We help businesses run smarter

Meet the new Insight

You’ve seen a glimpse into who we are. Find out how we got here and how we’re committed to helping you.


First Insight building ever created

"When I look back at the business, the numbers change, a lot of the tactics change, and the products and services change — and the solutions change. But for me, it’s really about the culture and the people."

Tim Crown

Our story began with a college business plan.

Many great entrepreneurial tales start with two innovators inspired by an initial idea. In 1988, Tim and Eric Crown began their story in this fashion. With a business plan that took root in a college assignment and a cash advance from a credit card, they established Hard Drives International — the company that would become Insight.

Today, we're a global company.

Shaped by the evolution in IT, Insight is now a leading provider of Intelligent Technology Solutions, helping companies around the world implement innovation and improve business performance.

How we help you



We deliver.

See how.

We integrate.

See how.

We connect.

See how.

We deliver expertise.

You need answers more than you need equipment. We provide a team with the experience, intelligence and right IT solutions to help you make strategic business decisions. So you can scale faster, optimize your investments and reach your goals.

"Vendors were starting to work together … and they were going to co-support a solution. And that perfectly fit in with what we had hoped for. But we didn’t know there was a solution out there for it."

Rob Lloyd
Chief Information Officer, City of Avondale, Arizona

We integrate confidence.

Trust and confidence are foundational to your IT strategy. To be up-to-date, up-to-speed and fully informed, you need a team that’s collaborative to the core — keeping you efficient and on track to meet your goals.

"Insight worked with the vendors and engineers to make sure all these applications or different systems worked flawlessly. They are very there for us."

Wally McMullen
IS Project Manager, University Health System, San Antonio, Texas

We connect the world.

Our connections make us stronger. With partnerships, people, services and delivery, we’ll help you improve performance and amplify the impact of Intelligent Technology Solutions in your environment. Our commitment is to help your business run smarter.

"Our relationship with Insight is not just that of a client-vendor relationship; it’s a partnership."

Larry Bonfante
Chief Information Officer, United States Tennis Association

Status quo? Not at Insight.



1988

Tim and Eric Crown establish Hard Drives International (precursor to Insight).

1995

Insight’s first initial public stock offering takes place.


1997

Canadian flag United States flag United Kingdom flag

Insight expands into Canada and the United Kingdom.


2002

Insight acquires Comark, adding distribution and integration labs to its portfolio.

2006

Insight acquires Software Spectrum, adding global software offerings.


2006

Insight teammates number more than 4,000 globally.

2008

Insight acquires Tempe, Arizona-based Calence LLC and U.K.-based Minx Ltd.

2012

Insight acquires Frankfurt-based Inmac, a broad portfolio B2B hardware reseller.

2011

Insight acquires Ensynch, adding professional services and software solutions to its offerings.


Cisco Global Architectural Excellence — Enterprise Networks

2014

Cisco Global Architectural Excellence — Enterprise Networks


Microsoft Federal Channel Partner of the Year

2015

Microsoft Federal Channel
Partner of the Year


Dell National Solution Provider of the Year

2015

Dell National Solution
Provider of the Year



2015

BlueMetal

Insight acquires BlueMetal, adding services that help clients offer exceptional customer experiences and create empowered workforces.


2016

Ignia

Insight acquires Ignia, a technology consulting and managed services provider based in Australia, expanding its Asia-Pacific capabilities.


2016

Dell EMC Premier Plus Partner of the Year award

Dell EMC Premier Plus Partner of the Year

Dell EMC Philanthropic Partner of the Year award

Dell EMC Philanthropic Partner of the Year

Cisco U.S. Architectural Excellence: Enterprise Networking award

Cisco U.S. Architectural Excellence: Enterprise Networking

Microsoft Internet of Things (IoT) Worldwide Partner of the Year award

Microsoft Internet of Things (IoT) Worldwide Partner of the Year


2017

Datalink

Insight merges with Datalink, adding next-generation data center expertise in transforming technology, operations and services delivery.

Today

Insight helps businesses run smarter with Intelligent Technology Solutions.