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OnX Enterprise Solutions Announces Acquisition of Chicago-based Worknet, Inc.

TORONTO, Ontario and New York, NY: OnX Enterprise Solutions, a leading data center IT Solutions Provider, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Worknet, Inc., a managed services provider based in Chicago, IL. This strategic acquisition strengthens and accelerates OnX’s investment in the Cloud and Managed Services market and extends the company’s data center footprint to include both the United States and Canada. Under the terms of the agreement, OnX has acquired Worknet in an all cash transaction.

In tandem with the acquisition, OnX Enterprise Solutions has created a dedicated business unit, operating as OnX Managed Services. This business unit will combine the existing managed services operations of OnX with those of Worknet, creating a single, dedicated organization with reach throughout North America. OnX Managed Services will have over 70 employees serving more than 300 customers, be headquartered in Chicago, IL and Terry Whiffing will serve as the interim general manager of OnX Managed Services.

“We are thrilled with today’s announcement and welcome the Worknet team and customers to the OnX family,” said Ed Vos, CEO of OnX Enterprise Solutions. “This acquisition gives OnX further reach into the US managed services market and includes two US data centers that can service our existing customers in the United States. In turn, the entire OnX US sales force will have access to an in-country based multi-tenant cloud and managed services offering, which is ideal for clients who are sensitive to where data resides.”

Worknet, Inc. is a growth-oriented, managed services provider that is focused on delivering managed hosting and disaster recovery solutions from its two SSAE 16 certified facilities. In addition, Worknet is a leader in providing Remote Monitoring and Management Services for clients in their existing facilities, enabling high availability for mission-critical applications as well as dual site solutions. OnX Managed Services will expand its cloud portfolio of self-serve and fully managed, multi-tenant offerings into the Chicago facility, allowing new and existing Worknet clients access to an enterprise-grade IaaS cloud environment or the ability to leverage a hybrid dedicated and cloud solution.

“We are extremely pleased to become part of the OnX family as we believe our solutions are highly synergistic and that our customers will realize measurable benefits in leveraging the cloud,” said John Vaughan, President and CEO, Worknet. “OnX is an ideal fit for Worknet; this transaction supports our relentless commitment to expanding our business in the managed services market.”

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About OnX Enterprise Solutions

OnX Enterprise Solutions is a leading technology services and solutions provider. The company assesses, designs, builds, secures and manages comprehensive technology-enabled solutions with specific expertise in cloud and managed services, digital services and infrastructure solutions. For more than 30 years, OnX has helped clients overcome business challenges and achieve exceptional business results through technology. OnX’s team of more than 600 IT professionals work at OnX offices throughout North America and in the U.K., with global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, and U.S. headquarters in New York, N.Y. For more information about OnX and career opportunities, visit www.OnX.com.

For more information contact:

Kate Carey
New Venture Communications
(650) 814-3088
kcarey@newventurecom.com

Roger Hamshaw
OnX Managed Services
(905) 482-2292 x 2516
roger.hamshaw@onx.com

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