Involta Announces BluPrairie Acquisition


Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Involta announced today the acquisition of Iowa-based BluPrairie, LLC. This is Involta’s second public cloud business acquisition in less than a year and is part of the company’s focus on driving transformation through innovative planning, execution and management of hybrid IT strategies and services.

BluPrairie is an independent cloud strategy and design firm that helps organizations leverage new technology to enable business outcomes. It offers a full suite of cloud services, from ideation and strategic planning to enterprise and solution architecture, as well as consulting services for business process improvement and organizational change management.

“By combining our portfolio of services, we are able to expand our clients’ value proposition,” said Bruce Lehrman, Founder and CEO of Involta. “We can partner with our clients to consider people, process and technology to meet their business needs. Our collective goal is to enable clients to move away from IT urgent care to IT wellness and be proactive versus reactive.”

Involta continues to expand its solutions offerings and has launched new company divisions around security, public cloud technology and hybrid cloud services. It recently hired a new chief information security officer to help the company expand its security portfolio and empower clients with advanced security tool sets and support to be as proactive as possible. In addition, the launch of Involta Hybrid Cloud services allow companies the ability to manage all of their public and private cloud infrastructure in one convenient place and respond rapidly to organizational changes.

“This is a very exciting event for both companies, for our employees, and for our clients. The combination of BluPrairie’s public cloud expertise with Involta’s managed service offering enables us both to provide a new and broader set of services,” said Michelle Bates, Founder and CEO of BluPrairie. “Our new service offering of public cloud+private cloud+managed services creates hybrid cloud services at the most competitive prices and even faster response times to service and support needs – 24/7/365.” Bates will assume the role of Chief Innovation Officer at Involta, responsible for driving the future state vision of Involta's cloud products and services.

About BluPrairie, LLC

BluPrairie is a premier, independent cloud strategy and design partner that helps businesses, government agencies, start-ups and higher education institutions leverage technology to deliver services more effectively. As a Google Partner and an AWS Standard Consulting Partner, BluPrairie offers a full suite of end-to-end cloud-based solutions including, but not limited to: strategy, consulting, implementation, migration, and managed services. Additionally, BluPrairie has a range of specialty services including security assessments, third-party technology brokerage, economic development support, contract CIO, and more.

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