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Press Releases





Davenport Group named to Inc. Magazine's 2016 Fastest 500|5000 Fastest Growing Company.

Inc. Magazine Unveils 35th Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies- The Inc. 5000
For the 4th Consecutive Year, Davenport Group Appears on the Inc. 5000 list, Ranking No. 2351 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 154%

NEW YORK (August 17, 2016) – Inc. magazine today ranked Davenport Group number 2351 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

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Davenport Group named a 2015 Inc. Magazine 500|5000 Fastest Growing Company.

Davenport Group Ranked as Inc. Magazine 500|5000 Fastest Growing Company for Third Consecutive Year
Company’s Rise in Ranking Driven by Revenue and Employee Growth 

Saint Paul, MN (August 12, 2015) — Davenport Group has been named to the 2015 Inc. Magazine 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies list for the third consecutive year. This honor places Davenport Group among an elite group of firms representing America’s finest independent entrepreneurs demonstrating consistently high growth. Davenport Group focuses on data center solutions and serves customers in 34 states across the country as a leading IT storage provider and Dell Premier Partner

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Davenport Group named a 2014 Inc. Magazine 500|5000 Fastest Growing Company.

Davenport Group Ranked as Inc. Magazine 500|5000 Fastest Growing Company for Second Consecutive Year

Saint Paul, Minn. (August 21, 2014) - Davenport Group is proud to announce it has been named to the 2014 Inc. Magazine's 500|5000 Fastest Fowing Companies list, for the second consecutive year. "Only a tiny fraction of the nation's companies have demonstrated such remarkably consistent high growth, particularly in the difficult economic enviornment of the past few years. This achievement turly puts Davenport Group in rarefied company," noted Eric Schurenberg, President and Editor-in-Chief of Inc. Magazine.  

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Sonia St. Charles, Davenport Group CEO and co-founder, acknowledged on the CRN 2014 Women of the Channel list, and recognized among inaugural Power 50 Solution Providers. 

Davenport Group's Sonia St. Charles Recognized as a "2014 Women of the Channel and Power 50 Solution Provider" by CRN Magazine

Saint Paul, Minn. (June 3, 2014) - Davenport Group announced today that company CEO, Sonia St. Charles, has been recognized by CRN Magazine as a 2014 Woman of the Channel. This is the fifth year that St. Charles has been featured in CRN's annual list, and the first among the Power 50 Solution Providers. 

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Davenport Group is please to announce it has been recognized as 20th on CRN's 2013 Fast Growth 150 List.

Davenport Group Ranks 20th on CRN's Fast Growth 150 List.

Saint Paul, Minn. (September 16, 2013) - Davenport Group is pleased to announce it has been ranked among the 2013 CRN's Fast Growth 150 List. 

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Davenport Group honored to be recognized as part of the 2013 Inc. Magazine 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies list.

Davenport Group Ranks on Inc. Magazine 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies 2013.

Saint Paul, Minn. (August 20, 2013) - Davenport Group is proud to announce it has been ranked among the 2013 Inc. Magazine's 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies list. 

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Davenport Group announces the newest addition to the team, Jeff Johnson, as Chief Operating Officer.

Davenport Group Welcomes Jeff Johnson Chief Operating Officer.

Saint Paul, Minn. (August 6, 2013) - Davenport Group, is pleased to announce its recent hire of Jeff Johnson, who joins Davenport Group as Chief Operating Officer working from corporate headquarters located in Saint Paul, MN.

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Ben Gremillion joins Davenport Group to aid customers in the South Central U.S. manage their data growth and strengthen their IT infrastructures.

Davenport Group Names New Account Executive in South Central Territory

Saint Paul, Minn. (July 1, 2013) - Davenport Group is pleased to announce Ben Gremillion as Account Executive for the South Central U.S. Territory

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Mark Palen joins Davenport Group's engineering team to help customers manage their data growth and strengthen their IT infrastructures.

Davenport Group Hires New Systems Engineer

Saint Paul, MN, (June 20, 2013) - Davenport Group, a certified Dell Premier Partner and leader in developing data storage solutions, is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Palen as a Systems Engineer based out of South Carolina.

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Davenport Group is pleased to announce the addition of BJ Bradley, Systems Engineer, to its engineering team. 

Davenport Group Names BJ Bradley Systems Engineer

Saint Paul, Minn. (April 9, 2013) - Davenport Group, a leader in developing data storage solutions, welcomes BJ Bradley to its engineering team as a Systems Engineer based out of South Carolina.

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Ross Smith joins Davenport Group to help its customers in the North Central U.S. manage their data growth and strengthen their IT infrastructures.

Davenport Group Announces New Account Executive in North Central Territory

Saint Paul, Minn. (February 13, 2013) - Davenport Group, a leader in developing data storage solutions, announces Ross Smith as Account Executive for the North Central U.S. Territory.

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Ryan Gray joins the Davenport Group team to strengthen and build customer relationships in its recently added Northeast U.S. territory. 

Davenport Group Names Ryan Gray Account Executive

Saint Paul, Minn. (July 31, 2012) - Davenport Group, a leader in developing data storage solutions, is pleased to announce Ryan Gray has joined the company as an Account Executive for the Northeast U.S. Territory.

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Davenport Group expands its engineering team to respond to increased customer demand. 

Davenport Group Names John Loy Systems Engineer

Saint Paul, Minn. (January 3, 2012) - Davenport Group, a leader in developing data storage solutions, has named John Loy as its new Systems Engineer.

