IDS Named to Inc. 5000 List for Fifth Year

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IDS placed on Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, for a fifth year.

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"Each addition and development for our business is carefully calculated with our customers in mind." - Matt Massick, IDS CEO

IDS, a leading data center technology integrator and cloud services provider, is excited to announce their inclusion in the 34th annual Inc. 5000 list, honoring the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This year IDS ranked No. 167 in the Chicago market and No. 3912 overall, a significant improvement over their last ranking. This marks the fifth time IDS has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list.

IDS credits their impressive growth to strategic initiatives and a passion for putting customers first. Matt Massick, IDS CEO, explains that this year has been about tightening processes, expanding solutions and revolutionizing the customer experience. He said, “Our Inc. 5000 placement can be attributed to a significantly expanded solutions portfolio which includes a distinguished IT consulting practice, IDS Cloud offerings, and most recently, the IDS Asset Management Portal and the IDS Integration Center.” He added, “Each addition and development for our business is carefully calculated with our customers in mind. The positive response to our improvements has already caused a highly accelerated growth rate in 2015, and we can’t wait to see where the next few years take us.”

Inc. 5000 recognizes the incredible effort it takes to propel a company into such a high state of growth. "The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident."

IDS is honored to be included in Inc. 5000 for the fifth time, where their dedication and commitment has placed them at No. 507 in the competitive IT Services category for 2014.

IDS Achievement & Growth

IDS has also been named to CRN Solution Provider 500 and CRN Tech Elite 250, as well as receiving the EMC Partner Services Quality Award for the 8th consecutive year. A major catalyst for the recent growth is a focus on building several practice areas and the overall solutions portfolio.

Justin Mescher, IDS CTO, explains why these critical business moves have garnered such a high level of industry recognition. He says, “The core of IDS has always been building enterprise-class infrastructure to support customer needs, both within their data centers and the cloud. Our recent addition of strategic areas such as big data, analytics, orchestration and automation, and software-defined data center has expanded the expertise we bring to our customers in building technology solutions to drive their businesses forward.”

Learn more about how IDS has revolutionized their business:

About IDS

IDS is a Data Center Technology Integrator and Cloud Services Provider based in Chicago, IL. IDS works with a select list of best-of-breed manufacturers to deliver custom IT solutions to businesses worldwide. Primary areas of focus are storage, backup, disaster recovery, data analytics, virtualization, mobility, networking, compute, security, managed services, and cloud. Through a unique engineering methodology and high level of accountability, IDS has established itself as a premier solutions provider. For more information about IDS, visit http://www.idsforward.com or call us at 312.334.6400.

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