Blue Whale Web Broadens its Tech Community with Acquisition of IT Unity and NC Communications

4/14/2016
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IT Unity joins the Blue Whale Web family with Petri.com and Thurrott.com

This press release is modified from the original posted on PRWeb.

CHICAGO, IL. APRIL 14, 2016

Blue Whale Web, the company that has brought IT professionals independent how-to content and breaking industry news through the Petri IT Knowledgebase and Thurrott.com websites, announced that it has acquired IT Unity and NC Communications, which provide content and events for the Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 community.

IT Unity and NC Communications complement and extend the reach of Petri IT Knowledgebase and Thurrott.com, with IT Unity providing how-to articles, training events, industry news, and webinars that help technology professionals solve enterprise collaboration challenges, and NC Communications, in partnership with IT Unity, hosting Europe’s premier SharePoint and Office 365 conference, Unity Connect.

“The acquisition of IT Unity and NC Communications is strategic to the Blue Whale Web portfolio of brands, properties, and communities that continue to demonstrate our commitment to, and support of, the technology professionals that are on the front line of leading business efficiency, knowledge, and collaboration,” said Blue Whale Web CEO George Coll.

“IT Unity and NC Communications have a track record of delivering the highest caliber content and events for technology professionals,” Coll added.

George Coll will lead the combined organization, and clients can now leverage the expanded network of the Petri IT Knowledgebase, Thurrott.com, and IT Unity to extend their reach to new audiences.

Prior to the acquisition and after successfully leading IT Unity from its inception two years ago, Dan Holme, co-founder and CEO of IT Unity, joined Microsoft as Director of Product Marketing for SharePoint on April 4, 2016. Blue Whale Web wishes him well and looks forward to continuing to work with him as the IT Unity team pursues his vision.

It’s an exciting time for Blue Whale Web, where the company is focused on being the go-to destination for IT professionals who want to learn new skills and work smarter. IT Unity and NC Communications will continue to serve the SharePoint and Office 365 community, and readers can expect the same quality content from the Petri IT Knowledgebase and Thurrott.com.

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About the Petri IT Knowledgebase 

As one of the world’s leading IT-related content and community sites, the Petri IT Knowledgebase offers thousands of articles focused on helping IT professionals and system administrators do their jobs faster and more effectively. In addition to having an extensive library of how-to and tutorial content focused on Microsoft Windows, Windows Server, Exchange Server, System Center, Cisco, VMware, and dozens of other IT platforms and technologies, the Petri IT Knowledgebase forums are also a popular online destination for system administrators to network and exchange information with their peers.

About Paul Thurrott & Thurrott.com

Paul Thurrott is an award-winning technology journalist and blogger with over 20 years of industry experience and the author of over 25 books. He is the News Director for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, the major domo at Thurrott.com, and the co-host of two tech podcasts: Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Mary Jo Foley, and What the Tech with Andrew Zarian. He was formerly the senior technology analyst at Windows IT Pro and the creator of the SuperSite for Windows.

About IT Unity 

IT Unity provides technical articles, conferences, news, and webinars that empower the community to maximize the value of SharePoint and Office 365.

About NC Communications 

NC Communications produces Europe’s premier SharePoint and Office 365 conference, Unity Connect, in collaboration with IT Unity.

Upcoming IT Unity and NC Communication events: 

About Blue Whale Web LLC 

Blue Whale Web LLC is an independent, privately held company based in Chicago, IL. Led by CEO George A. Coll, Blue Whale Web LLC is committed to providing the best content and community resources to help IT professionals and tech enthusiasts get the most out of their technology investments. 

  • For business inquiries, contact George Coll (george(at)bluewhaleweb(dot)com)
  • For editorial inquiries, contact Brad Sams (brad(at)petri(dot)com)
  • For advertising inquiries, contact Maria Plasterer (maria(at)bluewhaleweb(dot)com)

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