Winter Haven-based DSM information technology firm acquired

Tech entrepreneurs along Polk County’s Silicon Ridge are not surprised by the recent acquisition of Lakeland’s DSM Technology Consultants by a bigger fish in the pond of managed service providers. 

Massachusetts-based Thrive Networks, Inc. announced Friday it had acquired Lakeland information technology firm DSM Technology Consultants LLC, a press release said. 

Thrive, a “security-first” managed service provider that delivers secure data and IT infrastructure for small to mid-sized enterprises in various industries, did not disclose the price of the transaction.  

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Founded in 1986, DSM is a Lakeland-based provider of managed IT services to state and local governments including their education, public safety and agricultural agencies, among others, in the public and private sector, a press release said.