In 1995, the founders of Distributed Systems Services, Inc. (DSS) seized an opportunity – helping local organizations manage the increasing complexity of their distributed environments. The small company they created, is now a comprehensive provider of technology solutions for over 400 clients in the Mid-Atlantic region. Here are some highlights of our history:

DSS Milestones1995 – Open for business – Founders Jim Sweeney and Bob Frutchey hire 9 employees
1996 – Birth of DSS Service Desk and System Support Services, Authorized PC reseller, 33 employees
1997 – DSS Begins selling IBM mid-range servers and builds warehouse and integration capability
1998 – Service Desk goes to 24/7 operation and averages 9000 calls per month
1999 – Company grows to 80 employees
2000 – DSS earns Premier Warranty Provider distinction from IBM, increases to 100 employees
2001 – DSS acquires NOW Systems, an IBM Unix expertise firm, earns Premier Business Partner Status for IBM
2002 – Launches Data Protection Solution, integrated hardware-software-managed service solution
2003 – Launches Workstation Lifecycle Management Solution
2004 – Acquires Black Oak Technology Solutions, adding Lotus Notes, iSeries and IT Staffing practices
2005 – DSS Celebrates 10th Anniversary, becomes Cisco IP Communications Partner
2006 – DSS Network practice earns Cisco’s elite certification for Advanced Unified Communications
2007 - DSS headquarters relocates to Spring Ridge and opens 15000 sq foot Data Center facility
2008 - DSS Professional Services team earn Microsoft Gold Partner certification
2009 - DSS launches DSSDataCenter.com website providing increased focus on growing Data Center business
2010 - DSS Data Center client base exceeds 50 clients
2011 – DSS becomes Microsoft Gold Virtualization Partner, recognized as Top 50 Up & Coming on CRN Fastest Growth 100
2012 – DSS strengthens healthcare focus, recognized as one of Greater Reading Top 50 Businesses and on CRN Tech Elite 250
2013 - DSS accolades include IBM Choice Award, GRCCI Top 50, CRN Solution Provider 500 and has first appearance on Inc. 500|5000 list

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