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November 10, 2020. Pedab Group AB announces today that the company has acquired the Swedish IT company LOAD System AB, one of Sweden’s most competent and experienced suppliers of solutions and consultants in IT infrastructure, from Rg19 in Norden AB. The acquisition strengthens Pedab’s position in the Swedish IT market.

Pedab and LOAD have had an established relationship for many years with a common IBM focus. Over the years, the companies have successfully developed a strong market position in, among other industries, Banking and Retail.

LOAD’s deep specialist expertise and long experience of helping organizations secure the future of their IT investments in close customer relationships is an expansion of Pedab Group’s total offering and gives Pedab’s ecosystem access to sought-after specialist expertise in IBM infrastructure technology.

“Today, business is done in ever-larger collaborations and coalitions. The goal of the acquisition is to win more and larger deals together with our other partners, ”says Jesper Bartholdson, CEO of Pedab Group. “The acquisition creates the conditions for an increased level of service, higher energy, and proactivity that will benefit our entire ecosystem.”

“We see that the sale of the company will further strengthen the good relationship between Rg19 and Pedab,” says Rikard Lenander, CEO of Rg19 in Norden AB. “With a committed buyer, LOAD System will continue to progress. We look forward to continuing our good collaboration today and in the future.”

Contact person
Jesper Bartholdson, CEO, Pedab Group AB
Direct/mobile +46 8 587 237 01, jesper.bartholdson@pedab.se

The market demand for open source technologies and solutions is increasing at a high speed. Pedab is pleased to announce that we are now Authorized Distributor for SUSE in the Nordic and Baltic markets. The extended agreement with SUSE will bring tremendous value to Pedab´s Partner Ecosystem.

Pedab and SUSE have been working together in Sweden since 2014. Now, Pedab and SUSE are extending the partnership to cover the Nordic and Baltic markets, as well as being able to offer service providers SUSE solutions through a consumption-based business model (CSP-program). The extended partnership follows SUSE´s move to the next stage of its corporate evolution, cementing its position as the world’s largest independent open source software company.

The new agreement means that Pedab´s entire ecosystem of resellers, system integrators, and service providers, will get access to SUSE´s solutions in the open source domain while also taking part in SUSE´s expansion and growth journey.

“We see an increasing demand in the market for open source-based solutions and the expanded agreement with SUSE will bring tremendous value to our Nordic and Baltic Partner Ecosystem,” says Peter Jansson, Head of Strategic Ecosystems and Partners, at Pedab Group. “SUSE´s solutions will play a central role in the customers’ digital transformation and cloud migration initiatives.”

“The new extended agreement with Pedab is bringing great value in continuing to grow the SUSE business in the Nordic and Baltic regions,”, says Julie Baldwin, SUSE’s Head of Cloud EMEA & APJ. “The combined power of Pedab with their vast domain knowledge regarding SUSE´s market-leading solutions and SUSE’s strengths as the world’s largest independent open source software company is an excellent fit. The partnership offers strong support for our business and to meet the needs of our joint customers and partners.”

Using SUSE´s Enterprise Open Source platform, partners and customers can improve their IT infrastructure with better performance and flexibility, and at the same time lower cost. SUSE’s container and cloud platforms, software-defined infrastructure, and artificial intelligence and edge computing solutions allow customers to create, deploy, and manage workloads anywhere – on-premise, hybrid and multi-cloud.

The Cloud Service Provider program also opens possibilities for CSP-partners to develop their own services based on SUSE products in combination with other software and hardware, providing them to their customers through a flexible contractual model.

About Pedab

Pedab provides IT solutions and services built on infrastructure, software, and services from selected vendors to an ecosystem of partners and customers. We work with leading technology vendors like IBM, Huawei, Supermicro, Micro Focus, Toshiba, dynabook, Fujitsu, SAP, Clavister, and SUSE. Pedab has offices in eight countries, including Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, and France. The turnover of the Pedab Group for 2019/20 amounted to EUR 183 million. For more information, visit www.pedab.com.

About SUSE

SUSE, the world’s largest independent open source company providing unparalleled customer choice, powers digital transformation for the enterprise by simplifying, modernizing, and accelerating traditional, cloud and edge solutions. SUSE collaborates with partners, communities, and customers to deliver and support solutions that enable mission-critical business outcomes. SUSE’s container and cloud platforms, software-defined infrastructure, artificial intelligence, and edge computing solutions allow customers to create, deploy, and manage workloads anywhere – on-premise, multi-cloud, and edge. For more information, visit www.suse.com.

Contact information

Peter Jansson, Head of Strategic Ecosystems and Partners at Pedab Group
Direct/mobile +46 8 587 237 10, e-mail peter.jansson@pedab.se

Vera Schneider, EMEA PR SUSE
Direct/mobile +49 173 5876 680, e-mail vschneider@suse.com

  • The partnership concerns Pedabs security services and is a step towards adding expertise in different security verticals.
  • CYBERS holds expertise on several areas, especially the IBM Qradar portfolio. 

