About Nexus, A Stratos Company
Nexus, A Stratos Company was founded by Terry Fox, CEO, in St. Cloud, Minnesota back in 1987. The company was incorporated as First Byte Computers, Inc. but has evolved in both name and mission.
First Byte Computers started as a retail computer storefront, with a focus on Apple Computers. Over the next five years, First Byte evolved from a storefront reseller of Apple and PC’s, to a service and sales provider to small businesses and schools. The name changed to Computers of St. Cloud and we became a networking Value Added Reseller (VAR).
Apple took notice. In 1993, under our new name of EDTECH, we were awarded the coveted Apple Sales Agent franchise. With only seven agents in the country, EDTECH had a territory of four states with 50 million dollars in sales and offices in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. EDTECH became the top performing agent in the country two out of the next three years. Apple discontinued its agent program in 2000.
EDTECH went back to its roots in 2001 as a network VAR for businesses. Company headquarters moved to the Carlson Technology Center in Plymouth, MN. The name was changed to Nexus Information Systems to better fit with the new mission and vision of Nexus becoming the premiere provider of IT services in the Twin Cities metro area.
In mid 2007 Founder and CEO, Terry Fox, passed away leaving many friends and family behind. Dan Evans, President of Nexus, succeeds Terry as CEO. In 2008 Nexus moved its headquarters to the Opus Development in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
Today, Nexus is "A Stratos Company" since the acquisition by Stratos Management Systems in 2012. Stratos Management Systems, Inc. (Stratos), based in Atlanta, was created to be an industry leader in building and managing hybrid IT environments including private cloud, public cloud and traditional infrastructure models in Central and Southeastern US. The company continues to evolve through a dedicated strategic planning process and through the leadership of its parent company. With offices in Michigan and Florida, Nexus continues to grow in reach and expertise to serve our clients.
Our devotion to the core values of client satisfaction, integrity, and accountability continue the basis for the next evolution in our long history.
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