Augusta, GA – EDTS, LLC, an 8-time Inc. 5000 Managed Services Provider (MSP), along with its affiliate nationally ranked cybersecurity firm EDTS Cyber, LLC , have expanded their operations to the Charleston, SC and Charlotte, NC Metropolitan areas. These two industry leaders are headquartered out of Augusta, GA and under the dynamic leadership of founder and CEO Charles Johnson, and specialize in operational efficiency and cybersecurity for businesses in all industries.
Charles Johnson credits the increasing demand and reliance on business IT systems and the challenge to secure those systems as the reason for their substantial growth, and the expansion to Charleston, SC and Charlotte, NC as a strategic decision to meet the unique needs of this growing metropolitan area.
“We are seeing a continued increase in security breaches in every market segment: local governments, private companies of all sizes, enterprise-level corporations, and even non-profits are victims in this ever-changing threat landscape. Many small and mid-sized companies never recover from a major security breach,” says Johnson. “System uptime and security has been our focus since 1999 – EDTS designs, installs, maintains, and supports IT systems – while EDTS Cyber helps organizations protect their data, secure their systems and respond to cyber incidents utilizing highly trained and certified cyber professionals with cutting-edge technology.”
Both companies serve diverse clients, of all sizes, and across all major industries including: logistics, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, local governments, and professional services – many of these industries are under strict government and industry compliance requirements. EDTS Cyber is also on a short list of approved and vetted Georgia and South Carolina vendors to work on criminal justice information systems (CJIS) across the state.
The Charleston area continues to experience steady economic and employment growth, particularly in the hospitality and tourism, manufacturing, shipping and logistics, and business services sectors.
Charleston’s tourism industry has grown to a reported $19.1 Billion annually. “The area hotels and restaurants are under more pressure than ever to protect their customer’s data and maintain PCI-DSS compliance,” says Johnson.” Charleston also continues to defy national trends with continued growth in the area of manufacturing, as well as logistics companies.
“Our expanded presence in the area through our new Charleston branch office allows us to provide an even higher level of service to these businesses and the area residents they employ. We want Charleston area businesses to know we are here and we understand the every-expanding complexities they face to keep their systems and data safe. This is our area of expertise,” says Johnson.
In regards to the Charlotte location, the Charlotte metropolitan area is a major U.S. financial center with the third most banking assets after NYC and San Francisco. Charlotte continues to experience steady economic and employment growth, particularly in the financial, motor and transportation, energy, shipping and logistics, and business services sectors.
“Charlotte is home to many of our clients in the financial sector already. It just made good business sense for us to expand our operations there to increase the level of service we provide them,” says Johnson. “The city has a thriving business economy with many major industry segments represented - all of whom require the highest level of integrated IT and cybersecurity services to protect their intellectual properties and customer data. We are uniquely equipped to meet these needs through a combination of our state-of-the-art technology and our team of highly certified and skilled professionals.”
“Our new Charlotte branch office will allow us to elevate our offering and service level for these local businesses and their employees. Being headquartered in the Southeast since inception, we want local area businesses in Charlotte to know we are here and equipped to protect them as they prosper and grow,” says Johnson.
EDTS has consistently ranked as a top 100 Managed IT Service provider in the World and EDTS Cyber was recently recognized as one of the top 100 Managed Security Providers in the US. Both companies aim to help Charleston’s and Charlotte’s businesses and government entities avoid the negative impact of system downtime and the increasing threat of cyber-crime.
The new Charleston, SC office will be located at 170 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401. The Charleston office can be reached by calling 843.790.5370. The new Charlotte, NC office will be located at 401 North Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28246. The Charlotte office can be reached by calling 704.741.0023.
About EDTS and EDTS Cyber
With 85+ employees, EDTS & EDTS Cyber serve clients across America 24x7 from seven Southeastern offices in Augusta and Savannah, GA; Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville, SC; Asheville and Charlotte, NC.
One of America’s most honored Managed IT providers, EDTS keeps clients’ systems running and optimized, while maximizing their technology investment and removing the everyday burden of supporting IT so they can concentrate on their business. Learn more by visiting us online at EDTS.com
EDTS Cyber helps organizations protect their data, secure their systems and respond to cyber incidents. Employing top talent, utilizing innovative technology, and following industry best practices. Protecting clients from its 24x7 Security Operations Center (SOC) located in Augusta GA, EDTS Cyber offers companies the full-lifecycle of IT security –auditing for current security gaps, remediation of those issues, real-time security monitoring, incident response and forensics, along with consistent user security awareness training and testing. Learn more by visiting us online at EDTSCyber.com.