A2U is a leading, full-service IT solutions provider with 325 years of combined IT experience in enterprise and SMB, serving clients across a wide range of verticals throughout the region.
The Cranberry Township-based company, founded in 2003 by CEO Dan Dillman, has positioned itself as a thought leader in the IT industry. Originally a cloud hosting company, A2U has grown into a full cloud hosting provider and IT consulting company. The company was recently purchased by FutureTech Holding, but has plans for continued growth in Cranberry.
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“The level of talent, every person passionate about tech, and a shared mentality here to always ‘Do the right thing’ for our clients has enabled us to grow each year,” Dillman explained. “We’re in it for the long game, with delivery of solutions. We don’t sell just to make a sale. The secret is to still feel like you’re part of the client’s team.”
In 2017, A2U was named a Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award finalist. A2U Leadership attributes the standout recognition to the company’s trusted advisor approach – demonstrating a firm commitment to ethical practices in day-to-day operations, philosophies and responses to crises and challenges.
In addition to serving clients in the banking, legal, education and manufacturing sectors, 80% of A2U’s business comes from health care clients in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Texas.
“Workflow is important for health care,” said Dillman. “We watched emergency rooms to learn what really goes on, shadowed the ‘traffic cop’ role of doctors, nurses and volunteers, and saw why speed and efficiency was so important. We got away from the ivory tower, where you can become removed from understanding the actual need.
“Instead of doctors logging in and waiting, we changed the IT so that doctors could just badge in to access patient records,” he said. ”Solutions like this require an understanding of workflows, the systems available, and how to make them connect better and faster. That’s how we’re able to bring solutions that users don’t even realize they can get. In this case, it’s moving doctors away from a computer focus to a patient focus, where it belongs and where they would prefer to be.”