Data Sales Co. Latest News & Events

Data Sales Co. Prepares to Commence its 45th Year!

Data Sales Co., a privately held national & international full-service lessor and leader in information technology hardware, has announced a year-long celebration leading up to its 45th anniversary year in May 2018. This accomplishment signifies the company’s commitment to innovation, service and experience as well as being a top-employer who continues to proudly call Burnsville, Minnesota, and Scottsdale, Arizona, home.

Ronald Breckner, the Founder and Chairman of Data Sales Co., is calling the 45th Anniversary a testament to every employee who has contributed to the company in ways big and small. A loyal employee base creates a customer satisfaction driven culture, and Ron is quoted as saying “It’s been a great ride. The Data Sales Co. team and I look forward to opportunities on a broader scale and any challenges that we may encounter. With the combined experience of our team and unmatched service, Data Sales Co. can look forward to many more years of achievement!”

Beginning May of 2017, Data Sales Co. will kick off their 45th anniversary year by recognizing their employees and customers with special events, corporate activities and a desire to give back to the community. Data Sales Co. will once again introduce the Community Service Campaign titled “Data Sales Gives Back 450” with the goal of making a difference in Minnesota and Arizona and the lives of their employees. The “Data Sales Gives Back 450” campaign encourages employees to complete 450 hours of company-paid volunteer time at local charitable organizations. Data Sales Co. and their employees look forward to a monumental year celebrating their past successes and future endeavors.

Data Sales Co. to Exhibit at HostingCon and Data Center World 2017 in Los Angeles, CA, April 3-6:

February 7, 2017: Join the Data Sales’ Lease and Asset Recovery teams and other industry executives at this combined Global Event! Visit us at our back-to-back booths to learn more about what services Data Sales offers and why we’re a top-choice in the industry. Please stop by HostingCon booth #535 & Data Center World #638 to get your questions answered or if you’re a current customer just to say hello! This year we are proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the HostingCon event!

For more details on the show and how to register, please visit the applicable website at www.hostingcon.com or www.datacenterworld.com.

Data Sales Co. to Co-Sponsor Web Hosting Industry Review (WHIR) event in Seattle on October 27th:

September 6, 2016: Data Sales will again co-sponsor a WHIR Networking event, this time in Seattle, Washington. Data Sales will co-sponsor with our customer and partner ServerHub (http://serverhub.com). It will be another great opportunity to network with web hosting leaders in the Seattle market as it continues to grow. For more details on how to register please visit their website at http://www.thewhir.com/whir-events?ee=100

Data Sales Co. attends Data Center World, September 13 -15, 2016:

August 5, 2016: Join our Asset Recovery Division at Data Center World, Booth #507, in New Orleans, September 13 – 15!  Unique to the industry, the conference draws upon the knowledge and experience of the more than 3,500 AFCOM members, the association for advancing data center and IT infrastructure professionals, to create an end-user driven agenda that focuses on real solutions for today's key challenges. Stu Hall and Terry Larson will be bringing over 30 years of experience to answer any questions you may have! Go To www.datacenterworld.com for more information.

Data Sales Co. hosts a stop in ASCDI Tour of Minneapolis, September 8, 2016:

July 19, 2016: Data Sales is pleased to announce that we will be participating in the ASCDINATD Minneapolis Tour. The ASCDI stands for the Association of Service and Computer Dealers and the North American Association of Telecom Dealers and is a not for profit association of companies that buy, sell, and service computer, telecom and other technical equipment and solutions. Their goal as an organization is to provide discussion, and an exchange of industry ideas among its members.

The two day event kicks off on September 7, 2016 at the Hilton Minneapolis with lunch, speakers, updates from the ASCDINATD and concludes with dinner. The speakers include MN Congressional Candidate Jason Lewis, MN State Senator Dave Osmek, and Professional speaker Thom Singer. The following day on September 8th, the Bus tour will visit our facility where we can showcase our products and services to those visiting. We hope to see you at this event! For more information, please visit www.ascdi.com/event/mn16/

Data Sales Co. Truck Showcase Event, June 23, 2016: case-studies

On Thursday, June 23rd, Data Sales Co. showcased one of three recently purchased 2017 Kenworth T680 tractor and Great Dane trailers with a new look and color scheme.  To celebrate the additions to our transportation fleet and new image on the trailer, employees enjoyed a luncheon, brief ceremony and were invited to tour the tractor trailer.

