In the past 40 years, our world has changed in so many ways. High-definition cameras, smartphones and the Internet certainly are a long way from Polaroid, pay phones and paper-based business processes.
It’s a digital age, and there have been many technological revolutions along the way to get to this point. Not many companies are built to withstand the myriad social, economic and technological challenges that can take place over four decades. Even fewer manage to accomplish longevity in the technology industry, in which companies are built, rise, and fall in what seems like the blink of an eye. And still fewer manage to not only survive—but thrive—in the same location for 40 years.
But Information Builders, founded by Gerry Cohen in 1975, has relied on its culture of innovation, dedication to solving customers’ challenges and constantly reinventing what it means to work with data to become a company that has led rather than followed. Delivering technological advancements from its headquarters in Manhattan, companies around the world have gained insights, improved their businesses and incorporated data into every decision thanks to Information Builders’ solutions and services.
As we celebrate our 40th anniversary this year, we’ll look back at all of our tremendous accomplishments as a company and a culture while we look ahead to the excitement and innovation that lies in our future.
All along, we haven’t forgotten our roots. Gerry is a native Manhattanite, and has always described his pride in keeping Information Builders’ home in New York City. In the past 40 years to the present, Gerry has personally dedicated his own time and resources to ensuring that New York City remains an important hub of the technology industry.
That’s why New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has recognized Information Builders’ 40th Anniversary with this letter of congratulations stating:
“As one of the largest private companies in the software industry, Information Builders has spent the past four decades providing invaluable support to every sector and countless organizations throughout the five boroughs, across the country and around the globe,” de Blasio wrote. “As my team and I lift up entrepreneurs from all backgrounds and walks of life, I am delighted to commend Information Builders for setting an example for others to follow. On behalf of the City of New York, I extend congratulations on reaching this milestone. May the next 40 years be equally rewarding and successful.”
Be sure to read our blog for other contests and news surrounding our 40th Anniversary!