Fleming at Top, SAIC Off IT Consulting List

by Luke Jones  on Monday, Mar. 3, 2014 12:00 am  

Network Data Services of North Little Rock was another change, jumping from 11 employees in 2013 — which left it off the list — to 22 this year, putting it tied at No. 13 with American Data Network of Little Rock and The Computer Hut of Little Rock.

Revenue grew by 15 percent in the company’s last quarter and grew by 25 percent overall during 2013, said Ryan Flynn, president of Network Data Services.

“Everybody made the right decisions at the same time,” he said.

Flynn attributed that growth to two areas. First, the company added several service employees. Flynn said Network Data Services was also expanding to Fayetteville, where it will have a single remote employee until it can afford a full office space.

Second, he said, Network Data Services was joining with the company’s formerly separate phone segment, which historically had been run by Flynn’s father, Gary Flynn.

“In the past we operated as two separate entities,” he said. “We did not work very well together or that often together. Now we’ve learned to utilize their engineers and sales force. We’ve fortified the two groups into one that handles all of that.”

Cloudburst

Flynn said increased discussion of cloud services has helped his business. “It seems to come up a lot,” he said.

He said customers often want to avoid expanding their own hardware and instead move it to a managed location whenever affordable.

Network Data Services both hosts its own cloud storage services and also resells Amazon’s and other larger companies’ services, Flynn said.

To that end, Flynn said, his company has been upgrading its equipment with backup servers at an offsite location. “We’re strengthening our offerings,” he said. “We’ve invested in our own equipment at our data center.”

The company’s secondary data center is in the TW Telecom building in downtown Little Rock, he said.

 

 

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