Data Sales Co.'s fleet of Company trucks support several areas of the company such as:

  • Buy/sell of large robotic tape libraries
  • Equipment lease returns
  • Data Centers removals and asset recovery services
  • Freight and logistics for our Partner network

Data Sales Co., trucks are specially designed to move sensitive IT Equipment. With padded van and air ride service along with 4000lbs tail lift gates they are ready accommodate the most demanding of moves.

Data Sales Co. Exhibits and Joins Panel at HostingCon 2016 in New Orleans, LA, July 24-27:

May 5, 2016: This year our lease program manager Peter Friedenfeld has been selected to speak on the conferences “Raising Money: How Service Providers Can Raise Money for Business Growth” panel. Peter has been at Data Sales for six years and brings with him almost 40 years of experience in the equipment leasing industry. It will be a great opportunity for the community at HostingCon to learn more about what Data Sales can do for their businesses and how we create win-win relationships with our clients. We hope to see you at booth #707 to help you answer any questions or if you are a current customer come by to say hello!

For more details on the show and how to register please visit their website at Hostingcon.com

Data Sales to once again Co-Sponsor Web Hosting Industry Review (WHIR) event in Phoenix on February 18th:

February 9, 2016: Data Sales will again co-sponsor the WHIR Networking event in Phoenix, Arizona on Thursday, February 18 2016 from 6-9pm. We have been attending this event for some years now as it provides a great opportunity to network with industry leaders in the Phoenix market and to hear the current trends in the hosting space. For more details on how to register please visit their website at http://www.thewhir.com/whir-events?ee=88

Data Sales Co. is proud to announce our new membership with the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA)

September 22, 2015: Data Sales Co. is proud to announce our new membership with the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA). The ELFA is a leading organization that is here to support the equipment leasing industry from developing opportunities, helping their members stay current with advocacy initiatives, and to assist in streamlining operations with new technology that is entering the market. To find out more about the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, please visit their website at http://www.elfaonline.org/

Data Sales Co. is Exhibiting at the Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit in Las Vegas September 15 – 17

August 25, 2015: Please join the Data Sales’ Leasing Team and other industry executives at the Hosting, Cloud and Transformation Summit (HCTS) at the Bellagio Resort and Hotel in Las Vegas! This year we are proud to announce our Gold Sponsorship of the event to support the topic of Cloud 2.0. Every year HCTS provides a great learning environment for the hosting, cloud, datacenter and internet infrastructure sectors to learn and network with each other. Visit us at Booth #16 and be sure to check out Paul Breckner, our President, who has been chosen to speak at the event! http://www.451research-hcts.com/

HCTS

Data Sales is pleased to announce the recent hire of Pat Ponzio

August 17, 2015: Data Sales is pleased to announce the recent hire of Pat Ponzio. Pat joins the Data Sales team with 12 years of business technology leasing experience. In his new role as Lease Originator, Pat will focus on new business options and will utilize sales strategies within the technology industry.
Direct contact information is as follows: pponzio@datasales.com 952-895-3365 (d)

Data Sales is exhibiting at HostingCon 2015 in San Diego July 27 – July 29

March 24, 2015: Join the Data Sales Leasing Team in San Diego! Visit us at booth #626.
For more details please see http://www.hostingcon.com

Data Sales to Co-Sponsor Web Hosting Industry Review (WHIR) event in Phoenix on March 12th:

January 26, 2015: Data Sales will be co-sponsoring the Web Hosting Networking (WHIR) event in Phoenix, Arizona on Thursday, March 12, 2015. A number of Data Sales representatives will be present to answer questions and discuss the current industry trends. For more details please see http://www.thewhir.com/whir-events?ee=77

Data Sales Co. featured in 451 Group article for specialized leasing services:

December 23, 2014: Data Sales was recently featured in a 451 Group impact report and analysis that details our move into server farm start-up lease financing for young fast-growing companies looking to acquire their own IT hardware infrastructure.

