Our company was founded in 2003. Ever since, building long-term loyal relationships with customers and partners by following and delivering ICT tech peaks, has been an evergreen process and an amazing trip.
In 2006, we moved to our current headquarters in Nea Philadelfia, Athens, meeting the market's fast growing demands for our expertise in the ICT business, carrying on building up our market positioning, based on customer satisfaction, loyalty and awards by partners.
In 2013, we started building our Intellectual Property for the Maritime Industry. We developed an innovative communications platform for the Maritime industry that rapidly stood out in the market and was awarded the "Business IT Excellence AWARD for Exports Start" in the same year.
Beyond vertical solutions and awards for the Maritime Industry, 2014 was a year where we conquered significant checkpoints as ICT Integrators and Service Providers. Our Inhouse Datacenter was first certified under the standards of ISO27001 for its Hosting and Private Cloud Services. Within the same year, Dell awarded us for our excellent performance, while we received one more "Business IT Excellence AWARD" for the Business Transformation of a global player in the cosmetics industry.
In 2015, our Intellectual Property for the Maritime Industry proudly grew stronger than ever. We presented one more pioneering solution for the Maritime Industry named VCELL, the successor of IQ Marine. VCell is a complete integrated managed solution for Vessel Information Technology and Communications Systems. VCell received the Business IT Excellence AWARD for being the most Innovative & Complete Service Introduced in the Hellenic ICT Market in the same year. iQ Solutions' team of Engineers kept investing in innovation, developing diversified solutions and services by listening to the market's pragmatic needs.
2017, was a year of awards and recognitions on all of our operations levels. We received one more "Business IT Excellence AWARD" for Private Cloud Infrastructures, marking one of our customers success stories. In 2017 our Intellectual Property built on Managed Printing Services for Businesses and Vessels, was awarded by HP. 2017 carried on by acquiring the Exclusive Representation of KVH's VSAT in the Hellenic Region, while KVH announced iQ Solutions as their preferred Partner for Agile Managed ICT Services for Vessels combining their VSAT services with our VCell Services at the 2017 Digital Ship Conference. VCell was also certified for globally being the first Complete Information and Communications solution for Vessels, certified for Cyber Security, by Bureau Veritas.
2018 is by far our most interesting year. We have taken up major cloud IaaS, PaaS and SaaS projects and through our security emphasis we have been recognized and established as an Enterprise Mobility and Security Experts. The team grew stronger by having new Microsoft MVPs and senior engineers joining in. Our Marine Department and specifically our solutions based on VCell, together with Empire Navigation and Empire Bulkers, received the IMPACT BITE Awards of «Optimizing and Securing the Shipping Business via One Complete Cyber-Secure ICT Solution», at the specialty of «Specialized Technology Applications for Shipping Industry Companies». VCell is officially the only complete ICT solution for Vessels in the globe certified for Cyber Security by Bureau Veritas. Members of our team have evolved to Cyber Security Experts for the Shipping Industry, officially contributing to future global legislations and class standards for Cyber Security and our services for Cyber Security for the Shipping Industry have grown, from Certified Cyber Secure Systems, to Awareness, Trainings, Risk Evaluations and Penetration tests, giving a complete set of a Cyber Safe future for the Shipping Industry.