Montvale-based Information Technology Firm Opens Office in Edison
By Bob Zeitlinger
Montvale, N.J. – DATA, Inc., a globally recognized information technology software and service provider, recently its 30th anniversary by opening a new office, in Edison, N.J. to better serve its New Jersey clients and to recruit from among the region’s growing pool of IT talent.
The Edison office is the firm’s sixth office. In addition to its Montvale, N.J., headquarters, the firm has offices in New Delhi and Bangalore, in Winnersh, UK, and in Zug, Switzerland. The Edison office, located at 510 Thornhall St., is walking distance from the Metro Park train station, and provides a central location for staff and clients.
“Even though we have locations around the world, we recognize the great resources in our own backyard, and the value of a central New Jersey office,” said Arun Verma, founder and CEO of DATA Inc. “We’re confident that our Edison office will further enhance the quality of professionals and services we offer to our clients throughout the region.”
DATA Inc., founded in October 1983, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year as a vastly different firm than the one that operated out of Verma’s home three decades ago. The firm has grown into a global business with more than 800 employees and offices on three continents.
DATA Inc.’s annual global revenue is more than $75 million, and delivers its services nationally. The firm counts Fortune 100 companies in financial services, pharmaceutical and supply chain and transportation among its clients.
Verma and the DATA Inc. management team decided on the Edison location as a first step in its global expansion plan. DATA Inc. plans to open offices near client sites in North Carolina, Virginia, Chicago, and internationally in Brazil and the Asia-Pacific. Major expansions occurred in 2001 when the firm established operations in both the UK and India; and in 2006 when it opened an office in Switzerland.
“Our expansion strategy is based on our clients’ needs,” said Verma. “Edison allows us to better serve our New Jersey clients, and we want to be ready to take advantage of additional IT investments made by corporations headquartered throughout the state as the economy continues to grow. As our business continues to grow nationally and internationally, we’ll make the same investments in other locations.”
The office was opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony that was attended by DATA Inc. executives, clients and local dignitaries, including officials from the New Jersey Technology Council, the mayor of Edison, and representatives of the Edison Chamber of Commerce.
The office opens with an initial staff of four, working in administration, sales and recruiting, with plans to ramp up the total staff to 20 by the end of the year. The firm will celebrate its 30th anniversary as well as the office expansion at a cocktail reception at The Mirage, an Edison banquet facility.
The geographical expansion matches the firm’s expansion of services it offers beyond staff augmentation, including web and mobile applications, testing and quality assurance services, e-learning solutions, and project management services.
“Technologies, and thus, the IT requirements of corporations are always changing,” said Verma, reflecting on 30 years in business. “Right now there’s a great need for companies to ensure that have the right IT infrastructure in place, as well as needs for mobile applications and solutions that help make sense of big data. DATA Inc. will continue to adapt to meet the needs of its clients.”
Verma also noted his firm’s diverse, multicultural workforce. Verma, an Indian American, says diversity is great for business, and is a result of DATA Inc.’s organic growth over the years.
“We’ve seen a lot of companies want to throw a lot of people at a problem,” said Verma. “It’s not a question of numbers, but getting the right people to attack a problem. We’ve always strived to bring top-notch people to our engagements in order to meet our clients’ challenges.”
About DATA Inc.
Since 1983, DATA Inc. (www.datainc.biz) has provided IT Solutions to organizations on the Fortune 100 list as well as the Public Sector. Throughout the organization’s 29-year history, DATA Inc. has grown into an award-winning full service IT solutions provider headquartered in Montvale, NJ with development centers and offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia.