Global Convergence, Inc. Recognized on CRN’s 2020 MSP500 List

Oldsmar, FL February 25, 2020 –Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI), a global managed IT lifecycle services and solutions company, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company has named GCI to its 2020 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category. This popular list identifies North American solution providers that deliver operational efficiencies, IT system improvements, and a higher rate of return on investments for their customers. These accomplished MSPs work tirelessly to guide their customers and create solutions for complex IT issues.

This annual list is divided into three categories: the MSP Pioneer 250 who are focused primarily on the SMB market; the MSP Elite 150, large data center-focused on- and off-premises; and the Managed Security 100 made up of off-premises-focused, cloud-based IT security services.

“MSPs are the critical bridge for customers looking to assess, implement and migrate their IT and cloud solutions to drive efficiencies, lower costs and secure your environment,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “On behalf of our team at The Channel Company, I want to congratulate the accomplished companies on CRN’s 2020 MSP 500 list and thank them for their commitment to finding innovative solutions that move the IT channel forward.”

“Global Convergence is very pleased to have been named to CRN’s 2020 MSP500 List,” said Jim Bradshaw, Chairman and CEO at Global Convergence. “GCI continues to be wholly focused on driving consistent, predictable and positive outcomes with our clients, and with each other through close collaboration, process alignment, and utilization of our global IT services delivery platform that can seamlessly support over 170 countries worldwide.”

The MSP500 list will be featured in the February 2020 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/msp500.

About Global Convergence, Inc.

Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI) is a global Managed IT Lifecycle Services and Solutions company that specializes in resolving complex digital transformation challenges within geographically dispersed, mission-critical networks. GCI provides seamless IT support services worldwide, including within the most challenging regions around the globe. GCI maintains the following international industry certifications for quality, security and compliance: ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013, SOC 1 and SOC 2 Type II Attestation. Additionally, GCI has certified for the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework program. To learn more, visit www.globalconvergence.com, or follow us at LinkedIn and Twitter.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end-users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

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Global Convergence Contact:
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Global Convergence, Inc.
813-925-6044

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Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI) Achieves 19-Year Run with Cisco Gold Certified Partner Status

OLDSMAR, Florida – February 3, 2020 –Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI), a global Managed IT lifecycle services and third-party hybrid maintenance provider, today announced that for the 19th year, it has successfully met all requirements for maintaining the highly coveted Cisco Gold Certified Partner status.  GCI has achieved and maintained this elite status since 2000.

Cisco Gold Certified Partner status, including personnel, support requirements, and specialization along with GCI’s Hybrid IT expertise demonstrates its commitment to customer excellence, and its qualification to sell, install and support Cisco solutions in the USA.

“GCI’s persistent status as a Cisco Gold Certified Partner for nearly two decades demonstrates our keen focus on bringing the highest levels of agility, quality and collaboration that drive positive customer outcomes,” said Jim Bradshaw, Chairman and CEO at Global Convergence.  “Our uninterrupted attainment of the Cisco Gold Certified Partner status since 2000, exhibits the exceptional value that we bring to the table, and helps to differentiate GCI as a company that Cisco customers can count on and trust.”

“Global Convergence holds several Cisco specializations including Advanced Collaboration Architecture, Advanced Data Center Architecture, Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture, Advanced Security Architecture, Cisco Express, and also Cloud and Managed Services Master,” Bradshaw added.

“GCI is very pleased to be recognized by Cisco at their highest level of partnership.  With our continued Brazil authorization, we are also very proud to be a global partner.  GCI has worked hard to attain our specializations, as well as the Cloud & Managed Services Provider (CMSP) and Cloud and Managed Services Master in Brazil along with the CMSP certification in Cluj-Napoca Romania,” said Victor Berggren, CIO/CTO at Global Convergence.

About Global Convergence, Inc.

Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI) is a global Managed IT lifecycle services and third-party hybrid maintenance solutions company that specializes in resolving complex digital transformation challenges within geographically dispersed, mission-critical networks. GCI provides seamless IT support services worldwide, including within the most challenging regions around the globe.  GCI maintains the following international industry certifications for quality, security and compliance:  ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013, SOC 1 and SOC 2 Type II Attestation.  Additionally, GCI has certified for the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework program.

