Champion Solutions Group Expands BigFix Portfolio and Strengthens Partnership with HCL with recent IBM BigFix Acquisition

IBM BigFix Acquisition

Originally Posted  7-23-2019

July 23, 2019 – Boca Raton, FL. Champion Solutions Group, a long-time BigFix software security provider, is enhancing its portfolio to deliver more services surrounding the BigFix endpoint management solution. This coincides with HCL’s announcement regarding their acquisition of IBM BigFix and other software offerings.

“Champion has long-standing relationships with the HCL team responsible for BigFix, as well as relationships with key developers. HCL has proved that they have the technical support skills and development expertise to enhance and develop new capabilities in a high-quality fashion,” said Chris Pyle, President & CEO of Champion Solutions Group. “Champion sees this acquisition as positive, and we are very confident HCL will continue to develop BigFix into a world-class solution.”

Like HCL, Champion has been deeply entrenched in BigFix and has built a significant services business assisting clients with knowledgeable and experienced consultants. Leveraging a time-tested, proven methodology, Champion provides a wide array of BigFix services, including Discovery, Proof of Concepts, Design, Implementation, Managed Services, Windows 10 Migrations, Health Checks, Training, and much more.

Pyle continues, “We believe in the future of BigFix. In fact, it was one of the first application connectivities we developed within our ebridge solution. Many of our customers have been asking to connect BigFix into ServiceNow.”

Champion recently released its new ebridge SaaS tool, which includes the integration of BigFix to ServiceNow, enabling clients to enhance and maximize the value of ServiceNow across their enterprise.

The tool offers efficient bidirectional data correlation that enables smart ServiceNow workflows. ebridge features pre-built connectors between enterprise IT and security applications like BigFix, that drive down associated integration costs.

“Many companies have years of investment in their security and IT applications,” explains Chris Pyle. “They’re looking for a cost-efficient way to leverage these assets for use in ServiceNow. ebridge enhances the value of your ServiceNow investment by creating seamless integration with these existing disparate applications.”

Also, Champion continues to leverage the BigFix platform to help companies migrate their Windows 7 environment to the more secure Windows 10 platform. With the timing of Windows 7 end of support, BigFix has been invaluable in helping companies meet this deadline.

Champion will continue to deliver high-quality professional services around the BigFix product and is looking forward to the collaboration with HCL as they bring new features and functionality to the platform.

Learn more about ebridge by visiting https://ebridge.championsg.com/.

Learn more about Windows 10 services by visiting https://championsg.com/services/windows-10-upgrade.

Champion Solutions Group
791 Park of Commerce Blvd. Suite 200
Boca Raton, FL 33487

Stacy Mancinelli
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About Champion Solutions Group

Champion Solutions Group specializes in delivering technology services and solutions to help our customers reduce costs, increase productivity, and mitigate risk. We utilize a time-tested and proven methodology to transform the economics of IT data centers. Our solutions change and improve the way people work, interact, and adopt technology. Champion Solutions Group is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL and was founded in 1979. We focus on virtualization, cloud, and data management solutions. https://www.championsg.com/

About HCL

HCL Software is a division of HCL Technologies (HCL) that operates its primary software business. It develops, markets, sells, and supports over 20 product families in the areas of DevSecOps, Automation, Digital Solutions, Data Management, Marketing and Commerce, and Mainframes. HCL Software has offices and labs around the world to serve thousands of customers. Its mission is to drive ultimate customer success with their IT investments through relentless innovation of its products. For more information, please visit www.bigfix.com.

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Erick Bacallao joined Champion Solutions Group in 2015 after a career of Software Development in Cuba at the National Cancer Care Institute of Cuba, followed by moving to the States with allAware.

 

Champion acquired allAware and its properties and Erick has utilized his extensive background and expertise in IT and Software Development to rise to VP of Product Development in less than 5 years. During this time, Erick has been involved with key projects that led to the launch of numerous products including CSP Boss, Inscape platform and 365 Productivity Insights.

 

Erick has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Havana. He won Gold Medals for Programming from the Ministry of Education in Cuba, and he is certainly still a Gold Medalist for Champion!

 

As President and CEO, Chris is responsible for the development of key strategic alliances and solution portfolio. He leads Champion’s go-to market and execution strategies for integrated offerings in the cloud, in security, and in digital infrastructure, always focusing on improving the customer experience and driving transformative business outcomes.

 

He also aligns key partner initiatives with company strategy and oversees corporate marketing and messaging to gain mindshare with customers and partners. It’s his vision and innovativeness that have catapulted Champion up the ranks to become a $100M+ organization—and one of the most respected solution providers in the industry.

 

Over the past two decades, Chris has also focused on mergers and acquisitions, as well as innovative product development. He is the original founder and an active member on the Board of Managed Maintenance, Inc., a SAAS provider and consulting firm that utilizes their award-winning One-View Portal to help the IT Channel and its customers manage their IT Maintenance.

 

Chris is also the original founder and chief strategist behind one of the original storage cloud providers, Storage Access / BluePoint. During the course of a few short years, he had raised $20M and took that company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. It has since been acquired by Pomeroy.

 

In 2012, Chris led the acquisition of MessageOps and continued the product development and worldwide launch of its premier SAAS, 365 Command. Built on Microsoft Azure, 365 Command is currently managing over 1 million seats of Microsoft’s Office 365. After achieving this phenomenal milestone, 365 Command and other MessageOps O365 utilities were sold to Kaseya.

 

Over the past 35 years, Chris as worked tirelessly to not only advance his own career, but those of his employees. In addition to leading a $100M organization, Chris can also be found sitting with sales teams, cold calling and coaching, and validating why Champion has been listed on Best Places to Work by both South Florida Business Journal and Computerworld.

Ultimately, the success garnered by Champion Solutions Group, its associated companies, and their employees is due in large part to the leadership of its President and CEO. Perhaps the most fitting award Chris has earned is South Florida Business Journal’s 2013 Ultimate CEO Award.