Acquisition to Result in Superior IT Support and Cutting-Edge Technologies for Clients on the Eastern Shore and Beyond
OCEAN PINES, MD and ENDICOTT, NY — Cards Technology and ICS announced today that ICS has acquired Cards Technology, an IT solutions firm serving Delmarva businesses for over two decades. The sale took place on June 21, 2022. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
With three offices in New York (Endicott, Syracuse, and Ithaca) and two in Massachusetts (Auburn and Raynham), ICS is a leading provider of outsourced IT services, cybersecurity, communications, and workforce solutions throughout the United States. It is expanding its footprint in the mid-Atlantic region with its purchase of smaller managed service providers. Its acquisition of Cards Technology, an Eastern Shore mainstay since 2000, is expected to be a boon to existing customers, as they will now be able to enjoy helpdesk support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as well as more advanced IT and cybersecurity solutions.
In a 2018 interview with Cards Technology Founder and CEO Sam Card, the OC Dispatch highlighted the evolution of his “humble computer repair shop,” which grew into “a full-service technology management firm that thrives on building valuable and lasting relationships with the businesses of Delmarva.”
Indeed, Mr. Card values his client relationships deeply, so as his client base grew, he said it “made sense” to team up with a larger organization. “We are thrilled to partner with ICS to better serve our clients and deliver a wide array of state-of-the-art offerings,” said Mr. Card. “ICS’ world-class expertise and unparalleled customer service will also allow us to take on larger clients, such as hospitals, banks, and casinos, and compete in an ever-changing technology marketplace.”
Mr. Card will join the ICS team as its senior virtual chief information officer, a role that will enable him to consult with clients on how to implement new technologies to best meet their unique business goals. Cards Technology President Dan Baer, who previously served as the company’s chief technology officer, will also join ICS as regional vice president for the Delmarva region.
“Sam Card is an innovator of the highest caliber, and we are honored to continue to build on his success in the Delmarva region,” said Kevin Blake, CEO and president of ICS. “As the times and technology change, ICS remains committed to helping its clients navigate every phase of technology and telecommunications. We’re excited Sam is with us on this journey.”
To learn more about ICS, please visit www.icscomplete.com.