Up-and-coming Doberman Technologies recognized for growth and top-notch service

A local IT management firm is making national lists as a top service provider, economic driver, and developer of talent.
In late spring 2016, Doberman Technologies received accolades for its commitment to excellence in client service from MSPmentor.net and CRN.com—two organizations that showcase top service providers focused on small business support. The Warren-based Corp! Magazine also named Doberman as one of the state's "Economic Bright Spots" for the company's continued growth, expansion and hiring of Michigan talent. And in June, Doberman made ChannelE2E.com's first annual Top 100 Vertical Market IT Solution providers list for its work in healthcare.
"These lists and independent reviews by other folks in our industry say we're doing the right things," says Ian Richardson, founder of Doberman Technologies. "It's a great honor and a validation of what we're doing."
Richardson founded Doberman in late 2005 after having grown a steady base of clients through freelancing. He says he chose the name Doberman as a way to project the  core principles of reliability, continuity and security provided to clients by his third-party IT management firm.
Doberman boasts a combined 50 years experience in IT with a staff of 10—three of which were added since December 2015. The company plans to add two more employees by the end of 2016, as well as to continue building a robust intern program coordinated through Lansing Community College.
The company serves a growing list of 122 clients in Greater Lansing and Jackson through services such as purchasing, help desk support, vendor management, long-term IT planning, business consulting, equipment disposal, physical infrastructure, cloud services and compliance management. 
"We focus on the local region," says Richardson. "We really strive to make sure that we can respond rapidly, and are focused on the sincere best interest of the client in everything we do."
Doberman is based in a 5,000-square foot office at 205 N. Mason St. in Mason's antique district—just a few miles and a few neighborhoods away from where Richardson grew up in Okemos.
"Michigan is full of honest, genuine people who are invested in growing their communities and delivering value," says Richardson. "That's something I want to be part of. This area, too, is coming back. There's non-stop development. It's an honor to be a part of it."
Source: Ian Richardson, Founder, Doberman Technologies
Writer: Ann Kammerer, News Editor
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