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Synergy Global to sell 2 divisions; IT firm to focus on core business

The Internet service provider EarthLink has reached an agreement to purchase two divisions from Synergy Global Solutions, an information-technology company with offices in Amherst and Pittsford.

EarthLink is buying Synergy's IT Solution Center, a 24-7 help desk and network operations center, and its cloud-hosted application business.

Synergy was founded as Western New York Computing Systems in 1971 by Ray Hutch, now Synergy's CEO.

The company provides outsourced corporate computer and IT support to its clients, with about 130 employees at its Northpointe Parkway offices and 90 employees in Pittsford and other remote locations.

Eighty-one Synergy employees in the two divisions will begin working for EarthLink once the acquisition closes by the end of the year, said Clark W. Crook, Synergy's president, who will become EarthLink's vice president of solution center services.

Hutch will remain with Synergy, and no layoffs are expected as part of the sale.

Synergy chose to sell off the two divisions to better focus on its core business, which is value-added reselling of computer hardware, software and network servicing to upstate New York clients, Crook said. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

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