Cleveland IT Provider CRU Solutions Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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CRU Solutions celebrates 30 years of delivering right-sized IT services to Northeast Ohio businesses.

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Today, we are a strong small business.

Cleveland IT services provider CRU Solutions is celebrating 30 years of delivering right-sized IT services to Northeast Ohio businesses.

Jim Kerr, founder and president, says, “30 years in business is a long time. The words "30 years" are usually met with "wow", "congratulations", and an occasional "really?" A colleague recently asked, "What made you do it?" Perhaps at the time I simply didn't know any better.”

“When I started what is now CRU back 1982, I was a student at Baldwin-Wallace writing custom code. After an internship at GE (because I wasn't permitted to have my own business count as an internship), I graduated and decided to hang out my shingle,” Jim continues.

“Over the years, the business has dramatically changed. We no longer write custom software. Many talented techs have joined us, and I'm glad to say many have stayed for a long time. Hardware has evolved from room-size, to desktop, to luggable, to pocket-sized. The Internet revolutionized every element of our business. We made it through the bubble of 2000.”

“Today, we are a strong small business serving the IT needs of small and medium-sized businesses. As always, I'm looking forward to what's next in IT,” Jim concludes.

About Jim Kerr

Jim Kerr is owner and president of CRU Solutions, the company he founded in 1982. He serves as a “virtual CIO” for CRU clients and designs technology solutions based on his experience, knowledge of the latest and most effective technology tools, and client needs.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Mathematical Economics. From 1987-2005 he was a member of the part-time faculty in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Baldwin-Wallace.

About CRU Solutions

Celebrating 30 years in business in 2012, IT provider CRU Solutions specializes in delivering Managed IT Services to small and medium-sized enterprises. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, CRU Solutions’ Managed IT Services include remote network monitoring and management, IT consulting, and IT support. Visit us at

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