23 of September 2020, Oslo – The Pedab Security team strive to partner up with security experts in different areas, to always be able to provide end customers the best solutions and competency. CYBERS, originally from Estonia, is a company with excellent skillset across different security verticals.

– We are proud to announce our new partnership with CYBERS. They are our first major security service partnership based in Estonia, which we deeply appreciate, says Henning Gaalaas, Sales Director Pedab Security.

From their headquarters in Tallinn, they will serve customers across the Baltics and Nordic countries. The expertise CYBERS have on the IBM Qradar portfolio is extremely valuable. This will enable Pedab to provide the Nordic market with a consultant pool that provides knowledge and value to customers. This will be a valuable add-on to our own recognized SoC service.

– At CYBERS we always strive to engage in cutting edge technologies that will have a direct impact on the cybersecurity environment. This partnership with Pedab is key to how we can provide our clients with the best security services, said Nikolai Belstein, CEO of CYBERS.

For CYBERS, Pedab will provide support in their Baltic SoC with knowledge and support on the IBM Qradar Portfolio and IBM license management. Together we will take a substantial market share and provide value and security to our customers.

For further information please contact:

Henning Gaalaas, Sales Director Pedab Security,
henning.gaalaas@pedab.no
mobile: +47 905 31 357

About Pedab

Pedab was founded in 1993 and provides IT infrastructure, software solutions and services from selected vendors to resellers, application developers and operating companies. Pedab also prodicses their own security services to be used by partners and end customers. The company has 130 employees in eight countries; Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and France. The Pedab Group sales from 2018/19 was estimated to EUR 183 million. https://www.pedab.com

About CYBERS

CYBERS provide end-to-end cybersecurity solutions to both private and public sector customers. They handle both internal and external cyber threats. Founded in 2010, their team delivers cybersecurity technology implementation and integration, red teaming and pretesting, training and certifications, as well as strategy and governance consulting services. Besides consultancy, they offer efficient Managed Security Services to their customers around the globe. https://www.cybers.eu

Pedab and Experis to enter into strategic partnership
Pedab and Experis are pleased to announce they have entered into a strategic partnership for the sale and delivery of IT security services in the Nordic and Baltic markets.

This partnership combines Pedab’s world-class IT security services with Experis’ unrivalled competence in delivering such services to the SMB market. The partnership enables the two companies to provide a broad and holistic service catalogue to their customers, covering IT security services, consultancy and training. Through this cooperation the companies’ ability to meet the needs of their customers is significantly enhanced, allowing for the sale and delivery of comprehensive IT security solution offering for an affordable cost.

“This newly formed strategic cooperation supports Pedab’s growth strategy with the objective of creating long-term partnerships and new business opportunities for its ecosystem” states Henning Gaalaas, Security Division Leader of Pedab Group. “We are excited and looking forward to the many possibilities this partnership opens up for us going forward.”

Experis will incorporate Pedab’s security services into their IT security service offering and also resell the Pedab Managed SIEM solution. In turn, Pedab will resell Experis’ existing services, i.e. the Experis Secure Basic service. “With the addition of Pedab’s security services to our offering, we can increase the service level we provide for our customers. We also see great opportunities for growth targeting a broader customer base through Pedab’s well-established ecosystems of partners, suppliers and customers”, says “Morten Stoa, Head of Cyber Security at Experis. “I am very pleased for the cooperation between our companies which will surely improve our ability to offer solutions that are tailored to meet the needs of our customers.”

For further information please contact:

Henning Gaalaas, Security Division Leader, Pedab Group, mobile: +47 905 31 357
Morten Stoa, Head of Cyber Security, Experis, mobile: +47 905 89 462


About Pedab

Pedab was founded in 1993 and provides IT-infrastructure, software solutions and services from selected suppliers to resellers, application developers and hosting companies. Pedab has 130 employees in eight countries, including Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and France. Pedab provides products from leading vendors such as IBM, Huawei, HCL, SUSE, Sophos, Lenovo, Supermicro, Clavister and Toshiba. www.pedab.com

About Experis

Experis offers cyber security services to all companies, irrespective of their size or industry. Our vision for Cyber Security is “Security for all” and in line with that vision, our services are indeed designed to suit the needs of all types of companies. Our Experis Secure Basic solutions are especially suited for the SMB market. Our service offering comprises of IT security consulting, security testing, security monitoring, security architecture, security training and different packaged security services. We operate internationally and deliver our services utilizing both local and global resources. By helping our customers to develop their IT security, we enable them to focus on their core business. www.experissecure.com

 

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