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Cloud Sherpas Stakes Leadership Claim to ITSM Market With

Cloud Sherpas Stakes Leadership Claim to ITSM Market With Navigis
Acquisition 
Purchase of ServiceNow Partner Allows Cloud Services Brokerage to
Better Serve Customers Adopting Public Cloud for IT Service
Management 
ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/15/13 --  Cloud Sherpas has
acquired Navigis, a leading global provider of advisory and
technology consulting services to companies implementing ServiceNow
(NYSE: NOW); terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition
allows Cloud Sherpas, which has strong footholds in cloud advisory,
messaging, collaboration and CRM, to expand its market and geographic
footprints and capitalize on global interest among enterprise
organizations in cloud ITSM.  
Cloud Sherpas' customers -- now over 5,000 worldwide -- are
transitioning to cloud solutions from on-premise applications. These
companies recognize the cost and productivity benefits of cloud
software and want more of it. Acquiring Navigis allows Cloud Sherpas
to meet this need by offering current as well as prospective
customers the leading cloud ITSM solution. The acquisition also
furthers Cloud Sherpas' mission to provide best-of-breed cloud
solutions to the enterprise as a leading Cloud Services Brokerage
(CSB).  
"Our number one job is listening to customers and providing 
them with
the services they need to grow their businesses," said David
Northington, president and CEO at Cloud Sherpas. "Many of our
customers have expressed an interest in cloud ITSM software, and
acquiring Navigis -- a strong operation that's generating good profit
and has doubled in size year over year -- boosts our ability to
support these companies. Between Google, Salesforce.com and
ServiceNow, we're establishing a 'Sherpa stack' of the top cloud
solutions." 
Navigis has been a leader in IT Service Management since 1996. The
company's certified ServiceNow consultants provide value-added
implementations, custom enhancements, administrative support and
training to help ServiceNow customers automate their IT operations.
Navigis clients include a roster of Fortune 500 enterprise IT
customers and other leading edge companies. Navigis founder and CEO
Philip Sidebottom will become president of Cloud Sherpas' ServiceNow
business unit with the acquisition. 
"We're thrilled to be joining Cloud Sherpas," said Sidebottom. "The
ITSM space and cloud in general are poised for massive growth. As
part of the leading CSB, our customers will benefit greatly from
Cloud Sherpas global scale and ability to aggregate multiple
best-in-breed cloud applications, implement and integrate those
applications, and customize them to meet the unique requirements of
an industry or business." 
"Navigis has long been a trusted partner for ServiceNow and has
provided considerable value to customers," said David Schneider,
senior vice president of worldwide sales and services, ServiceNow.
"We look forward to continued success working with the new
organization." 
"In cloud computing, the need for intermediaries to aggregate,
integrate or customize cloud services grows as the number of cloud
services and the rate of consumer adoption grow," says Tiffani Bova,
Research VP at Gartner in her November 2012 report, Service Provider
Primer: Cloud Services Brokerage. "Cloud services brokerages (CSBs),
will help organizations adopt and derive more value from multiple
cloud services during the next five to 10 years." 
About Cloud Sherpas
 Cloud Sherpas, the Google Enterprise 2011
Partner of the Year and a Platinum salesforce.com Partner, is one of
the world's leading cloud services brokerages. Since 2007, the
company has helped over 5,000 customers adopt, manage and enhance
cloud solutions from Google, salesforce.com, ServiceNow and other
leading cloud vendors. Whether working with a global retailer to help
them make their business more connected and collaborative with Google
Apps or helping a financial services firm deploy Sales Cloud and
Service Cloud to better manage their customer relationships, Cloud
Sherpas has the experience and expertise to help organizations
leverage the cloud and respond with agility to the rapid
consumerization of IT. Cloud Sherpas is headquartered in Atlanta, GA
with offices throughout the United States and operations in
Australia, Dubai, India, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore
and the United Kingdom. For more information visit
www.cloudsherpas.com. 
Media contact:
Kevin Wolf
TGPR
(650) 327-1641
kevin@tgprllc.com 
 
 
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