To learn more, visit www.globalconvergence.com, or follow us at LinkedIn and Twitter.

Global Convergence to Sell Aryaka End-to-End Global SD-WAN in all Major Theaters Worldwide

GCI Inks Agreement with Aryaka, the #1 Fully-Managed Global SD-WAN Provider

OLDSMAR, Florida – October 2, 2019 – Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI), a global Managed IT Lifecycle services and solutions company, today announced that it is now authorized to offer its extensive customer base, Aryaka’s Global Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) solutions within the US, EMEA, APAC and LATAM.

Headquartered in San Mateo, CA, Aryaka delivers high-performance SD-WAN service for the cloud-first era.   Integrating multi-cloud connectivity, application acceleration and optimization, security, last-mile management and network-wide visibility within its secure, global private network, Aryaka’s points of presence (POP) currently serve over 7,000 sites in 63 countries.

Software Defined Wide Area Networks allow efficient expansion and support of enterprise workloads, solve hardware-centric and proprietary considerations and are well suited to keep pace with technology innovations.

“GCI is excited to bring Aryaka SD-WAN solutions to our customers,” said Jim Bradshaw, Chairman and CEO at Global Convergence. “There are tremendous synergies between our companies, and emerging network technologies that offer hardware-independence provide tremendous opportunity for business agility, faster deployment and turn-up, better performance and greatly reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for our clients.”

“Aryaka is very pleased to work with Global Convergence, whose global hybrid and ‘Day-2’ Managed Services along with their in-country capabilities, strongly complement our business growth strategies,” said Olen Scott, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channels at Aryaka.  

About Aryaka

Aryaka delivers the #1 fully-managed, end-to-end global SD-WAN service for the cloud-first era. Our unique technology integrates multi-cloud connectivity, application optimization, security, last-mile management and visibility into an SLA-driven OPEX-only solution that provides unmatched agility and improved TCO for the global enterprise.

 About Global Convergence, Inc.

Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI) is a global Managed IT Lifecycle Services and Solutions company that specializes in resolving complex digital transformation challenges within geographically dispersed, mission-critical networks. GCI provides seamless IT support services worldwide, including within the most challenging regions around the globe.  GCI maintains the following international industry certifications for quality, security and compliance:  ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013, SOC 1 and SOC 2 Type II Attestation.  Additionally, GCI has certified for the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework program.

Global Convergence Ranked #67 on Tampa Bay Business Journal Top 200 Largest Private Companies

OLDSMAR, Florida – September 30, 2019 – Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI), a global managed IT lifecycle services and solutions company, has been recognized as part of the Tampa Bay 200, Tampa Bay’s Largest Private Companies, compiled by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

The Tampa Bay Business Journal list includes the largest private companies ranked by 2018 revenue for firms based in Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota Counties.

“Every year, the Tampa Bay Business Journal gathers and researches data from local businesses related to their current and historical revenues to develop our list of the Top 200 Largest Private Companies,” said Chris Erickson, Tampa Bay Business Journal. “It’s a terrific way to highlight and showcase some of the tremendous businesses based in our local community.”

“Global Convergence is very pleased to be recognized on the Tampa Bay 200 Largest Private Companies List for 2019,” said Jim Bradshaw, Chairman and CEO at Global Convergence. “It’s always great to have local brand recognition, and GCI’s innovative, outside-the-box thinking facilitates trusted relationships with our customers to deliver seamless IT services solutions not only here in Tampa Bay, but also across North America and in over 170 countries worldwide, including the most challenging regions of the world.”

About Global Convergence, Inc.

Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI) is a global Managed IT Lifecycle Services and Solutions company that specializes in resolving complex digital transformation challenges within geographically dispersed, mission-critical networks. GCI provides seamless IT support services worldwide, including within the most challenging regions around the globe. GCI maintains the following international industry certifications for quality, security and compliance: ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013, SOC 1 and SOC 2 Type II Attestation. Additionally, GCI has certified for the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework program.

Global Convergence, Inc. Ranked #167 on Top 500

OLDSMAR, Florida – August 15, 2019 – Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI), a global managed IT lifecycle services and solutions company, has been recognized in the Business Observer’s 2019 Top 500 List.

Each year the Business Observer spends seven months researching companies on the Gulf Coast to rank the top 500 companies from Tampa to Naples by their gross revenues.  On this year’s list, which reflects 2018 fiscal year data, GCI ranked at #167.

“Every year we’re scouting for companies, new and old, and it’s always exciting to see who’s new to the list and how veterans of the list have changed over the past couple years,” says Kat Hughes, executive editor of the Business Observer. “Covering nine counties that each have thousands of companies, the Top 500 really has become a who’s who for leading firms in the region.”

“Global Convergence is really pleased to be on the Business Observer’s 2019 Top 500 List,” said Jim Bradshaw, Chairman and CEO at Global Convergence.  “It’s wonderful to have local brand recognition, and our problem-solving culture allows us to collaborate with customers to develop innovative, ‘outside-the-box’ solutions for seamless IT services delivery not only here and across North America, but also in over 170 countries worldwide, including the most challenging regions of the world.”

About the Top 500

The Top 500 is the most comprehensive list on the Gulf Coast by including companies in nine counties. The main list ranks the 500 largest companies by gross revenues for consistency and comparability.  Revenues are mostly self-reported by the companies, and do not include pass-through revenues for industries such as real estate, advertising agencies, or professional employer organizations.

In addition to revenues for 2017 and 2018, the list provides other information on each company, including the number of full-time employees, the year founded or incorporated, the top executive, line of business and of course, valuable contact information.

About Global Convergence, Inc.

Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI) is a global Managed IT Lifecycle services and solutions company that specializes in resolving complex digital transformation challenges within geographically dispersed, mission-critical networks.  Our mission is to deliver innovative services and solutions that create positive outcomes for our partners. GCI provides comprehensive IT support services in all regions around the globe.  GCI is a strategic partner with a ‘customer success first’ culture and a truly global reach. We maintain the following international industry certifications for quality, security and compliance: ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013, SOC 1, SOC 2 Type II Attestation.  Additionally, GCI supports the efforts of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission and has certified for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework program.

Global Convergence, Inc. Ranked Among World’s Most Elite 501 MSPs

12th Annual MSP 501 Identifies Top Forward-Thinking Global MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services

OLDSMAR, Florida – June 27, 2019 – Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI) has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 12th-annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings.

Every year, MSPs worldwide complete an extensive survey and application to report their product offerings, growth rates, annual total and recurring revenues, pricing structures, revenue mix and more. MSPs were ranked according to a unique methodology that weights revenue figures according to how well the applicant’s business strategy anticipates trends in the fast-evolving channel ecosystem.

Channel Futures is pleased to name Global Convergence, Inc. to the 2019 MSP 501.

“Global Convergence strives to be the global managed services company of choice by providing the very highest value to our customers worldwide” said Jim Bradshaw, Chairman and CEO at Global Convergence.  “This was our very first foray into the MSP 501 application process and we’re completely thrilled to not only be named to the list, but to also receive an initial ranking at #59.  My congratulations to all those named to the 2019 MSP 501 List,” he added.

In the 12 years since its inception, the MSP 501 has evolved from a competitive ranking list into a vibrant group of service providers, vendors, distributors, consultants and industry analysts working together to define the growing managed service opportunity.

“The 2019 MSP 501 winners are the most elite, innovative and strategic IT service providers on the planet, and they stand as a model of excellence in the industry,” says Kris Blackmon, Content Director of Channel Partners and Channel Futures and lead of the MSP 501 program. “As the MSP 501 Community grows, leagues of managed service providers learn from the successes of these winning companies, gaining insight into the best practices, strategies and technologies that elevate an MSP to the level of the 501 winners. Our heartfelt congratulations to the 2019 winners and gratitude to the thousands of MSPs that have contributed to the continuing growth and success of both the 501 and the thriving managed services sector.”

