Aegis Business Technology celebrates 25 years in Tallahassee

25 years ago, Aegis Business Technologies (formerly Aegis Computer Services) was founded to create a company that provided technology support to the private sector here in North Florida.

It was the days of mainframes, Novell and before cybersecurity became a big deal; and long before the Cloud was a thing.

For perspective, it was 1997, and the movie “Men in Black” was edging out other movies for the top spot at the box office. Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind” was dominating FM radio as the number one song in the world.

A two-hour drive from Tallahassee, Aegis CEO Blake Dowling was finishing his studies at the University of Florida. Then that same year, he moved to Atlanta for a career in the music business working with Universal Recording Artists Sister Hazel.

Meanwhile in Tallahassee, Aegis founders Brad Mitchell and Pam Butler were beginning their mission to create a company that would provide a solution to fill the technology expertise void for small businesses.

In 2006, these individual career paths collided and Aegis evolved from its original company that simply provided technical support to become a full-service managed service provider (MSP). An MSP partners with the best vendors to bring the most formidable solutions to market.

At the same time, the main objective of an MSP is to bring technical support and everything related to technology under one roof so that one company can manage it for you. Cloud offerings, cybersecurity, applications, projects, consulting, email, wireless, provisioning and data backup all combine to provide comprehensive plans for your business.

Aegis CEO Blake Dowling joined the team 16 years ago and remembers his first encounter with the organization vividly.

“I saw a company that was doing really well and a company that was in a good position to do something fantastic, so we went there,” Dowling said. “The founders of this company created something out of nothing; and I will always be grateful for the opportunity they gave me all those years ago when I first joined the team as an account manager.

“Since then, we’ve taken Aegis to more places, to more organizations, and accomplished some truly remarkable things for a small business. Among the accolades Aegis has racked up over the years is being named Florida Trend Best Places to Work every year since our The new leadership team took over is one of the accomplishments I am most proud of.An equally significant accomplishment has been building a core team of team members who have chosen to make Aegis their professional home year after year,” said Dowling.

Technology is fascinating and technology can be a headache as we have all seen and felt in recent years. The pandemic and our internet-for-everything society have shown us that technology is ingrained in us. The trick is to find someone who can weather the storm of change, the threat landscape, and help your business navigate it.

This company was founded 25 years ago and is located here in Tallahassee. Aegis brings enterprise-grade solutions to our market with people you know by name; and who will welcome you with a smile. Thank you to everyone who proudly wears Aegis blue every day and thank you to those amazing customers who make it possible for us to be of service.

Happy 25th birthday, Aegis.

You can contact Aegis at sales@aegisbiztech.com / @aegisSales on Twitter, @aegisbiztech on Facebook, @aegisbiztech on Instagram or via the Aegis Biz & Tech podcast available wherever you listen to podcasts (iTunes, Spotify, Buzzsprout or Aegis social platforms ).

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