History/Value

History/Value

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

Our People

Our people are the foundation of our success and the key to our future. You’ll find a highly energetic and talented team of people dedicated to providing high levels of service and value for all of our customers.
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CRN Fast GrowthDSS Growth

Find out why DSS was recognized by Everything Channel on the CRN Fast Growth 50 Up and Coming list. The list recognizes the fastest growing solution providers in North America. The Fast Growth 50 Up and Coming list is an extension to the Fast Growth 100, recognizing emerging companies that have shown notable growth. DSS on CRN Fast Growth

Our Solutions

DSS is your single source for a broad spectrum of technology solutions that deliver business value. We manage IT complexity, mitigate risks, and optimize the value of your IT investments… allowing you to concentrate on your core business. Discover Innovative IT Solutions

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