Ten special award winners will be recognized at the MSP 501 Awards Gala at Channel Partners Evolution, held this year September 9-12 in Washington, D.C. Nominations for these special awards, including Digital Innovator of the Year, Executive of the Year and the Newcomer Award, were included in the MSP 501 application, and all candidates were encouraged to submit for them.

In addition to deciding the rankings, the survey drives the creation of an annual in-depth study of business and technology trends in the IT channel, released each year at the Channel Partners Evolution conference. The full MSP 501 Report leverages applicant responses, interviews with industry experts and historical data to give a well-rounded picture of the managed services opportunity.

The complete 2019 MSP 501 list is available at Channel Futures.

Background

The 2019 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by Channel Futures and its sister site, Channel Partners. Data was collected online from March 1 through May 31, 2019. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors.

About Global Convergence, Inc.

Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI) is a global Managed IT Lifecycle services and solutions company that specializes in resolving complex digital transformation challenges within geographically dispersed enterprise networks.

Our mission is to deliver innovative services and solutions that create positive outcomes for our customers and partners. GCI provides comprehensive IT support services in all regions around the globe.  We maintain the following international industry certifications for quality, security and compliance: ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013, SOC 1, SOC 2 Type II Attestation.  Additionally, GCI supports the efforts of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission and has certified for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework program.  To learn more, visit www.globalconvergence.com, or follow us at LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Informa Tech

Channel Futures, Channel Partners Online, Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Channel Partners Evolution are part of Informa Tech, a market-leading B2B information provider with depth and specialization in the Information and Communications (ICT) Technology sector. We help drive the future by inspiring the Technology community to design, build and run a better digital world through our market-leading research, media, training and event brands. Every year, we welcome 7,400+ subscribers to our research, more than 3.8 million unique visitors a month to our digital communities, 18,200+ students to our training programs and 225,000 delegates to our events. 

Global Convergence Unveils New Website

Worldwide Managed IT Services & Solutions Company Reveals a Contemporary Look, Easy Navigation & Enhanced Content to Deliver Engaging Online User Experiences

 OLDSMAR, Florida – May 29, 2019 – Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI), a global managed IT lifecycle services and solutions company, has launched a new website offering customers easy and intuitive navigational options and enhanced content that emphasizes its global presence, technical depth, and worldwide managed services capabilities. 

The new website highlights the company’s multi-cultural, diverse theaters of operation, and its global reach with HQ and NOC locations in the USA and Cluj-Napoca, Romania and Regional HQ office locations in Brazil, France, Bucharest and Singapore.  GCI also has established presence with 27 legal entities worldwide and offers service delivery capabilities in over 170 countries.

“The new website amplifies our key value points, our truly international presence and our ongoing commitment to customers with our differentiated approach to creative problem solving as a collaborative technology support partner and trusted advisor to the multi-national enterprise,” said Jim Bradshaw, Chairman and CEO at Global Convergence.  “This launch, along with our announcement earlier this month, that added three highly distinguished managed IT services thought-leaders to our advisory board, further signals our intent to become the global managed services provider of choice.”

“Speaking on behalf of our international sales and services team, we’re thrilled with the launch of the new GCI website,” said Mike Rowland, Vice President, International Sales at Global Convergence. “Its vibrant look and comprehensive content elevate GCI’s digital transformation capabilities, our diverse culture, and demonstrates that our global presence is real, active, and not just an afterthought, with worldwide offices that support customers in multiple languages.”

 About Global Convergence, Inc.

Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI) is a global Managed IT Lifecycle services and solutions company that specializes in resolving complex digital transformation challenges within geographically dispersed, mission-critical networks.  Our mission is to deliver innovative services and solutions that create positive outcomes for our partners. GCI provides comprehensive IT support services in all regions around the globe.  GCI is a strategic partner with a ‘customer success first’ culture and a truly global reach. We maintain the following international industry certifications for quality, security and compliance: ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013, SOC 1, SOC 2 Type II Attestation.  Additionally, GCI supports the efforts of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission and has certified for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework program.

Global Convergence, Inc. Assembles Renowned Industry Influencers for its New Advisory Board

Three Prominent Managed IT Services & Thought Leaders Join GCI Advisory Board

OLDSMAR, Florida – May 2, 2019 – Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI), a global Managed IT Lifecycle services and solutions company, today announced that it has added three highly distinguished influencers from the Managed IT Services and Technology industry to its advisory board.

