June 8, 2020
CPP Associates, the fast-growing technology solutions provider based in Clinton, NJ, has been named to the Computer Reseller News (CRN) Solution Provider 500 list for 2020. This annual ranking lists the top integrators, service providers and IT consultants in North America.
The leadership team at CPP Associates – brothers Pat and Paul O’Dell and partner Daniel Hogan – saw a significant rise in both their infrastructure management practice as well as in their data intelligence practice which focuses on “democratizing” Artificial Intelligence (AI) for small- to mid-sized companies and emerging small enterprise organizations. “We saw a need in the market to bring these technologies to the echelon of business where innovation traditionally bubbles up,” explained Paul O’Dell, who heads up the company’s sales efforts. “While the large management consulting firms were focusing on Fortune 1000 organizations, we brought our data intelligence expertise to these growing and ambitious companies who were poised to capitalize on AI initiatives but just needed some expertise in their corner to get there.”
As a Platinum Partner with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, CPP was also well positioned to satisfy the growing demand for hybrid IT solutions. “We typically start with what we call an “Infrastructure Anywhere Assessment,” where we look at the various ways of deploying cloud-like architecture,” comments Pat O’Dell, CPP’s General Manager. “To us, ‘cloud like’ means having maximum agility with increased utilization while still meeting demanding business and budget requirements. Our goal is not to tie up an organization with a six-month consulting engagement but to provide a two- to three-week top level study that can enable educated business decisions in real time and with real facts and figures.”
While 2020 has brought unprecedented challenges to the industry, CPP has been able to continue their steady growth path, staying connected to clients with bi-weekly webinars and hands-on labs. “We have a tremendous team that really enjoys what they do and it shows in every interaction with our clients,” says Dan Hogan, the company’s Director of Operations. “It’s an incredibly exciting time to be in the technology field and we firmly believe we have some of the best and brightest minds on our bench.”
While it’s “business as usual” to the CPP team – still working virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic – the opportunity to pause and celebrate its recognition as a member of the CRN Solution Provider 500 List for 2020 was welcomed. “On behalf of both Paul and Dan, I would like to give a heartfelt thank you to our team, clients and partners for making this accomplishment possible,” concludes Pat O’Dell.