CloudSmartIT is the brainchild of our Founder, CEO, and Fearless Leader, Rick Williams. Rick has worked in the Information Technology (IT) industry for more than 15 years. He started as a undergraduate student at Lipscomb University in 2000. During his freshman year of college, with just $300 in his pocket, he founded his first company out of his dorm room: Techopoly, Inc.
As a young, self-motivated entrepreneur, Rick printed a big sign that said “On-Site Computer Repair” and made his first $40 installing a new floppy disk drive into a computer. (You remember floppy disks, right?)
Following his time at Lipscomb, Rick hit the ground running, moving his fledgling company into the “Break-Fix” IT support space. Techopoly supported companies that were hiring out managed IT services all across the Middle Tennessee Region. Finally, in 2012, Rick hung up his cape and sold Techopoly to a bigger, Nashville-based IT company.
During the following 3 years, as Rick’s former client begged him to come back to work, he began to piece together a vision of what the future of the IT industry was going to look like. All around him he could see the indicators and signs. They were all pointing towards the cloud, so Rick decided to take action. This was the beginning of CloudSmartIT.
We understand the challenges of running a small business, because we’ve been in your shoes. Rick has been in the IT business for a long time, and during that time there have been some hard-learned lessons. These experiences have given us a deep-rooted conviction to be uncompromisingly dependable and transparent with our clients. We love what we do, and our primary goal will always be to empower small business owners with the tools to operate quickly, efficiently, and reliably.
At CloudSmartIT, we help companies from a wide breadth of industries and sectors realize the financial value of “the cloud.” We help our clients handle their IT more efficiently by helping move their infrastructure to the cloud. Many of our clients choose us over traditional managed service providers for precisely that reason: we’re more efficient! With the use of state-of-the-art Data Migration and Desktop as a Service (or DaaS), we make the cloud easier, and more cost effective than ever before. And this is something that we take great pride in!