Enterprise Computing Services, LLC (ECS) was founded in 1994 by Jim Malsch, current CEO and owner, as a professional services company providing computer solutions and services for small to medium businesses, as well as large corporations, government, medical and educational facilities. ECS's original business plan was to develop a service organization with highly trained and certified systems engineers, technicians and consultants that would provide consulting, design, sales, implementation and support of information technology solutions for our clients. Through strong alliances with market leading companies such as HP, Cisco, Microsoft and Citrix, ECS provides multiple avenues for companies to purchase the technology needed to improve productivity and enhance their competitive edge.
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In 1997, the computer division of Heard, McElroy and Vestal, LLP merged with ECS. Heard, McElroy and Vestal, LLP is one of the largest CPA firms in North Louisiana with offices in Shreveport, Bossier City as well as West Monroe. The resources brought together by these two companies include financial strength as well as strong technical and business expertise. It was at this point in time that Kevin Cook, current CFO and owner, came over from HMV and joined the ECS team.
Another successful merger occurred in 2001 with Synapse Multimedia, LLP. Synapse Multimedia is a custom software and website development company based in Shreveport, Louisiana. The company also offers website & email hosting, animation, video conferencing, and streaming media services. Through this merger ECS is able to offer our clients a more complete set of services ranging from simple hardware sales and repair to complex application development.
Then in 2010, ECS merged with ArkLaComp, owned by Jon Katz, ECS’ current COO. The merger added Managed Services to the company's services and also added approximately 2000 clients. Most recently, in 2012, ECS merged with Trusted Data Solutions, which was at the time owned by ECS’ current CTO, Ken McCoy. Trusted Data Solutions’ main core competency is Cisco solutions. The merger allowed ECS to expand its Cisco service solutions to current and new customers.
Our Current Location:
Today, ECS's team is made up of over 40 highly trained individuals serving all of North Louisiana and East Texas. In its 22 years of business, ECS has provided computer solutions and service to over 4,000 clients. The ECS goal is the same as it was in 1994: to develop long term partnerships with our clients by providing them with sound professional advice and the highest level of service possible.
60% of IT costs are dedicated to infrastructure projects and operations. Planning and controlling these expenses while preparing for the future is a big challenge facing organizations today. Communications, infrastructure, networking, server, storage and virtualization technologies are all converging and becoming integrated platforms. Sometimes you just need the right partner with the experience and certifications to get the job done so you can focus on the day-to-day initiatives.