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Cloud Computing Concepts (C3), the provider of technology and communications services to businesses of all sizes, is acquiring the service-provider division of the South Florida Digital Alliance (SFDA).
SFDA is a nonprofit association of local anchor institutions representing government, health care, education, nonprofit organizations and the private sector. The for-profit service provider division has been providing connectivity, colocation and internet access throughout South Florida since 2009.
Its client list includes several cities, universities, schools, nonprofits and large commercial accounts.
“We are excited to welcome the SFDA clients to the C3 family, and are anxious to provide them with the white-glove support that we are known for,” said Rick Mancinelli, C3’s CEO. “We are also very proud to build on our long-standing support of the SFDA by extending discounts to SFDA members, supporting their Technology Learning Center initiative, and donating in-kind services to support the SFDA’s internal technology and telecommunications needs.”
C3 will assume management of the SFDA service provider division effective Jan. 1 pending Federal Communications Commission approval. The deal is expected to close in March.
In addition to cloud computing, C3 offers technology support, IT strategy and consulting, disaster recovery and network security.
“We view this as a key step in our strategic plan,” said Don Slesnick III, SFDA executive director. “The sale of the service provider division to C3 will allow the SFDA to better focus on our core mission of bridging the digital divide in South Florida. Furthermore, our clients will benefit from C3’s enhanced support, broader product portfolio, extended geographic reach, and will enjoy the cost-efficiencies associated with C3’s greater buying power.”
SFDA’s goal is to “better prepare our community to participate and compete in a digital society and digital economy through the attainment of technology skill sets and adoption of the tools of technology.”