From a small operation in Toronto to one of Canada's largest IT service providers, we've come a long way. We've spent 35 years building strong and successful relationships with both our partners and our customers, and a lot of that success comes from taking the time to listen and delivering on the idea that a team of passionate and motivated experts can solve complex issues with creative solutions and simplify the business of IT.
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Service calls in 2016
Raised for charity through the Green4Good program
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Service call completed in July, 2012
Compugen buys a Compaq reseller in Ottawa and turns it into the first branch office.
Humble beginnings. Harry Zarek develops an interest in computers while finishing his PhD in physics at the University of Toronto. He starts a business building PCs in the basement of his Toronto home and calls it Compugen, short for computer generation.
IBM launches its first personal computer, the PC 5150. Built from off-the-shelf components, it has a 5¼ inch disk drive and 40K of read-only memory, and runs the MS-DOS operating system from Microsoft. Users discover the backslash key.
The Commodore SX-64 is released. It is the first commercial portable computer with a colour screen. It boasts a five-inch monitor, a built-in floppy drive, and weighs 23 lbs.
Compugen becomes an authorized Hewlett-Packard reseller and starts selling LaserJet printers.
SETI, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence, is founded. The search for life on Mars begins in earnest.
ICQ becomes the first internet-wide messaging service, changing the way people communicate with each other and becoming a model for text messaging. Hotmail becomes the first publicly available email service.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin start Google as a grad school project; it quickly overwhelms Stanford University’s servers.
Compugen’s eMerge management software solution for customers wins the Branham Group’s eBusiness Enablement of the Year Award.
Harry buys back Compugen and focuses on independent growth.
HP buys Compaq for US$25 Billion, making it one of the biggest IT companies in the world and a direct competitor for Sun Microsystems and IBM.
Compugen builds a software team, adds a financing and disposition arm (Compugen Finance Inc.), and introduces its award-winning Green4Good program.
Compugen is a double-award winner at the Microsoft Impact Awards, winning in the Marketing Innovation and Advanced Infrastructure categories.
Apple introduces the iPhone, launching the BYOD era. Employees everywhere demand to use their own smartphones at work, prompting organizations to overhaul their security infrastructures to accommodate for the demands.
Compugen logs its millionth service call.
Compugen wins three awards this year and takes the #1 spot in the Canadian Top 100 IT Solutions Providers by Computer Dealer News.
Cloud computing takes hold opening up new possibilities for major offline data storage and on-demand services such as SaaS (software as a service).
We enjoy what we do at Compugen and we’re continuously amazed by how much the right technology choice can propel a business forward. Working with our customers to meet challenges and solve business problems together keeps us passionate and excited about each engagement we take on.Meet our Team
To adapt to an ever-changing marketplace, you have to ask the right questions. We’re always looking for ways to improve the way we work and we never stop learning - that's what allows us to make the best decisions for our customers.
Every customer we work with is unique, and so are their needs. It’s our responsibility to deliver creative and unbiased solutions that meet your business goals—regardless of the brand of technology. It’s all about finding the right fit, and with a variety of technical partners to choose from, we’ll help you do just that.Browse our Technology Partners
At the Alberta Venture awards in Calgary on 27 October 2016, Compugen was named as the “Best Alberta workplace for the environmentally conscious.” Citing Compugen's Green4Good™ program…
TORONTO, Canada, June 5, 2017—Compugen Finance is proud to announce the launch of CarbonBank™, a ground-breaking carbon reduction program. CarbonBank enables corporations to generate verified carbon credits by trading…