Mark Shaw, president of Stored Technology Solutions (StoredTech), has a simple and straightforward business philosophy.
“When clients ask for a product or service, we don’t like to say ‘no,'” he said.
So, when his company began receiving repeated inquiries from customers for a training space, he decided it was time to give them one.
StoredTech, at 543 Queensbury Ave., Queensbury, offers clients a “comprehensive portfolio of voice, data, and video solutions,” according to Shaw, and the company’s rapid expansion is a result of being responsive to the needs of its customers.
Stored Technology Solutions’ newest space is called the StoredTech Collaboration Center and offers clients a venue to train their employees, hold large meetings, and take advantage of the on-site technology.
It is also a venue for businesses to share their own latest technological advancements with their potential clients in a relaxed setting that lends itself to open dialogue and dissemination of information, he said.
Shaw referred to it as a “beers and gears” format and said that people are more likely to ask questions and interact when they are in comfortable surroundings.
With a 25-foot by 14-foot screen, illuminated by a high-definition projection unit, the 3,000-plus square feet of space offers a number of opportunities for clients to conduct large meetings, run training sessions or host networking groups.
There is also an area with couches, a pool table and a foosball table so people can relax and take a break in between training or conference sessions.
StoredTech recently held an open house to unveil the center. Shaw said between 200-300 people attended. Chamber of Commerce members, local community leaders and business people, along with employees, family and friends, examined the space. Food and beverages were catered by Cooper’s Cave Ale.
In addition, several area businesses had tables set up with information about their companies and the services and products they offer.
The Collaboration Center is the latest in a series of both physical and service-related expansions that StoredTech has undergone, said Shaw. The information technology services company has already expanded its offerings in the last few years to include phone systems, access control technology systems, and security cameras.
In addition to its 10,000-square-foot space in Queensbury, StoredTech also has branch offices in Plattsburgh, Saratoga Springs, and South Plainfield, N.J.
Shaw said he is looking for a location in the Albany area to open another branch, perhaps within the next few months.
For more information about StoredTech and its Collaboration Center, visit www.StoredTech.com or call 877-331-5220.