TÜV Rheinland has acquired the IT Provider OpenSky Corporation. OpenSky is an independent IT consulting firm based in Tolland, CT, focused on Tranformational IT Infrastructure, Security and Compliance. TÜV Rheinland combines competence in information security with knowledge of the testing and certification industry, operating technical safety services and the environment.
CEO of TÜV Rheinland, Dr. Manfred Bayerlein, stated: “For TÜV Rheinland, this is an important step into the world’s biggest IT market. The merger with OpenSky will allow us to grow our services globally and support our international customers in the US. Our customers often have a holistic demand for IT infrastructure and cyber security services, and we can fulfill this demand as we are now one of the leading, independent IT providers of services.”
According to TÜV Rheinland, the US is currently the largest market for IT and IT security solutions. Analysts predict that by 2023, the US will invest more than $90 billion in cyber security. Merging with OpenSky solutions is expected to enable customers of TÜV Rheinland to pick up on key IT security trends and innovations while implementing them in a timely manner.
“In the past, companies used to focus on implementing IT measures and controlling the infrastructures themselves; today, the focus has shifted to managing virtual worlds. TÜV Rheinland already assists a wide range of large and medium sized enterprises with their IT solutions,” said Gerhard Luebken, chief regional officer TÜV Rheinland in North America. “With OpenSky expertise, experience, and reach, we will be able to develop additional markets in other regions and eventually provide broader solutions to our existing client base.”