FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MONDAY JANUARY 22 2018
RAIL CITY INFORMATION SERVICES ACQUIRED BY OPEN APPROACH
The IT merger paves the way for even more comprehensive IT-management services.
Burlington, VT—On January 1, 2018, Open Approach, a Burlington-based full-service IT company, acquired Rail City Information Systems (RCIS), an IT company based in St. Albans, Vermont. Effective January 1, 2018, RCIS founder and president Scott Burleson, vice president Dale Burleson, and the current RCIS technology team will transfer all existing accounts and services to Open Approach’s offices at 1 Mill Street, Burlington, Vermont.
“We are beyond pleased to join forces with RCIS in 2018. We welcome Scott, Dale, and Joe to the Open Approach team, and look forward to having the ability to offer an even more comprehensive set of IT services to RCIS’s former clients and our own,” says Scott Bernoudy, CEO and principle engineer at Open Approach. “Together, we can leverage the skills and experience gained from a collective 34 years in the IT-management field to offer an even more robust set of services to businesses in Vermont and beyond.”
Open Approach, founded in 2002 by Bernoudy, is a full-service IT company that specializes in creating managed IT solutions for businesses in Vermont and throughout the Northeast. A team of dedicated techs handle all incoming business at Open Approach, ensuring a familiar and people-first approach to IT management. With a focus on crafting personalized IT plans based on each clients’ needs, the team at Open Approach seeks to forge long-term relationships with its clients—a business approach that appealed to Scott Burleson and his father, RCIS vice president Dale Burleson.
“As the needs of businesses expand and grow more sophisticated, we saw tremendous opportunity in joining with Open Approach to meet those needs and work with our customers to advance their competitiveness. It’s exciting to be part of a new team made up of such broad talent and commitment to doing IT right,” remarks Scott Burleson.
RCIS, founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2000, primarily works in the IT business-consulting industry, across a broad array of business types. The RCIS team will bring expertise in computer networks, structured cabling, telecommunications, and video surveillance to Open Approach, expanding upon Open Approach’s current portfolio of clients and services for an even more comprehensive approach to IT management for businesses of all sizes.
The acquisition became official on January 1, 2018. For more information, please see www.openapproach.com.