designDATA is recognized in the industry as an authorized provider of consulting, implementation, support and sales services to major hardware and software vendors. The company is a Microsoft certified solution provider, Microsoft business and OEM partner, Novell Netware gold partner, Compaq authorized value-added reseller, IBM business partner and a data general VAR and OEM. Independent IT consulting services offered include existing system evaluations, systems requirements studies, strategic management information systems plans, vendor selection, contract negotiation and project management conversion, implementation and training, application software support and training, distance learning consulting, business process re-engineering, staffing reviews, database support, network configurations, evaluations and system reviews, Unix systems consulting, security reviews, disaster recovery, Internet and communication services. The company services hundreds of associations, nonprofits and small businesses. designDATA was formed in 1979.