Datum Corporation: Technology Leadership. Global Reach.
By Lalaena Gonzalez-Figueroa
Technology advances at warp speed. Let Datum co-pilot your business to success.
At its heart, Datum Corporation is a solution-oriented business that provides comprehensive, one-stop technology solutions for small- to mid-sized business. In Datum’s vernacular small to medium spans a 20 location chain looking to grow exponentially to $500 million and up multi-national firms. At the heart of the company is its spirit: straightforward professionalism based on teamwork, facilitating relationship building within the firm and more importantly with its clientele.
Datum’s CEO is Tom Frost, whose insight led him to capitalize on the opportunity to incorporate technical prowess into existing business models. From inauspicious beginnings – he launched his career by assuming responsibility for technology at Roy’s Fusion Restaurant in Hawaii – Frost cultivated a thriving multi-location corporation designed to support the technological needs of a wide range of businesses worldwide.
Datum provides solutions. As technology continues to drive –and often define- the way businesses are run today, it can also become a burden on companies who become overwhelmed by the volume and magnitude of their technological needs. Frost elaborates, “The Datum team addresses business from a strategic standpoint. What we do is work at the ‘C’ level, create a vision and implement it. The goal is to quickly accommodate a client’s needs and do it the right way.” Through best practices, solid operational policies and competitively-priced technology packages, Datum is able to alleviate the financial and personnel-related stressors, facilitating efficacy and improvement in work conditions and production. Many times this includes Datum taking on the role as an outsourced CIO or CTO.
Vertical integration maximizes effectiveness across industries, and Datum excels in harvesting and applying best practice procedures into its clients’ business platforms. Explains Regional Director Rob Alfieri, “We work with a great range of clients – from restaurants to medical records companies to hospitality and entertainment organizations – and have access to a tremendous variety of technological tools and systems. Datum excels in consulting with each client and identifying sound solutions to their individual needs.”
Datum establishes an intimate understanding of client needs through comprehensive technology audits. The process is an exhaustive examination of expenditures and usage of all components, including telephones, security systems, computers, copiers and printers as well as all business-related software. As an independent technology company, Datum has negotiated strategic agreements with a significant network of hardware and software providers throughout the country enabling the company to create solutions designed around specific businesses’ needs. The result is infrastructure costs are significantly lowered, as is time invested in repairing or replacing defunct or damaged equipment. Datum maintains a virtual lifeline with each client, offering real-time consultation to any hardware or software issues that may arise.
Consultation is a critical component to the Datum/client relationship. The company offers straightforward communication detailing tangible motivations for investing in their recommended solution. Best practice procedures are established, creating a uniform and automated environment for utilizing technology and delivering reports and alerts. With Datum, business clients are able to consolidate their technological components and enjoy complete relief from the responsibilities of technology management via outsourcing. Adding further value for its clients, the company also works to maintain compliance, to collect and interpret customer analytics, and to offer recommendations for building business based on its findings.
Datum’s Lakewood Ranch headquarters speak to the company’s commitment to conducting quality business without compromising the integrity of its free spirit. With Datum’s services in demand worldwide, Frost tempers his leadership role with ocean time. He continues to surf and encourages Datum personnel to maintain their own balance between personal and professional endeavors. The result is a harmonious organization that emphasizes teamwork, buzzes with energy and sustains organic growth.
Datum’s technological solutions: guiding businesses into a new future.
Locations: California – Florida – Hawaii
Consulting – Technology – Outsourcing – Compliance