IT Powerhouse ICS Announces Acquisition of JB Kane

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Syracuse, N.Y. – August 2, 2018 - ICS, a company offering comprehensive technology management services to a wide variety of clients throughout various industries in New York and Pennsylvania, has bolstered its operations with the acquisition of accomplished IT firm, JB Kane.

For more than 30 years, ICS has worked alongside clients to develop solutions to meet all of their technology and telecommunications needs. Over that time, the company has grown steadily and remarkably, with nearly 80 employees and three offices in Syracuse, Endicott and Ithaca, New York.  

After experiencing outstanding success and growth in Central New York, ICS company leaders made the strategic decision to acquire and join forces with another reputable local IT firm. The acquisition brought seven JB Kane employees to ICS’s Syracuse office, including company owner Jason Griffin, who will play a key role within ICS’s Central New York division.

“This integration has been gradually taking place over the past two months. It’s already clear that this was the best move for all parties,” Mr. Griffin said. “It’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with the dynamics in the ever-changing IT field and ICS has provided us with the tools we need to make this a seamless transition for employees and clients alike.  The satisfaction of our customers is and always has been our number one priority and the partnership with ICS enables us to better serve their diverse needs going forward.”

President/CEO Kevin Blake says the two companies integrating their services made perfect sense.

“I knew from our first meeting that JB Kane and ICS share the same core values, putting family, integrity and teamwork above all else,” Mr. Blake said. “Mr. Griffin and the talented individuals he brings with him are a tremendous asset to ICS, and we’re thrilled to work alongside them to deliver the very best IT services to our clients.”

About ICS:

ICS, one of Upstate New York’s largest privately held technology managed services firms, has offices in Endicott, Syracuse and Ithaca. Since 1986, ICS has worked with clients to understand their technology needs and develop solutions to meet those needs.  The Central New York Business Journal recently recognized ICS for being the region’s best IT provider and one of the best places to work in Central New York. Channel Futures ranked ICS at position #136 on its list of Top 501 global managed service providers, which ranks from thousands of companies internationally based on number of employees, number of customers and customer retention.Company President Kevin Blake recently announced that ICS is looking at both Elmira and Oneonta as its next areas for company expansion. For more information on the company, please visit


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Aug 6th 2018

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