451 Group Research has a core focus on technology innovation and market disruption, 451 Research provides essential insight for leaders of the digital economy. More than 100 analysts and consultants deliver that insight via syndicated research, advisory services and live events to over 1,000 client organizations in North America, Europe and around the world. 451 Research and its customers benefit from the combined assets and talent of The 451 Group and its two divisions: 451 Research and Uptime Institute.
451 Group Article (here)

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Data Sales Co. Receives Outstanding Achievement Award from Printronix December 11, 2014

Data Sales was awarded the “Outstanding Partner and Achievement Award” from Printronix for fiscal year 2014 for the United States and Canada. This honor is awarded to the Reseller with the highest sales volume in North America. Sales were based on revenues of NEW Printronix printers and printer options. Data Sales revenues ranked first out of the sixteen (16) Printronix Platinum partners.

Donna Hulina (VP of Sales & Service, Printronix), presented the award to Steve Nelson (Director of IT Hardware Sale and Leasing). Steve Nelson commented ”This stands as a testament to our valued business relationship with Printronix. We are thrilled to be the recipient of this award from such a great company and look forward to a continuing the mutually beneficial relationship!”

Printronix is a leader in business-critical printing solutions, offering the most-trusted selection of ultra-reliable printers, services, supplies and parts for environments demanding top reliability and low printing costs. The company offers the two most-trusted brand names in industrial, back office and supply chain printing, Printronix and Tally Genicom, known throughout manufacturing, distribution, retail, banking, healthcare, government and other enterprises across the globe.

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Data Sales Co. is Exhibiting at the Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit in Las Vegas October 6 – 8

Join Data Sales’ Leasing Team and other industry executives in the hosting, cloud computing, datacenter and Internet infrastructure sectors as they learn, network and map out strategies for today's rapidly changing IT landscape at the Bellagio in Las Vegas! Visit us at Booth #19. Paul Breckner, President, has been chosen to speak at the event.
http://451events.com/en/hosting-and-cloud-transformation-summit-na

Data Sales is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Terry Larson

Data Sales is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Terry Larson. Terry comes to the Data Sales team with 10 years of systems, parts and CTO sales and business development experience. In his new role Terry will identify business opportunities, and will help develop and implement sales strategies within the wholesale computer industry. Direct contact information is as follows.
tlarson@datasales.com 952-895-3308 (d) 952-994-6506 (m) AOL IM DataSales Terry

Data Sales Co. Donates Trucking Services

Data Sales worked with Traco Medical by providing transportation services free of charge for Hospital General in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Traco Medical is out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota has been a loyal client over 5 years. Traco donated stretchers, gurneys, birthing beds, and several exam tables to the hospital. Data Sales picked up the equipment in SD and delivered it to the hospitals warehousing/exporting facility in Hidalgo, TX.

Data Sales Co. Receives Top Honors from Printronix

Data Sales was awarded “Printronix Partner of Year” for fiscal year 2014 for the United States and Canada.  Data Sales’ revenues were the highest of all the Printronix P2P Partners (Path to Profit, Reseller Program) which includes 52 Platinum, Gold and Silver Partners.  Sales were based on revenues of NEW Printronix printers and printer options. Data Sales revenues topped the field of the sixteen (16) Printronix Platinum partners.

Burnsville, MN and Scottsdale, AZ June 18, 2014 – Data Sales was awarded “Printronix Partner of Year” for fiscal year 2014 for the United States and Canada.  Data Sales’ revenues were the highest of all the Printronix P2P Partners (Path to Profit, Reseller Program) which includes 52 Platinum, Gold and Silver Partners.  Sales were based on revenues of NEW Printronix printers and printer options. Data Sales revenues topped the field of the sixteen (16) Printronix Platinum partners

Per Ron Gilles (VP of Sales & Service, Printronix), “Data Sales commitment to selling new, Printronix Printers and Printronix Service during fiscal year 2014 earned them top honors of "Printronix Partner of the Year". This coveted award was achieved due to their rapidly accelerating revenues and key end user relationships. Despite a strong field of 50+ Printronix Partners in the running, Data Sales closely engaged with Printronix at the end user level and offered product, financing and service solutions that propelled them to the top.   They are clearly a great example of a business partner." 

