Downtown-based IT firm Datotel announced that it has kicked off 2010 by signing contracts to provide computing services to four clients – Accelerated Health Systems, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Missouri Venture Forum and Bakers Pride – worth $1 million.
The addition of these four new companies to Datotel's roster of customers comes on the heels of a notable 2009. In 2009, Datotel gained more than 20 new customers, while adding employees to its downtown St. Louis data center and headquarters. Additionally, Datotel bucked larger business trends and saw 2009 revenue increase 20 percent from 2008.
Also on the IT front, publicly-traded IT firm Perficient has moved its headquarters to its existing St. Louis office from Austin. The firm is currently based in the soulless Maryville Centre, with an additional office in Creve Couer. Total employment in St. Louis is approximately 100.
According to Perficient’s CEO, Jeffrey Davis:
…the presence of talented IT workers in St. Louis and “the Midwestern work ethic” were additional factors in designating the Maryville Centre office as Perficient's headquarters. He said the company might eventually combine the Creve Coeur and Town and Country offices.
In order to attract and retain those talented IT workers while reducing expenses, Perficient would be wise to consider combining its operations in downtown St. Louis where it could enjoy considerable rent savings and offer its employees a more fun, interesting and creative work environment while taking advantage of downtown’s unmatched IT infrastructure. Downtown is clearly serving Datotel well, what would it take to convince Perficient to move downtown?