IT company Slingshot Cloud Services is opening in Royal Oak this month with two guiding principals: simplicity and affordability.
“We offer (IT) infrastructure as a service,” says Vincent Barrett, CEO of Birmingham Capital. “We believe IT doesn’t have to be hard.”
Birmingham Capital is launching Slingshot Cloud Services after buying the cloud-computing assets from Munger Capital. Those assets are now part of its newly re-launched class-3 data center in Royal Oak where about a dozen people work on any given day.
“It’s probably one of the top five nicest data centers in Oakland County,” Barrett says. “We have a group of the best engineers helping us out here.”
Slingshot Cloud Services offers private or hybrid cloud software solutions to growing businesses, specifically targeting companies in the manufacturing, financial, and healthcare sectors. Barrett is optimistic about hitting its goal of generating more than $1 million in revenue in its first year because it acquired the cloud-computing infrastructure so cheaply that it can undercut its competitors prices significantly.
“Every dollar we make is profit,” Barrett says. “There is nobody’s price I can’t beat.”
Source: Vincent Barrett, CEO of Birmingham Capital
Writer: Jon Zemke
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