Steve Nelson the Director of IT Hardware Sales and Leasing was on hand to receive the award from Printronix.  Steve believes that “The manufacturer and partner relationship is imperative for both companies to succeed; Data Sales is honored to be part of the Printronix P2P Partner program. The key to Data Sales’ traditional IT Hardware business success is our flexible leasing options. With over 41 years of printer sales, Data Sales has a lease structure to fit diverse requirements of companies.”

Data Sales is on track to exceed Printronix fiscal year sales again with the hopes to be recognized again next year. 

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Data Sales Wins Deal with Price and Project Management

A $3 Billion retailer that operates over 330 stores nationwide needed to upgrade their pharmacy prescription printers to stay current with changing Federal health care requirements.

SITUATION: A $3 Billion retailer that operates over 330 stores nationwide needed to upgrade their pharmacy prescription printers to stay current with changing Federal health care requirements. Like many companies, this retailer had a limited internal IT department as they had outsourced many IT functions abroad. The retailer not only needed new printer hardware, but also needed a Solution Provider to manage and implement the programming and installation of new Lexmark printers.

Data Sales was able to provide the Lexmark printers at the best possible price and also provide overall project management of the project which included pre installation programming so once the printer arrived onsite it was “plug and run” ready for the DSC technician to install. Data Sales managed the administration logistics and coordination of scheduling installations; tracking printers and provided detailed reporting to the retailer so the new printer S/N’s could be added to the customer’s existing maintenance contract.

RESULT: The retailer received long overdue new Lexmark printers and kept the overall project costs down and saved time by outsourcing the configuration, delivery and installation to Data Sales.

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Patent Trolls Block the Bridge to Innovation – by Dan Gannon

Data Sales Lease Program Manager Dan Gannon is an active member of the i2coalition and has firsthand experience of the damage patent trolls inflict on businesses.
http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/248461361.html

Leasing Your Technology Is A Big ‘Do’

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gaygaddis/2013/07/11/leasing-your-technology-is-a-big-do/

Data Sales is exhibiting at HostingCon 2014 in Miami Beach June 16th – 18th

Join the Data Sales Leasing Team in Miami Beach to celebrate HostingCon’s 10th Anniversary! Visit us at booth #324
http://www.hostingcon.com/

Data Sales Co. Expands to Amsterdam, Netherlands

Data Sales Co., of Minneapolis, MN is known for their IT Equipment Leasing expertise announced today that it is expanding into Europe with the opening of Data Sales Co. of the Netherlands, B.V.

Burnsville, MN, Scottsdale, AZ and Amsterdam, Netherlands December 2, 2013 – Data Sales Co., of Minneapolis, MN is known for their IT Equipment Leasing expertise announced today that it is expanding into Europe with the opening of Data Sales Co. of the Netherlands, B.V. This new location will allow Data Sales to process lease transactions with its current customers that are growing their IT footprint in the Netherlands.

Paul Breckner, Data Sales President and CEO stated “Our customers are growing and diversifying internationally, and we needed to help support their growth. This is an exciting opportunity for all.”

Data Sales and Webzilla have done business together for many years domestically and are finally able to work together with in Amsterdam. Rajesh Kumar Mishra, CFO, Webzilla B.V. is quoted saying “Finance partners are a key component to our growth strategy. Data Sales’ presence in the Amsterdam market will be of great value to our business.”

Data Sales Company of the Netherlands B.V. will offer leasing services to US companies doing business in the Netherlands along with those organized under a B.V.

Contact Data Sales Co, of the Netherlands B.V. by email at leasing@datasales.com

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Data Sales has been nominated and selected as a 2013 Minnesota Family Business Award Finalist by Twin Cities Business Magazine and Hubler for Business Families.

http://tcbmag.com/Honors-and-Events/Minnesota-Family-Business-Awards

Data Sales Co. President Paul Breckner Chosen to Speak at the 2013 HCTS North America in Las Vegas September 23rd – 25th!

