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One of State’s Leading Tech Firms Goes International

One of state’s leading tech firms goes International. Customer Demand along with desire to have global presence requires OST to acquire office space in UK.

(DETROIT, MICH.) – In order to meet their growing client demand, one of the state’s most recognized technology firms, OST (Open Systems Technologies), has established a presence in London, England at 1 Paul Julius Close, Blackwell Yard, Blackwell Way E14 2EH. The office opened on December 1, 2013.

“We established OST London at the request of one of our largest clients. The first two orders are from this client, but we have other large clients that are watching us closely to see if it might make sense to place their UK orders through OST London,” said OST President & CEO Dan Behm.

OST London is now an authorized reseller for HP, Cisco, and Dell products throughout the UK, and it is anticipating strong sales over the next 12-18 months.

“Our reasoning for opening OST London is to further solidify our relationship with our client and to gain the experience of operating an international company. We believe that having a global presence will make OST even more desirable to our existing enterprise accounts and it may be a part of what attracts new multinational companies to do business with us,” stated Behm.

With headquarters in Grand Rapids since its founding in 1997, OST started expanding its geographical footprint in 2008 when they opened an office in Minneapolis, MN (June 2008). Since then, OST has also opened offices in Ann Arbor, MI (March of 2012) and, most recently, Detroit, MI (July of 2013).

With a knack for creating spaces that promote fun, creativity and innovation amongst its employees and clients, OST has been recognized as one of the 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for 5 of the past 6 years (four years straight) as well as being ranked on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies every year since 2007. In addition, President/CEO Dan Behm was named the 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young (Technology Category).

The primary services offered at OST London include:

• Managed IT Services
• Data Center Solutions & Architecting
• Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
• Cloud Design Services
• Hardware Reselling

About OST

OST (Open Systems Technologies) is a $100 million company with offices in Grand Rapids, Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan, Minneapolis and London, England. OST has been focused on providing IT infrastructure services and products for over seventeen years; in addition OST offers security services, custom application development services, managed services, and business process services. Since 2003, the company has grown it revenue at a compounded rate of over 30% annually. In 2007, 2008, 2009 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 OST was recognized in INC. magazine’s 5,000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. OST was also listed on CRN’s Tech Elite 250 in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and CRN’s FastGrowth100 in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and on the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch in 2009.