Systems Development Service (SDS) was founded by Steven Schallert in 1984 and he remains the President and CEO. The original focus of the company provided high quality custom programming services. The company has continued to grow and in January of 1996, incorporated as System Development Services, Inc. This growth and success caught the attention of IBM, who approached SDS with an offer of becoming an IBM business partner, to support the IBM Mid-Range computer systems. SDS is now the leading provider of IBM mid-range services in their market area.
SDS aggressively invests in our customer’s technology needs with training, hardware and equipment upgrades by continuing to develop formal partner relationships with leading vendors such as IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, HP, Dell and others. These formal vendor partnerships require us to maintain advanced certification levels in order to remain a partner. The experienced and dedicated staff forms a strong team which keeps SDS on the leading edge of many of today’s technologies. This success has allowed SDS to acquire several area computer divisions to expand our services and offer additional professionals with highly qualified expertise.
- In 1992, SDS expanded into various web services and now offers web site development and web hosting services.
- In 2002, SDS acquired and merged the computer and networking services division of RTA systems, making SDS the largest professional computer services and support provider in their market area, as well as the most technically certified.
- In February 2003, SDS moved into a 5,200 sq/ft facility to accommodate the increase in staff and allow room for additional services and projected growth.
- In February 2004, SDS purchased Computer Technologies which had stores in Effingham and Charleston.
SDS is very proud of their company and the services provided to their customers. Customer needs continue to determine the direction SDS moves.