CompuCom History

A leader in information technology since 1987

We continued to refine our procurement services and expand through acquisitions, growing from a multiregional reseller into a national reseller and IT services provider and adding capabilities in government services, software application development and technology outsourcing. CompuCom has been successfully riding the waves of IT change for nearly 30 years. View the full CompuCom history.

  • 1987

    CompuCom Systems, Inc., is formed when Machine Vision International acquires both TriStar Data Systems and Office Automation under the umbrella of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., a technology holding company.

  • 1988

    CompuCom acquires Bell Atlantic's CompuShop chain, adding 16 new locations to our sales network.

    Fun Fact:
    The first transatlantic fiber optic cable is completed.

  • 1992

    CompuCom launches new network integration capabilities with acquisition of MicroSolutions.

  • 1993

    CompuCom achieves $1 billion in total sales revenue.

    Fun Fact:
    AOL and Delphi open the door to mass adoption of email by connecting their proprietary email systems to Internet.

  • 1994

    CompuCom expands its network capabilities with acquisition of International Micronet Solutions (IMS) and Allerion.

    Fun Fact:
    Java programming language first released from Sun Microsystems.

  • 1995

    CompuCom's service revenues exceed $100 million.

    Fun Fact:
    Amazon.com sells its first book.

  • 1998

    CompuCom enhances its position in government, education and medical markets with acquisition of Computer Integration Corp.

    Fun Fact:
    Google opens its doors.

  • 2000

    CompuCom acquires MicroAge Technology Services.

    Fun Fact:
    Sixty percent of U.S. households own at least one computer.

  • 2001

    CompuCom acquires Northern NEF, ClientLink® and Excell Data.

  • 2002

    CompuCom transforms into a services-led company as service and product profits achieve equal levels.

  • 2004

    Platinum Equity purchases and privatizes CompuCom.

    CompuCom acquires GE's IT Solutions division to aggressively grow consulting services portfolio and broaden strategic alliances.

  • 2006

    CompuCom ranked Leader in the Gartner® Help Desk Outsourcing and Desktop Outsourcing Services Magic Quadrants for North America for third straight year.

    Fun Fact:
    Microblogging site Twitter opens with 140 characters maximum per message.

  • 2007

    CompuCom becomes the first company to achieve Service Capability & Performance Certification for nine straight years.

    Court Square Capital Partners acquires CompuCom from affiliates of Platinum Equity.

    Fun Fact:
    The first-generation iPhone is released.

  • 2008

    CompuCom completes acquisition of North American arm of Getronics, strengthening position in broader infrastructure services area and becoming powerhouse in desktop management.

  • 2009

    Getronics Workspace Alliance (GWA) is founded. This partnership of Getronics, CompuCom, APX, Getronics Middle East, NTT DATA Getronics, ServiceOne Getronics and Tecnocom establishes a new force in global workspace management.

  • 2013

    Thomas H. Lee Partners, a leading private equity firm, acquires CompuCom.

  • 2014

    CompuCom named Industry Leader in Gartner® Magic Quadrant for End-User Outsourcing Services, North America 2014.


    CompuCom launches new technology center in Pune, India.

    Fun Fact:
    Number of global Internet users exceeds 3 billion.

  • 2015

    Getronics and CompuCom partner to lead new Global Workspace Alliance.

  • 2016

    CompuCom acquires IoT business of Extensys, advancing itself as a leader in deliviering IoT solutions to existing and new clients.

    CompuCom establishes its new global headquarters in Lancaster County, South Carolina helping to create 1,500 local jobs....

    Google and Amazon began streamlining IoT technology with their respective Home and Echo products, creating a centralized hub for devices.

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