The purchase, finalized late last month, also allows ACT to pursue new business with Silver State customers. Terms weren't disclosed. ACT provides computer networking solutions, Internet connectivity, off-site backup, and hosting services, as well as low-voltage contracting (data, phone and speaker wiring, etc). ACT also assembles and sells its own computers.

It was the third client-based purchase for Advanced Computer Technology, which was founded in Reno in 2002. ACT has 11 employees working from its office on Technology Way in Reno.

"We came in at just the right time and think it will be a good addition for us," Kissinger says. "It was a solid integration.

"You can't say no to new business in a recession," she adds. "A lot of (Silver State's) clients are small businesses, and that is our bread and butter. It expands what we are currently doing and allows us to take another step forward and hopefully out of the recession."

Kissinger says the deal came about on a tip from a mutual friend who was hiring Silver State owner Tom Schoening and learned Schoening needed to divest certain parts of his company.

Kissinger says it's too early to tell if ACT will add staff to serve its new customers.

"We certainly are hoping it will allow us to add one new technician," she says.


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