Rouse Consulting Group Acquires Managed Services Division of Earnest & Associates

Expands Client Base to 10 States to Springboard Rapid Growth in Nationwide Markets

MOLINE, IL--(Marketwired - Nov 6, 2013) - Underscoring the growing managed services provider (MSP) business model, Rouse Consulting Group, Inc., (RCG) today acquired the managed services division of Earnest & Associates (E&A), a leading provider of operational improvement services based in Glen Burnie, MD. The acquisition expands RCG's footprint beyond its Midwest base into 10 states and validates the growing demand for outsourced IT services among small and medium-sized businesses. RCG has formed a partnership with E&A to be the preferred MSP to its current and future clients, enabling RCG to deepen its market penetration in multiple geographic regions.

"Maintaining consistently exceptional service quality and value-added expertise is essential for success in an increasingly complex IT environment and today's announcement is a win/win for both companies as each organization can focus on its respective core competencies," said RCG President Paul Rouse. "We are providing an enhanced managed services offering that includes a higher level of customer service to E&A's customer base, while they continue to specialize in operational improvements to mid-market companies in the wholesale distribution and manufacturing industries. We are excited about serving new markets and adding staff to support our growth plans."

Following the acquisition, RCG ensures a seamless transition in meeting the IT needs of E&A's customers because both companies leverage a common management platform that includes integrated remote monitoring and management and business continuity solution backed by an industry-leading 24/7 network operations center (NOC).

Rouse Consulting Group (RCG), established in 1995, is a best-in-class provider of managed IT services and solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses in 10 states spanning the Midwest, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. RCG is a major partner with industry-leading technology providers, including Microsoft, Dell, Hewlett Packard and Continuum Managed Services. For more information, please visit: or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @go2rcg.

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Paul Rouse
Rouse Consulting Group