Founded in 2007 by Geoffrey Kent, Cognis IT Advisors was started to deliver to small- and medium-sized businesses the technology that was typically reserved for large enterprise corporations. From day one, the objective has been to advance more than just the IT of our clients. The focus has consistently been on advancing a client’s business through the application of technology. We believe that a business’ goals and objectives should drive technology, not the other way around.
In 2008, Cognis IT Advisors opened a first class off-site server hosting facility in Reading, PA. That same year, Cognis IT Advisors won its first City of Philadelphia contract in partnership with Dell (a $12.5 million contract over 5 years) to support the School District of Philadelphia. At the end of 2008, Cognis IT Advisors expanded to offer web and application development services. In 2011, Cognis IT Advisors won its first prime contract with the City of Philadelphia to support over 800 desktop computers as part of the City’s “KeySpots” initiative. In 2013, Cognis IT Advisors began to host clients out of a second data center at the Philadelphia Technology Park, based in the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
Cognis is a Managed Information Technology (IT) Service Provider, helping to improve the return on investment (ROI) in technology procurement and implementation, and increasing the value delivery of IT to the organizations that it serves. Cognis proactively works with clients to align its’ services with our client’s technology goals, thus providing all the resources of an in-house IT department at a fraction of the cost. Targeted clients include small and medium sized businesses (SMB’s) looking to augment their existing IT support or outsource all of their IT needs.
Service Options for Managed IT Services
- Cognis IT Virtual Help Desk
- Cognis IT Virtual Support
- Hosted Thin Client
Details of Web & Application Design Solutions
- eCommerce Website & Workflow Implementation
- Custom Database Solutions
- New Media Solutions
- Data Migrations & Implementations
Private Cloud Services
Cognis specializes in offsite hosted Virtual Server infrastructure. Take existing servers out of your office and host them in our secure, redundant facility. Our reliable (P)hysical to (V)irtual conversion technology can even deploy a virtual version of your existing server hardware.
Geoffrey Kent is CEO of Cognis IT and updates this blog on a weekly basis with executive insights into IT, strategic outsourcing, Cloud Computing, and entrepreneurship.
Specialties: technology procurement and implementation managed IT services web & application design solutions private cloud services strategic outsourcing