Aldridge Enters Austin Market With Acquisition of Clyde Bennett & Associates

Aldridge Enters Austin Market With Acquisition of Clyde Bennett & Associates

Provider of EMR Software Solutions and IT Support Will Operate as an Aldridge

HOUSTON and AUSTIN, Texas, June 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aldridge
(, a leading provider of information technology (IT)
outsourcing with elite first-response support, today established a strong
foothold in the important Austin, Texas market. Aldridge announced the
completion of its acquisition of Clyde Bennett & Associates (,
a leading reseller of electronic medical records (EMR) solutions that also
provides IT services for medical practices throughout the United States.

  *Aldridge has retained the Clyde Bennett & Associates name for its new
    Austin subsidiary.
  *The acquired company's founder, Clyde Bennett, remains as President of the
  *Aldridge has retained all Clyde Bennett & Associates employees.

"Austin is a hotbed of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) that are
experiencing rapid growth, so it has been on our strategic roadmap for some
time," said Aldridge President and COO Patrick Wiley. "We are excited about
providing simplified IT operations, faster issue response and Aldridge's
senior knowledge to the thousands of potential client companies in Austin."

For the past five years, Austin has ranked number one among major U.S. markets
on The Business Journals' ranking of small-business vitality. In 2014,
Aldridge's other two core markets, Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth, are ranked
number five and number 13 on the list respectively.

"Joining with Aldridge provides our company the boost of technical resources
necessary to sustain our continued growth," Bennett said. "We look forward to
expanding our EMR software solutions to medical practices in Houston and
Dallas as well."

This is the second acquisition in less than a month for Aldridge, which
recently announced the acquisition of Houston-based IS Support, Inc. Clyde
Bennett & Associates adds deep capabilities in healthcare, which is a market
that Aldridge considers a growth opportunity.

"The healthcare market is undergoing rapid technology transformation due to
the government incentives related to electronic medical records, and Clyde
Bennett & Associates is well positioned to guide medical practices through
that complex process," said Wiley. "It has never been more important for
medical practices to leverage IT investment to contain costs while maintaining
the highest patient care standards."

Access to Aldridge's mature and growing managed services practice will enable
Clyde Bennett & Associates to penetrate further into medical practices
throughout the U.S.

With the acquisition of Clyde Bennett & Associates, Aldridge has more than 75
employees and serves more than 600 clients throughout the United States.

Aldridge offers an unusual guarantee, promising to resolve 100 percent of
service tickets for customers, along with the ability to walk away from a
managed services contract and get a refund of any service-related fees during
the first 100 days of a contract term. Aldridge gives business executives and
IT professionals a way to save time, energy and money through a broad range of
outsourced custom IT services, such as:

  *Managed Services
  *Professional Services
  *Cloud Services

Clyde Bennett & Associates is the oldest Authorized Reseller of Practice
Partner® by the McKesson Corporation, and was named Reseller of the Year in
2012. Earlier this year, Clyde Bennett & Associates also added MDsuite® from
Data Strategies, Inc. to their offerings.

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About Aldridge

Aldridge is a technology management, consulting, and outsourcing company that
specializes in providing best-fit IT and cloud computing solutions to SMBs
that are growing. Founded in 1984, Aldridge has offices in Houston and Dallas.
The company's unwavering dedication, superior technical expertise, and keen
understanding of business processes have transformed it into a trusted partner
of clients across the nation. In 2013, Inc. magazine ranked Aldridge among the
fastest-growing private companies in America for the fourth consecutive year
and the Houston Business Journal listed the company as among the best places
to work in Houston for the second consecutive year.

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