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Cloud21 acquires BDS Solutions to deliver specialist IT integration and support services



Digital healthcare consulting and technology services company Cloud21 has announced the acquisition of Microsoft Gold Partner, BDS Solutions.

Through the acqusition, Cloud21 will deepen its established managed services offerings to support health and care IT operations to optimise technology infrastructure and improve staff experience.

Kath Dean, President of Cloud21 said: “BDS Solutions brings their experience in healthcare IT operations management to Cloud21.

“Their automated identity management solution already benefits over 80 NHS organisations across the UK, and we look forward to growing our portfolio of IT services together.

“The BDS Solutions team strengthens and compliments the breadth of IT services we offer to support and secure IT infrastructure and facilities, a critical enabler for transformation which is key to improving user experience.”

Since 1994, BDS Solutions has earned a reputation as a Microsoft Gold Partner, providing specialist IT integration and support services to the NHS.

Its flagship solution, Directory Manager, relieves NHS IT teams of potential identity management issues for joiners, movers and leavers within Active Directory and email messaging platforms.

Today, Directory Manager is responsible for the management and integration of 500,000 user accounts, which makes up 40 per cent of NHS employees.

Derrick Foan, Managing Director of BDS Solutions said: “Cloud21 and BDS Solutions have a shared ethos and commitment to deliver high quality services that make a difference to NHS IT teams.

“As part of Cloud21 we can offer health and care organisations a more complete package of services to meet growing digital demand, protect patient data, maximise technology and reduce complexity.”

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