CA Buys Government IT Consulting Firm Base TechnologiesBy CIOinsight | Posted 04-07-2011
Software giant CA Technologies has acquired government IT consulting firm Base Technologies in a move to add consulting expertise to its virtualization, mainframe and cloud-computing offerings for government agencies and health care providers.
A major player in virtualization and IT management, CA announced the agreement on April 6. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Base has long provided IT consulting to government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Aviation Administration.
CA will add the technical expertise of Base in infrastructure engineering, virtualization and mainframe systems as it serves those areas of the federal market, as well as the health care sector.
Base and its current leadership will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary under CA.
"It will be business as usual for us in the health care space and federal market, but right off the bat, it gives us a lot more technical capability to deliver to those customers, and greater resources to bid other contracts with other customers, and in the greater health care IT space," Rob Davies, CEO of Base, told eWEEK.
"Whether it's providing registry applications for the VA or supporting the transmission of images across DOD networks for supporting the war fighter and injured soldiers as they traverse the health care system there, it's all about the infrastructure that supports the IT," he said.
For the National Institutes of Health, Base manages its IT infrastructure for internal staff as well as the scientific communities.
For more, read the eWEEK article: CA Buys Base Technologies to Boost Government, Health Care Businesses.