A Cloud Computing Game-Changer

Grazed from CRN. Author: Steven Burke.

Twenty-five years ago, Sam Haffar and his brother Jason started out building white-box PCs for customers in Houston who were looking for a better value. The two brothers built the business one system after another, investing every year in top-flight engineering talent to provide customers with more innovative IT products and solutions. All of it was backed up by a super-high level of local touch and a corporate credo of "Customers For Life and Employees For Life."

From day one, Computex has always been out in front of big technology changes and was a virtualization expert long before it was fashionable. It's those kinds of deep investments that have made the company, a member of the CRN Tech Elite 250, one of the most widely respected solution providers in the country. Top vendor executives and solution provider peers have sought out Sam and Jason time and time again for advice on how to cross the next big technology chasm...

So with cloud computing reshaping the technology landscape, more than a few were waiting to see what Computex's next move would be. With big investments necessary to continue to grow at a rapid clip, the two Computex founders decided to make a deal to be acquired by Stratos Management Systems, Atlanta, and become shareholders of the new company...

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