The Union Recorder

Business

September 6, 2013

Tech solutions company moves to Central State

MILLEDGEVILLE —

Along with an Atlanta-based partner, Tom Glover officially started a business technology solutions and IT support company, Cogentes, in January 2007. 

Since then, Glover watched the client base change toward boosting local business productivity as well as handling system management in 32 countries.

The company officially moved into new digs at Central State Hospital's Jones 286 Building as of last Friday doubling the old office square footage. The tight North Columbia Street office is gone.

With help from the Central State Hospital Local Redevelopment Authority (CSHLRA), the lease passed through the State Properties Commission in July. Cogentes is the first new tenant as part of Central State's campus redevelopment efforts.

It took a while for approval, as government doesn't move at the speed of business, according to Glover.

“[CSHLRA Executive Director] Mike Couch and the CSHLRA worked hard to get us in here,” the Cogentes owner said. 

Understanding where the community's future growth lies, Glover said the move was an easy decision.

“Once we started looking at the property and knew what the redevelopment authority was doing, I think this is going to be a hub of growth,” he said. 

After working with major business in the northeast United States having a client clear nearly $2 billion in one year, Cogentes survived the 2009 financial services slump.

Things changed soon after.

“Starting in 2010, we stepped back and reevaluated what we were doing and who we wanted to be as a company. We didn't want to deal with mega companies anymore,” Glover said. “It's pretty obvious you are a number to them. The idea of having 200 small businesses opposed to having three mega customers was a big thing.”

Cogentes finds money saving avenues through technology upgrades or better use of existing equipment. 

“A lot of times it's helping them spend their technology money more wisely,” Glover said. “We've seen customers buy off the shelf computers that are consumer grade and use them in business and wonder why every year they have to replace them. It's not hardware meant for everyday business dependability.”

Text Only
Business
Poll
AP Video
Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks
NDN Video
Jabari Parker's Top 5 Plays From Duke Career Kourtney Kardashian Is a Bikini Babe More Manpower Than Ever Expected At 4/20 Rally Debunk'd: Miley Cyrus AIDS, Cheeseburgers Cause Cancer, Military Warning Bill Previewing the NBA playoffs Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite My name is Cocaine Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Lohan Gets Candid About Her Sex List The 2014 New York Auto Show Meet Johnny Manziel's New Girlfriend Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy Funny: Celebrating Easter with Martha Stewart and Friends Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Man hit with $525 federal fine after he doesn't pay for soda refill Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper New West, Texas Explosion Video Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday