Regarding the acquisition Blue Diamond Solutions CEO Patrick Carlile said, "We're very enthusiastic about the opportunities that our purchase of SKYLINE brings. We've long utilized the cloud as a conduit for our clients, and SKYLINE's specialization in Desktop-as a-Service and application hosting expands our capabilities, while their position as a leading Intuit Authorized Commercial Host brings the entirety of the Intuit QuickBooks suite of software to our clients' and Partners disposal."
SKYLINE's Senior VP Bob Babcock is equally enthusiastic. He stated, "SKYLINE has developed a unique turn-key ecommerce delivery of virtual workspaces and software for SMB -go to our website, plug-in your staff's names and emails, punch in what software they need, give us your credit card and - BAM- each person gets an email with their login info and their software and storage ready to go. By joining SKYLINE's delivery capability with Blue Diamond Solutions, not only will sales will explode - together we enjoy a network of over one-thousand enrolled Agents, Partners and Affiliates - but our ability to deliver additional services - from bandwidth and VoIP to Network Managed Services - is greatly enhanced, and this means more opportunity for our clients and Partners to grow their businesses."
Babcock launched SKYLINE Cloud Services at Uni-Data & Communications, Inc. in 2007 to meet the rising demand of SMB for application hosting and datacenter services previously available only to Enterprise clients. SKYLINE was a pilot member of Intuit's Commercial Hosting Program for QuickBooks and the Intuit Franchise Program. SKYLINE currently supports some of the biggest aggregations of SMB on the Cloud today. Babcock joins the combined SKYLINE/Blue Diamond Solutions team as Senior Vice President of Business Development.
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