Data Sales Co. President Paul Breckner has been chosen to speak at the 2013 HCTS North America in Las Vegas.  Paul will be part of the Leadership Perspective – Panel on Wednesday, September 25th during the 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. session.

Burnsville, MN & Scottsdale, AZ August 19, 2013 – Data Sales Co. President Paul Breckner has been chosen to speak at the 2013 HCTS North America in Las Vegas.  Paul will be part of the Leadership Perspective – Panel on Wednesday, September 25th during the 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. session.   “As enterprises evolve their digital infrastructures, service providers need to piece together offerings that differentiate them without breaking the bank. In this panel, we will discuss how M&A can identify and provide some of the missing pieces. Join our distinguished panel of finance experts as we discuss key questions, such as: Who is likely to go shopping? What firms will be targets? Are networks and datacenters more or less sought after than services and software providers? How are assets being valued? What financing is available and on what terms? We will debate these and more as we explore trends impacting this dynamic sector.”

Data Sales Co. will be exhibiting at the conference.  Data Sales Team Members will be on hand to assist you with your funding inquiries.  Join the Data Sales team in a great event of distinguished business people.

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Congressman John Kline Visits Data Sales Co. Headquarters in Burnsville, MN

Congressman John Kline visited Burnsville based Data Sales Company on Tuesday, August 13th.  The Congressman toured the facility learning about Data Sales offerings and met with the executive leadership team to discuss Hosting/Cloud Industry, along with the i2Coaltion’s (Internet Infrastructure Coalition) concerns on current regulatory issues that may restrict the growth of the internet and subsequently US jobs.

Burnsville, MN August 19, 2013 – Congressman John Kline visited Burnsville based Data Sales Company on Tuesday, August 13th.  The Congressman toured the facility learning about Data Sales offerings and met with the executive leadership team to discuss Hosting/Cloud Industry, along with the i2Coaltion’s (Internet Infrastructure Coalition) concerns on current regulatory issues that may restrict the growth of the internet and subsequently US jobs.

The Data Sales Employees also had a chance to meet the Congressman.  Mr. Kline took some time to discuss the upcoming issues facing Washington this fall.

About Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition)
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition supports those who build the nuts and bolts of the Internet, and we treat it like the noble profession that it is. We believe the continued growth of the Internet is vital for growing an environment of innovation in America and seek to engage in ways to foster success of the Internet and Internet infrastructure industry. We seek to influence decision makers to weigh decisions on whether they are good or bad for the Internet economy and its foundational industries. In short, we seek to foster growth within the Internet infrastructure industry by driving others to harness the Internet’s full potential.

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Data Sales Co. Commences its 40th Year!

Data Sales Company a privately held, full-service lessor with a history in information technology hardware has announced a year-long celebration leading up to its 40 year anniversary. The milestone achievement signals the company’s commitment to superior service and has been proud to call Burnsville home for all of those years.

BURNSVILLE (Minn.) & SCOTTSDALE (Az.) May 1, 2012 Data Sales Company a privately held, full-service lessor with a history in information technology hardware has announced a year-long celebration leading up to its 40 year anniversary. The milestone achievement signals the company’s commitment to superior service and has been proud to call Burnsville home for all of those years.

Ronald Breckner, the Founder and Chairman of Data Sales is calling the 40th Anniversary a testament to all the people who have contributed to the company. He is quoted as saying “I am very proud of the team assembled here and we are excited to look ahead to the opportunities and challenges that await us. I am confident that with the capabilities and experience we have, that we can look forward to many more successful years!”

Data Sales will recognize employees, customers and the community throughout the year with special events, corporate activities and a desire to give back to our community. For example, Ron has kicked off the year of celebration with a Community Service Campaign titled “Data Sales Gives Back” with the goal of helping employees make a difference in the community where many employees work and live. The “Data Sales Gives Back” campaign provides 400 company paid hours for employees to volunteer to aid local nonprofit organizations to reach out to the community at large.

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Data Sales Co. Achieves Diamond Edge Certification from Lexmark

Data Sales Co., announced today the achievement of becoming a Lexmark Diamond Edge Partner. In order to achieve Diamond Edge Certification, Data Sales was required to meet Lexmark standards for print solution capabilities, service, support and customer satisfaction.

