Abacus Data Systems Named a Top Workplace by the San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO, CA - Abacus Data Systems, Inc., the leading fully managed technology solutions provider whose next generation turnkey product portfolio is distinguished under the corporate brand Abacus Next®, has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The San Diego Union-Tribune. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

"To win an award where the judges are the very same extraordinary people that come into work every day to make the 'extraordinary' happen in pursuit of our common goals is truly humbling," said Alessandra Lezama, CEO of Abacus. "At Abacus, we believe that great companies are made up of great people. This recognition is a testament to that, and it is a wonderful honor to be named a Top Workplace of 2016."

"The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it's all about fancy perks and benefits," says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. "But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day -- the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what's most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it's going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, "Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn't have a shot at being named a Top Workplace."

Since the beginning of this year, the Abacus team has almost doubled in size to expand core teams and support the large and rapidly growing client base. Most recently, Abacus Data Systems unveiled Abacus Next® as the corporate brand over its portfolio of enterprise-class virtual technology solutions for the SMB sector. The unprecedented Abacus Next® products and services portfolio includes fully managed IT infrastructure, virtual desktops, enterprise software, security and compliance solutions, all delivered 'as a service' enabling companies of all sizes to compete in today's sophisticated digital world.

About Abacus Next

Abacus Next® is a global provider of compliance ready virtual Desktop as a Service (DaaS), custom built for businesses with stringent security and compliance needs. Abacus Next® brings to market an unprecedented family of integrated technology products and services including Private Cloud, Case Management Software, Email Services, Security Protection, Business Continuity, and On-Premise Solutions, allowing businesses to leverage the power of cloud computing without the added challenges and expenses of managing complex IT infrastructures on their own.

Headquartered in San Diego, California, and backed by private investment with Providence Equity, Abacus Next® delivers products and services to over 500,000 businesses worldwide. For more information, please visit www.abacusnext.com.

About Providence Equity

Providence is a premier global asset management firm with $45 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence pioneered a sector-focused approach to private equity investing with the vision that a dedicated team of industry experts could build exceptional companies of enduring value. Since the firm's inception in 1989, Providence has invested in more than 150 companies and is the leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education and information industries. Providence is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, and also has offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Delhi.

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign -- a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

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