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With state and local governments faced with shrinking budgets, Davenport Group customer, Gaston County, North Carolina consolidates its data storage, resulting in massive savings.

Governments Cut Computing Costs in the Cloud

Gastonia, NC (August 29, 2011) - Computer maker Dell recently helped Gaston County, N.C., consolidate its data storage for a $500,000 savings.

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Compellent shareholders approve Dell acquisition of Compellent.

Dell Completes Acquisition of Compellent Technologies, Inc.

Round Rock, TX (February 22, 2011) - Dell (NASDAQ: Dell) today completed its acquisition of Compellent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: CML), a rapidly-growing provider of highly-virtualized storage solutions with automated data management features, including tiering and thin provisioning, for enterprise and cloud-computing environments.

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Davenport Group CEO, Sonia St. Charles, named as Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Channel by CRN for the second consecutive year.

Davenport Group's Sonia St. Charles and Insight's Terry McGrath Recognized by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine as Two of the Top Women in the Channel

Eden Prairie Minn. (August 4, 2010) - Compellent (NYSE: CML) today announced that two of its value-added resellers (VARs), Sonia St. Charles of Davenport Group, and Terry McGrath of Insight, have been recognized by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine as two of the top Women of the Channel. CRN's annual list recognizes female executives across vendors' channel organizations, distributors and solution providers for their accomplishments over the past year and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry going forward.

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Davenport Group honored as one of the 2010 Best Tech Workplaces.

Spring 2010 Best Tech Workplaces Winner Announced

Navato, CA (July 20, 2010) - Success With People has announced the winners of its Best Tech Workplaces Spring 2010 survey. Over 275 employees of technology solution provider companies in the United States and Canada competed.

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Davenport Group receives sought-after Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certification.

Davenport Group Certified as a Woman-Owned Business

St. Paul, Minn. (January 14, 2010) - Davenport Group recently received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Development Center - Chicago, a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC is the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America's corporations.

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Davenport Group’s Sonia St. Charles named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Channel by CRN.

Davenport Group Chief Executive Officer named to CRN’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Channel

St. Paul, Minn. (Aug. 24, 2009) – Davenport Group, a network storage vendor, today announced that CEO and founder Sonia St. Charles has been recognized by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine as one of the Top 100 Women in the Channel. 

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Davenport Group's Kelly Laughton appointed to the North Carolina Geographic Information Coordinating Council in recognition of her extensive GIS expertise.

Davenport Group Consultant Appointed to North Carolina Geographic Information Coordinating Council

St. Paul, Minn. (Aug. 25, 2008) - Kelly Laughton, a Davenport Group consultant, recently was appointed to serve on the North Carolina Geographic Information Coordinating Council (NC GICC). As a council member, Laughton will have the opportunity to help shape Geographic Information System (GIS)-related policies and act as a private sector representative. 

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Davenport Group partners with ESRI on enterprise GIS assessment.

Davenport Group and ESRI Launch Architecture Assessment for Determining Enterprise GIS Implementation Needs 

St. Paul, Minn. (July 29, 2008) - Davenport Group, an ESRI partner focused on IT integration, and ESRI announce the launch of a system architecture assessment to help GIS users determine their organization's IT needs for effective enterprise GIS deployment. The no fee, no obligation assessment helps GIS users and IT departments ensure a smooth roll-out of ESRI's ArcGIS software by identifying any network, storage or data backup challenges in their current IT infrastructures.

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Davenport Group partners with an interactive web-design provider to develop IT storage industry resources.                   

Top Interactive Media Honors Awarded to Davenport Group Website

ST. PAUL, Minn. (March 26, 2008) – The Interactive Media Council, Inc. (IMC) recently awarded an Outstanding Achievement Interactive Media Award for the redesign of the Davenport Group website, DavenportGroup.com, to Clockwork Active Media Systems.


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Davenport Group customer, Gaston County, NC, virtualizes data centers and saves money.

Midsize Enterprises Lower Total Cost of Ownership by Virtualizing Data Centers with Compellent

 Eden Prairie, Minn. (December 3, 2007) - Compellent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Arca: CML) - Gaston County, North Carolina, implements Compellent SAN to Support Server Virtualization and Disaster Recovery. IT consolidation lead to $512,000 in annual productivity gains.

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Davenport Group customer, Gaston County, North Carolina, wins an award for the transformation of their data centers. 

Compellent User Gaston County Wins InfoWorld 100 Award for IT Innovation

Eden Prairie, Minn. (November 12, 2007) - Compellent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Arca: CML) County government pairs Compellent SAN and VMware to modernize data center and implement instant disaster recovery.

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Scott County, Minnesota significantly reduces their data recovery time using Davenport Group's Compellent solution.

One of Nation's Fastest-Growing Counties Selects Compellent SAN to Provide Robust Disaster Recovery for VMWare Server Environment

Minneapolis, Minn. (November 2, 2006) - Compellent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Arca: CML) Minnesotas Scott County cuts recovery time from one day to five minutes with continuous snapshots and remote replication.

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OfficeWare partners with Davenport Group to increase their storage performance and reduce SAN administration.

OfficeWare Replaces iSCCI-only SAN with Compellent's Storage Center

Minneapolis, Minn. (June 1, 2006) -  Compellent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Arca: CML) Compellent SAN cuts storage management time in half; delivers 300 percent performance boost working with Davenport Group, to implement Compellent solutions.

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