In 1988, U2’s Joshua Tree was the album of the year, and movies like Rain Man and Bull Durham were hits at the box office. Brian Mulroney & Ronald Reagan inked the Canada-US free trade agreement, promising economic growth for both countries.
Able-One Systems had opened it’s doors in Kitchener to satisfy a market opportunity around used computer equipment in the mid-range computer market. Founders Peter Paleczny and Andre Kula saw a bright future in the re-sales and brokerage market. In the early years, it was not uncommon for Peter to negotiate a brokerage sale in suit and tie, and then return the following day in bluejeans to pick up the used equipment.
Through the 90s, Able-One thrived as an IBM Premier Business Partner, focusing on solutions around IBM’s venerable AS/400 computing platform. The IBM system boasted an integrated database, ease of use and the lowest cost of ownership in the industry.
Fast forward to present day. IBM’s AS/400 is now known as IBM Power systems. While the name has changed, the value proposition to customers remains the same, and Able-One remains rooted in that heritage. Today, Able-One has superior technical capabilities in all aspects of the data center including networking, compute, storage and virtualization. Our recently-launched Application Innovation division helps customers evolve their legacy applications to drive incremental value from mobile and social media integration. Our Remote Managed Services offerings allow customers to outsource IT staffing and on-premise IT, so they may focus on running their business, not their IT systems.
We’re very proud to have recently celebrated out 25th year in business. Many of our existing customers and employees have been with us over the past two decades. While technology changes at a rapid pace, our core values and commitment to customer service has not. We thank our loyal customers for our 25 years in business. We look forward to delighting existing and new customers over the next 25 years.