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2015 Solution Provider 500: The Top 50
2014 Rank: 47
Top Executive: Paul Lidsky, President & CEO
Location: Eden Prairie, Minn.
Datalink jumped up four spots as its 2014 sales increased by 6.1 percent to a record $630.2 million, while net earnings climbed by 10.3 percent to $11.1 million over the previous year. It bought Bear Data Solutions for $18.5 million in October as part of an effort to expand Datalink's West Coast operations and Cisco expertise. Datalink is also moving into consulting in a big way, growing its practice over the past year from scratch to 110 employees, accounting for 5 percent to 7 percent of the company's annual revenue.