Data Specialties Inc. becomes an approved Trade Ally of Ameren Missouri

St. Louis, MO: Data Specialties Inc., has announced that it is an approved Trade Ally of Ameren Missouri, allowing them to participate in Ameren’s BizSavers program.

The BizSavers program (http://www.ameren.com/sites/AUE/UEfficiency/businessenergyefficiency/Pages/BusinessTradeAllyNetwork.aspx) offers cash incentives and technical assistance to small businesses, commercial, and industrial electric customers to help them reduce energy consumption and costs.

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Data Specialties Inc. is a national data center services company that will provide data center optimization and efficiency services under the program.

“Data Centers are historically designed for reliability over efficiency, and our mission within the program is to help our customers achieve both.”

“With the growing importance of information processing to our nation’s economy, businesses are using more powerful IT equipment. We are glad to encourage our customers to upgrade their IT equipment and data centers through cash incentives for improved energy efficiency,” said Shelly Hendry, program manager of the BizSavers Program, “allowing them to minimize their energy costs while continuing to meet their computing and analytical business needs.”

The Ameren Missouri Trade Ally Network gives DSI an edge in making their business readily accessible to customers seeking data center energy efficiency equipment and specialists.

“We are excited about the opportunity to provide energy efficient solutions to our customers within the Ameren footprint. And most importantly, to help bring incentives to encourage them to be as efficient as they can be.”

For more information about Data Specialties Inc. and their focus on energy efficiency, you can read their corporate responsibility statement here www.webuilddatacenters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/CRS_2013B.pdf, or visit their website at www.webuilddatacenters.com.

Data Specialties Inc. Two-Booth Approach at HIMSS 2013 a Success!

Data Specialties, Inc. was among the list of 1,200 exhibitors at last week’s HIMSS 2013 (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.  But they were among only a handful of professional design/build contractors supporting the over 34,000 attendees that made their way to the conference.

This year’s theme was “Health IT: Right Time. Right Place. It’s On.”  The one millions square foot show floor was filled with new tech from the likes of Agfa Healthcare, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Palantir, all promising to power next-gen health care.

Within the data center services sphere, companies such as Peak Uptime, Razor Insights, Charter Business, and SSI found their place in the exhibit hall.

DSI took a two-booth approach, staffing locations at either end of the exhibit hall to maximize the company’s exposure.  “We felt like this would provide us the best opportunity to reach out to the highest number of attendees about data center consulting and design/build services” said Steve Borley, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for DSI.

According to a HIMSS survey, roughly half of healthcare industry CIOs said their IT budgets would definitely increase this year, and another 29 percent said expenditures would likely go up.

The number of healthcare professions seeking DSI’s data center services supported these percentages.  Overwhelmingly, the majority of end users saw a correlation between IT spending and a net impact on their data centers.  According to Jeff McCartney, Western Region Business Development Manager for DSI, booth activity “…was clearly driven by the need for additional capacity in terms of space, power or cooling to support new IT initiatives.”

Timing within the healthcare was another takeaway.  “There are still many healthcare organizations out there,” McCartney said, “that have delayed upgrades as long as they can.  The flood of IT projects is pushing the tipping point.  In healthcare, this is the year of the data center.”

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Data Center Design-Build Firm, Data Specialties Inc., Opens Office in St. Louis, MO

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Contact:  Lance Morcos, DSI Design/Marketing Coordinator at (714) 523-8489

Orange County, CA – August 27, 2012 – Data Specialties Inc. (DSI) has been providing nationwide data center design-build services for over 20 years from its headquarters in Orange County, California.  Due to the strong growth of company demand and the increase in data center activity in the eastern half of the country, DSI sought an anchored presence in the midland region to better serve its clients and existing projects in middle America.  Having existing office locations in Phoenix, Arizona, Sacramento and Orange County, California, St. Louis was an attractive central location due to DSI’s targeted expansion into the nearby regions of Illinois, Indiana, Texas, Ohio, Nebraska, and Georgia.

“With a home base that can serve and focus on the central part of the United States, we will be on track towards our projected growth of doubling the size of our market share and creating a truly national footprint over the next two years”, states Steve Borley, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Data Specialties Inc.

In order to bring the same level of industry knowledge and expertise to the central part of the states, DSI has recruited a few of the industry’s top talent already rooted in the local area.  Jon Jonz, newly appointed Regional Manager for DSIs St. Louis office, has over 20 years of experience in the construction and data center services industry. Jonz’s most recent experience includes the organization and start-up of a data center consulting firm and he is active in numerous regional data center organizations, including AFCOM, in addition to being a founding member of the St. Louis Gateway Board of Directors. He regularly speaks at trade shows and corporate events across the country, and is a recognized expert in the areas of cooling and power efficiency. Jonz will be responsible for the general management and sales efforts of the St. Louis office.

Mike Balles is a 28-year veteran of the data center industry and the Technical Manager for DSI – St. Louis. He specializes in the planning and design of technical facilities as well as the design and construction of data centers, network switching facilities, call centers, cable television head-ends, cell sites, and healthcare facilities.  Balles’s career includes work as lead designer and project manager for several design, engineering, and data center design/build firms. He is also a member of a number of construction and data center service organizations.

Kevin Mattison is the Construction Manager for DSI’s St. Louis office.  For the past decade, Kevin has been managing construction of ground-up and renovation projects for mission critical facilities and has more than 30 years of hands on experience in the field.

With its new facility now open and fully staffed with local area data center professionals, DSI is ready and able to fulfill Midwest, as well as east coast, data center projects and inquiries.  With licensing in over 24 states, Data Specialties Inc. is officially standing strong as a nationwide data center design-build construction firm.

For more information on Data Specialties Inc., visit their website at www.WeBuildDataCenters.com or contact them toll free at 800-454-5164.

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