Issue 4 2022

30 Acquisition International - Issue 4 2022 Feb22605 Managed IT and CyberSecurity Services: Protecting Businesses. Committed to long-term partnerships and security-first solutions, SIRKit has been accredited as the Best Managed IT Services Provider of 2022. Established over a decade ago, SIRKit was built on a founding passion for protecting and empowering its partners. We catch up with SIRKit as it wins Best Managed IT Services Provider 2022 – Alberta. ounded in 2008, SIRKit’s team of dedicated IT professionals is passionate about technology and cyber-security. The team firmly believes that protection extends well beyond firewalls and security. Protecting a business involves a proactive, integrative and holistic approach. From making informed decisions about the right products and services to strategically creating and following a multi-year plan based on existing and emerging best practices, the definition of protection by SIRKit’s standards is extensive and exceeds all expectations. Expanding on this, Kris Wilkinson, CEO and Founder, states “SIRKit was founded to offer a genuinely fresh and exciting IT experience that generates an appreciation for technology and naturally builds longterm relationships by delivering a personalized service that is always there and always helping. We absolutely care about our clients and protect them using a deeply integrated approach. We want to be the last IT partner you ever have.” Kris is recognized for his professional efforts in the industry, having over 20 years of experience with information technology and network security. Moreover, Kris is acknowledged for his extensive career and experience as an IT consultant for businesses across North America, including various CIO/CTO, storage, network, cloud, and security roles. Because of this, Kris has successfully led SIRKit to become a leader in multiple sectors. Rapidly growing as a highly regarded, respected, and sought-after business, SIRKit continues to flourish due to the team’s unparalleled knowledge, experience and passion as IT professionals. At SIRKit, client success and satisfaction are paramount, and the company is inherently focused on protecting its partners on all fronts. A Security First mentality drives everything. “Our team understands that Security is paramount, and a simple oversight can permanently shut down a business overnight, impacting lives and families. Our partners are family. This is the reason for our success,” adds Kris. Moreover, it isn’t without considerable effort that the company produces highly efficient solutions for its clients. “The vast majority of our team, including leadership, is highly technical and service-oriented. Our focus has always been on service rather than sales. We’re proud F of our commitment to long-term partnerships – this is likely why we have successfully retained nearly 90% of our Managed IT clients for over a decade and achieved over 98% customer satisfaction scores. We love working with businesses that value technology and pride ourselves on helping them succeed,” explains Kris. For 2022, SIRKit is pleased to announce the release of its SIRKit360® Gen2 Cloud Servers. The Gen2 service expands on its predecessor by offering Managed IT clients access to robust enterprise cloud infrastructure based on AMD’s brand new EPYC™ processors and fast SSD storage. The new service is unique and significant because it resides in Alberta and allows clients to leverage SIRKit’s cloud for critical services instead of purchasing on-premises servers every five to seven years. In addition, SIRKit360® Gen2 primary data centers feature Tier III UICDB, PCI DSS, SOC1, SOC2 and HIPAAcertifications. With exceptional client retention, a brand new service release and an experienced team, SIRKit is excited to continue protecting businesses as Alberta’s Best Managed IT Services Provider for 2022. Company: SIRKit Ltd. Name: Kris Wilkinson Email: [email protected] Web Address: https://sirkit.ca From making informed decisions about the right products and services to strategically creating and following a multi-year plan based on existing and emerging best practices, the definition of protection by SIRKit’s standards is extensive and exceeds all expectations.

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