We’ve been doing this for over 20 years!
IAS is certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the State of California as a Women Owned Business Supplier. Learn more about us below.
Amy Rao founded IAS in 1994. Having previously worked at another value added reseller Amy became fed up with an industry that seems to be consumed with making the highest margin at the expense of the customer. In founding IAS Amy wanted to ensure that the customer and their needs were put first and foremost. The company began in the data protection and data management space and expanded into other silos of the technology platform. This was driven mostly by the requests of our customers as they recognized that IAS was a whole new class of partner.
From Reseller to Solution Integrator
As the business continued to flourish our customers pressed IAS to add services and new lines of business to our offering. IAS hired professional services staff and began to employ solutions specialists to meet these demands. While we had never been “just another box pusher” the expansion into services and the addition of solution specialists allowed us to take a holistic view of our customer environments and improved our overall ability to best service our customers and tailor solutions to meet their tactical and strategic needs.
Riding the Seas of Change
The technology industry has seen at least two major downturns in the past 15 years. During these turbulent times IAS not only survived but thrived. We were able to do so because we earned our customers’ trust. Part of that came from the fact that our staff turnover is one of the lowest in the industry. So there’s an excellent chance that the faces you see in a meeting today are the same faces you’ll see 5 or 10 years from now.
20 Years and Beyond
As a company we continue to evolve, opening new lines of business and embracing new and emerging technologies so that we can stay relevant to our customers. Change excites us! Change means opportunity for doing things in new and better ways. As we pass 20 years in business our eyes are on the horizon knowing that the best days are to come.
The following principles define our personality and culture:
- – Our customers always come first.
- – We always try to do the right thing.
- – Our employees should look forward to coming to work and enjoy what they are doing.
- – Our solutions are green in nature and have a positive affect on the environment.
- – We consider the challenges faced all around the world and are actively engaged in addressing them.
It’s the people!
At IAS, our culture is our priority. Our vision is not simply of a healthy, vibrant work culture, but encompasses the happiness and well being of our customers and partners as well. We see ourselves helping to weave together these different communities into a healthy eco-system based on a genuine desire to enrich the broader whole. To this end, we venture into many avenues outside of our day-to-day work of building strong IT infrastructure, locking arms with our customers and partners to affect the wider community and environment in a meaningful way. We’re actively engaged in the community, and take this work seriously. We operate out of the belief that if we get up each day, do work that we love, and always strive to do right by our customers and partners, then our customers will be there for us tomorrow.
It is our talented employees with their creative ideas and steadfast dedication to “always try and do the right thing” that drives our company and our success.
How to Engage with Us
At IAS we are not here to push boxes but to understand your business. Our sales teams work to ensure that they understand your business and your strategy so that we can design a solution that best aligns to how you want to do business. All of our sales teams are mapped to sales engineers and bring them along to just about every appointment so that your requirements are accounted for in the final solution we propose. We see ourselves as extensions of our customers’ teams and thus focus on close collaboration between our companies. We work best when we have the time to sit with stakeholders and the engineers/architects on your team to gather requirements. We then use these requirements to build the best possible solution options taking into account your environment, staff, and budget.