First, GCI would like to introduce and welcome new Board Member, Mr. Kevin Horner.  With over two decades in the C-suite, first as CIO of Alcoa, a Fortune 50 company, and most recently as President and CEO of a publicly traded IT staffing business, Mr. Horner’s sharp ability to evaluate complex business scenarios and quickly convert insights into bold directives that drive positive customer outcomes aligns perfectly with GCI’s Mission and Vision.  A distinguished, strategic thought leader who is willing to take smart risks to dramatically change the playing field, Kevin brings a broad field of vision across functions including manufacturing, sales, finance, HR, and Marketing, along with his exceptional credentials in IT.

Next, local to the Tampa Bay area (GCI’s US HQ location) and well-recognized for his Managed Services expertise, GCI welcomes Mr. John Koehler to its Advisory Board.  Mr. Koehler’s achievements supporting customers and integrators for over 25 years prove him to be a visionary and a gifted entrepreneur who has led multiple technology services companies.  John was the founder, President and CEO of Vital Networks.  John was also the co-founder, President and CEO of TechForce Corporation, which filed for public offering with the SEC and began trading on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange in late 1995.  At the time of its acquisition in 1999, it had revenues exceeding $90 million.  John has also held executive positions at Syncordia, a wholly owned subsidiary of British Telecom (BT), Paradyne Corporation/AT&T Paradyne and IBM.

Finally, GCI would like to introduce and welcome new Board Member, Mr. Daniel Zelem, a respected healthcare technology executive with a proven track record of innovation, delivering exceptional results and transforming technology on a global scale.  Dan served with Johnson & Johnson for more than five years, as Chief Technology Officer and as top executive of the global technology leadership team, where he was instrumental in leading many large-scale breakthrough technology initiatives, including delivering on one of the most ambitious and extensive technology digital transformation and migrations ever performed at a Fortune 25 corporation across US, EMEA, LATAM and APAC.

With deep expertise in operations management, architecture, infrastructure, cyber security, cloud, data and analytics, ERP, vendor and fiscal management, Mr. Zelem brings a unique and innovative perspective on infrastructure services, worldwide information security, enterprise architecture, and application development to the GCI Advisory Board.

“GCI is taking aggressive steps to become the global managed services provider of choice as evidenced by the appointment of these three highly respected, influential and customer-focused industry experts,” said Jim Bradshaw, Chairman and CEO at Global Convergence.  “Our new board members embody the “vested model” approach, which GCI has always embraced before it was even main stream, because we’ve understood that collaborating with our customers as a trusted advisor is the best way to create innovative solutions to complex challenges.  I am personally delighted to welcome Kevin, John and Dan to the GCI Advisory Board.”

About Global Convergence, Inc.

Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI) is a global Managed IT Lifecycle services and solutions company that specializes in resolving complex digital transformation challenges within geographically dispersed, mission-critical networks.  Our mission is to deliver innovative services and solutions that create positive outcomes for our partners. GCI provides comprehensive IT support services in all regions around the globe.  GCI is a strategic partner with a ‘customer success first’ culture and a truly global reach. We maintain the following international industry certifications for quality, security and compliance: ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013, SOC 1, SOC 2 Type II Attestation.  Additionally, GCI supports the efforts of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission and has certified for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework program.

Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI) Announces Distribution Partnership with ADVA

Solutions from the Innovators in Data Transport at Native Speeds and
Lowest Latency are now Available through GCI

OLDSMAR, Florida – July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Global Convergence, Inc., a Value-Added Distribution and IT services company, today announced that it is now distributing ADVA (FSE:ADV) solutions to its channel partner community in North America.

ADVA solutions enable the transport of increasing amounts of data across the globe and provide next-generation networks the ability to scale to meet bandwidth demands. As a channel-focused company that invests in its partners’ success, ADVA delivers best-in-class networking solutions, comprehensive training programs and opportunity registration for the channel.

GCI will distribute the full suite of ADVA solutions including Network Infrastructure Assurance, Packet Edge and Aggregation, and Scalable Optical Transport.