BURNSVILLE (Minn.) November 16, 2011 Data Sales Co., announced today the achievement of becoming a Lexmark Diamond Edge Certified Partner. In order to achieve Diamond Edge Certification, Data Sales was required to meet Lexmark standards for print solution capabilities, service, support and customer satisfaction.

“This certification allows us to help our customers on a whole new level. Our key to success has been focusing on our customer’s needs,” states Data Sales Director, National IT Recovery Services, Steve Nelson. “By becoming a Diamond Edge Partner, we can offer our customers exclusive pricing on Lexmark’s award-winning products and solutions. Data Sales has made an investment in delivering the integrated and customized technology solutions today’s customers demand.”

Lexmark is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of printing solutions in the B2B and B2C environment. The Lexmark Resale Channel Program provides tools, training and programs to help drive partner differentiation, growth and profitability. Lexmark Resale Partner Certifications – Alliance, Platinum, Diamond and Premier – represent an increasing breadth of skills across key technologies, as well as a partner’s ability to deliver integrated printing solutions.

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Data Sales Co. Expands IT Recovery Services Program

Data Sales Co., has expanded options for companies looking to simplify and reduce the process of de-installing, transporting and reselling their surplus computer hardware.

BURNSVILLE (Minn.) October 20, 2011 Data Sales Co., has expanded options for companies looking to simplify and reduce the process of de-installing, transporting and reselling their surplus computer hardware. Data Sales Co’s enhanced IT Recovery program manages your excess or end-of-life IT assets. Depending on asset value, IT equipment can be reused, refurbished, remarketed or recycled.

The company also appointed Steve Nelson as Director, National IT Recovery Services. Steve is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience working at Data Sales.

“While it’s in service, business technology can help you solve problems. But when it’s time to replace that technology, removing and recovering it can create costly problems, “said Bob Breckner, Vice President of Data Sales Co. By incorporating Data Sales IT Recovery solutions into their IT disposition process, companies can save money, when IT equipment can be reused or refurbished and sold

With the expansion of their IT Recovery Services, businesses of any size can benefit by leveraging Data Sales experience in data wiping, resale, logistics and environmentally responsible disposition of materials.

The offerings for businesses through Data Sales IT Recovery Services include:

  • Services for network/PCs, servers, desktops, laptops, LCDs and printers
  • Data Center De-installation and Removal
  • Shipping & Logistics
  • Reporting & Auditing
  • Data Erasing/Destruction
  • Recycling
  • Resale & Remarketing

*Data Sales Co. owns and operates its own fleet of trucks that are customized to transport sensitive electronic equipment safely and securely.

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Data Sales Co. Opens New Office in Canada

Data Sales Co., a full-service lessor with a history in information technology hardware that spans nearly four decades, announced the opening of its Canadian subsidiary, headquartered in Toronto.

TORONTO (Ont.) & BURNSVILLE (Minn.) September 28, 2011 Data Sales Co., a full-service lessor with a history in information technology hardware that spans nearly four decades, announced the opening of its Canadian subsidiary, headquartered in Toronto. With offices in Minnesota, Texas and Arizona, the opening of Data Sales Co. of Canada in Toronto expands the firm’s North American market presence. Moreover, it enables Data Sales Co. to meet the needs of small, fast growing companies throughout Canada by offering them custom leases allowing them to retain their equity.

“We are thrilled to be expanding into Canada”, said Bob Breckner, Vice President of Leasing for Data Sales Co. “The opening of offices in Canada will allow us to better serve our current customer base and provide a large growth opportunity in a market that we feel is poised to expand rapidly”.

Data Sales Co. provides the option to lease IT and networking equipment, avoiding the need for a lot of upfront capital and helping to align cash flow with revenue growth. Its mantra is that this enables the owners of small firms to keep their equity and avoid selling stakes in the company until the firm is larger and can attract a higher valuation. Saving a dollar of equity now could be worth a lot more later on. An added benefit of leasing is that the process is relatively quick, so equipment can be in place rapidly and can scale quickly as the business grows.

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