Backup Direct Acquires Activator UK


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Bath, 7th October 2010 – As the Cloud Computing movement gathers pace with the convergence of data and communications becoming increasingly beneficial to businesses, Activator UK has today joined forces with Backup Direct, a major player in the Online Backup and Disaster Recovery market.

By gaining access to the marketing and financial resources of Backup Direct, Activator will be able to expand its services in the managed business communications market and provide added value cloud applications that users are now requesting.

Brett Raynes, CEO of Backup Direct commented: “The synergies between the two companies stood out when I first began talks with Activator and our ability to now offer managed connectivity will be a major benefit to our existing customer base. Both companies have developed skills and expertise which, when combined, will offer a very powerful portfolio which will address critical areas of a client’s business.”

Backup Direct, a 2010 Customer Kings award winner and a finalist in this year’s National Customer Service Awards, is dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service.

Ian Hanson the Business Development Manager in the new operation commented “Activator has developed a loyal and growing customer base in the Security, Retail and SME markets and we felt we needed the backing of a larger organisation to take Activator to new levels of managed services. With Backup Direct’s service excellence and portfolio of cloud based solutions we are confident our customers will see immediate advantages from the two organisations coming together.”

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