About Alliant Technology Group
Alliant Technology History Timeline
- Allworx vendor relationship formed
- Box Express Manufacturing partnership formed
- CRN Digital Talk Radio
- HaaS Program fully operational
- Datto Inc. direct relationship formed
- Vivitar Security Systems partnership formed
- Long Beach Rescue Mission partnership formed
- David Simpson Construction, Inc. partnership formed
- ArmaGen, Inc partnership formed
- HaaS offering on the table
- Expansion of Tech Staff – System Engineer
- Expansion of Tech Staff – Service Delivery Manager
- Reliable Tech News – company newsletter
- Referral program developed
- CharTec Partnership formed
- ThreatTrack antivirus protection (GFI)
- Datto – backup disaster recovery appliances and services
- Alliant IT Marketing Program
- MS Office 365 Cloud software services
- Microsoft cloud partner
- Rapidfire Tools – Network Assessment
- MaxMail email security programs
- Continuum Managed Provider Services
- MaxMail antivirus protection
- ConnectWise ticket management system
- Alliant Advantage
- BDR Services offered
- Alliant pursues servicing clients as Managed Service Provider
- Sonic Wall Firewall Security Devices
- Trend Micro anti-virus service
- Microsoft Partner
- Company incorporated as Alliant Technology Group, Inc.
- Cisco authorized partner
- United Sales & Service renamed United Computer Services Computer Service and Repair
- United Sales & Service Programming and Printer Repair – Founded
- Fujitsu – Alps – Okidata authorized repair facility
The Alliant Team
Dale Smith President
I attended Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA originally intending to be a teacher, but graduating with degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and Education. I worked my way through school taking several jobs including automating the university’s mailing list using the newly acquired Data General minicomputer. Upon graduation I took the easy way out and started my first business developing customer software. I developed many interesting applications including a horse race track, fitness center, beer distributor and roller skating rink. I next went on to help found United Sales & Service, a company that provided authorized printer repair services and custom programming. I eventually took the company over and rebranded us to Alliant Technology Group. I have transformed the company from a simple break-fix business to an IT managed services provider. Our success and growth have come from the trust placed in us by our customers. I look forward to adding additional services for our customers and leading Alliant into the future.
Marianne McCarty Technical Operations Manager
I’ve been in the IT field for over 20 years. Most of my experience has been in the staffing industry. I’ve held various IT positions and understand what it’s like to be on the front lines as well as a manager. First and foremost, I believe the key component to a successful support team is providing excellent customer service. My goal is to continue to strive towards excellence as there is always room for improvement. With my strong work ethic and dedication, I plan to lead our team to challenge themselves towards this goal.
I hope customers never have issues, but if they do, my ambition is to insure that these matters are resolved successfully and quickly. I recognize the importance of taking ownership of issues whether it’s resolving a problem or enhancing the existing operation. I also understand the critical role that IT plays in our customers’ business and the sense of urgency that is required by our team to provide the level of support they need to be successful.
I’m excited by this endeavor and what I bring to further the vision for Alliant. My husband, two children and two dogs share in that excitement.
Audrey Wong Payroll & Operations Manager
With an optimistic eye and helping hand, I hope to leave a positive mark on all those around me. I aim to do so, one motivational song lyric at a time.
I graduated from Cal State LA with a degree in Communication Studies and a certificate in Marketing. I started working at Alliant Technology in November 2017 and can honestly say that this company is filled with kind-hearted, hard-working people who genuinely care about their customers. I’m excited to be part of such an amazing team!
When I’m not at work, you can find me playing basketball and pool or singing karaoke. I enjoy spending time with my two dogs: one acts like a cat and another looks like a loaf of bread. Both are incredibly destructive, but absolutely lovable. I also love tacos.
Chris Gardner System Engineer
I grew up in Temple City CA and attended Mt Sierra College in Monrovia receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications Technology on 2011. I am fairly new to Alliant, starting in October 2014, but so far I have found them to be a great company. Prior to coming to Alliant I was with Source One Staffing in Irwindale for ten years as their Information Technology Admin. Computers and technology is not my only passion. One of my main hobbies is Amateur Radio. I have been a licensed radio operator since 2009. It’s a fun and relaxing hobby where I am making new friends all the time and always learning new and interesting things.
Since 2004 I have been a part of IT in some manner. I joined Alliant in January 2017 and have learned a lot about meeting individual user needs. Without exaggeration, I have learned more at Alliant than the previous 5 years at former work places. I’m an avid gamer and enjoy backpacking.
Ray Adams Director Marketing
Before coming to Alliant I worked at Progressive Insulation & Windows as Contract Manager and Marketing Manager. I worked there six years and learned about energy efficient homes. It was a great experience! Someone once said, “A face is only pretty if it’s seen.” Our job is to get the face of Alliant visible on the Internet through a vigorous web presence marketing program, which we call Alliant Web Services. I have enjoyed working with Alliant in this regard both as a consultant since 2010, and now as a direct part of the Alliant Team since 2014. Dale Smith leads the Alliant team with an exciting vision of the future face of Alliant.
I have been in the IT industry for over twenty-five years. I began by programing in basic when I was 15 years old and progressed to running my own IT consulting company. I joined Alliant in July of 2017 where I am able to continue to provide and teach my brand of IT services. My approach to computer problems is to listen to the client and find innovative solutions that meet both their technical needs and their financial bottom-line. I strive to get the job done right, the first time. I was born and raised in Orange County and enjoy living in Old Town Orange with my beautiful wife and two four-legged children.