RONKONKOMA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Maximum Computer Systems, Inc., (MCS) ( a leading IBM Business Partner and solution provider in the NYC Metro area, acquired Barsa Distribution Systems, Inc. (AKA Barsa). The acquisition expands MCS sales and technical expertise in the Northeast and strengthens its capabilities in the IBM Power Systems (System ‘i’, iSeries, AS/400), System x, middleware, Infor A+ ERP software, CPU Security, EDI, Document Management, Electronic Forms High Availability and Internet Security for the SMB marketplace.

Barsa Distribution Systems, Inc.

Barsa Distribution Systems, Inc. is an IBM Premier Business Partner founded in 1982 and headquartered in Purchase NY. Barsa Distribution Systems, Inc. was recognized as a leading IBM solution provider in the Northeast, with over 10 million dollars in total revenues in 2008 and a client base of more than 200 throughout the tri-state area, New England, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. Like MCS, Barsa Distribution Systems, has been focused primarily on the IBM product line, including servers (System i, System x and BladeCenter), storage, software (Information Management, Lotus, Rational, Tivoli and WebSphere) and services. The late Al Barsa, Jr. was President of Barsa Distribution Systems and was well respected in the IT community and was referred to as “Mister AS/400”.

“This acquisition fits perfectly into our growth strategy,” said MCS President Philip Maehr. “By combining the skills of two veteran IBM Business Partners with complementary skills, we strengthen our market penetration as MCS concentrated in the SMB marketplace, while Barsa Distribution was skilled in serving medium to enterprise level customers.” For MCS, this acquisition will be served by a larger staff with increased skills and experiences. Barsa customers will continue to be serviced and supported by skilled professionals while part of a larger, stronger combined business entity.

“We are all excited that Al’s legacy will be preserved at MCS,” said Sue Barsa, President of Barsa Consulting Group, LLC. “They are a strong IBM partner in the New York Metro area and like us, built their business on client-focused solutions, technical expertise, client satisfaction, and loyalty to IBM. Barsa will continue to have a presence through MCS in the IBM i community through the participation in industry events like COMMON and the IBM Early Support Program. The addition of Barsa alumni will strengthen their presence in the region and further deepen their skills in key technologies. Al would have been happy to see his loyal customers continue to be serviced by a group with the same high business standards he valued”.

About Maximum Computer Systems, Inc. (MCS)

Maximum Computer Systems, Inc. a Ronkonkoma, New York based leading systems integration provider focuses on developing effective business software solutions for the wholesale distribution industry. As an IBM Advanced Business Partner, they represent IBM’s unique family of Power Systems and xSeries hardware, along with the Websphere software product. As a Premier Infor Distribution Essentials Partner, MCS has provided enterprise resource planning software solutions for the SMB marketplace.

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