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Cloud21 acquires identity management and IT services company BDS Solutions to deliver specialist IT integration and support services to 150+ NHS organisations across the UK

Cloud21, a leading digital healthcare consulting and technology services company, has announced the acquisition of BDS Solutions, a well respected Microsoft Gold Partner.

With the addition of BDS Solutions’ team of experts, Cloud21 deepens it’s established managed services offerings to support health and care IT operations to optimise technology infrastructure and improve staff experience. On the acquisition Kath Dean, President of Cloud21 said, 'BDS Solutions brings their experience in healthcare IT operations management to Cloud21. Their automated identity management solution already benefits over 80 NHS organisations across the UK, and we look forward to growing our portfolio of IT services together.’

'The BDS Solutions team strengthens and compliments the breadth of IT services we offer to support and secure IT infrastructure and facilities, a critical enabler for transformation which is key to improving user experience.’

Since 1994, BDS Solutions has earned a highly regarded reputation as a Microsoft Gold Partner, providing specialist IT integration and support services to the NHS. Their flagship solution, Directory Manager relieves NHS IT teams of potential identity management issues for joiners, movers and leavers within Active Directory and email messaging platforms. Today Directory Manager is responsible for the management and integration of 500,000 user accounts, which makes up 40% of NHS employees.

Derrick Foan, Managing Director of BDS Solutions said, 'Cloud21 and BDS Solutions have a shared ethos and commitment to deliver high quality services that make a difference to NHS IT teams. As part of Cloud21 we can offer health and care organisations a more complete package of services to meet growing digital demand, protect patient data, maximise technology and reduce complexity.’

About BDS Solutions

BDS Solutions is a leading technology partner for NHS Trusts and healthcare organisations throughout the UK. The team at BDS Solutions delivers high quality IT consultancy and support services together with specialist products that enable its customers to maximise the potential of today’s technologies.

With a team of highly skilled IT specialists, all of whom have NHS and public sector experience, BDS Solutions has been delivering services into health since 1994, and has become one of the industry’s leading IT service providers.


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