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Alliance Technologies traces its genesis back almost 30 years to 1981 when Jim Brandl was hired as the IT manager for the Weitz Corporation, a Des Moines company who was most notable as a major national building contractor. The very first person he hired was a student intern named Steve Sikkink, who is now President of Alliance Technologies. Long term relationships are certainly one key to our success. In 1993, the Weitz family made the decision to sell their holdings to employees. Steve and Jim had the chance to purchase the IT department and set it up as a free standing company along with two other Weitz Corporation spin–offs, Life Care Services, Inc., and the Weitz Company, Inc. On April 1, 1994 Information Technology Group was founded with nine employees and two partners who were also our only customers.
By 2000, the company had grown to over 25 employees and was working with more and more customers. We changed our name to Alliance Technologies to better describe the way we chose to conduct business; as an alliance between partners. The next year the company also moved to larger office space in Capital Square. By the end of 2002, Alliance became totally employee owned by exercising the agreements to repurchase the stock held by our two partner companies. In 2003, Alliance merged with Modern Solutions Inc. This merger helped Alliance grow and round out our service offerings by adding consulting solutions to our base of hardware and software solutions. In October 2006, Alliance continued our growth by purchasing the assets of Computility, a Des Moines-based IT firm specializing in subscription computing services and software development. This acquisition added 50+ customers and 14 additional employees. In June 2007, Alliance announced the acquisition of ANE Technology Services. Alliance acquired the network management services portion of their business from Perimeter eSecurity.
In February 2008, Jim Brandl retired and Mike Lang was named president and CEO. Mike served in that role until August of 2011. Mike helped lead Alliance to major acquisitions and several consecutive years of double-digit revenue growth. In both 2007 and 2009, Alliance Technologies was named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest growing private companies.
In June of 2008, local telecommunications firm Iowa Network Services (INS), took a majority ownership investment in Alliance Technologies. This engagement has enabled both companies to offer a wider array of products and services to their business customers. Iowa Network Services specializes in telephone and Internet services, high capacity network circuits, data security and hosting, video programming through Digital Entertainment Television and quality support services. More information about Iowa Network Services can be found on their website at www.iowanetworkservices.com.
In January of 2010 it was announced that Alliance Technologies had acquired Triple Point Solutions. Triple Point, much like Alliance, specializes in computer networking, hardware and software services. The acquisition included the retention of Triple Point staff, including several Network Engineers with a combined average of over 15 years of experience working in the field of information technology.
In January of 2013 Alliance Technologies announced its expansion into Omaha, NE with the acquisition of Emineo Group. For more information about Emineo Group and the acquisition please click here.