In 1989, I/O Data Systems, Inc., began as a Hewlett Packard reseller – focusing on enterprise class equipment. The largest disk drive that could be bought back then was 404Mb, weighed 500 pounds and cost $14,000. We couldn’t keep enough green screen terminals in stock to meet the demand and when self-loading reel to reel tape drives hit the market everyone thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread. Looking back, we were always providing the newest technology with a simple motto – quality equipment and personal service.
Through the years, quality equipment from HP was a given but it was the personal service, the building of long term relationships and doing repeat business with our customers that led to our growth and sustainability. To this day, we strive to become a trusted advisor with everyone we come in contact with. That process has also changed over the years. It used to be all about technical specifications and the speeds and feeds of the equipment and usually reacting to a need or a problem. Today, it’s critical that a total solution provide real value, not just to the IT department but to the company as a whole by being proactive and innovative in its approach. The total solution has to drive the company to the next level and go beyond paying for itself. It has to do more than just meet your needs of today by being adaptable to future requirements. It has to be reliable because nobody can afford downtime. It has to be easy to manage so there is more time for development. Finally, it’s always best to get everything you need from a trusted Hewlett Packard Channel Partner like I/O Data Systems, Inc. With our more than 27 years of experience, we welcome the opportunity to work with you in finding your total solution.