30 Years of Proactive IT Management

30 Years Blog

1994 marked the birth of Catalyst IT, and since then, we’ve witnessed a technological revolution. Through it all, one constant has remained: our unwavering dedication to providing exceptional IT solutions. This year, we celebrate a significant milestone – 30 years of shaping the future alongside our valued clients.

Throughout those three decades, we’ve assembled a team of industry-leading IT professionals. From cybersecurity architects to cloud computing specialists and network engineers, our team possesses a depth of knowledge that allows us to address any technological challenge with innovative solutions. We take pride in fostering a culture of continuous learning, ensuring our expertise stays current with the ever-evolving IT landscape.

1994 was a pivotal year for technology and the Internet, marking the dawn of a new era with significant advancements we take for granted today. Here are some interesting facts to highlight that:

  • Catalyst Operated on a Break-Fix Model: In the beginning of Catalyst, if you had a problem arise or something break, you called us and then we came and fixed it. Usually, that resulted in unwanted downtime. In 2018, after being acquired by Century Business Products, Catalyst IT transitioned from break-fix to proactively monitoring all systems—catching potential problems before they become actual problems.
  • All Quiet on the Internet Front: In 1994, there were only around 3,000 websites compared to the nearly 2 billion we have today!
  • The First Smartphone: While bulky and lacking the sleekness of today’s smartphones, the IBM Simon Personal Communicator was released in 1994. This brick-like device featured a touchscreen and could send and receive faxes, emails, and even boasted a rudimentary calendar and address book—a glimpse into the future of mobile communication.
  • Retail Forever Changed: Though online shopping is commonplace today, 1994 also saw the launch of Amazon.com out of Jeff Bezos’ garage.

Our anniversary of 30 years is a testament to the trust you’ve placed in us. Your continued partnership has fueled our growth and allowed us to be at the forefront of technological innovation. We are grateful for the opportunity to have played a role in your success stories.

As we embark on the next chapter, we remain committed to delivering the highest quality IT services. We look forward to collaborating with you as we navigate the growing technological landscape together.

Thank you for your business,

Team Members at Catalyst IT & Century Business Products