“GCI is excited to welcome ADVA to our portfolio of innovative and disruptive networking solutions,” said Yan Emery, Vice President Inside Sales and Sales Operations at GCI.
“GCI has a long and successful history of distributing MRV Communications solutions in the channel; MRV was acquired by ADVA last August, so this is really a perfect fit for us to bring the next generation of optical networking and open, software-defined solutions to our partners.”

“ADVA has a solid reputation of delivering innovative connectivity solutions around the globe. As we expand our channel within North America, partnering with GCI was an easy choice. It’s a company that shares our passion for turning innovation into customer success. Their partner enablement focus and their accomplished record with MRV make them a strong fit. Together, we’ll deliver solutions for tomorrow’s networks that are smarter, more agile and more secure,” said Stephen Zielke, Senior Director, Business Development and Channels, North America at ADVA.

About ADVA Optical Networking

ADVA Optical Networking is a company founded on innovation and driven to help our customers succeed. For over two decades, our technology has empowered networks across the globe. We’re continually developing breakthrough hardware and software that leads the networking industry and creates new business opportunities. It’s these open connectivity solutions that enable our customers to deliver the cloud and mobile services that are vital to today’s society and for imagining new tomorrows. Together, we’re building a truly connected and sustainable future. For more information on how we can help you, please visit us at: www.advaoptical.com.

About Global Convergence, Inc.

Founded in 1990, Global Convergence Inc. (GCI) is the channel’s services and solutions company. GCI empowers solution providers to bring open and disruptive technologies to market that complement their portfolio and provide them with new revenue opportunities. With a strong foundation as a U.S.-based value-added distributor with a full, channel-driven IT services portfolio specializing in voice and data networks and enterprise mobility, GCI has global capabilities in 170 countries. To learn more, visit www.globalconvergence.com, or follow us at LinkedIn and Twitter.

Global Convergence, Inc. Completes SOC 1 and SOC 2 Type II Attestation

Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI) Completes SOC 1 and SOC 2 Type II Attestation

System and Organization Controls (SOC) Attestation Reports Demonstrate GCI’s Ongoing Commitment to Systems and Controls, that Instill Confidence & Trust with Customers

OLDSMAR, Fla., May 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI), a Value Added Distribution and IT services provider, today announced that its IT Services organization has received the System and Organization Controls (SOC) 1 and SOC 2 Type II attestation reports. The completion of this engagement provides evidence that GCI has a strong commitment to maintaining a robust and effective internal control environment for the security of its Managed IT Services and associated systems.

The SOC attestation reports, issued by Control Logics, an independent CPA firm, confirms that GCI has met the standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants [AICPA]. Control Logics assessed the design and operating effectiveness of controls implemented by GCI for the Security and Availability Trust Services Principles.

“The entire team here at Global Convergence is very proud of this milestone accomplishment,” said Jim Bradshaw, Chairman and CEO. “Our SOC 1 and SOC 2 Type II attestation reports reflect our tenacious approach to systems and controls excellence worldwide – with audits conducted at our headquarter facilities in Oldsmar, Florida and also Cluj, Romania.”

The report confirms GCI’s commitment to the most rigorous security standards and procedures in the industry. GCI offers trust-based services to its customers, and by communicating the results of this audit, they can be assured of their reliance on GCI’s internal controls.

“In 2017, GCI set strategic goals to achieve standards-based certifications around security, quality, privacy and continuity,” said Victor Berggren, CIO at Global Convergence. “We achieved our SOC 1 Type II in April, 2018 and SOC 2 Type II in January, 2018.”

About Global Convergence, Inc.

Founded in 1990, Global Convergence Inc. (GCI) is the channel’s services and solutions company. GCI empowers solution providers to bring open and disruptive technologies to market that complement their portfolio and provide them with new revenue opportunities. With a strong foundation as a U.S.-based value-added distributor with a full, channel-driven IT services portfolio specializing in voice and data networks and enterprise mobility, GCI has global capabilities in 170 countries. To learn more, visit www.globalconvergence.com, or follow us at LinkedIn and Twitter.

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